School Bus Routes 2024

Update Published: 17/01/2024:

School buses are available across the wider Tauranga region for students, in addition to the public bus service. If you don’t see something to suit, please contact your school directly as some provide their own bus services through the Ministry of Education.

Which Students Need a Bee Card for Free Travel?

  • Some School Bus Users: All the school buses are free, but some students will need to use a Bee Card* on their school bus, depending on the service they’re using. 

    See Do I need a Bee card for my School bus?


  • All Public (‘Urban’) Bus Users: All passengers aged 5-18 years will need a Bee card* when using the public (‘urban’) buses in order to receive free bus travel.

    Note that cash fares are still accepted too - students should either be in school uniform or have their student ID ready to show the driver so their concession (discounted fare) can be applied on boarding.

    See Which Urban Buses Can Students Catch to School?

* All students using Bee cards must have a child or youth concession loaded in order to get free travel. This will happen automatically happen when the card is registered to the cardholder’s Bee card account and the date of birth is entered.


Important: All Bee Card Users Must Tag On & Off to Get Their Concession

Passengers who don’t tag off will have a full price fare applied to their Bee card by default. If this put the card into a negative balance the passenger will be unable to board again until the card is topped up.  For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep $5 or so loaded on the card at all times.

 

Apply for a Bee card at www.beecard.co.nz

Dedicated School Bus Timetables:

School bus route 701 for students who live in or near Mount Maunganui, Maungatapu and Bayfair area

School bus route 702 for students who live in or near Otumoetai, Matua and Bethlehem

School bus route 704a for students who live in Welcome Bay

School bus route 704b for students who live in Ohauiti and Windermere

School bus route 808a for students who live in or near Cambridge Road and Cameron Road

School bus route 808b for students who live in or near Fraser St and the Avenues

School bus route 810a for students who live in or near Mount Maunganui

School bus route 810b - PM for students who live in or near Mount Maunganui

School bus route 811 for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 812 for students who live in or near Ohauiti and Maungatapu

School bus route 813 for students who live in or near Pyes Pa and Cambridge Road

School bus route 814a for students who live in or near Outmoetai and Pillans Point

School bus route 814b for students who live in or near Brookfield and Bethlehem

School bus route 815 for students who live in or near Matua

School bus route 816 for students who live in or near Cameron Road and Bethlehem

School bus route 906 for students who live in or near The Lakes and Pyes Pā

School bus route 901a for those who live in or near Welcome Bay and Ohauiti - Bee card required

School bus route 710a for students that live in or near in Papamoa East - BEE card required

School bus route 711a for students that live on or near Doncaster Drive and Te Okuroa Drive - BEE card required

School bus route 712a for students that live on or near Dickson Road, Gravatt Road and Grenada Street - BEE card required

School bus route 713a for students that live in or near Domain Road

School bus route 720 for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 710b for student that live in or near Papamoa East

School bus route 711b for students that live in or near Te Okuroa Drive 

School bus route 712b for students that live in or near Palm Springs Boulevard and Golden Sands Drive - BEE card required

School bus route 713b for students that live in or near Domain Road

School bus route 720 for students who live in or near Welcome Bay 

School bus route 904a for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 904b for students who live in or near Ohauiti and Cheyne Rd

School bus route 905a for students who live in or near Bethlehem and Otumoetai

School bus route 905b for students who live in or near Bethlehem

School bus route 907 for students who live in or near The Lakes and Otumoetai

School bus route 904a for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 904b for students who live in or near Ohauiti and Cheyne Rd

School bus route 905a for students who live in or near Bethlehem and Otumoetai

School bus route 905b for students who live in or near Bethlehem

School bus route 907 for students who live in or near The Lakes and Otumoetai

School bus route 714 for students who live in or near Papamoa (The Boulevard and Emerald Shores Drive) - BEE card required

School bus route 801b for students who live in or near Maungatapu and Ohauiti

School bus route 803a for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 806c for students who live in or near The Lakes

School bus route 807 for students who live in or near Freeburn Rd

School bus route 903d for students who live in or near Pyes Pa

School bus route 905a for students who live in or near Bethlehem and Otumoetai

School bus route 802c for students who live in or near Ohauiti - BEE card required

School bus route 803a for students who live in or near Welcome Bay

School bus route 805 for students who live in or Maungatapu

School bus route 806a for students who live in or near The Lakes

School bus route 807 for students who live in or near Freeburn Rd

School bus route 808a for students who live in or near Cameron Road and Cambridge Road

School bus route 902 for students who live in or near Welcome Bay- BEE card required

School bus route 903a for students who live in or near Pyes Pa

School bus route 903b for students who live in or near Pyes Pa (Tauranga Boys' College - afternoon only)

School bus route 802b for students who live in or near Ohauiti - BEE card required

School bus route 803b for students who live in or near Welcome Bay- BEE card required

School bus route 805 for students who live in or Maungatapu

School bus route 806b for students who live in or near The Lakes

School bus route 807 for students who live in or near Freeburn Rd

School bus route 808a for students who live in or near Cambridge Rd or Cameron Rd

School bus route 901a for students who live in or near Welcome Bay - BEE card required

School bus route 901b for students who live in or near Welcome Bay - BEE card required

School bus route 903b for students who live in or near Pyes Pa (Tauranga Girls' College only in morning)

School bus route 903c for students who live in or near Pyes Pa (Afternoon only)

School bus route 903e for students who live in or near Pyes Pa

School bus route 801a for students who live in or near Windermere and Maungatapu

School bus route 802a for students who live in or near Ohauiti

School bus route 804a for students who live in Welcome Bay

School bus route 804b for students who live in Welcome Bay

School bus route 804c for students who live in Welcome Bay

School bus route 806c for students who live in or near The Lakes

School bus route 807 for students who live in or near Freeburn Rd

School bus route 808a for students who live in or near Cambridge Rd and Cameron Rd

School bus route 903d for students who live in or near Pyes Pa

School bus route 903e for students who live in or near Pyes Pa

School bus route 801b for those who live in or near Maungatapu and Ohauiti

School bus route 704b for those who live in or near The Lakes (afternoon only)

School bus route 814b for those who live in or near Bethlehem (afternoon only)

School bus route 920 for those who live in or near The Lakes (morning only)

School bus route 730 for those who live in or near Papamoa (afternoon only)

School bus route 730 for those who live in or near Papamoa (afternoon only)