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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 the most up to date information about routes and bus timetables please see Metlink.

* Marsden only buses
Bus #  To and From Marsden 
673* Churton Park, Broadmeadows, Ngaio, Marsden
674* Khandallah, Ngaio, Wilton, Marsden
677 Island Bay, Kingston, Kelburn, Marsden
14 Kilbirnie, Hataitai, Roseneath, Wilton, Marsden

Whilst we are confident that Marsden students have good options to get to school and into town, the safety of our students is paramount. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to organise a bus buddy for your daughter. Contact Katherine Priddle at if you have any queries.  


For other details phone Metlink on (04) 801 7000. This is a free telephone enquiry service which normally operates 24hrs, 7 days with the exception of Christmas Day (please check the Metlink website as there maybe other exceptions due to COVID staffing shortages). If you live outside the Wellington free call area, you can also contact Metlink on 0800 801 7000.

Eastbourne Shuttle Service

Marsden also operates a school shuttle service from Eastbourne.

The Eastbourne route varies according to students' needs, with a pickup in Woburn and Petone then up to Karori. It is scheduled to arrive at school by 8:15am. The shuttle returns via Petone Station to Eastbourne. 


If you would like to use the Eastbourne shuttle please contact Jo Sherlock by email or calling 476 8792 Ext832.

Snapper Cards

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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

Year 7-13 students new to Marsden will have their photo taken when they start school and will be issued a few weeks later with a Snapper enabled Student ID card. The card costs $20.50. If your daughter loses her ID card or is experiencing problems with her card, please contact the school office on 476 8707. Please register the Snapper online by creating a Snapper account so that you can view the transaction summary and type of concession. Registering the Snapper also makes it possible for the card to be returned to your daughter should she mislay it. The card can be topped up at dairies, other Snapper providers and through the Snapper App. 

Note: Users must remember to tag on entering the bus AND tag off when leaving the bus to avoid penalty charges.


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For students coming to Marsden from further afield there are regular train services on the Kapiti/ Hutt Valley/ Johnsonville/ Melling and Wairarapa Lines to the Wellington Railway Station. From there it's a short 6 mins walk to Lambton Quay North - Stop A, where they can catch either Bus #34 or #2 to Karori Road at Lancaster Street, and then it's an easy stroll to Marsden. 


At the end of the day students can catch the #671 direct from Marsden to the Railway station or the #14 Bus from Marsden which stops at the Railway station. Bus #2 departs regularly from Marsden Village and students can get off at Lambton Quay North - Stop D and walk to the Railway Station.