Fares

Note: Buses have no eftpos or credit card facilities.

Currently all of the buses are free.  Smartride and City Ride cards are being replaced by Bee cards in July 2020  

Adult fares

  Rotorua iSite Kaingaroa Murupara
Rotorua iSite -  $8.40 $12.00 
Kaingaroa $8.40  $3.70 
Murupara $12.00  $3.70 

Concession fares

  Rotorua iSite Kaingaroa Murupara
Rotorua iSite -  $5.00 $7.20
Kaingaroa $5.00 $2.20
Murupara $7.20 $2.20

 

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00 am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Fares cash only

  Adult  Conc
Within Mamaku $1.00 $0.50
Mamaku to Ngongotaha $3.00 $1.50
Mamuku to Rotorua $4.00 $2.00

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)

Children under 5 travel free

NZ SuperGold card holders travel free

No Bee Card can be used on this service

Fares to Opotiki

From Adult Concession
Potaka (School) $16.60 $10.00
Whangaparoa (Marae) $16.30 $9.80
Oruaiti Beach (Motorcamp) $15.20 $9.10
Waihau Bay (Store) $14.70 $8.80
Raukokere (Marae) $14.20 $8.50
Papatea (Roadside) $13.10 $7.90
Whanarua Bay (Homestay) $12.40 $7.40
Te Kaha (Schoolhouse Bay) $10.20 $6.10
Te Kaha (Holiday Park) $10.20 $6.10
Waiorore (Marae) $8.40 $5.00
Omaio (Store) $7.80 $4.70
Whitianga (Marae) $6.60 $4.00
Maraenui (School) $5.30 $3.20
Hawai (Marae) $4.40 $2.60
Torere (Marae) $3.50 $2.10
Opape (Motorcamp) $2.50 $1.50
Tirohanga (Store) $2.50 $1.50

(Final stop in Opotiki is Moody Place)

Fares from Opotiki (departing 43 St John St)

To Adult Concession
Tirohanga (Store) $2.50 $1.50
Opape (Motorcamp) $2.50 $1.50
Torere (Marae) $3.50 $2.10
Hawai (Marae) $4.40 $2.60
Maraenui (School) $5.30 $3.20
Whitianga (Marae) $6.60 $4.00
Omaio (Store) $7.80 $4.70
Waiorore (Marae) $8.40 $5.00
Te Kaha (Holiday Park) $10.20 $6.10
Te Kaha (Schoolhouse) $10.20 $6.10
Whanarua Bay (Homestay) $12.40 $7.40
Papatea (Roadside) $13.10 $7.90
Ruakokore (Marae) $14.20 $8.50
Waihau Bay (Store) $14.70 $8.80
Oruaiti Beach (Motorcamp) $15.20 $9.10
Whangaparoa (Marae) $16.30 $9.80
Potaka (School) $16.60 $10.00

 Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00 am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Rotorua iSite Kaingaroa Murupara Minginui Ruatahuna
Rotorua iSite - $8.40  $12.00 $14.20  $15.80
Kaingaroa $8.40  $3.70 
Murupara $12.00 $3.70  $3.90  $8.80 
Minginui $14.20  $3.90 $5.30 
Ruatahuna $15.80  $8.80 $5.30 

Concession fares

  Rotorua iSite Kaingaroa Murupara Minginui Ruatahuna
Rotorua iSite - $5.00 $7.20 $8.50 $9.50
Kaingaroa $5.00 - $2.20 - -
Murupara $7.20 $2.20 - $2.30 $5.30
Minginui $8.50 - $2.30 - $3.20
Ruatahuna $9.50 - $5.30 $3.20 -

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00 am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

101 Whakatane to Tauranga

Fares Cash only
Adult $5.00
NZ SuperGold card holder before 9:00am $3.00
Children 5-15 years and secondary school students (in school uniform or with valid ID) $3.00
Children under 5 Free
NZ SuperGold card holder after 9:00am Free
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution) Free

