2023 Bus Information
Important information for bus users.
The $2 bus fare is coming back on February 1, at the start of the new school year.
A child fare will return to $1.20 with a concession (must be loaded on to your Bee Card) or $3.00 cash.
To get the latest information on fares and timetable go to the Otago Regional Council website.
Fares are cheaper with a Bee Card, when you load your child concession.
You can pay on the bus, but with CASH only.
This table shows the current half price fare and the normal fare from 1 February 2023.
|Fares for Dunedin||Normal||Half Price|
|Bee Card Adult||$2||$1|
|Bee Card Child (register your card for the 5-18yr old concession)||$1.20||$0.60|
|Child under 5 years of age||Free|
|CASH Adult and Child||$3|
Do you plan on catching the bus to school next term?
It's a good idea to look at the bus timetables in advance and plan your route. For up to the minute alerts on bus disruptions on specific routes on your mobile, download the Transit app or go to the ORC public transport web page "Notification and Alerts"
If you haven't caught a bus before, check out this information on the Otago Regional Council website.
Remember, bus fares return to normal from 1 February so your Bee Card child concession fare will once again be $1.20. You will need to top up your Bee Card or bring extra cash.
Written parental consent is needed for the use of a car, motorbike or scooter.
|Sandymount, Waverley, Andersons Bay|
|Go Bus: 474 6650|
|Tickets available from the school office. $20.00 for 10 trips $2.00 single trip.|
|7:45||Arrives Ridge Rd|
|7:50||Departs Ridge Rd to Pukehiki Hall opposite Camp Rd|
|8:00||Departs Pukehiki Hall to Karetai Rd|
|8:05||Departs Karetai Rd to Barton Hill (house rapid 602)|
|8:10||Departs Barton Hill via Highcliff Rd, pulling over on left side opposite|
|Harbour View, via McKerrow St, Larnach Rd|
|8:15||Arrives Grants Braes School via Larnach Rd, Marne St, Bayfield Rd, Tainui Rd|
|8:20||Arrives Tahuna Intermediate School via, Victoria Rd, Forbury Rd, Bay View Rd|
|8:30||Arrives Queen's High School on Bayview Rd outside PAC|
|3:15||Departs Queen's High School from Bayview Rd outside PAC via Moreau St,|
|Times vary for these||Arrives Tahuna Intermediate School via Tainui Rd, Musselburgh Rise|
|arrivals and drop offs||Arrives Bayfield High School via Somerville St, Marne St, Larnach Rd|
|Arrives Grants Bray School via Larnach Rd, Highcliff Rd|
|1st drop off just past Harbour View Estate|
|2nd drop off opposite Barton Hill, (house rapid 602)|
|3rd drop off opposite Karetai Rd|
|4th drop off Camp Rd|
|King's High School chartered bus through Ritchies|
|Tickets avaliable from King's High School office. $35.00 for 10 trips.|
|7:45||Departs Cnr Wakari Rd & Helensburgh Rd via Balmacewen Rd, Highgate, Stuart St,|
|Taieri Rd, Three Mile Hill Rd|
|Approx 8:00||Dalziel Rd via Brockville Rd, Kaikorai Valley Rd,|
|Approx 8:15||Barr St via Elgin Rd, Mailer St, McNee St, Haig St|
|Approx 8:20||Glen Rd via South Rd, David St, Forbury Rd, Bayview Rd|
|8:30||Arrives Queen's High School on Bayview Rd outside King's High School|
|3:00||Departs Queen's High School on Bayview Rd via, Kirkcaldy St, MacAndrew Rd,|
|Bradshaw St, Burns St, South Rd, Glen Rd, Glenpark Ave, Mailer St, Elgin Rd, Barr St,|
|Kaikorai Valley Rd, Brockville Rd, Dalziel Rd, Three Mile Hill Rd, Taieri Rd, Stuart St,|
|Highgate, Balmacewen Rd, Helensburgh Rd|
|ALL PUBLIC ROUTES|
|The Otago Regional Council have provided High Schools in Dunedin with the following details to assist students travelling to and from school each day.|
|Catching the public network bus to school is different from catching a dedicated school service, so parents/caregivers and students need to be aware of the changes to help account for longer journey times. Gaining an understanding of the new routes and transfers will be vital to ensuring a smooth journey for all students.|
|To assist families to navigate their journey go to: www.orc.govt.nz/OrbusDN or call 24/7 0800 ORBUSDN (0800 672 8736).|
|The cost per trip is $1.20 for 5 to 18 year olds (this includes getting on and off buses for the same journey).|
|Recently announced were route extensions in its Dunedin public transport network to support school students travelling via Green Island to Kaikorai Valley College, King’s and Queen’s High Schools.|
|Route 40C – servicing King’s, Queen’s and Bathgate Park schools – will offer a Green Island connection. The morning service will depart Green Island at 8:00am, and the afternoon will depart from Bathgate Park School at 3:15 pm. Green Island will be a key transfer point for students travelling on these services.|
|Some key details to be aware of:|
|Students require a Bee Card or CASH to pay for fares on buses.|
|Students need to be aware that if they register a Bee Card ensure it is a youth (5 to 18 year old) concession making the fare cheaper. Students do not get a discount by displaying their ID.|
|A Bee Card can be purchased and topped up at a number of locations including ORC, DCC centres and libraries.|
|To learn more about the Bee Card system and FAQs, please go to the following link: www.orc.govt.nz/public-transport/bee-card-the-smart-bus-card/faqs|
|It is important to note that the wearing of masks on buses (both public and school) may be a requirement depending on the current traffic light setting the country is in, go to:https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/|