Fares

Half price fares until 31 January 2023

You can go anywhere on the Queenstown Orbus network for just $1 and the Queenstown Ferries network for just $5 with a Bee Card. You get a free 45-minute transfer with the Orbus network (note transfers do not apply to the ferry service).

Check fares and information

Find out more about the Bee Card.

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

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

 

Fares from 1 February 2023

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 on the bus service only

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. Note this concession only applies to the bus service. It is not available on the ferry service.

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. 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 on the bus. 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 on the bus service will be free of charge.


Bee Card retailers

  • You can get a Bee Card from:
    • www.BeeCard.co.nz
    • Your bus driver (CASH ONLY)
    • Your ferry skipper (CARD 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
    • RealNZ kiosk at Steamer Wharf


Other useful information

  • You don’t need a Bee Card to take the bus or ferry, but it is cheaper when you have oneYou can pay for your fare with cash on the bus service only.
  • 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 the bus 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. You only need to tap once on the ferry when you board.


How to get a free transfer with a Bee Card on the bus*

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. There are no free transfers between the bus and ferry services.

 

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

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