102 Rotorua to Tauranga

Fares Cash only 
Adult $5.00
NZ SuperGold card holder before 9:00am $3.00
Children 5-15 years and secondary school students (in school uniform or with valid ID) $3.00
Children under 5 Free
NZ SuperGold card holder after 9:00am Free
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)

Free

103 Katikati to Tauranga

Fares Cash only 
Adult $8.20
NZ SuperGold card holder before 9:00am $4.90
Children 5-15 years and secondary school students (in school uniform or with valid ID) $4.90
Children under 5 Free
NZ SuperGold card holder after 9:00am Free
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution) Free

104 Murupara to Rotorua

Fares Cash only 
Adult $5.00
NZ SuperGold card holder before 9:00am $3.00
Children 5-15 years and secondary school students (in school uniform or with valid ID) $3.00
Children under 5 Free
NZ SuperGold card holder after 9:00am Free
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution) Free

105 Tauranga to Rotorua

Fares Cash only 
Adult $5.00
NZ SuperGold card holder before 9am $3.00
Children 5-15 years and secondary school students (in school uniform or with valid ID) $3.00
Children under 5 Free
NZ SuperGold card holder after 9:00am Free
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution) Free

 

Fares

 Adult Concession
Cash (standard one way) $2.80 $1.70
Bee Card (standard one way)  $2.24 $1.34
Children under five   Free
Daysaver - Travel on any Cityride routes no concession available  $7.00 N/A

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00 am on weekdays
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Transfers: Tickets are valid for one transfer with 60 minutes of issue. Excludes transfers between routes 3 and 10 and routes 5 and 7. Return travel excluded.

 Cash fares

Adult (over 15) $3.40
Child (5 - 15) $2.00
Child (under 5) Free
Supergold card peak hours $2.00
Student (valid ID required) $2.00

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Transfers: Tickets are valid for one transfer within 60 minutes of issue. Excludes return travel. 

Bee Card fares

Adult $2.72
Child (5 - 15) $1.60
Supergold card peak hours $1.60
Supergold card off-peak (Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm, after 6.30pm; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays) Free
Student (valid ID required) $1.60

Bee cards are available on the bus or from one of the Regional Council office locations.  

Daysaver fare

Adult daysaver $7.80
Child daysaver $5.60

 Daysaver fares allow you to travel anywhere on the Bayhopper Tauranga urban network for the day of issue.

 

  Te Puke to Bayfair  Within Te Puke
Adult cash $5.70 $3.40
Adult Bee Card $4.56 $2.72
Concession $3.40 $2.00
Concession and Bee Card $2.72 $1.60

 

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Kawerau Te Teko Edgecumbe Awakeri Whakatane
Kawerau - $3.20 $5.30 $5.70 $7.60
Te Teko $3.20 - $2.10 $3.90 $5.70
Edgecumbe $5.30 $2.10 - $2.10 $4.50
Awakeri $5.70 $3.90 $2.10 - $3.20
Whakatane $7.60 $5.70 $4.50 $3.20 -
Matata $12.60 $10.70 $8.80 $8.20 $5.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $15.60 $14.50 $13.20 $12.60 $9.10
Maketu/Te Puke $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $14.70 $11.00
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $13.70
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $15.20

 

  Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Kawerau $12.60 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60
Te Teko $10.70 $14.50 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60
Edgecumbe $8.80 $13.20 $15.60 $15.60 $15.60
Awakeri $8.20 $12.60 $14.70 $15.60 $15.60
Whakatane $5.00 $9.10 $11.00 $13.70 $15.20
Matata - $5.00 $6.80 $9.10 $11.06
Pukehina/Pongakawa $5.00 $3.70 $4.20 $6.10 $7.60
Maketu/Te Puke $6.80 $4.20 $3.70 $4.50 $5.70
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $9.10 $6.10 $4.50 $3.40 $3.40
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $11.60 $7.60 $5.70 $3.40 $3.40

