Travel

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

Buses, taxis, trains, cars, helicopters and planes.

Buses

With Tranzit you can:

For more information call 0800 471 227 or email 

Bus timetables for Toast 2018

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 Bus 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 Bus 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
9:30am – 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.

Once you have your 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! Call 0800 471 227 or follow this link to confirm your pick up point.  There are no toilets on any Tranzit coaches. Consumption of hot food not permitted. No alcohol or smoking permitted on any bus.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

Please note that there will not be a charter train for Toast Martinborough for 2018.

Tickets for the public train can only be purchased on the day and this service is run by Metlink.  The public train will leave Wellington Railway Station at 9.55am and arrive at Featherston Station at 10.52am.  Tranzit buses will transport you from Featherston Station to Martinborough Town Square (approx 15 mins drive) for Toast Martinborough, and the cost for this is $10 per person return.  The return train leaves Featherston Station at 5.26pm and arrives in Wellington at 6.25pm.  See metlink for times from other stations.

Bookings are essential for the return bus trip from Featherston Station to Toast through www. tranzittours.co.nz or 06 3706600. Cash bookings on the day only if seats are available.

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

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.  If you are travelling by car (or charter bus) you can collect the your wristband, glass, lanyard and programme from the rugby ground.
  • 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.