Tickets and Fares

You can find information on fares, zones and smartcards here. Our fares are based on how many zones you travel through, so check the zone table below and then refer to the fare table to see the relevant fare.

Here are the fares for goBay bus journeys. The correct fare is appreciated as change may not be available for large denomination notes.

Flat fare structure (no concessions except for SuperGold cards).

Zones Cash Bee Card
1 zone trip $2 $1
2 zone trip $3 $2

SuperGold Cards

SuperGold cardholders travel free between 9am and 3pm on weekdays and anytime on weekend/public holiday services.

Check these zones to find your corresponding fare above.

Zone Description
Zone 1 Napier, Tamatea, Taradale, Bay View, EIT or Clive is a one-zone trip
Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere, EIT or Clive is a one-zone trip.
Zone 2 Napier, Bay View, Tamatea, Taradale (before EIT) to Hastings, Havelock North or Flaxmere is a two-zone trip.
Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere to Taradale (after EIT), Tamatea, Bay View or Napier is a two-zone trip.

Bee cards are available from from bus drivers, from the Regional Council or from Hastings Library. Bee cards are currently free of charge, from 1 November they will be $5.

Bee cards can be topped up onboard the bus with cash ($5 minimum).

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

Find out more about Bee Card and some FAQs here


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