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 3.45pm, apart from the #21
|Route||Departure Time||From||To||Arrival Time|
|14 (formally the 782)||0725||Wellington Station Stop A||Scots College||0817|
|784||0752||Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School Stop||Scots College||0820|
|791||0735||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|
|14 (formally the 782)||1545||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.
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.
Khandallah, Crofton Downs, Churton Park, Island Bay, Eastbourne and Central Hutt Tranzit Buses. These services are for the exclusive use of Scots College Students
In 2022 the College will be operating Tranzit buses to and from Khandallah, Crofton Downs Churton Park, Central Hutt, Island Bay and Eastbourne.
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.
In the mornings, the Island Bay Tranzit bus picks up students through Island Bay and Lyall Bay en route to Scots. It normally drops students off at the College before then going onto the Seatoun wharf where is picks up students who are using the ferry service from Days Bay.
NB In 2021, the Seatoun wharf was closed for renovation. It is unlikely to reopen until July 2022. This means that the Days Bay ferry will not stop to alight passenger here whilst work on the wharf continues. Since the middle of 2021, we have been running a Tranzit service, morning and afternoon, to cover for the Days Bay Ferry. This is the same bus which services Hutt Central.
The Junior School City Bus is for students in the Junior School who disembark on or before Park Street. This bus departs the College at 3.15pm.
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.
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||$400||$52|
|Junior School City Bus||$30|
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 and passes will be available for collection from the College shop.
We have explored the 50% discount to public transport and unfortunately as our Tranzit run bus service is not a council run bus service open to general public use it is not eligible for any subsidy.
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
Ferry: Jason Laverock DP Operations – Senior School
Junior School: Olive Mulcahy Junior School Secretary