Fares

You can go anywhere on the Dunedin network for just $2 with a Bee Card, plus you’ll get a free 45-minute transfer.

  • You can get a Bee Card from your bus driver or at the Otago Regional Council office for $5.
  • You don’t need a Bee Card to take the bus, but it is cheaper when you have one
  • You can pay for your fare with cash. 
  • Click here to find out more about the Bee Card.


Fares

Dunedin is currently trialling a reduced fare for the whole network. These fares (with the exception of SuperGolds) are valid until the end of June 2021. New fares, should they change, will be publicised well in advance of this timeframe.

 

Bee Card

Cash

Adult 

$2

$3

Child (5 - 18 years)*

$1.20

$3

Child (under 5)

Free

Free

SuperGold*

Free until 28 Feb 2021 **. Peak Travel fare of $2 applies from 1 March.

Free until Feb 2021 ** $3 fare applies from 1 March.

A Bee Card

 

$5 (see locations below)

Fares are subject to change. This page will be updated if fares change. 

 

* Concessions

If you’re 5-18 years old or a SuperGold card holder, you will need to register your Bee Card to get the discounted concessionary fare.

To get a concession you need to register your Bee Card and input your birthdate at www.beecard.co.nz. We can help you register the card and load your concession at our offices located at 70 Stafford Street and 144 Rattray Street, Level 2, Philip Laing House. Or call us on 0800 ORBUSDN (0800 672 8736) to talk to us.

Once it’s on there, you won’t need to show the driver your ID or SuperGold card. You just tag on and off, and the system will recognise your concession discount.

** SuperGold changes

SuperGold free travel is changing as of 1 March, when resume fare collection for SuperGold Card holders during peak travel. The peak travel fare with a SuperGold loaded Bee Card will be $2 per adult one-way in Queenstown as well as in Dunedin where the $2 interim fare is still in operation.

The peak times are from the first service until 9am and from 3pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays. Outside of those times, passengers travelling with a SuperGold loaded Bee Card will be free of charge.

Please click here to find out more about SuperGold concessions and how to register your card. 

Bee Card transfers

Bee Cards are a great way to get the most out of your journey – you pay less than a cash fare and get a free transfer within 45 minutes of getting off.  There’s no need to let your driver know you’re transferring. If you follow these steps everything should go smoothly:

Step one: Tag onto your first bus

Step two: Tag off your first bus

Step three: Tag onto your next bus within 45 minutes of tagging off the first bus

Step four: Tag off your second bus to close the transaction

 

Get your Card from

  • Your driver
  • Our offices at;
    • 70 Stafford St
    • Philip Laing House, Level 2, 144 Rattray Street
  • Dunedin City Council Centres
  • University Book Shop

Use of Bee Card is subject to standard terms and conditions available here.

 

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