Getting to Marsden Whitby is easy

Students from the Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Johnsonville 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 are details of the Hutt Valley, Johnsonville and Paremata bus routes and costs. The information is divided into four sections:

•  General information relevant all both bus services

•  Information relevant only to Paremata bus run

•  Information relevant only to Hutt Valley bus run 

  • Information relevant only to Johnsonville/Tawa bus run

General Information relevant to all 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 the 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.


Near the beginning of each term bus charges will be disbursed to your account.

Route Cost per term
From Paremata Railway station $175
From the Hutt $415
From Judgeford $175
From Johnsonville $325
From Tawa  $280
From Aotea $175

Students who occasionally require to catch the bus may purchase a 10 trip ticket and the cost will be disbursed to your account. Please contact Christine Allen, Accountant, should you wish to discuss matters concerning bus charges being disbursed: or ph (04) 476 8792 extn 861, to discuss this option.

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)
8:17am Paremata Railway station – the bus will NOT leave the station before 8.12am or until the Kapiti trains have arrived
8:17am Seaview Road  Bus stop #2718 
8:20am Hicks Close 
8:30am Marsden Whitby School 

Should the trains be delayed, the bus will not leave the station to travel to school until the train has 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 approximate departure times. The bus will NOT depart prior to the times which are underlined.

Depart Time Stop
7:35am Departs Upper Hutt Railway Station travelling down Fergusson Drive
7:45am 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


Johnsonville/Tawa/Aotea Bus Timetable

These are approximate departure times from each stop.  If the time is is underlined, then the bus will not leave that stop before that time.  However, please make sure that your child knows that the bus may arrive earlier or later than these estimated times.

Depart Time Stop
7.45am      Johnsonville Railway Station. Travels along Middleton Road then Halswater Drive, Churton Park and Burbank Crescent, Lakewood Avenue.
7.55am   Westchester Drive, Middleton Road and Glenside.
8.00am Takapu Road Station, Tawa travelling along Main Road, Tawa and Kenepuru Drive.
8.10am   Lyttelton Ave, Porirua - beside New World Supermarket, opp Porirua Railway Station. Motorway North SH1 travelling to Whitford Brown Ave, Aotea and Okowai Road.
8.15am   Aotea Drive then Warspite Ave, Ascot Park.
8.20am   Omapere Street on to Discovery Drive, Whitby.
8.30am Marsden Whitby

The bus driver will be looking out at all bus stops for students in our uniform. If an alternative pick-up point along this route would be really useful for you, please do contact Lorraine Rose to discuss the options. 


Students will be collected from school at the end of the school day and will travel home by the same routes in reverse. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your son/daughter’s transport to school, please contact Lorraine Rose in the school office on (04) 234 1070.

Enrolments Marsden Whitby

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710