Information on Marsden School Bus Services

Metlink Buses

Marsden and Metlink run bus services from the Wellington suburbs to Marsden and return. The buses arrive and depart from the Vera Street entrance. Younger children can be buddied with an older student travelling on the same bus. Please speak to your child’s teacher to arrange this.

There is a duty teacher who monitors the children as they leave Marsden at the end of the day. Please check individual routes for departure and arrival times.


See links on this page for detailed routes and timetables.

Routes Discontinued Notice

Metlink have advised from 6 September 2021 the following routes will be discontinued, alternative options available.
  • Route 671 from Marsden to Wellington Railway Station – students can instead use Route 2 services from Marsden Village to Lambton Quay and complete the short walk to the Railway Station.
  • Route 678 Moa Point – Marsden –Students currently catching Route 678 from Seatoun can catch  Route 2 or 30X services (students using 30X transfer to Route 2 before Wellington Station). Students currently catching Route 678 from Kilbirnie/Hataitai can catch Route 2 services. Students currently catching Route 678 in the afternoons can catch Route 2 services to Seatoun and Miramar from Marsden Village. 
Whilst we are confident that Marsden students have good options to get to school and into town, the safety of our students is paramount. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to organise a bus buddy for your daughter. Contact Katherine Priddle at reception@marsden.school.nz if you have any queries.  
* Marsden only buses
For other details phone Metlink on (04) 801 7000. This is a free telephone enquiry service which operates 24hrs, 7 days with the exception of Christmas Day. If you live outside the Wellington free call area, you can also contact Metlink on 0800 801 7000.

Eastbourne Shuttle Service

Marsden operates a school shuttle service from Eastbourne. The Eastbourne route varies according to students' needs and runs along The Esplanade to Petone Station then up to Karori. It is scheduled to arrive at school by 8:15am.
If you would like to use the Eastbourne shuttle please contact Jo Sherlock by email jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz or calling 476 8792 Ext832.

Snapper Cards

A Snapper card is great for students travelling on public transport. 
Snapper Green
Primary students can get a green Snapper card from Snapper providers, which has a travel discount applied entitling them to child fare discounts on public transport. 
Snapper enabled Student ID

All Year 7–13 students are issued with a Snapper enabled Student ID card when they start at Marsden. There is a cost of $20 for the card which is updated every two years. Lost cards can be replaced for $20. If your daughter loses her ID card or is experiencing problems with her card please contact the school office on 476 8707. 

Please register your Snapper online snapper.co.nz by creating a Snapper account so you can view your transaction summary and type of concession. The card can be topped up at dairies and other Snapper providers.

Note: Users must remember to tag on entering the bus AND tag off when leaving the bus to avoid penalty charges. For further information visit snapper.co.nz


For students coming to Marsden from further afield there are regular train services on the Kapiti/ Hutt Valley/ Johnsonville/ Melling and Wairarapa Lines to the Wellington Railway Station. From there it's a short 6 mins walk to Lambton Quay North - Stop A, where they can catch either Bus #34 or #2 to Karori Road at Lancaster Street, and then it's an easy stroll to Marsden. 

At the end of the day students can catch Marsden Bus #14 which stops at the railway station or  Bus #2 which departs regularly from Marsden Village and students can get off at Lambton Quay North - Stop D and walk to the Railway Station.