There are numerous ways to get to and from the event.
Buses, taxis, trains, cars, helicopters and planes.
Toast Charter Train
Tranzit Buses for 2017 are now all sold out, but there are a few seats available on the Toast Charter Train from Wellington.
The Charter Train leaves from Wellington at 8.30am, and arrives at Featherston Station at 9.35am. Tranzit shuttles will then take you to Toast (approx 15 mins drive).
Shuttles leave from The Square in Martinborough between 6-6.20pm for the return Train from Featherston, departing at 6.50pm, and arriving back in Wellington at 7.55pm. Train ticket price includes the return shuttle from Featherston to Wellington.
Buy a Toast ticket and Train ticket package at Ticketek here!
Buses – SOLD OUT 2017
With Tranzit you can still:
For more information call 0800 471 227 or email
Bus timetable for Toast 2017
If you already 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! Click here if you haven’t already confirmed. There are no toilets on any Tranzit coaches. Consumption of hot food not permitted. No alcohol or smoking permitted on any bus.
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.
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.
Catching the public train from Wellington to Toast? Please note this will incur a cost of $10pp to travel from Featherston Railway Station to Toast. Bookings essential through our partners at
www. tranzittours.co.nz or 06 3706600. Cash bookings on the day only if seats are available.
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
- 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.
Please contact the Toast Martinborough office for information about available landing sites for helicopters.
For our friends across the ditch, we even have something for you.
To celebrate the new Singapore Airlines direct flights between Canberra and Wellington, we have put together an AMAZING package, so you too can come on over and be part of this fantastic day.
Check this out;