Bus Information


Rail Network Rebuild (RNR) (March 2023)

RNR is an essential upgrade of Auckland’s rail network. When this work is finished and the City Rail Link is open, Auckland will have more frequent trains and faster journeys. 

RNR Stage 2 is from 20 March 2023 until January 2024  

  • Sylvia Park, Panmure, Glen Innes, Meadowbank and Ōrākei stations will be closed 
  • Eastern Line trains will run between Manukau and Britomart at peak times using the Southern Line (via Newmarket). At off-peak times trains will run between Manukau and Ōtāhuhu only  
  • Onehunga Line trains will run between Onehunga and Penrose only at peak times. At off-peak times trains will run between Onehunga and Britomart. 

Please click here to open a flyer confirming the trains line and stations that will be closed for Stage 2. 

What does this mean for students?

Glendowie College’s nearest station, Glen Innes Station, will be closed for Stage 2. 

Students who currently use the stations and trains impacted by RNR Stage 2 will need to temporarily change the way they get to school. 

Rail Replacement Buses and regularly scheduled public bus services will be provided. Buses can be slower than trains, so students may need to allow more time for their journey.   

Timetables and help with travel planning

From 12 March students can use AT’s Journey Planner www.AT.govt.nz/JourneyPlanner and AT Mobile app to plan their travel using the new Rail Replacement Buses.  

Rail Replacement Bus timetables can be downloaded now from www.AT.govt.nz/RailRebuild  

AT’s regular bus timetables can be downloaded now from www.AT.govt.nz/Timetables  

AT’s Contact Centre is also ready to help now on 09 366 6400. 

More information

The AT website www.AT.govt.nz/RailRebuild has information about RNR, Stage 2 and the alternative travel options.  

Information about RNR is also available on KiwiRail’s website www.kiwirail.co.nz/our-network/our-regions/amp/rail-network-rebuild 


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



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 7.30am 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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