Bus Information


Auckland Transport Update (Friday, 12 November 2021)

Auckland Transport (AT) school bus services will run as per normal from 17th November.

Entry and exit is through the rear door of the bus and we are allowed full capacity on school buses, including standees. 

Please also note that AT public bus services will continue to run to a Saturday timetable in Alert Level 3 which may result in students arriving at school at a slightly different time than usual if they are using a public bus services. We recommend using the AT Mobile app or AT online journey planner for details on the current timetables.

Information about AT public buses in Alert Level 3 is here: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/service-announcements/timetables-at-alert-level-3/

A face-covering must be worn on-board and while you are waiting for public transport. This includes school buses, bus and train stations, bus stops and ferry terminals . You do not need to wear a face covering if you are under the age of 12 or have medical reasons not to. For more information on exemptions go to: www.COVID19.govt.nz.


Many Glendowie College students travel to and from school by bus.  As well as public buses that go past the college, the school also operates its own bus routes for students.

AT HOP is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.  Paying for your child's school travel with an AT HOP card is cheaper than paying with cash.  Parents can save even further by loading the correct concession on their child's AT HOP card.  School students are eligible for discounted fares and these are at least 40% cheaper than adult AT HOP fares. Cards must be registered to a child, and students 16 - 19 years must also have a secondary student concession loaded on their AT HOP card for the discount/concession to apply, otherwise, their AT HOP card defaults to the more expensive adult fares.

Getting a secondary student discount for public transport has never been easier


Secondary school students, aged 16 to 19, can now jump online and activate their student discount using their National Student Number (NSN). And with a student discount organised, they’ll be able to travel and get 40% or more off full price bus, ferry and train fares.

Here is the link for where to find out more about this process, and to update your concession:
Click for more information

Terms of use for the AT HOP cards are available at https://at.govt.nz/about-us/about-this-site/terms-conditions/at-hop-card-terms-of-use/

To visit the AT HOP website please click here


Face Coverings/Masks on Public Transport

It is currently mandatory for everyone over 12 to wear a mask or face covering on public transport services.

Students and families are reminded that this rule applies on the way to and from school also. 

It is also recommended that students scan the QR code available on the bus, train or ferry, if they have access to a mobile phone.


Click on the tabs below to get information about available buses:


School Buses

Below are the times are routes of school buses available for students to catch to and from school.

Morning Buses

  • Route 417            (departs at 7.50am)
    Starts at Ellerslie shops, Ladies Mile, Abbotts Way, Grand Drive, Norman Lesser Drive, Panapa Drive, Norman Lesser Drive, College Road, St Johns Road, St Heliers Bay Road, West Tamaki Rd, Crossfield Road, Glendowie College.
  • Route 418            (departs at 7.25am from Potters Park, Balmoral Rd)
    Balmoral Rd, Green Lane East, Green Lane West, Remuera Rd, St Johns Rd, St Heliers Bay Rd, West Tamaki Road, Crossfield Road, Glendowie College.
  • Route 419           (departs at 7.55am)
    Starts at Newmarket 16 Remuera Rd, Remuera Rd, St Johns Rd, St Heliers Bay Rd, West Tamaki Road, Crossfield Road, Glendowie College.


Afternoon Buses

  • Route 417            (departs at 3.40pm from Glendowie College)
    Travels the reverse route to the morning
  • Route 418            (departs at 3.20pm and 3.21pm from Glendowie College)
    Travels the reverse route to the morning
  • Route 419           (departs at 3.25pm from Glendowie College)
    Travels the reverse route to the morning


Public Buses

The following public buses pass very close to Glendowie College.  Please check with Auckland Transport for updated routes and times.

Morning Buses

  • TMK                       (depart City at 7.23am, 7.38am and 7.53am)
    Tamaki Drive, St Heliers shops, St Heliers Rd to St Heliers school. Can change to 744 at St Heliers to go to Crossfield Rd, arriving at 8.05am, 8.20am and 8.29am
  • 744                         (depart Panmure 7.48am and 8.18am)
    Panmure, Pilkington Rd, Glen Innes, Line Rd, Mt Taylor Drive, arriving 8.20am and 8.40am
  • 762                         (departs City Terminal at 7.42am)
    Tamaki Drive, Kepa Rd, Kohimarama Rd, St Heliers Bay Rd, West Tamaki Rd to Sacred Heart College arriving at 8.27am.


Afternoon Buses

  • TMK                       (departs at 3.37pm, 4.07pm and 4.37pm)
    St Heliers Rd at St Heliers school, St Heliers shops, Tamaki Drive, City
  • 744                         (departs Crossfield Rd at 3.24pm, 3.54pm and 4.24pm for Otahuhu and Panmure)
    Crossfield Road, Glen Innes, Pilkington Road, Panmure, Otahuhu
  • 744                         (departs Crossfield Rd (see above))
    To Glen Innes then train either south (Panmure, Sylvia Park, Otahuhu) or into the city (Meadowbank, Britomart)
  • 762                         (departs West Tamaki Rd at Sacred Heart College at 3.54pm and 4.24pm)
    To City via West Tamaki Rd, Kohimarama Rd, Kepa Rd and Tamaki Drive


Please visit the following link for detailed online information including timetables, individual route maps and bus stop information:  https://at.govt.nz/newnetworkcentral 



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