Transport
At Diocesan, we have seven school buses transporting over 300 girls from across Auckland directly to our School gates each day.
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From your gate to ours.

We are steadily getting more students using our buses on our established routes, while also investigating new bus routes. Students may catch the Dio buses from Year 2 onwards.

Fitted out with GPS trackers, our Dio buses are user friendly. They allow students and parents to see the bus on its route, as well as being able to receive updates if the buses are delayed. We have an easy “pay as you ride” system where the girls use their student ID card as a bus pass (with easy billing to a credit card through My Monitor).

We have two netball buses in operation for our Year 7 and 8 girls and we are looking at establishing “late buses”.

Diocesan buses

All our buses aim to reach Diocesan by 8am and depart our school bus bays at 3.40pm. See below for information about each Dio Bus route. If you have any queries about the Dio buses please contact our Transport Co-ordinator Susan Lowe.

010 - Eastern Bus (Eastern and Ellerslie Students)
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Kim is our Bus Driver. This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 7:00am from Baverstock Oaks School
Chapel Rd, Kilkenny Dr, Chapel Rd Whitford Rd, Meadowland Dr, Sandspit Rd, Litten Rd, Granger Rd, Selwyn Rd, Picton St, 111 Picton St @ 7.15am, Ridge Rd, Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park Centre, Pakuranga Rd, Fortunes Rd, Butley Dr, Glenmore Rd, Pakuranga Rd, Brampton Ct, Pakuranga Plaza stop 7.30am. Onto Busway to Panmure Station, Ellerslie/Panmure Hwy, Main Hwy, Ellerslie Shops @ 7.45am, Main Hwy onto Great South Road, 8am Diocesan School Margo St Bus Bay.
Departs @ 3:45pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay
Mt St John Ave, Manukau Rd Campbell Cres Market Rd, Wapiti Ave, Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane West Rd, Great South Rd, 138 Main Hwy, Ellerslie Shops @ 4.05pm Robert St, Main Hwy Ellerslie/Panmure Hwy, Into Panmure Station, onto Busway, Pakuranga Rd, 96 Pakuranga Rd Opp Pakuranga Plaza, via Pakuranga Rd Glenmore Rd, Butley Dr Fortunes Rd, Pidgeon Mountain Rd, Pakuranga Rd Opp Highland Park Centre, Ridge Rd, Picton St Stop near Uxbridge Rd, Howick Shops, Selwyn Rd, Granger Rd, Litten Rd, Sandspit Rd, Meadowland Dr Bus Stop outside Meadowlands Plaza, Whitford Rd, Chapel Rd, Kilkenny Dr, Middlefield Dr, Stop after Gracechurch Road Exit, Baverstock Rd, Baverstock Oaks School Bus Bay.
Fares

Discounted Term Return

Ellerslie & Greenlane: $1.50 per ride (Ed Smart Form)
Howick-Dannemora: $4.50 per ride (Ed Smart Form)
or $5.50 per ride one way (Ed Smart Form)

Casual

Ellerslie & Greenlane: $3.00 “pay as you ride”
Howick – Dannemora: $8 “pay as you ride”

015 - Grey Lynn / Herne Bay
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Jody is our Bus Driver. This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 7:15am from 2 Richmond Rd (Stop #8076)
Surrey Cres, Old Mill Rd Garnet Rd, West End Rd, Jervois Rd, Ponsonby Rd, Hopetoun St, Pitt St, Southern Motorway Southbound, Exit Gillies Ave, Mortimer Pass, Broadway, Great South Rd, Erin St, Clyde St, Arrives @ 8am at Dio Clyde St Bus Bay.
Departs @ 3:40pm from Dio Clyde St Bus Bay
Manukau Rd, Khyber Pass Rd, Onto Newton Rd, Onto Ponsonby Rd, Pompellier Tce, Redmond St, Jervois Rd, West End Rd, Garnet Rd, Old Mill Rd, Surrey Cres, LAST STOP 35 Richmond Rd.
Fares

Discounted Term Return: $3.80 per ride (Ed Smart Form)
Or Casual: $5 “pay as you ride”

