Bee Card

Everything you need to know about Bee Card

Bee Card is here!

Bee Card is your new bus payment card which allows you to 'tag on and tag off' the bus, provides you with cheaper fares and is able to be used across nine regions around New Zealand, including Taranaki.

Bee Card has replaced all Citylink and Connector Smart Cards from October 19 2020. ALL Smart Cards no longer work on our services. WITT Students and Super Gold Card holders need a Bee Card too. 

Bee Cards cost $5, plus a minimum $5 top-up. 

Attention concession holders! Are you ready for Bee Card?

Concession applications can take up to working three days to process and apply.

You can still use your Bee Card while waiting for your concession to be loaded, but you will pay the higher fare until it has been applied. 
Cash is still accepted for those who do not have a Bee Card.

How do I get my Bee Card?


In Person

Pick up your Bee Card from one of our customer service points

  • Puke Ariki i-SITE
  • NP Bus Centre, Ariki St
  • Tranzit, Sunley St, NP
  • Bell Block Library
  • Waitara Library
  • Stratford i-SITE
  • South Taranaki i-SITE
  • Pickerings Ltd, Opunake

Make sure you then register and activate your card online to access benefits

*You will need to top up your card with a minimum of $5 to get started

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ

We recommend registering for extra benefits. These include:

  • Apply for concessions*
  • Check your balance and top up online
  • Protect your balance if your card gets lost or stolen
  • Manage multiple cards at once. A great feature for families with multiple cards
  • Set up Auto top-Ups to ensure you always have sufficient funds to travel

*You must register your Bee Card online to apply for a concession

Ready to get started?
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Need help?

Contact the TRC Transport Team at or by private message on Facebook @taranakipublictransport.

If you would like to speak to someone you can contact the team on 0800 BEE TRC (8am – 4pm weekdays only).

Bee Card FAQ