All dedicated bus services will start on Monday 3 February 2020 with the exception of route 803a which will start on Tuesday 4 February.  All school services drop off and pick up at the school gate on 13th Avenue.  

These are the dedicated school services (students only);

801b Maungatapu & Ohauiti

803a Welcome Bay (Waikite Road)

806c The Lakes (bus number change)

807 Freeburn Road & Pyes Pa Road (bus number change)

903d Pyes Pa - Cheyne Road (bus number change)

905a Bethlehem & Otumoetai (bus number change)

Go to to see all route descriptions.  Some routes are new and some have changed so plese make sure you check them out.

Non dedicated school routes (public) that travel close to St Mary’s School

Route 1:  Access on Fraser Street for travel to/from Greerton & Pyes Pa - travels along Fraser Street between Tauranga CBD and Pyes Pa (via Chadwick Road).

Route 40:  Access on 15th Avenue - for travel to/from Welcome Bay, travels along 15th Avenue to Welcome Bay.

Route 36: Access on 15th Avenue for travel to/from Papamoa, travels along 15th Avenue towards Maungatapu and Papamoa.

School students in uniform can travel for free on school days before 9am and between 2.30 – 6.30pm. This applies to all dedicated school services and Bayhopper services, excluding Te Puke, Katikati and Omokoroa services.  During other times the fare is $2.00 cash or $1.60 with a Smartride card.

Bus Services - Rural Routes:  2019 finish times - 2020 start times

Bus 6 Oropi  Last day Morning of 18-Dec.  There will be not afternoon bus run.  

All rural services will commence Monday 3 February and not on the 4th as was previously advertised.

For more information on rural services please go to