Secondary school students (with a valid student ID)
Tertiary students (with a valid student ID with a NZQA registered institution added to a Bee card)
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.
HOW DO TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUSES WORK?
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.