Bus Information


Auckland Transport Update (Wednesday, 1 June 2022)

The following update has been sent through from Auckland One Rail (AOR).

  • Southern trains are running as per normal.
  • Rail Buses (Kiwi Coaches) are operating between Manukau and Britomart (both directions to all Eastern line stations) to a 20 minute frequency.
  • Scheduled buses are available as per usual.
  • Auckland One Rail (AOR) have customer service staff at Otahuhu Station.
  • Auckland Transport - customer service staff have been requested to support customers at Panmure and Manukau Stations.
  • Transport Officers were available at Glen Innes and Panmure this morning.
  • There will be NO trains at all along the Eastern Line from 1.00pm on due to crewing issues. There will be Rail bus operation between Manukau and Britomart and scheduled buses only.


Auckland Transport Update (Monday, 14 March 2022)

From the 21st March 2022, the 418 school bus from Balmoral to Sacred Heart and Glendowie Colleges will start running 5 minutes later than at present.  The bus will now depart bus stop number (8052) from Potters Park at 7:30am.  There will be no change to the route.


Auckland Transport Update (Tuesday, 8 March 2022)

Tāmaki Makaurau is at the red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. 

As Omicron spreads, many bus operators are experiencing staff shortages and service cancellations across bus, train, and ferry services. 

Although Auckland Transport is working hard to update cancellations in our systems, there may be some occasions when these are last-minute and can’t be communicated in time. We recommend checking service updates on the AT Mobile appLive Departures, or on digital signs at stops and stations. 

If you're using AT School Bus 

We are trying our best to make school bus services our priority and run most school bus services to a regular timetable. However, we are expecting to see last-minute cancellations due to the spread of Omicron in the community.  Although we’re working hard to update cancellations in our systems, there may be some occasions when these are last-minute and can’t be communicated in time.  If any bus services do not arrive on time students are requested to find or use alternative transport options. https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.


Auckland Transport Update (Thursday, 27 January 2022)

Tāmaki Makaurau is at the Red setting. Ferry services have returned to normal timetables. From 1st February, buses (including those for school) will return to normal timetables followed by trains on 8th February. It’s possible that we may experience workforce shortages as the Omicron impacts New Zealand so we may need to cancel some services at short notice.


Bus, train and ferry services

The good news is that our bus, train and ferry services are returning to full timetables.

  • Ferry services have already returned to normal timetables
  • From 1st February all bus services will return to normal timetables
  • From 8th February rail services will return to normal timetables

We’ll continue to work with bus, train and ferry operators to understand the impact that the current COVID-19 outbreak will have. There is a chance that as the current outbreak spreads it will result in staff shortages that will impact on the delivery of our services, as a result of staff calling in sick or having to go into isolation.

For this reason you need to be aware that services may be cut at short notice.

We strongly recommend that you check before you travel by planning your journey online through the AT Journey Planner or on the AT Mobile app. Updates on any short notice cancellations will be posted here first.


School Buses

Auckland Transport school buses will return and start operating from Tuesday, 1st February.

A face mask must be worn on-board and while you are waiting for public transport if you are 12 and over. This includes school buses, bus and train stations, bus stops and ferry terminals. Then from 11:59pm, Thursday 3 February, ākonga (students) year 4 and above as well as adults will need to wear a face mask.

A face mask needs to be an actual mask attached to the head by loops around the ears or head. This means scarves, bandannas, or t-shirts should not be used.

Please note that if the Omicron variant spreads in our community, we expect to have staff shortages. This means that services may be cancelled at short notice. We recommend checking AT Mobile or Journey Planner to find alternative public transport services to help you with for your journey.

Learn more on our COVID-19 information page.


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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