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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.
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.
All morning services are scheduled to arrive well before 8.45am. All afternoon services will depart Scots by 3.40pm, apart from the #21
|Route||Departure Time||From||To||Arrival Time|
|782||0745||Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School Stop||Scots College||0817|
|784||0752||Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School Stop||Scots College||0820|
|791||0740||Karori Allington Rd||Scots College||0825|
|21||0720||Karori Mall Beauchamp St Recreation Centre||Goes to Scots College on weekdays||0813|
|Route||Departure Time||From||To||Arrival Time|
|782||1540||Scots College||Wellington Station||1610|
|784||1540||Scots College||Wellington Station||1619|
|791||1540||Scots College||Karori Rd||1635|
|21||1535||Scots College||Karori Mall||1618|
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
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 http://www.metlink.org.nz/ 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
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.
|Tranzit Buses||Term Pass||10 Trip|
|Khandallah, Crofton Downs, Churton Park||$460||$52|
|Seatoun Wharf (mornings only)||$175||$40|
Booking of these services and passes can be made on the Transport Pass Order Form. These 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