Getting to Marsden Whitby is easy

Students from the Kapiti Coast, Porirua and the Hutt Valley find it easy to get to Marsden Whitby.

Marsden Whitby and the NZ Coach Service run bus services to provide transport to our students during the school year. We are delighted to be able to provide this efficient service, ensuring that students arrive safely to begin their school day. 

Outlined below details of the Hutt Valley and Paremata bus routes and costs. The information is divided into three sections:

•    General information relevant to both bus services
•    Information relevant only to Paremata bus run
•    Information relevant only to Hutt Valley bus run

General Information relevant to both the Hutt Valley and Paremata bus runs

NZ Coach Service is very keen to work with the school to establish the most effective bus route for students. Should you have a preferred bus stop along either route that would be more convenient to you, please notify the school office so that we can accommodate your request if possible.


On each route, the bus will collect Marsden Whitby students only and then only those who are in our school uniform unless we inform them of a planned mufti day. They will be delivered to the front door of the school. For your peace of mind, please know that no member of the public will be permitted to travel on either bus.


In the event of buses or connecting trains being delayed at the end of the day due to weather, road accidents etc the school will attempt to contact each parent notifying them of such delays. For this purpose, please provide the school office with your cell phone number/s by emailing or phoning (04) 234 1070.


Towards the end of each term bus charges will be disbursed to your account as flows:

Route Cost per term
From Paremata Railway station $175
From the Hutt $415
From Judgeford $175

Students who require transport from between the school and the Paremata station will be issued tickets from the school office with a 10 trip ticket and the cost being disbursed to your account. Please contact or phone (04) 234 1070.

Paremata Bus Timetable

NZ Coach Service has endeavoured to be as accurate as possible with pickup times. Please arrive at the bus station with time to spare – NZ Coach will not depart from any specific pick-up bus stop before the times stated below:


Depart Time        Stop
8:00am    Tweed Road  Bus stop #2502
8:05am Tweed Road  Bus stop #2506 (opposite Papakowhai Diary)
8:12am Paremata Railway station – the bus will NOT leave the station before 8.12am or until both north and south bound trains have arrived
8:12am Seaview Road  Bus stop #2718 
8:15am Hicks Close 
8:25am Marsden Whitby School 

Should the trains be delayed, the bus will not leave the station to travel to school until both trains have arrived at Paremata.


Students will be collected from the school at the end of the school day to travel to the Paremata Railway station arriving there just prior to 3.30pm to catch their trains to return home.

Hutt Valley Bus Timetable

Times given below are departure times. The bus will NOT depart prior to these times.

Depart Time Stop
7:40am Departs Upper Hutt Railway Station travelling down Fergusson Drive
7:50am Silverstream Railway Station  Bus then travels down via Stokey Valley Eastern Hutt Road
8:00am Fairway Drive / Daysh Street / Cambridge
8:10am Waterloo Station, travel back down Oxford Terrace
8:15am Old National Film Unit / Manor Park
8:30am Judgeford intersection
8:35am Joseph Banks Drive onto Navigation Drive and Samwell Drive
8:40am Arrive at Marsden Whitby

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your son/daughter’s transport to school, please contact NZ Coach Services 0800 634572 directly – to discuss any other matters please contact Lorraine Rose in the school office (04) 234 1070.

Enrolments Marsden Whitby

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710
Contact me if you need more information on getting to Marsden Whitby