Bus fares

You can find information on Taranaki bus fares, zones and Bee Cards here. Our fares are based on how many zones you travel through, so check the zone map below and then refer to the fare structure and table to see the relevant fare.


Discounted fares

Half price fares are ending on 30th June 2023. If you have a Community Services Card, you can continue to receive half-price fares from 1 July 2023 by applying for the Community Connect concession to be loaded onto your Bee Card. Applications for the Community Connect concession are now open. If you are a Community Services Card holder, you can pre-order now, and your concession will apply from 1 July 2023. Please visit here for more information on the Community Connect concession. 

We welcome the recent government announcement of free public transport for children aged 12 and under and half price fares for passengers aged 13 to 24. We’re working through the details for this concession with central government and partners. All the information will be made available on our normal channels as soon as details and an exact start date are confirmed. So please hold tight and watch this space.

Table of fares until 30 June 2023

Zones travelled Bee Card Cash
1 $1 $1.50
2 $1.50 $2
3 $2 $2.50
4 $2.50 $3

Table of fares from 1 July 2023

Zones travelled Bee Card Cash
1 $2 $3
2 $3 $4
3 $4 $5
4 $5 $6

Bee Card

Bee Cards are the preferred method of contactless payment. Bee Cards cost $5, plus a minimum $5 top-up. Cash is still accepted for those who do not have a Bee Card, however you will be charged the higher cash fare.

After you have your Bee Card, 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

Want to know more about Bee Card? Visit our Bee Card page or visit www.beecard.co.nz(external link)