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 and tag on and off the bus so you don't get charged..
- Tauranga - Tauranga school students aged 5-18 years old will continue to enjoy free bus travel on all Bayhopper buses in 2022. From 31 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 this free bus fare trial will change to 24/7 free travel. Free fares do not apply to Route 80 (Katikati Express) and 81 (Omokoroa). A Bee card is required for some routes please review the Bee card requirements for your bus.
- Eastern Bay of Plenty - Enjoy free buses on term days if your a student. Free travel applies on Route 122 before 9am and from 2:30-6:30pm on school days. You will need to have a registered Bee card and tag on and off the bus so you don't get charged.
- Rotorua - Enjoy free buses on term days if your a student. Free travel applies on all Cityride services before 9am and from 2:30-6:30pm on school days. You will need to have a registered Bee card and tag on and off the bus so you don't get charged.
- 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.