017 - Pt Chevalier / Herne Bay
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Melanie is our Bus Driver. This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 7:15am from 52 Pt Chevalier Rd (top of Montrose Street)
Dignan St, Walford Rd, Meola Rd, Garnet Rd, West End Rd, Jervois Rd, Herne Bay Rd, Argyle St, Wallace St, Sarsfield St, Shelley Beach Rd, Jervois Rd, Ponsonby Rd, Picton St, Hepburn St, Wellington St, Union St, Southern Motorway Southbound, Exit Gillies Ave, Gillies Ave, Mortimer Pass, Broadway, Great South Rd, Erin St, Clyde St, Arrives @ 8am Dio Clyde St Bus Bay
Departs @ 3:40pm from Dio Clyde St Bus Bay
Manukau Rd, Alpers Ave, Gillies Ave, Southern Motorway Northbound, Exit – Nelson St, Union St, Wellington St, Hepburn St, Picton St, Ponsonby Rd, Pompellier Tce, Redmond St, Jervois Rd, Shelly Beach Rd, Sarsfield St, Wallace St, Argyle St, Herne Bay Rd, Jervois Rd, West End Rd, Garnet Rd, Meola Rd, Walford St, Dignan St, Pt Chevalier Rd.
Fares

Discounted Term Return: $3.80 per ride (Ed Smart Form)
Or Casual: $5 “pay as you ride”

019 - Glendowie / St Heliers
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Heidi is our Bus Driver. This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 7:00am from 305 St Heliers Bay Rd
Mt St John Ave, Manuka Rd, Campbell Cres, Market Rd, Remuera Rd, Victoria Ave, Manawa Rd, Orakei Rd, Ngapipi Rd, Ngaiwi St, Coates Ave, Kepa Rad, 4pm Patteson Ave, Mission Bay Shops, Tamaki Dr, 4:10pm: Averill Ave, Melanesia Rd, Long Dr, St Heliers Bay Rd, 4.20pm Maskell St, Chesterfield Ave, Rochdale Ave, Left onto Riddell Rd, (Continue on Riddell Rd) - right onto Bay Rd, Vale Rd, Tamaki Dr, 4.30pm: St Heliers Bay Rd, 320 St Heliers Bay Rd
Departs @ 3:40pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay


Mt St John Ave, Manuka Rd, Campbell Cres, Market Rd, Remuera Rd, Victoria Ave, Manawa Rd, Orakei Rd, Ngapipi Rd, Ngaiwi St, Coates Ave, Kepa Rad, 4pm Patteson Ave, Mission Bay Shops, Tamaki Dr, 4:10pm: Averill Ave, Melanesia Rd, Long Dr, St Heliers Bay Rd, 4.20pm Maskell St, Chesterfield Ave, Rochdale Ave, Left onto Riddell Rd, (Continue on Riddell Rd) - right onto Bay Rd, Vale Rd, Tamaki Dr, 4.30pm: St Heliers Bay Rd, 320 St Heliers Bay Rd
Fares

Fares: (all zones): $3.80 Return Term price (all stops).
Zone 1 (Remuera Stops): $3.80 (pay as you ride price).
Zone 2 (Eastern Bays Stops): $5.00 (pay as you ride price).

020 - Stonefields
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This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 6:50am from Carruth Rd & Fitzroy St, outside 129 Carruth Rd Papatoetoe
St George St, Atkinson Ave Otahuhu, 7.05am on Mt Wellington Highway. Te Horeta Rd, Morrin Rd College Rd, Stonefields Ave, Tihi St, Bluegrey Ave, College Rd, 7.30am St Johns Rd, onto Remuera Rd, Last pick up 445 Remuera Road (by St Aidan’s Church). Express to Dio via St Marks Rd, Great South Rd, Erin St. Arrives @ 8am at Dio Margot St Bus Bay.
Departs @ 3:40pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay
Express to Orakei Rd, Mt St John Ave. Market Rd, Remuera Rd onto St Johns Rd, College Rd 4.10pm, Bluegrey Ave, Tihi St, College Rd, Morrin Rd onto Te Horeta Rd, Mt Wellington Highway onto Atkinson Ave, onto Great South Rd, St George ST, LAST STOP Carruth Rd (outside 120 Carruth Rd).
Fares

Discounted Term Return: $3.80 per ride (Ed Smart Form)
Or Casual: $3.80 for Remuera stops (BP at Meadowbank), $5 for all stops Meadowbank to Stonefields.

030 - Mt. Roskill / Mt Eden
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Jean is our Bus Driver. This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops.

