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The fares for regional services differ from Hamilton city fares. Go to the relevant service's page.

Hamilton city bus fares 

BUSIT card Cash
Adult $2.40 $3.30
Child (under 5) free free
Child (school ID) $1.70 $2.20
60+ BUSIT card $1.70 N/A
University of Waikato and Wintec staff and students $1.70


SuperGold User

Free travel between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday, evenings from 6.30pm and all day on weekends and public holidays.


Adult City Explorer $6.30


Child City Explorer $4.50


Please retain your ticket for inspection.

Child Fares

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.
Student ID cards are available for children who no not have the usual formal ID required.



All University of Waikato and Wintec students and staff receive a 30% discount on single adult BUSIT card fares. This concession is valid at all times to all locations on BUSIT services - not just to and from campus.
Show the driver your University of Waikato or Wintec staff or student ID and the discount will be applied to your BUSIT card fare.


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60+ BUSIT card

You can use your 60+ card on urban Hamilton routes at any time. The '60+ card' is a BUSIT card specifically designed for people aged 60 years and over. 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.

Any credit on your BUSIT card can be transferred to your new 60+ card at the Transport Centre (Mon – Fri 08.00 – 4.30pm). You will be required to show proof of eligibility when you purchase a 60+ card or exchange your card.

Please note:
- 60+ cards will only be available to purchase until 1st October 2019. After this 60+ cards will no longer be sold.
- ALL current 60+ cards will be STILL be honoured after this date.

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BUSIT card

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.

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SuperGold Card discount

Free bus travel is provided to SuperGold card holders from 9am - 3.00pm and then again from 6.30pm until the end of service, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday and public holidays.

Receiving the free bus travel is easy, simply show the bus driver your SuperGold card and you will be issued a ticket.

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City Explorer

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. Available to purchase on the bus or at the BUSIT counter at the Transport Centre.

This ticket type is the cheapest way to travel if you plan on doing more than three trips a day.

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