Community Connect Scheme – Children and Young People

Community Connect Scheme – Concessions for Children and Young People

Concessions (discounts) are available under the Community Connect Scheme until 1 May 2024. The government has announced changes to funding for public transport fares for children and young people from 1 May 2024.

Before 1 May 2024, children under 12 are free, young people aged 12-24 travel for half price. 

After 1 May, infants 0-4 years old travel free on all BusLink and CityLink services.  

CityLink will go back to flat fares:

  • Infants 0 to 4 years old – FREE 
  • Children 5 to 18 years (school uniform) – $1 
  • Adult 18 years and over – $2 

BusLink fares vary across the region, depending on the route. You can find timetable and fare information for

BusLink services are cash-only at present, so you do not need a special travel card.  

If you need more information you can call 0800 002 004 and ask for the Transport team.

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