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

From September 15, the Orbus Queenstown network uses the Bee Card which has replaced the GoCard 

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 at the Stanley Street ticket hut.  

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. 



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To get a concession discount you need to register your Bee Card and input your birthdate at  www.beecard.co.nz. 

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. 

If you’re 5-18 years old, you will need to load your concession to get the discounted fare. 

SuperGold Card holders travel free all day on buses until the end of the year as part of the flat fare trial. 

Even though travel is free, we encourage you to get a Bee Card and load your gold card details both so we can better understand where and when SuperGold Card holders travel, but also for if we return to 9am-3pm off peak free travel. 

We can help you register the card and load your concession at our offices located at Terrace Junction, Level 2, 1092 Frankton Road, Queenstown.  

Feel free to call us on 0800 ORBUSQT (0800 672 8778) to talk to us and get some assistance to 'Bee' ready. 


Using the Bee Cards 

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; 
    • Terrace Junction, level 1, 1092 Frankton Road 
    • The Stanley Street Orbus Ticket hut.  

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

GoCard Terms and Conditions are available here. 


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