Travel & Accommodation

As a responsible host, Toast Martinborough strongly recommends you use public transport or a designated driver to keep everyone safe.

Free shuttle buses circulate around the festival circuit throughout the day, and many vineyards are so close that you can walk between them, eliminating the need for you to have your own vehicle.  There are also a number of public transport options to get to you and from the festival.


Book your seat to Toast and back with our transport partner Tranzit.  Buses leave and return from Wellington, Wairarapa and Manawatu regions.

With Tranzit you can:

  • Book a seat on the Toast buses
  • Hire a Bus
  • Hire a Van

Friends members receive an exclusive discount when travelling with Tranzit. Seats on Friends charter buses can be purchased during the Friends pre-sale.

Tranzit Coachlines & Tours
0800 471 227 | Email | Website

Tranzit Coachlines also provide private charters.


Early booking is essential, as accommodation is very heavily booked for the festival, often a year ahead.

Please contact:
The Martinborough Visitor iSite
Ph:  (06) 306 5010

for accommodation bookings for the whole Wairarapa region, or visit their website here. 

Alternatively you can search for available Martinborough accommodation on Toast Martinborough's trivago page. To search for accommodation nearby in Carterton, Greytown, Featherston or Masterton use the trivago homepage.

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


Toast Martinborough charters trains for Friends of Martinborough members. Click here for the Friends Train Timetable Click here for membership details. See below for information on the public train service.

The chartered train for Toast Gold ticket holders departs from Wellington at 9.15am.

The normal public service to the Wairarapa also runs on festival day, departing Wellington Railway Station at 9.55am, and takes just over 1 hour. Please note that public seating is very limited. Pre-purchased tickets are not available for this 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 or click here.         


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.


Chartering a bus to get you to 

Chartering a bus to get you to Toast? Click here for a map on where to drop off, pick up and park.

Tranzit Coachlines offer private charters. Click here to arrange for your own bus to Toast Martinborough, or request a quote.

International Guests

Please contact us for travel suggestions and recommendations