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Transport

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
Tranzit Buses 
Transport Passes
Contacts

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 3.45pm, apart from the #21

    Morning Services

    RouteDeparture TimeFromToArrival Time
    14 (formally the 782)0725Wellington Station Stop AScots College0817
    7840752Lambton Quay Old Govt Buildings School StopScots College0820
    7910735Karori Allington Rd Scots College0825
    210720Karori Mall Beauchamp St Recreation CentreGoes to Scots College on weekdays 0813

      Afternoon Services

      RouteDeparture TimeFromToArrival Time
      14 (formally the 782)1545Scots 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 Timetables

      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.

      Tranzit Buses

      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.

      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$440$52
      Eastbourne$880$130
      Island Bay$650$80
      Hutt Valley$880$130
      Junior School City Bus$30

      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 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.

      Contacts:

      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

      Our Location

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