School Bus Routes and Pricing Auckland

Important Changes to Paying School Runs

We have a new ticketing system that is being introduced this year. There are some important changes that will affect our passengers.

Using a bus card for travel

Passengers can now put money on their smart card - $10 or more in multiples of 10 (eg $10, $20, $30 etc) - you will no longer load 10 rides at a time.  Please have exact change for the amount you wish to load onto your card.  Your card can be used for any fare, so if you need to use another one of our services to travel to a different fare zone the same card can now be used. 

Sorry, the system no longer offers term passes.  We now offer a 'card fare' or a 'cash fare'.  For example, if travelling from West Harbour to Rangitoto College, the card fare of $3.90 will be deducted from the card value, or the cash fare is $5.00.

You will require an updated smart card for the new system. If this is your first time using our servies there is an initial cost of $10 for your card. If you already have a Party Bus smart card this will be swapped at no charge. Keep your card safe, there continues to be no refund for lost or stolen cards.

What do I do with old rides left on my smart card? How do I get a Party Bus card?

Great news, we can transfer these rides at one of our designated conversion stations. You can also purchase a new card and load money onto your card on the following days. EFTPOS will be available on these days -  otherwise Cash & Cheque only when purchasing from the driver.

Party Bus Office - Daily from Tuesday 26th January 2016 between 9:30am and 2pm

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

  • 9am to 11am: Rangitoto College – School bus bay

When do the school runs start?

All services are now operating.

Fare Changes?

Most of our fares have remained unchanged, however there have been small adjustments where there have been inconsistencies in our pricing. The one stage that has changed is our previous $19 multi-journey ($1.90 per ride) has changed to a $2 fare when using our Party Bus card. The cash fare for this journey remains unchanged.  

School Bus Routes?

Please scroll down to view our routes.  These are currently being updated.... Some routes may still be displaying our 2015 routes. 

To view route maps and pricing please select the correct school and click for more detail.  The detail page will include links to route maps, pricing and key information relating to your school. 

School Charters

If your school is on the North Shore, West Auckland, Central Auckland or South Auckland we are able to offer you a competitive and reliable service for your school trips and out of town school camps and travel. We are able to offer both school buses and air-conditioned coaches.  We can also provide a coach with seat belts for greater safety.

Select your school to view your Route Maps:


School Bus Run Prices

You can load funds onto your card, the driver accepts cash or cheque (please put your childs name and phone number on the back of the cheque). Please have exact change to load on your card, $10, $20, $30, $40, $50 ... etc

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Albany Junior High School

We operate six bus services that AJHS students can use to get them to and from school each day. To view the route maps please click here. The areas we service are:

Whenuapai ~ Herald Island ~ West Harbour ~ Greenhithe ~ Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Riverhead ~ Paremoremo

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Albany Senior High School

We operate six bus services that ASHS students can use to get them to and from school each day. To view the route maps please click here. The areas we service are:

Whenuapai ~ Herald Island ~ West Harbour ~ Greenhithe ~ Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Riverhead ~ Paremoremo

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Carmel College

We operate 6 school bus runs that students can use if they are travelling to and from Carmel College. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo
Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd ~ Greenhithe

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Clevedon School

Effective 29 July 2013 PBC Coachlines will be operating Route 1602 from Clevedon School to Kawakawa Bay and Ness Valley Road.

Route Extension: After consultation with the school we will be trialling a parent funded extension to this school bus service into Kawakawa Bay.

Click here for more details on this school bus route.

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Hunua School

Effective 29 July 2013 PBC Coachlines will be operating Route 1641 from Hunua School to Gelling Road & Papakura High School

Click here for more details on this school bus route.

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Long Bay College

We operate three services that travel to Long Bay College.

For more information on these routes and to view our route maps simply click here.

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Murray's Bay Intermediate

We operate 7 school bus runs that students can use if they are travelling to and from Rangitoto College. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Luckens Rd ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd
Greenhithe ~ Upper Harbour Drive ~ Goldfinch Rise ~ Caribbean Drive ~ Sunset Rd
Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo

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Northcross Intermediate

We operate three services to Northcross Intermediate plus two extensions that are shared with Long Bay College. 

To find out more information or to view our route maps please click here.

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Orewa College

We operate a paying school bus service which travels from Helensville, Kaukapakapa & Waitoki to Orewa College.

For more details on this school bus service and a route map simply click here.

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Rangeview Intermediate

We operate a bus service that travels from Massey and through Swanson to Rangeview Intermediate that students can use to get them to and from school each day. To view the route map please click here. 

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Rangitoto College

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Rosmini College

We operate 6 school runs that students can use if they are travelling to and from Rosmini College. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo
Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd ~ Greenhithe

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St Pauls College

We operate the school bus route from South Auckland to St Paul's College in Ponsonby. Some of the key areas we service are:

Papakura ~ Mahia Rd ~ Great South Road  South Mall ~ Orams Rd ~ Everglade Drive Hollyford Drive Boundary Rd ~ Preston Rd ~ Bairds Rd ~ East Tamaki Rd Papatoetoe/Hunters Corner

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Takapuna Normal Intermediate

We operate 6 school runs that students can use if they are travelling to and from Rosmini College. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo
Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd ~ Greenhithe

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Westlake Boys High School

We operate 6 school run that students can use if they are travelling to and from Westlake Boys High School. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo
Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd ~ Greenhithe

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Westlake Girls High School

We operate 6 school runs that students can use if they are travelling to and from Westlake Girls. Click here for route maps. Some of the key areas we service are:

Waimauku ~ Huapai ~ Kumeu ~ Taupaki ~ Riverhead ~ Coatesville ~ Paremoremo
Whenuapai ~ West Harbour ~ Marina View School ~ Wiseley Rd ~ Greenhithe

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