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Bus Information

Urban Transport (Schoolhopper Buses) (for schoolhopper buses) (for urban buses)
Tel:  0800 892 287

Bus To School

Use the urban bus network to bus to school – it’s free with a registered Bee card!  Register your Bee Card with a child concession and be sure to tag on and off in order to get the free fare.

  • 904a – Welcome Bay – Welcome Bay Road (Dairy), James Cook Drive, Victory Street, Osprey Drive, Waitaha Road, Welcome Bay Road (Meadowviews Drive, Vet Clinic, Stand C), Hairini Street
  • 904b-– Ohauiti – Ohauiti Road, Rowesdale Drive, Hollister Lane, Poike Road, Oropi Road, Cheyne Road, Pyes Pā Road, Corner of River Oaks Drive, Miles Lane, Opposite Furniss Lane.
  • 905a – Bethlehem – St Andrews Drive, Castlewold Drive, Bethlehem Heights, Beaumaris Boulevard, Moffat Road, Bethlehem Road, Carmichael Road, Millers Road, Brookfield Road, Bellevue Road.
  • 905b – Bethlehem – Cambridge Road, Te Reti Views, Bethlehem Road, Cherry Way, Westmoreland Rise, Tall Oaks Way, Bethlehem Country Club, St Michaels Avenue, Westmoreland Rise, Windover Rise, St Pauls Drive.
  • 907 – The Lakes:  Church Street, Sheppard Street, Greerton Village, Maitland Street, Greenpark School, Pyes Pā Road, Kennedy Road, Te Ranga Memorial Drive, Puhirake Crescent, Paraone Koikoi Drive, Lakes Boulevard, Lakeview Quay, Landing Drive, Lakes Boulevard (Opposite Caldera Crescent)

Parents can check whether there is a suitable urban bus service available by entering their home address and Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School into the Tauranga Journey Planner on the BayBus website.

Rural Transport (Tauranga Transport Network Group Buses – EasyBus)

  • 10 – Kaimai area: Kaimai School, Soldiers Rd, Old Kaimai Rd, Cnr Ngamuwahine Rd, Cnr Thorne Rd, Ruahihi Power Station, Taurikura Drive [Bus 10 will stop on request but Bus 904b is a free option for these stops:  Cambridge Road – Cnr of River Oaks Drive, Miles Lane and Westridge Drive].
  • 11 – Kaimai area: McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa Road, Tomsett Road, Catch bus 10 at meeting point*.
  • 12 – Kaimai area:  Ruahihi Road, Poripori Road, catch bus 10 at meeting point*.
  • 13 – Kaimai area:  Belk Road, Omanawa Rd, State Highway 29/Redwood Lane, catch bus 10 at meeting point*.
  • 17 – Whakamarama area:  Munro Road & Old Highway to Pahoia School, Te Karaka Drive, Gill Lane, 774 State Highway.
  • 19 – Plummers Point: Barrett Road, Youngson Road, Old Highway, Plummers Point Road, Jess Road, Carmichael Road Transfer Point
  • 22 – Omokoroa area:  Omokoroa Gravel Pit; Hamurana Rd Shops, Omokoroa Point School, Plummers Point Rd, Anderson Lane, Jess Road, Emeny Road.
  • 25 – Whakamarama area: Cnr Barrett Road & Old Highway, Cnr Youngson Road, Cnr Te Karaka Drive, Cnr Gill Lane. (Includes Ross Road students).

* Meeting point stop is at The Lakes outside Pak n Save.

Students from Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School will be able to catch these College buses where room allows.

Students living in the Kaimai, Te Puna and Whakamarama Schools’ Transport Entitlement Zones are unable to use the TTNG College buses within these school zones. They need to catch the bus at the stops listed above.

Parents/caregivers are encouraged to have a look at the information that is available on the bus websites to keep up to date about buses. 

Fees 2024/2025 (may be subject to change)

  • Rural bus: The fees are $280.00 per year, or $75.00 per term (this fare is reviewed annually) and passes are purchased through their website on the following link:
  • Schoolhopper/Bayhopper: If your regular school bus is a blue or white dedicated school bus no Bee Card is Required. If your regular bus is operated by a yellow Bayhopper vehicle, a Bee Card is required and must be pre-loaded with a child concession or you will be charged the default fare.  Fares will be charged if they do not tag on AND off these buses when exiting.  Note that Bayhopper buses are only free for school students from Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from when school finishes to 5:00 pm.

Lost Property

For lost property contact Baybus on 0800 892 569 for urban buses EasyBus on 07-578 3113 or for rural buses.