Bee Card

Bee Card is your 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.

How do I get my Bee Card?


In Person

Pick up your Bee Card from one of our Taranaki retailers:

  • New Plymouth i-SITE located within the Puke Ariki building on St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth | 10am-5pm daily
  • Tranzit at 15 Sunley Street, Westown | 8am-5pm Monday to Friday 
  • Bell Block Library at 88 Parklands Avenue | 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am-6pm Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-12pm Saturday
  • Waitara Library at 15 Queen Street | 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday,9am-6pm Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-12pm Saturday
  • Stratford i-SITE inside the Stratford Library in Prospero Place | 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm Saturdays
  • South Taranaki i-SITE at 55 High Street, Hawera | 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm weekends

After you’ve purchased your Bee Card in store, please allow at least 12 hours for the card to become active online before adding it to your Bee Card account. 

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

Still have questions? Visit our FAQs(external link)

We recommend registering your Bee Card for extra benefits. These include:

  • 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
  • Apply the Community Connect or SuperGold concessions to your card online
  • Ensure you get the cheapest possible fare

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Need help?

Contact the TRC Transport Team at

If you would like to speak to someone you can contact the team on 0800 BEE TRC (9am – 4pm weekdays only).

Bee Card FAQs