Her trip from one side of the tunnel to the other cost $3.50, and she was told by the driver that it was a section change. Avid readers and regular bus riders affirm that it’s consistently $2.00 from many different drivers, and one said he rides from Bay Road in Kilbirnie all the way to Mt. Vic for that price. Dialling the destinations into Metlink’s online route planner and a follow-up call to the hotline both confirmed $2.00 cash, $1.50 with a Snapper card. Back when trams traveled the 400-metre tunnel, it was only a penny section.