Bee Card

Bee Card is coming to Taranaki

We are switching to Bee Card on 19 October 

Bee Card is your new bus payment card which allows you to 'tag on and tag off' the bus, provides you with cheaper fares and is able to be used across nine regions around New Zealand, including Taranaki.

Bee Card will replace all Citylink and Connector Smart Cards from October 19 2020. After this date ALL Smart Cards will no longer work on our services. WITT Students and Super Gold Card holders will need a Bee Card too. 

Important information:
Bus travel will be fare free for two weeks between Monday 5 October - Saturday 17 October to help manage unused balances on Smart Cards as we make the switch to Bee Card.


From the 19th October our 40-trip passes will be discontinued but the SAME discount will be available using your Bee Card. This means instead of having to buy 40 trips upfront, you will be able to top-up your card with any amount and still receive the same reduced fares.

How do I get my Bee Card?


In Person

Pick up your Bee Card from one of our customer service points

  • Puke Ariki i-SITE
  • NP Bus Centre, Ariki St
  • Tranzit, Sunley St, NP
  • Bell Block Library
  • Waitara Library
  • Stratford i-SITE
  • South Taranaki i-SITE
  • Pickerings Ltd, Opunake

Make sure you then register and activate your card online to access benefits

*You will need to top up your card with a minimum of $5 to get started

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ

We recommend registering for extra benefits. These include:

  • Apply for concessions*
  • Check your balance and top up online
  • Protect your balance if your card gets lost or stolen
  • Manage multiple cards at once. A great feature for families with multiple cards
  • Set up Auto top-Ups to ensure you always have sufficient funds to travel

*You must register your Bee Card online to apply for a concession

Ready to get started?
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Need help?

Contact the TRC Transport Team at or by private message on Facebook @taranakipublictransport.

If you would like to speak to someone you can contact the team on 0800 BEE TRC (8am – 4pm weekdays only).

Bee Card FAQ