FREE bus travel for all!

Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are making it easy for athletes, officials and supporters to get around this Zespri AIMS Games.

Take our free park and ride service between key venues, or travel on the Bayhopper urban bus services — free for participants, coaches, referees, officials and supporters.

How to use the park and ride service

  • From the Gordon Spratt Reserve to Mount Hot Pools stopping at Trustpower Baypark Arena, Baywave and Blake Park, in both directions.
  • Service runs from Sunday to Friday, including to and from the Opening Ceremonies.
  • Please be at your stop five minutes before the bus arrives.
  • The bus will make every effort to keep to the timetable, but heavy traffic may have an impact. 
  • Important note: at Baywave and Trustpower Baypark Arena please check with the driver if the bus is going to the Mount Hot Pools or Gordon Spratt Reserve as the bus uses the same stop in either direction.

Travelling on Bayhopper urban buses

  • You can travel to all other venues on the Bayhopper urban bus service.
  • Bayhopper urban buses are free for participants, coaches, and referees. Simply show your Zespri AIMS Games app to the driver to be eligible.
  • Please note parents and family members are not eligible for free Bayhopper urban bus travel unless they are a coach or referee (however everyone can travel for free on the park and ride service). Buses accept cash or BeeCard.
  • To plan your trip download Transit App, or use Google Maps.


Use of face coverings are mandatory on the Zespri AIMS Games Park and Ride buses and Bayhopper urban buses, unless you are exempt from wearing one. Exemptions for wearing a mask or face covering include:

  • children under the age of 12

  • a person who has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or face covering safely or comfortably

Read more about Public Transport in the Bay of Plenty under COVID-19 Orange

This service has been proudly supported by Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.