Scots College Middle School


Transport to and from the College

The College uses public transport links and a range of other transport options which are exclusive to Scots College Students. Our website contains information about the Metlink services and routes, our Tranzit services, Shuttles and Ferry Service.

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Metlink Buses
Khandallah, Crofton Downs, Churton Park and Island Bay Tranzit Buses
Shuttles: Hutt Valley and Seatoun Wharf 
Bus & Shuttle Passes

General Bus & Rail Information

Nearly all students now use a Snapper card for travelling on public buses. The College ID card serves as proof of age and identity to make sure that students are able to purchase the appropriate Snapper card during their time at the College and are charged the appropriate fare. The College provides students with the ability to top up the Snapper Card at school and even purchase a Snapper Card.

When using public transport, Scots students should assemble well back from the footpath. It is expected that all students will behave in an orderly manner when using buses and shuttles. Students represent the College when using any form of public transport or the Tranzit, shuttle, train or ferry services. 

Any student reported for misbehaving on a bus may well be banned from using this form of transport.

Metlink Buses

All morning services are scheduled to arrive well before 8.45am. All afternoon services will depart Scots by 3.40pm, apart from the #21

Morning Services

RouteDeparture TimeFromToArrival Time
7820745Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School StopScots College0817
7840752Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School StopScots College0820
7910740Karori Allington Rd Scots College0825
210720Karori Mall Beauchamp St Recreation CentreGoes to Scots College on weekdays 0813

    Afternoon Services

    RouteDeparture TimeFromToArrival Time
    7821540Scots CollegeWellington Station 1610
    7841540Scots CollegeWellington Station1619
    7911540Scots CollegeKarori Rd1635
    211535Scots College Karori Mall1618

    Metlink also advises families to continue using other public bus services which travel to Strathmore, such as the #2.

    Metlink Time Tables

    For details about route maps and bus stops, please visit the Metlink website (school timetables). This provides the most up to date and accurate information about all Metlink services, including train timetables.

    Other Transport Options

    Tranzit Buses

    Khandallah, Crofton Downs, Churton Park, Island Bay and Central Hutt Tranzit Buses. These services are for the exclusive use of Scots College Students

    In 2021 the College will be operating Tranzit buses to and from Khandallah, Crofton Downs Churton Park, Central Hutt and Island Bay.

    Details regarding the routes of these buses are given on a separate page. These routes are reviewed throughout the year and parents will be notified of any changes if they occur. All Tranzit service stops will be from Metlink bus stops. All these stops are coded with a unique number which can be searched and mapped using the site. Students will only be picked up and dropped off at these stops to adhere to health and safety rules regarding Tranzit operations.

    Students wishing to use these Tranzit services will need to buy a 10 Trip Pass or a Term Pass. These are available via the Business Centre and the School Shop and can be ordered online.

    Days Bay Ferry Service

    A Seatoun Ferry shuttle service is for the exclusive use of Scots College students across Prep, Middle and Senior. These services are reviewed periodically and operate on a termly basis. Students need to purchase a transport pass to use the shuttle services. 

    • The ferry is a public service run by East by West with one morning sailing departing Days Bay at 8.10am and arriving at Seatoun at 8.30am. There are two afternoon sailings, departing Seatoun at 4.00pm and 6.15pm.
    • A Tranzit shuttle connection is available to transfer students to the College. This shuttle connects with the 8.10am sailing only. Students need to make their own way to the afternoon sailings.

    NB at some point in 2021, potentially in Term 2, the Seatoun wharf will be closed for renovation for the rest of the year. We will be updated by Wellington City Council once Council is ready to begin this important work. This will mean that the Days Bay ferry will not stop to alight passengers here. Once we are notified by Council that the wharf is closed, we will run a Tranzit service from Days Bay direct to Scots. The bus will pick up near to the Days Bay Wharf at 7.15 each day and make one more stop at Lowry Bay before proceeding to Scots. This is a morning service only

    Transport Passes

    Students using any shuttle or Tranzit bus service must possess either a Term Pass or a 10 Trip Pass. 10 trip passes continue to be valid across terms. Passes can be ordered online and collected from the College uniform shop or the Business Centre during school holidays. Payments for these passes are charged to your account.

    Students are required to show their pass to the driver when boarding for each trip. Drivers will mark each trip on a 10 trip pass.

    Term pass prices are based on the number of weeks per term and also include up to 2 weeks free travel (depending on the type of service and length of school term)

    Tranzit BusesTerm Pass10 Trip
    Khandallah, Crofton Downs, Churton Park$460$52
    Seatoun Wharf (mornings only)$175$40
    Island Bay$725$80
    Hutt Valley$985$110

    Booking of these services and passes can be made on the Transport Pass Order FormThese costs are reviewed each term and are dependent on the number of passengers. Orders are now open for Term 2.


    General Enquiries: Anne Bolton, College Reception (388 0850)
    Tranzit Busses: Will Struthers, DP Operations – Middle School
    Metlink/Island Bay Tranzit: Jason Laverock DP Operations – Senior School
    Prep School: Olive Mulcahy Prep School Secretary

    Our Location

    Scots College
    1 Monorgan Road
    Strathmore Park
    Wellington 6022
    New Zealand
    Scots College
    PO Box 15064
    Wellington 6243
    New Zealand