Book the bus to Toast! Visit or Freephone 0800 471 227  


There are numerous ways to get to and from the event.


Book your seat on the official Toast bus with Tranzit, and get to the festival safely and in style.  Tranzit are our preferred transport partner, they’re in the know, and have exclusive parking in the square – making your journey to Toast an easy and enjoyable one. Buses leave and return from Wellington, Wairarapa and the Manawatu regions.

With Tranzit you can:

    • Book a seat on the Toast buses (Wellington, Palmerston North and Wairarapa)**
    • Hire a Bus (for your group)
    • Hire a Van

You can book your bus seat on a Toast bus at the same time as you buy your festival tickets through Ticketek. On the Ticketek site, once you have selected how many tickets you need and your delivery method, click next, then on the next page, check your tickets and click on ‘make payment’. Then you’ll need to logon to Ticketek.  Once you’ve done this, you’ll go through to a page where you can select which bus you’d like to be on.

**Here are the times and prices for this year’s Tranzit buses to and from Toast:-

Kilbirnie ‐ ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street – 8.15am: $50.00
Wellington i‐Site – 8:15am & 9.15am: $50.00
Lambton Quay, outside Old Government Buildings, opp Parliament – 8.15am & 9.15am: $50.00
Petone Railway Station (Eastern Side) – 8.30am & 9.30am: $50.00
Melling Railway Station – 8.40am & 9.40am: $50.00
Upper Hutt Railway Station – 8.55am & 9.55am: $50.00

Departures back to the Wellington region will be from the Tranzit Coach Parking precinct, Upper Texas Street at 6.00pm & 6.30pm (Please report 15mins prior to departure)

Masterton, Tranzit Depot – 8.45am: $25.00
Carterton, New World – 9.00am: $25.00
Greytown, Cnr of West & Hastwell Streets – 9.15am: $25.00
Featherston, Mobil Service Station – 9.15am: $25.00
Lake Ferry. Lake Ferry Hotel – 9.15am: $25.00
Departures back to the various Wairarapa towns from the Martinborough Square will be available between 6.30pm at the earliest and 7.30pm being the final departure time.

Palmerston North i‐Site on the Square – 8.30am: $50.00
Woodville i‐Site, Bus Stop Grey Street – 9.30am: $50.00
Pahiatua, Tranzit Depot – 9.40am: $50.00
Eketahuna, opposite the Community Store – 10.00am: $50.00
Departures back to Palmerston North will be from the Tranzit Coach Parking precinct, Upper Texas Street at 6.00pm (Please report 15mins prior to departure).

Booking for groups of 6 or more? We can offer you a group discount of $10 per person for Wellington and Palmerston North return transport and $5 discount for return transport from the Wairarapa.  Group discounts apply only if you make a group booking directly through Tranzit (does not apply through Ticketek):  Group discounted prices will be reflected once your group booking has been processed.

For more information and to book, visit Tranzit Coachlines & Tours
0800 471 227 | Email | Website

Tranzit Coachlines also provide private charters.

Chartering a bus to get you to Toast?

Tranzit Coachlines offer private charters. Click here to arrange for your own bus to Toast Martinborough, or request a quote.  Please note: No conveyance licences will be issued for any charter buses or shuttles travelling to Toast Martinborough.

Taxi Services

The following taxi companies are Wairarapa-based and can provide taxi services to and from Toast Martinborough. Early booking is essential.
Carterton Shuttles: 06 379 5303
Masterton Taxis: 06 378 2555
Masterton Shuttles: 06 377 1923
Rimutaka Shuttles: 06 308 9007
RideShop: 06 377 4231


Tranz Metro runs a normal public service to the Wairarapa on festival day, departing Wellington Railway Station at 9.55am.  This journey takes just over 1 hour.

Public seating is very limited. Pre-purchased tickets are not available for the public train on Toast Martinborough day. A Toast Martinborough shuttle service meets all trains, and takes you directly to the festival in Martinborough. The shuttle service is included in the price of your festival ticket. For more information regarding the public service contact Tranz Metro.


  • There is no car parking at festival sites or near The Square.
  • Designated drivers do not receive free or discounted entry to festival sites. However, free water is provided at all festival sites.
  • Please note that Toast Martinborough is a responsible host and recommends every car has a designated driver.


Please contact the Toast Martinborough office for information about available landing sites for helicopters.