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 a range of resources to help our region’s young people and their caregivers along this path. Links to these resources can be found below.
Term one 2018
Some school bus services are changing from term one 2018:
- School bus services 455, 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
Online timetables are available 30 days prior to the day school starts.
Terms two and three 2018
You might already be aware that there are some significant changes coming in 2018 across the entire Metlink network, which will affect your services in terms two and three. Please be assured that we will communicate those changes with schools well before they are due to commence. More information about the upcoming changes to the network can be found here (external link) .
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...