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Bus Timetables + fares and zones


Zone 1

  • Napier, Tamatea, Taradale, and EIT is a one-zone trip
  • Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere, and EIT is a one-zone trip.

Zone 2

  • Napier, Tamatea, Taradale (before EIT) to Hastings, Havelock North or Flaxmere is a two-zone trip.
  • Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere to Taradale (after EIT), Tamatea or Napier is a two-zone trip


  • The Express is a fast, early morning/early evening service between Havelock North, Hastings and Napier, Monday to Friday.

There are two fare payment options - cash or goBay smartcard. 

  • goBay smartcards can be purchased (cash only) from any Go Bus driver for $17 ($7 card purchase and $10 pre-loaded travel). 
  • goBay smartcards can be topped up (cash only) in any amount of $10 or more ($100 maximum). 
  • goBay smartcard fares are approximately 20% cheaper than cash fares.
    Refunds cannot be given on lost or damaged cards.

To view a bus route timetable, please select the most appropriate route in the left hand panel. 

Correct fare is appreciated as change may not be available for large denomination notes.

Single trip goBay Smartcard fares 

   1 Zone  2 Zone  Express
Adult $2.88 $4.28 $3.36
Tertiary Student*/ Community Services Card Holder $1.90 $2.86  
Child* /High School/Student/ Senior $1.43 $2.14


Single trip cash fares 
1 Zone 2 Zone Express
Adult $3.60 $5.40 $4.20
Tertiary Student*/ Community Services Card Holder $2.40 $3.60
Child* /High School/Student/ Senior $1.80 $3.00

Please check your ticket before moving away from the driver. The driver cannot correct a transaction once another fare has been processed.

 *Children under 5 travel free. The child (5-15) fare is extended to students with ID. High School Student ID required for High School students not wearing school uniform. To be eligible for a concession fare passengers must show the driver a valid Community Services card, Tertiary Student / High School Student ID, or SuperGold card. Passengers without one of these forms of ID will be charged an adult fare (this does not apply to children or High School students wearing school uniform).