Regional Tertiary/Commuter services

The Regional Tertiary/Commuter services are a joint venture between the University of Waikato, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with each organisation contributing funds to make the service available, along with a grant from Waka Kotahi (NZTA).  The services will operate from Monday 14th February 2022 to 31 December 2022, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. 

Frequently asked questions are here.   

The buses operating these services are not always a branded Bayhopper or Cityride bus.

Service name: Normally operated by a:
101 WHAKATANE TO TAURANGA White Uzabus branded bus
102 ROTORUA TO TAURANGA White Ritchies branded bus or a green Cityride branded bus
103 KATIKATI TO TAURANGA Blue Bayhopper branded bus
104 MURUPARA TO ROTORUA Green Cityride branded bus or white Ritchies branded bus
105 TAURANGA TO ROTORUA White Ritchies branded bus or a green Cityride branded bus