Travelling to and from school
Working out the best transport options for getting to and from school
Your child can get to school by dedicated school bus or our public bus services. Using Metlink trains is also an option for many schools. If you live within one to two kilometres of the school, you might want to encourage your child to use active and independent travel options
Walking, scooting, cycling, skating or catching public transport to school are all great options in the Wellington region, and more and more families and schools are enjoying the benefits they bring.
We have developed a range of resources to help our region’s young people and their caregivers along this path.
Some school bus services are changing in 2018:
- School bus service 530 will be extended to Paraparaumu East
- School bus services 460, 462 & 465 have been combined and will be renamed to route 465, serving Whitby, Papakowhai & Camborne to St Theresa’s and Plimmerton Schools.
- A number of school bus services will not operate in 2018 due to low usage - 638, 640, 641, 642, 649, 650, 651 and 822
You can check timetables 30 days prior to the day school starts.
Select how your child may be able to get to school
Another benefit of having your child catch public transport is that you don't have to drive them to school every...
School holidays are a great time to teach your children many things, including the best routes for walking and scooting...
As fee-paying passengers, school age children are entitled to travel on public transport services.
Cycling to school is a realistic option for students aged 10 and over in many parts of the region.
School holidays are a good time to practice catching a bus.
School holidays are a good time to practice catching a train
You can purchase your school term pass from the bus company running your school service.
Rail School Term Pass applications can be downloaded via the PDF file below or collected from any ticket office at...
We currently operates and funds over 250 school bus services and aims to be consistent in how we deliver school...