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Marsden School Van

Getting to Marsden is easy

Students of all ages travel from all parts of the Greater Wellington region to attend Marsden in Karori. 

Bus Service

It's easy to get to Marsden School. 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. The buses depart at 3:40pm.


For information about routes and bus timetables see MyMarsden Buses

Private Marsden Bus – Seatoun-Strathmore-Miramar-Kilbirnie-Hataitai-Roseneath-Oriental Parade-Thorndon-Northland

Commencing 3 February 2020 Marsden has hired a private bus to replace #670 which was cancelled for 2020 by Metlink.  Full information, including routes and fees.

Shuttle Service – Eastbourne

Marsden also 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 our private bus or the Eastbourne shuttle please contact Jo Sherlock by email jo.sherlock@marsden.school.nz or calling 476 8792 Ext832.

Snapper Cards

Snapper Green Card 

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.


It is a good idea to register your Snapper online 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 see https://www.snapper.co.nz/

Primary Administrator

Jo Sherlock
Primary Admin, Facility Hire
(04) 476 8707
Contact me for any transport enquiries