Tauranga Urban and School bus fares

 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

Bee Card fares

Adult $2.72
Child (5 - 18) $1.60
Supergold card peak hours before 9:00 am Monday - Friday $1.60
Supergold card off-peak (Monday to Friday after 9am 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.  

In 2021 all students travelling on dedicated Bayhopper school buses or Tauranga urban routes can travel for free before 9am and between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.  This trial has been extended to the end of the 2021 school year and applies to school days only. 

Students are required to use a Bee card on some bus routes (see list here) – if using a Bee card make sure that you have had your concession loaded otherwise you will be charged an adult fare.

If you are a student and paying by cash, please either be in school uniform or present your student ID to the driver to have your concession applied.

Concession fares apply to the following groups:

  • Children aged 5 - 18 years (paying with card)
  • Children 5-15 (paying with cash)
  • Secondary and school students with a valid student ID (paying with cash)
  • Tertiary students (with a valid student ID with a NZQA registered institution added to a Bee card)
  • 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. 



Bee Card:

When using a Bee Card, transfers between buses are automatically applied. Customers will need to tag on and tag off for each part of the journey; the system will not charge you any extra providing your journey is within the transfer rules.

1. Free transfers between buses apply for two hours from your first tag on to your final tag off.
2. The transfer time between buses can be no more than 30 minutes.
3. You can only have a maximum of two free transfers per journey.


For cash fares:

1. Free transfers between buses apply for one hour from ticket purchase.
2. The transfer time between buses can be no more than 30 minutes.
3. You can only have a maximum of one free transfer per journey.
4. You will need to present your ticket when transferring to the next bus.


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.