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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. 

Metlink and GWRC have developed a range of resources to help our region’s young people and their caregivers along this path.

Enter your preferred mode of transport in the field below to filter information to suit you.

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1) Getting a bus or train to school

Another benefit of having your child catch public transport is that you don't have to drive them to school every...

2) Active and Independent travel options

The Active Travel schools toolkit covers everything from a kerb drill to cross the road safely, to Walking School Buses...

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3) Getting a regular bus to school

As fee-paying passengers, school age children are entitled to travel on public transport services.

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4) Cycling to school

Cycling to school is a realistic option for students aged 10 and over in many parts of the region.

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5) Learning to catch a bus

School holidays are a good time to practice catching a bus.

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6) Learning to catch a train

School holidays are a good time to practice catching a train

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7) School term pass - bus

Secondary school students aged 16 to 19 can also travel on a child fare when they are in school uniform...

8) School term pass - train

Rail School Term Pass applications can be downloaded via the PDF file below or collected from any ticket office at Metlink...

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