Important Information for Beachlands and Maraetai Bus Students

We have contacted the Ministry of Education with regard to increasing the number of buses provided for our students as we consider that, based on our current roll, the number of buses provided is insufficient

In the meantime, we have arranged an additional bus to Beachlands for senior students on Wednesday afternoons at 2:20pm.

We understand the issues regarding the Ministry supplied services and share the concerns of our school community. We will continue to do all we can to advocate for a safe service for our students.

We will keep you informed of any progress.

Murphy´s Buses on a Wednesday

Students catching a Murphy's bus on a Wednesday, please note that there will NOT be a later run on a Wednesday morning and buses will run at the same time in the morning as the other days. 


There will be two runs in the afternoon to cater for the seniors early finish and the juniors later finish time.

Clevedon Bus Ticket Prices

As of 2019 Broughham bus tickets will cost $50 per 10 trips and will be available from the driver.

Bus Routes

Please be aware that the buses may be full at the start of the year. The New Zealand Transport Agency determines the legal loading limit for the school buses, and this load includes standing passengers. The bus companies and Ministry of Education will manage this situation.


  • All Beachlands, Maraetai and Clevedon buses begin the runs at 7.45am Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri.
  • Wednesday morning later start: Beachlands and Clevedon buses begin runs at 8.15am. Mataretai leaves at 7.45am as usual.


Beachlands/Maraetai and Clevedon Bus Departs PM
  Bus 6

Maraetai Drive

(MoE Supplied Howick and Eastern Buses)

Howick College bus bay
  Bus 7


(MoE Supplied Howick and Eastern Buses)

Howick College bus bay
  Bus 8

Beachlands/Sunkist Bay

(MoE Supplied Howick and Eastern Buses)

Howick College bus bay
  Bus 9


(MoE Supplied Howick and Eastern Buses)

Howick College bus bay

The following PDFs provide information for: 


Auckland Transport - public buses covering Botany Town Centre, Dannemora, Redcastle Dr and Flat Bush.  


Beachlands Maraetai - MoE supplied in-zone buses for Beachlands and Maraetai - students must have ID coded with a B to use bus. 


Clevedon, Clevedon/Papakura, The Gardens.

Tickets to be purchased from the driver.


Murphy's Buses - covering Wattle Downs, Aspiring Ave and Everglade Drive.

Tickets purchased on the bus or Murphy Buses

Bus numbers: H011 / H05 / H09



East Auckland School Bus Changes 2018:

There is a major restructure to the East Auckland public bus service will come into effect in Term 1 2018. To find out how this may change how you get to Howick College, please go to this page:


Please note - the changes do not affect any in-zone or out-of-zone buses that drop off/pick up from the Howick College bus bay. The Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon bus runs and Murphys H5, H9 and H11 bus runs will remain in place.

Purchasing Bus tickets:

  • Brookby/Clevedon tickets are purchased from the bus driver.
  • Golflands-Botany Downs, Stancombe Rd, Dannemora Dr, Smales Rd tickets are purchased from the driver.
  • Everglades Drive, Southmall and Wattle Downs tickets are purchased from the driver or the Murphys Bus office at 7-11 Heb Pl, Takanini
For further information about times, routes and costs are available from:
Howick and Eastern Buses; phone 273-3660
Murphy Buses; phone 268-6620.
Brougham Buses; phone 021 439-966
If you have any further queries, please contact the school reception; phone 534-4492 or email