Pricing Options

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Cash Fares

Standard cash fares;
Adult from $4.50pp depending on destination
Child from $3.50pp depending on destination.

GoCard Concessions

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GoCard

When paying by GoCard you will receive a 10% discount off the applicable cash fare.

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Seven Day Pass

Ritchies Connectabus offer a seven day pass offering clients the ability to have unlimited travel on the entire system. There is an $5.00 fee for installing this package on smartcard.
Seven days unlimited travel Adult $47.00pp Child $30.00pp

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Day Pass

Adult $33 (no GoCard issue fee applies)
Child $17 (no GoCard issue fee applies).

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With a SuperGold Card and GoCard

SuperGold Card holders with a GoCard are entitled to free off-peak travel. For off peak times and other conditions please refer to the following website
www.orc.govt.nz/custom/bustimetable/supergold.html
When travelling at peak times SuperGold Card holders with a GoCard will receive a 25% discount off the applicable adult cash fare.

Go Card Faqs

1. Does the bus stop at domestic & international terminals?
There is only one terminal at Queenstown Airport for all flights, bus stops every 15 minutes outside the terminal.

2. To qualify for a student fare what ID do I need to show the driver?
If you are a student you need to purchase a GoCard which you load money onto and then show your student ID card to the driver. GoCard Discount: Infant 0 - 5 years, Child 5- 15 years or with relevant High School ID Card.

3. Where can I get a GoCard?
You can purchase and top up a GoCard from your coach drivers or at our Camp St kiosk, QLDC and ORC offices.

4. If I use the Connectabus with my GoCard will I receive a discount?
There is a 10% discount of the standard Adult and Child cash fares.
GoCard also gives access to a number of other concessions such as time passes and free off-peak travel for SuperGold Card Holders.

5. When travelling further than one trip will I need to transfer coaches?
A transfer is issued whenever you are required to pass through a hub (either Frankton Hub or the Queenstown Hub). On boarding the bus you will receive transfer tickets to complete your journey when you change bus.

6. As a SuperGold Card holder do I need to show the bus driver any identification?
In the Otago Region, SuperGold Card holders need to show their SuperGold Card and a GoCard to get free off-peak travel. Please note the driver may ask for some form of identification.