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Bus Information

Orewa College uses the services of Bayes Coachlines for Local bus services and Ritchies Coachlines for Rural bus services.

Bayes Coachlines

Bus Route information

Army Bay to Orewa College – Route 4
Arkles Bay/Manly to Orewa College – Route 5
Stanmore Bay/Vipond Road to Orewa College – Route 6
Brightside Road to Orewa College – Route 7

Bayes Coachline Timetables

Timetable information.

Students need to complete a of Conduct to travel on Bayes Buses. This form needs to be returned to the Main Office.

Students will need to purchase a Hop Card to ride on these local buses. AT HOP is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on buses, trains and ferries around Auckland. Students can also load a Child or Secondary Student concession on their AT HOP card to receive discounted fares. AT has found a large number of primary, intermediate and secondary students are still using cash to pay for public transport, rather than using an AT HOP card. Therefore, those children are not benefitting from the discounts on fares that AT Metro provides. Additionally, there are some school age children using an AT HOP card without the correct Child or Secondary Student Concession loaded, so they are not currently receiving the travel discounts they are eligible for. Please click here for Child and Secondary Concessions to learn more. Click here for information about the AT Hop card.

For more information on routes or timetables please contact Bayes Coachlines on 09 426 5504 or email at

Ritchies Coachlines

Transport Assistance

Some students may be eligible for free bus transport. Click here to determine if your child is eligible for this.

For more information on Transport assistance click here for the Ministry of Education Fact Sheet.

If your child is in Year 7 & 8 they will not qualify for Transport Assistance. A 10 ride bus ticket is $21.00 and can be purchased from the Accounts Office at Orewa College. Your child will be issued with a Rural Bus card to catch their bus.

Students wanting to catch a Rural bus need to complete a Rural Bus Application Form and a Ritchies Code of Conduct Form. This form needs to be returned to the Main office.

Rural Bus Routes

Route 1590 Dairy Flat and Waitoki

Route 1523 Haruru and Pine Valley

Route 1515 Puhoi

Route 1516 Tahekeroa

Route 1527 Stillwater

Route 1507 Horseshoe Bush Road

For more information on routes or timetables please contact Ritchies Coachlines on 09 420 6091 or email:

Orewa College Bus Co-ordinator

Mr Greydon Little,