BUS SERVICES TO WAITAKERE COLLEGE
ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE
Students must meet all 3 of the following eligibility criteria to get school transport assistance;
Waitakere College is part of the West Auckland Cluster Bus Plan. A number of West Auckland Schools will be using the same buses and the funding for the bus routes is controlled by the Ministry of Education.
There is a transfer station at Starling Park in Ranui, where most students will have to change buses depending on the secondary school they attend.
The three routes available to Waitakere College students are:
Bethells: M.O.E route number 1616
Wairere: M.O.E route number 1975.
Please note that there is now a charge for using this service of $3 per ride or $25 for 10 Trip concession card. The driver will accept cash and tickets can also be purchased from the Ritchies office Mon – Fri 4:30-9pm with cash or EFTPOS.
There are several alternative transport options possible. Students can catch:
Scenic Drive: M.O.E route number 1628
Click here for routes of these M.O.E buses.
Some students who catch these buses will be eligible for school transport assistance.
If the student is ineligible, they may be able to catch the bus if there is room.
We also have another school bus service available for Waitakere College students which is fare paying but subsidised by Auckland Transport (AT):
West Harbour: Route 050
Click here for the route.
You may also download the AT mobile app for your electronic devices.
Travel by train is an alternative. Where possible, we encourage students to walk or ride their bike to school.
For cheaper fares go to AT website which has information on how to get a student AT HOP card.
For further information about our College buses, contact Reception on 8367890 Ext 810 or 813 or phone Ritchies directly