What is happening?
All Bayhopper and City Ride buses and Total Mobility services will be half price until 31st August 2022 as the Government-funded discount on public transport fares initiative begins.
The half price fares initiative is a great way to support existing and new bus users across the Bay of Plenty. We encourage people to use this opportunity to get their Bee Card and give the bus services a go.
Please check www.baybus.co.nz before you travel for the latest timetables.
Why are fares changing to half price?
This Government initiative aims to support Kiwis through the current international energy crisis and rising costs of living.
What routes does it affect?
Half price fares will be on offer across all routes in Tauranga, Rotorua, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Omokoroa, Katikati and Waihī Beach services including route 85 Town Connector and all Tertiary Services: 101, 102, 103, 104 and 105 and Total Mobility services.
How long is this for?
The half price fares are valid from 1 April and this offer was recently extended until 31 August 2022.
Where can I find a list of the half price fares?
Please click here to view the discounted fares.
Are Total Mobility fares included?
Yes, members of the Total Mobility scheme will have a 50% reduction in their portion of the fare, up to the $25 per trip limit.
For further information call 0800 884 880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How are the half price fares being funded?
On Monday 4th March the Government announced there will be half price fares applied to public transport across the country. The Government will be covering all costs incurred by the offer, from April 1 until 31 August including any expense around making the change, such as changes in ticketing.
Where can I find out more about the national initiative?
Please visit the Waka Kotahi website, www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/transport-temporary-relief-package/half-price-public-transport-fares/