Transport Options

Please find a list of transport options for students travelling to and from HIBS.

Metlink bus customers using Snapper cards is likely to be the most cost-effective option for getting around the Wellington region by bus. 

Snapper is a stored value card.  All Metlink buses now use Snapper.  Remember to swipe your card on the reader when you get on the bus and when you hop off.  You can buy a Snapper card from Snapper retailers, service centres, or online for $10.00 RRP.  

Term Train Passes can be purchased from main train stations e.g. Upper Hutt, Waterloo and Wellington Stations.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Students are able to use route 970, 971 and 973 serving Papakowhai, Paremata, Plimmerton and Whitby areas. Transfers are made at Moonshine Road and buses travel to HIBS. This service is run by NZ Coach Services. Snapper cards are not accepted on these bus routes. Term passes and 10 trip tickets must be purchased direct from NZ Coach Services at www.nzcoach.co.nz
Students from Petone are able to use public bus route 110, or the train.
Students from the Western Hills are able to use public bus route 150 and then transfer to route 110 at Queensgate, or take the train from Waterloo Station.
Students from Te Marua are able to use public bus route 112 and then transfer to route 110 at Upper Hutt Station. Students between Emerald Hill and Trentham will be able to use public bus route 110.
Students from Avalon, Taita and Stokes Valley are able to use public bus route 110. Students from Wainuiomata are able to use public bus route 160/170 and transfer to route 110, or take the train from Waterloo Station. Students from Waterloo, Woburn and Naenae are able to use public bus route 110, or the train. Students from Melling are able to use school route 951. Please refer to www.metlink.org.nz for details of pick up and drop off points. For up to date bus information (including the current location of the bus), please download the Metlink Journey Planner app. HIBS is also situated close to Trentham train station. Many students from the above areas tend to use Metlink as this service provides flexibility with regard to time of travel. This fits in well with after school commitments. Students situated away from the train stations usually have access to the Metlink Bus service which delivers the boys close to HIBS at the corner of Barton Avenue and Fergusson Drive.
The bus run from Eastbourne uses Tranzit Coachlines. The bus runs from Nikau Street leaving approximately at 7.30am. The cost is currently in negotiation for 2021 but is approx. $380 per term in 2020. This service will be administered by HIBS in entirety from 2021. Nearly all Eastbourne boys use this service due to the lack of a direct public transport option. HIBS has contacted all families, current and new in 2021, regarding this service. For further information, please contact Mr Craig Johnson via Email cjohnson@hibs.school.nz.

Alternatively students are able to use public bus route 83 and transfer to route 110, or take the train from Woburn Station.