Bee Card FAQ's

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We are trialling flat fares from 24 August 2020. Here are the new fares:

Fares: 1 Zone 2 Zone
Card $1 $2
Cash $2 $3
SuperGold card Free between 9am-3pm on weekdays and anytime during the weekend and public holidays Free between 9am-3pm on weekdays and anytime during the weekend and public holidays

Due to the new lower flat fares there are no concessions, just standard flat rate fares.

Cash fares are still available but we ask you pay with exact change where possible. The Bee Card fare is cheaper than the cash fare.

Bee cards are available from bus drivers or from HB Regional Council for $5 each (cash only onboard the bus). Bee cards are also available online at 

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

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

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

Find out more on our webpage here.

Topping up online at 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.

Only if you’re planning to travel before 9am or after 3pm on weekdays.

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

Head to or get in touch with our transport team at

Please call us on freephone 0800 108 838 and we’ll talk you through it or email

Thank you for using public transport
and making a difference to our environment



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