Fares

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

Click here to find out more about the Bee Cardor scroll down.

You can get a Bee Card from your bus driver, at the Otago Regional Council office in Frankton or the i-SITE in town for $5.

You don’t need a Bee Card to take the bus, but it is cheaper when you have one

 

Fares

Fares are subject to change. If tagging on with a Bee Card, you must tag off to redeem the discount. Failing to tag off will result in a total $3 fare. This page will be updated if fares change.

*Concession 

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 at www.beecard.co.nz. We can help you register the card and load your concession at our offices located at Terrace Junction, Level 2, 1092 Frankton Road, Queenstown or the i-SITE on Camp Street. You can also call us on 0800 ORBUSQT (0800 672 8778). 

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.


Peak Travel 

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.


Bee Card retailers

  • You can get a Bee Card from:
    • www.BeeCard.co.nz
    • Your bus driver (CASH ONLY)
    • Otago Regional Council customer desks
      • Level 2 144 Rattray Street Philip Laing House, Dunedin
      • Terrace Junction 1092 Frankton Road, Queenstown
    • University Book shops in Dunedin
    • Dunedin City Council services centres and libraries
    • i-SITE in Queenstown


Other useful information

  • You don’t need a Bee Card to take the bus, but it is cheaper when you have oneYou can pay for your fare with cash.
  • Click here to find out more about the Bee Card.
  • The cost of a Bee Card is $5, available at the above locations 
  • If tagging on with a Bee Card, you must tag off to redeem the discounted Bee Card fare. Failing to tag off will result in a total $3 fare. 


Get a free transfer with a Bee Card*

There’s no need to let your driver know you’re transferring.

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 when you depart (to close the transaction). 

*There are no free transfers when paying for a fare with cash. To be eligible for a free transfer, you must tag on and off using your Bee Card.

 

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

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