Getting to School

Regular School Bus Services

Due to growing number of students, we closely monitor the bus load and communicate regularly with the Ministry of Education to ensure our students travel safely to and from school each day.


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 school buses, and this load includes standing passengers. The bus companies and the Ministry of Education manage this situation.


Beachlands and Maraetai (Ministry of Education Bus Service)

All Beachlands and Maraetai buses are Howick and Eastern Buses supplied by the Ministry of Education. They begin their runs at 7:45am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Due to a slightly later start on Wednesday mornings (9:10am), Beachlands buses begin their runs at 8:15am and Maraeta buses leave at 7:45am as usual.

Bus 6                     7:45am departs Maraetai Drive

Bus 7a                   7:45am departs outside Countdown on Beachlands Road

Bus 8a                   7:45am departs outside Countdown on Beachlands Road 

Bus 8b                   7:45am departs 53 Beachlands Road 

Bus 9a                   7:45am departs 4 Constellation Avenue

Bus 9b                   7:45am departs 3rd View Ave

Howick College has contacted the Ministry of Education with regards to increasing the number of buses provided for our students from Beachlands and Maraetai as we consider that, based on our current roll, the number of buses provided is insufficient. We understand the ongoing issues regarding the Ministry of Education supplied services and share the concerns of our school community. We will continue to do all that we can to advocate for a safe service for our students.

Howick and Dannemora (Auckland Transport)

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


Clevedon, Clevedon/Papakura, The Gardens (Brougham Buses)

Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Bus HC1                7:30am departs 170 Hill Road, The Gardens

Bus HC2                7:30am departs Charles Prevost Drive Shops

Bus HC3                7:15am departs 343 Great South Road, Papakura

Bus HC4                7:30am departs Monument Road, Clevedon

Wattle Downs, Takanini and Everglade Drive (Brougham Buses)

Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Bus HC5                 7:50am departs Everglade Drive (view route map)

Bus HC6                 7:20am departs Saint Aidens's Reserve, Takanini

Bus HC7                 7:20am departs Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs

For more detailed information on all Brougham Buses' Howick College bus runs including maps,  please go to