Travel

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

Buses, taxis, trains, cars, even helicopters.

Buses

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.

Wish to book your seat in advance of general sales? Earlybird bus tickets are available from Friday 19 May through Ticketek.

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

For more information visit Tranzit Coachlines & Tours
0800 471 227 | Email | Website

If you have a return bus ticket from any of the destinations below, you will need to confirm your departure time and pick up point with Tranzit Coachlines in advance of Toast!  There are no toilets on any Tranzit coaches.  Consumption of hot food not permitted. No alcohol or smoking permitted on any bus.

Bus timetable for Toast 2017

Wellington return
8:45 am – Kilbirnie – ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street
8:45am & 9:45am – Wellington i-Site – Wakefield Street
8:45am & 9:45am – Wellington – Brandon Street
9:00am & 10:00am – Petone Railway Station (Eastern Side)
9:10am & 10:10am – Melling Railway Station
9:25am & 10:25am – Upper Hutt Railway Station
Departures back to the Wellington region will be from the Tranzit Coach Parking precinct, in the Martinborough Square from 5.30pm at the earliest, with the final departure time being 7.00pm.

Palmerston North return
8:30am – Palmerston North – i-Site on the Square
9:00am – Woodville – Bus Stop Grey Street
9:10am – Pahiatua – Tranzit Depot
9:30am – Eketahuna – Opposite the Community Store
Departures back to Palmerston North will be from the Tranzit Coach Parking precinct, in the Martinborough Square at 6.00pm.

Wairarapa return
9:15am – Masterton – Tranzit Depot, Queen Street
9:30am – Carterton – Opposite New World
9:45am – Greytown – Corner of West and Hastwell Streets
9:45am – Featherston – Mobil Service Station
9:45am – Lake Ferry – Lake Ferry Hotel
Departures back to the various Wairarapa towns from the Martinborough Square will be available from 5.30pm at the earliest, with the final departure time being 7.00pm.

Seats will be limited and bookings close 5pm Friday 10th November 2017.

Tranzit Coachlines Terms and Conditions apply.

Chartering a bus to get you to Toast?

Tranzit Coachlines offer private charters. Please note: No conveyance licences will be issued for any charter buses or shuttles travelling to Toast Martinborough.

Train: Wellington – Featherston – Wellington

Tickets for the public train can only be purchased on the day.  The public train will leave Wellington Railway Station at 9.55am and arrive at Featherston Station at 10.52am.  Tranzit buses will transport you to The Martinborough Town Square (approx 15 mins drive) for Toast Martinborough.  The return train leaves Featherston Station at 5.26pm and arrives in Wellington at 6.25pm.  See metlink for times from other stations.

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

Cars

  • Public parking is available at the Rugby Club grounds, Regent Street – but 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.

Helicopter

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