What is the Bee Card?

Bee cards are an easy and convenient way to pay your fare. Fare changes from 1 July 2023 mean you now need a Bee Card and an online Bee Card account to access Community Connect concessions.

We’re also phasing out cash fares. If you don’t have a Bee Card, Hawke’s Bay residents can access their first card for free from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offices until 31 December 2023. Bee cards can also be purchased for $5 onboard a GoBay bus or from the Bee Card website. You can also purchase pre-loaded Bee Cards from Hastings, Havelock or Flaxmere libraries.


Bee Card Fares

See our Fares page to find out how much all goBay and MyWay journeys cost.

Bee Card FAQ's

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Check our Fares page to find out how much all goBay and MyWay fares cost, with and without the Bee Card.

Cash fares will only be available until 31 Dec. We ask you to pay with exact change where possible.  The Bee Card fare is cheaper.

Bee cards are available from bus drivers or from Hawkes Bay Regional Council.  The first card is free between 1 July – 31 December 2023 from the Regional Council, otherwise they are $5 each, cash only onboard the bus. Bee cards are also available online at www.beecard.co.nz for $5.

Bee cards can also be purchased from Hastings Libraries for $20 each ($15 pre-loaded travel + $5 card).

Bee cards can be topped up onboard the bus with cash ($5 minimum), at HB Regional Council or online at www.beecard.co.nz

To enable online top-ups and protect the balance should the card be lost or stolen, Bee cards can be registered at www.beecard.co.nz 

Topping up online at BeeCard.co.nz is best, and you can also top up on the bus. If you need help you can visit the Regional Council office in Dalton St, Napier and top up in person.

If you’re planning to travel before 9am or after 3pm on weekdays, to access community connect concessions, you will need a Bee Card.

We highly recommend that you do as this means you can transfer your balance if your card gets lost or stolen.

You will also need to, to link your Community Services Card and activate your Community Connect concession.

Head to BeeCard.co.nz or get in touch with our transport team at BeeCard@hbrc.govt.nz

Please call us on freephone 0800 108 838 and we’ll talk you through it or email BeeCard@hbrc.govt.nz

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