Concessions are a discounted fare for certain passenger types.
The Bay of Plenty region offer concessions for:
- Super Gold card holders - you will need a Bee card to access the free travel available as part of your Super Gold benefits. Contact or visit a BOP Regional Council office to have your Super Gold verified and applied to your Bee card, then you just need to tag on and tag off the bus with your Bee card and your concession fare will be applied.
- Tertiary students - you will need to visit a BOP Regional Council office to have a tertiary concession applied to your Bee card as we need to verify your Tertiary ID card.
- School students - you will need to register your Bee card online to receive the free travel service. Fares will remain free for Tauranga students travelling to and from school (before 9am and between 2.30pm and 6.30pm), however regular fares do apply outside of these hours. This trial has been extended until the end of 2021 and applies to school days only. Free fares do not apply to Route 80 (Katikati Express), 81 (Omokoroa) and 221 (Te Puke). A Bee card is required for some routes please review the Bee card requirements for your bus.
- Children - you will receive cheaper fares up until 19 years of age if you have a registered Bee card!
- Accessibility Concession - As at 1 July 2021 the Bay of Plenty will offer the Accessibility Concession for those who are permanently unable to drive. Please see here for frequently asked questions https://faqs.baybus.co.nz/hc/en-nz/categories/360000699336-Accessibility-Concession
- Community Services - sorry not available in the Bay of Plenty region.