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 – Update July 2021
Due to the closure of Seatoun Wharf for maintenance, a Tranzit shuttle will run from the beginning of Term 3 for students in the Eastbourne area. This transport is for the exclusive use of Scots College students. The service only runs in the mornings with pick up locations in Days Bay and Lowry Bay then proceeding directly to the College. Pick up times are
- Days Bay at 7.15am
- Lowry Bay at 7.20am
When Seatoun wharf re-opens and the ferry service returns to normal, our usual service will return. We have been advised by the council that this might take up to a year. For now, students wishing to use the bus service from Days Bay in the mornings will need to purchase a Term/10 Trip Pass. Students can still opt to take the Days Bay Ferry to Queen’s Wharf each morning. However, they will need to catch a public bus to complete their journey to Scots. The best service is the #2 which stops on the Broadway near the College.
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|
|Eastbourne (AM Only)||$570||$130|
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 3.
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
Junior School: Olive Mulcahy Junior School Secretary