 Concession fares

  Kawerau Te Teko Edgecombe Awakeri Whakatane
Kawerau - $1.90 $3.20 $3.40 $4.60
Te Teko $1.90 - $1.30 $2.30 $3.40
Edgecumbe $3.20 $1.30 - $1.30 $2.70
Awakeri $3.40 $2.30 $1.30 - $1.90
Whakatane $4.60 $3.40 $2.70 $1.90 -
Matata $7.60 $6.40 $5.30 $4.90 $3.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $9.40 $8.70 $7.90 $7.60 $5.50
Maketu/Te Puke $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $8.80 $6.60
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $8.20
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.10

 

  Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Kawerau $7.60 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Te Teko $6.40 $8.70 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Edgecumbe $5.30 $7.90 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Awakeri $4.90 $7.60 $8.80 $9.40 $9.40
Whakatane $3.00 $5.50 $6.60 $8.20 $9.10
Matata - $3.00 $4.10 $5.50 $7.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $3.00 $2.20 $2.50 $3.70 $4.60
Maketu/Te Puke $4.10 $2.50 $2.20 $2.70 $3.40
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $5.50 $3.70 $2.70 $2.00 $2.00
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $7.00 $4.60 $2.70 $2.00 $2.00

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Matata Edgecumbe Awakeri Whakatane
Matata $3.9 $4.40 $5.00
Edgecumbe $3.90  $2.10 $4.40
Awakeri $4.40  $2.10 $3.9
Whakatane $5.00 $4.40 $3.90 -

 Concession fares

  Matata Edgecumbe Awakeri Whakatane
Matata $2.3 $2.60  $3.00 
Edgecumbe $2.30  $1.30  $2.60 
Awakeri $2.60  $1.30  $2.30 
Whakatane $3.00  $2.60 2.3 -

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

 

  Cash Bee Card
Adult  $3.40  $2.72
Concession  $2.00  $1.60

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Opotiki Kutarere Waimana Taneatua Whakatane
Opotiki $3.70  $5.70  $7.60  $9.50
Kutarere  $3.70  $2.60  $4.40  $7.60 
Waimana $5.70  $2.60  $2.60  $5.70 
Taneatua $7.60  $4.40  $2.60  $3.70 
Whakatane $9.40  $7.60  $5.70  $3.70 
Matata $14.50  $12.60  $9.50  $7.60  $5.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $15.60  $15.60  $14.50 $12.60  $9.10
Maketu/Te Puke $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $14.50 $11.00 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $13.70 
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $15.20

 

  Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Opotiki $14.50  $15.60  $15.60  $15.60  $15.60 
Kutarere $12.60  $15.60 $15.60  $15.60  $15.60 
Waimana $9.50  $14.50  $15.60  $15.60  $15.60 
Taneatua $7.60  $12.60  $14.50  $15.60  $15.60 
Whakatane $5.00 $9.10  $11.00  $13.70  $14.50
Matata $5.00  $6.80  $9.10 $11.00 
Pukehina/Pongakawa $5.00 $3.70 $4.20  $6.10  $7.20 
Maketu/Te Puke $6.80  $4.20  $3.70 $4.50  $5.40 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $9.10 $6.10  $4.50  $3.40 $3.40
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $11.60  $7.60  $5.70  $3.40 $3.40

 Concession fares

  Opotiki Kutarere Waimana Taneatua Whakatane
Opotiki $2.20  $3.40  $4.60  $5.70 
Kutarere $2.20  $1.60  $2.60  $4.60 
Waimana $3.40  $1.60  $1.60  $3.40 
Taneatua $4.60  $2.60  $1.60  $2.20 
Whakatane $5.70  $4.60  $3.40  $2.20 
Matata $8.70  $7.60  $5.70 $4.60  $3.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $9.40  $9.40  $8.70  $7.60  $5.50 
Maketu/Te Puke $9.40  $9.40  $9.40  $8.70  $6.60 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $9.40  $9.40  $9.40  $9.40  $8.20 
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $9.40  $9.40  $9.40  $9.40  $9.10 

 

  Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Opotiki $8.70  $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Kutarere $7.60  $9.40 $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Waimana $5.70  $8.70  $9.40 $9.40 $9.40
Taneatua $4.60  $7.60  $8.70  $9.40 $9.40
Whakatane $3.00  $5.50  $6.60  $8.20 $9.10 
Matata $3.00  $4.10  $5.50  $7.00
Pukehina/Pongakawa $3.00  $2.20 $2.50  $3.70  $4.60 
Maketu/Te Puke $4.10 $2.50 $2.20 $2.70  $3.40 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $5.50  $3.70 $2.70  $2.00 $2.00
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $7.00 $4.60  $3.40  $2.00 $2.00

 

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Whakatane Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Whakatane $5.00  $9.10 $11.00  $13.70  $15.20 
Matata $5.00 $5.00  $6.80  $9.10 $11.60 
Pukehina/Pongakawa $9.10 $5.00  $3.70 $4.20  $6.10  $7.60 
Maketu/Te Puke $11.00  $6.80  $4.20 $3.70 $4.50  $5.70 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $13.70  $9.10  $6.10  $4.50  $3.40 $3.40
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $15.20  $11.60  $7.60  $5.70 $3.40 $3.40

 

Concession fares

  Whakatane Matata Pukehina/
Pongakawa
Maketu/
Te Puke
Papamoa Plaza/
Bayfair
Tauranga CBD/
Hospital
Whakatane $3.00 $5.50  $6.60  $8.20  $9.10
Matata $3.00 $3.00  $4.10  $5.50  $7.00 
Pukehina/Pongakawa $5.50  $3.00  $2.20 $2.50  $3.70  $4.60 
Maketu/Te Puke $6.60  $4.10  $2.50  $2.20 $2.70  $3.40 
Papamoa Plaza/Bayfair $8.20 $5.50  $3.70  $2.70  $2.00 $2.00
Tauranga CBD/Hospital $9.10 $7.00  $4.60  $3.40  $2.00 $2.00

 

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult fares

  Katikati Aongatete Omokoroa  Te Puna Bethlehem Shops Tauranga Tauranga Hospital
Katikati $2.60  $5.00 $6.50  $6.80  $8.20  $8.80
Aongatete $2.60  $3.20 $5.00  $5.70 $6.80  $6.80
Omokoroa  $5.00 $3.20 - $2.60 $3.20 $4.40 $4.40
Te Puna $6.50  $5.00  $2.60 $2.60  $3.40  $3.40
Bethlehem Shops $6.80  $5.70 $3.20 $2.60  $3.40  3.40
Tauranga $8.20  $6.80  $4.40 $3.40  $3.40  $3.40
Tauranga Hospital $8.80 $6.80 $4.40 $3.40 $3.40 $3.40 -

Concession fares

  Katikati Aongatete Omokoroa Te Puna Bethlehem Shops Tauranga Tauranga Hospital
Katikati  - $1.60  $3.00 $3.90  $4.10  $4.90  $5.30
Aongatete $1.60  $1.90 $3.00  $3.40  $4.10  $4.10
Omokoroa  $3.00 $1.90 - $1.60 $1.90 $2.60 $2.60
Te Puna $3.90  $3.00  $1.60 $1.60  $2.00 $2.00
Bethlehem Shops $4.10  $3.40 $1.90 $1.60  $2.00 $2.00
Tauranga $4.90  $4.10  $2.60 $2.00  $2.00 $2.00
Tauranga Hospital $5.30 $4.10 $2.60 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 -

 

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID and must be NZQA registered institution)
  • NZ SuperGold card peak-time travel

Children under 5 travel free

NZ Supergold - Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed the SuperGold Card hours free travel period and extended them as a trial until 30 June 2021 on all Bayhopper and Cityride services.  

During the the trial period eligible card holders (aged 65 and over) will now have free bus travel on the regional network from:

  • 9:00am on weekdays;
  • and all day on weekends and public holidays. 

Adult  $5.00
Concession $3.00


Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 15 years
  • Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
  • NZ SuperGold card at all times

Children under 5 travel free