The buses in Tauranga are called the Bay Hoppers. Each bus stop and bus shelter is numbered. Bus users are able to obtain timetable information by following information provided at each bus stop.
The local bus service is provided by Go Bus and managed by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
Buses run seven days a week and on all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday
To view a timetable check the Bay Bus website for local services. Information and fares on Smart-Ride is available.
Bay Bus - local services
Information and fares on Smart-Ride
Bus Shelter and Bus Stops
There are over 500 bus stops in Tauranga, some of which have shelters for increased user comfort. In Tauranga there are two types of bus shelter. One is the Council bus shelter and the other is an Adshel bus shelter, which is managed privately as advertising space. Both types of shelter are used by the Bay Hopper bus service to pick-up and drop-off passengers. You should always wait at a designated bus stop and signal to the bus driver to pull over.
To report damage to a bus shelter or to request to be installed in your area phone Tauranga City Council on 07 577 7000.
City Bus Stops for Regional Buses
All regional bus services to Katikati, Rotorua, Te Puke, Omokoroa, Whakatane as well as Intercity, Newmans, Naked Bus and all charter, tour and cruise ship buses stop at, and depart from Wharf Street.
For more information please call 0800 4 BAYBUS.
Regional Bus Services
A regional bus service links to Rotorua, Te Puke, Katikati, Whakatane, Opotiki and Kawerau. To view timetables check the Bay Bus website
Bay Bus - regional services
School buses within the urban area are managed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
More information on Schoolhopper
For all other bus services please contact the Tauranga or Mount Maunganui I-Site Visitor Information Centres by phone on 07 578 8103 or email I-Site for assistance.
Email the I-Site
Last Reviewed: 07/12/2016