See also: regional bus fares (other urban services), BUSIT card, 60+ card, SuperGold card, child bus pass
Hamilton city bus fares (effective from 1 January 2013)
| || Cash fare||BUSIT card
|Adult City Explorer
|Child City Explorer
Note: A single fare is a one-way trip on the day of issue only. There are no different fare stages on urban routes.
One hour free travel
Purchase a single one way ticket on any Hamilton urban bus and get unlimited free transfers onto another urban bus within one hour of the original ticket purchase time. Remember to hold onto your ticket to redeem your free transfers.
- Children under 5 years travel free.
- Child fares apply to children aged 5-14 and to year 9-13 students with approved school ID, or when in school uniform.
Child bus passes are available for children who no not have the usual formal ID required. Find out more.
Take advantage of our saver fares
For regular bus users, the BUSIT card (excluding the 60+ card) is a pre-paid card that can be used on all urban routes and also on the Cambridge, Huntly, Raglan, Taupō, Te Awamutu and Paeroa/Morrinsville services. You can purchase and top up your BUSIT card at the Transport Centre on the corner of Bryce and Anglesea Streets, Hamilton. The driver can also top up your BUSIT card for you.
The City Explorer fare allows for unlimited bus trips per person within the Hamilton city boundary. Travel is valid on the day of issue and up until 3.30 am the following day.
The City Explorer is available for adults and children on BUSIT cards and as a cash ticket.
You can use your 60+ card on urban Hamilton routes at any time. Discounts apply at off-peak times. At peak times, normal BUSIT fares apply.
- Off-peak times apply to travel between 9 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends and public holidays.
- Peak times apply to travel before 9 am and after 3 pm Monday to Friday.
SuperGold cards can also be used during off-peak times on most services. Find out more.
Our friendly team at the Transport Centre are available at the BUSIT counter from 8 am until 4.30 pm each day to help you with your journey.
Regional bus fares (other urban services)
Fares for regional services differ from Hamilton city fares. Go to the relevant service's page: