Free urban buses for school students
Free fares for school students in 2024
Travel to school and after school to visit friends and whanau or get to your sports and other activities for free on Bayhopper and Cityride urban buses.
Free travel applies for school students aged 5-18 years.
Catching the bus is easy!
Check your local bus timetables and plan your journey using the journey planner, Transit app or on baybus.co.nz.
Take a practise run to school.
- Arrive at your stop in plenty of time
- When your bus is approaching, signal the driver with a raised arm or a wave
- Have your Bee Card ready and tag on when you get on the bus
- Relax, enjoy the ride
- Press the stop button once to alert the driver before your bus stop
- Tag off with your Bee card when leaving, so you get your free travel. (If you don’t tag off you’ll be charged a full fare).
There are also dedicated school bus services available for some Tauranga schools.