School Bus

Marsden Whitby School Bus information

Please find outlined below details of the Hutt Valley, Paremata and Johnsonville bus routes. We are delighted to be able to provide this efficient service, ensuring that students arrive safely to begin their school day. 

The information is divided into four sections:

•    General information relevant to all bus services
•    Information relevant only to Paremata bus run
•    Information relevant only to Hutt Valley bus run
•    Information relevant only to Johnsonville bus run

General Information relevant to all bus runs

Marsden Whitby has contracted NZ Coach Service to provide transport to our students during the school year. NZ Coach Service is once again very keen to work with the school to establish the most effective bus route for students. Should you have a preferred bus stop along either route that would be more convenient to you, please notify the school office so that we can accommodate your request if possible.
On each route, the bus will collect Marsden Whitby students only and then only those who are in our school uniform unless we inform them of a planned mufti day. They will be delivered to the front door of the school. For your peace of mind, please know that no member of the public will be permitted to travel on either bus.
In the event of buses or connecting trains being delayed at the end of the day due to weather, road accidents etc the school will make every attempt to make alternative arrangements for the students' homeward journeys. 
NZ Coach Service has endeavoured to be as accurate as possible with pickup times. Please arrive at the bus stop with time to spare – NZ Coach will not depart from any specific pick-up bus stop before the times stated below.
Students will be collected from school at the end of the school day and will travel home by the same route in reverse.   
Students who require transport on any of the school buses will be issued term passes or a 10 trip ticket from the school office with the cost being disbursed to your account. Please contact Lorraine Rose in the Marsden Whitby office if you wish to discuss purchasing tickets lorraine.rose@marsdenwhitby.school.nz or 
04 234 1070.

Paremata Bus Timetable

Pickups in following order:
  1. 8am Tweed Road  Bus stop #2502 
  2. 8.05am Tweed Road  Bus stop #2506 (opposite Papakowhai Diary)
  3. 8.17am Paremata Railway station – the bus will NOT leave the station until the Kapiti train has arrived
  4. 8.18am Seaview Road  Bus stop #2718 
  5.  8.20am Hicks Close 
  6. 8.30am Marsden Whitby School 
Should the trains be delayed, the bus will not leave the station to travel to school until the train has arrived at Paremata. Students will be collected from the school at the end of the school day to travel to the Paremata Railway station arriving there just prior to 3.30pm to catch their trains to return home.

Hutt Valley Bus Timetable

Times given below are approximate departure times. The bus will NOT leave a stop in bold print before the time indicated.
  • 7.30a.m.           Departs Upper Hutt Railway Station travelling down Fergusson Drive
  • 7.40a.m.           Silverstream Railway Station  Bus then travels down via Stokey Valley Eastern Hutt Road
  • 7.50a.m.           Fairway Drive / Daysh Street / Cambridge
  • 8.00a.m.           Waterloo Station, travel back down Oxford Terrace
  • 8.05a.m.           Old National Film Unit / Manor Park
  • 8.20a.m.           Judgeford intersection
  • 8.25a.m.           Joseph Banks Drive onto Navigation Drive and Samwell Drive
  • 8.30a.m.           arrive at Marsden Whitby

Johnsonville/Tawa/Aotea Bus Timetable

These are approximate departure times from each stop.  If the time is in bold type, then the bus will not leave that stop before that time.  However, please make sure that your child knows that the bus may arrive earlier or later than these estimated times.


  • 7.45a.m.           Departs Johnsonville Railway Station along Middleton Road then Halswater Drive,       Churton Park and Burbank Crescent, Lakewood Avenue    
  • 7.55a.m.          Westchester Drive, Middleton Road and Glenside
  • 8.00a.m.           Takapu Road Station, Tawa travelling along Main Road, Tawa and Kenepuru Drive
  • 8.10a.m.           Lyttelton Ave, Porirua - beside New World Supermarket, opp Porirua Railway Station,   Motorway north SH1 travelling to Whitford Brown Ave, Aotea and Okowai Road 
  • 8.15a.m.           Aotea Drive then Warspite Avenue, Ascot Park
  • 8.20a.m.           Omapere Street on to Discovery Drive, Whitby
  • 8.30a.m.           arrive at Marsden Whitby