Bus Information

Bus Information - Enrolment - Tauranga Boys' College

Over 1000 students at Tauranga Boys’ College come to and from school each day by bus. Any questions, problems or to discuss options regarding buses can be directed to the school, ph: 5784029 and ask for Nikki Taula (ext 2200).

Rural Bus Students 

You will need a bus pass to use the rural buses;  these must be ordered from: https://schooltransport.org.nz/about-bus-passes/order-a-bus-pass/   

Most of these buses are free however if you live west of the Wairoa River then your bus is a “fare paying” bus and you will need to purchase a bus pass through the website (not school).

 We will notify you when your ordered bus pass is ready to be collected from the school office.

The bus stop for Rural buses at TBC is on Devonport Road.   

Urban Bus Students 

If you are eligible for a School Hopper, please see the link and advise Nikki Taula [email protected] which bus you will be taking. These buses are free. 

Please Note: 802c, 902a, 902b routes require registered BEE cards:  (swipe on and off for free ride).

The bus stop for School Hopper buses at TBC is on 13th Ave. 

The bus stops for public buses are on Cameron Road.


URBAN bus students need a registered BEE Card to ensure they get the free service. 

Go to https://beecard.co.nz/ for further information and to order online.


All students must wear a face mask to use the buses in COVID LEVEL RED

Free Bus Fares for School Students - 2022 Trial

We’re excited to confirm that school students aged 5-18 years old can enjoy free bus travel this year. The bus services this promotion applies to in each region are shown below.

To take up this free travel, students just need to have a registered Bee Card with a child concession. The key is to tag on when entering and tag off when leaving the bus, so they don’t get charged a standard fare.

This trial will go from 31 January to 31 December 2022, so we encourage as many students as possible to take up this opportunity and start saving.