Departs @ 7:15am from Richardson Rd outside Owaiaka School
New North Rd, 7.30am: Mt Eden Rd, Bus Stop Mt Eden Rd near Enfield St, via Mt Eden Rd, Esplanade Rd, View Rd, Horoeka Ave, Valley Rd, Dominion Rd, Balmoral Rd, Greenlane West, Manukau Rd, Market Rd, Great South Rd, Erin St, Arrives @ 8am at Dio Margot Street Bus Bay.
Departs @ 3.40pm from Dio Margot Street Bus Bay
Mt St John Ave, Market Rd, Campbell Cres, Manukau Rd, Greenlane West, Balmoral Rd, Dominion Rd, Valley Rd, Horoeka Ave, View Rd, Esplanade Rd, Mt Eden Rd (Mt Eden Train Station), New North Rd, Richardson Rd, LAST STOP Outside Owairaka School.
Fares

Fares: $4.00 “pay as you ride” price.

067 Helensville
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Josie is our Bus Driver.

Departs @ 6.30am from Factory Road, Helensville
Bus Stop 4876 before Roundabout – Waimauku, Bus Stop 4872 - 403 Main Rd, Huapai, 6.35am Bus Stop 4866- 90 Main Rd, Kumeu. (The Fireplace) Bus Stop 4885 Near to Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Bus Stop 5717 - SH 16, Whenuapai (Outside the Grind) Brigham Creek Rd, Tamatea Ave, Airport Rd, 7.00am AT Bus Stop on Airport Rd Brigham Creek Rd, 2nd exit onto SH18 Upper Harbour Highway onto SH16 North-western Motorway. Exit 14 – Te Atatu, Te Atatu Rd. 7.20am Old Te Atatu Rd. Gloria Ave, Te Atatu Rd, SH16 North-western Motorway, Exit 8A – Great North Rd, 7.24am - Bus Stop 8131 on Great North Rd Pt Chev Shops 7.30am - Bus Stop 8115 on Great North Rd Grey Lynn Shops Newton Rd, Khyber Pass onto Crowhurst Rd, Gillies Ave, Owens Rd, Manukau Rd, Clyde St, 8.00am Diocesan School Margot St Bus Bay.
Departs @ 3.40pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay
Mt St John Ave onto Manukau Rd onto Dommett Ave onto Gillies Ave, Southern Motorway Northbound. Exit – Khyber Pass Rd Khyber Pass onto Newton Rd, Great North Rd, Bus Stop 8114 - Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Shops, Bus Stop 8130 - Great North Rd, Pt Chev Shops, SH16 North-western Motorway, Exit14 Te Atatu, onto Te Atatu Rd, Old Te Atatu onto Gloria Ave, onto Te Atatu Rd SH16 Transfer SH16 to SH18 Upper Harbour Highway, Exit 9 Brigham Creek Rd, onto Brigham Creek Rd, Right Tamatea Ave, Airport Rd, Brigham Creek Rd, Roundabout – 3rd Exit – SH16, Bus Stop 5744 Opposite 183 SH 16, Whenuapai (Opposite - The Grind) Bus Stop 4938 Near Taupaki Rd – Before Roundabout, Bus Stop 4889 Opposite 90 Main Rd, Kumeu, Bus Stop 4893 - 405 Main Rd, Huapai, Bus Stop 4521- Waimauku SH16, Finish Bus Stop 4978 after Roundabout, Waimauku.
Fares

Discounted Term Return (Ed Smart Form):
Zone 2 (Grey Lynn Shops): Return term price $3.80 per ride, $5.00 casual ‘pay as you ride’
Zone 3/4 (Te Atatu Peninsula): $4.50 per ride, $5.50 per ride one-way, $8.00 casual ‘pay as you ride’
Zone 5/6 (Waimauku, Coatesville, Whenuapai, Hobsonville, Waitakere): $7.50 per ride, $9.00 per ride one-way, $15.00 casual ‘pay as you ride’.

Devonport Shuttle
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Devonport Peninsula/Takapuna Shuttle Bus, operated by Devonport Tours. This service starts at the Peninsula and collects students from as close to their residence as possible. At Tennyson Ave, the bus splits into two buses, one of which travels directly to Diocesan.

Departs @ 7.50am from Tennyson Ave, Takapuna
Arrives @ 3.55pm at Tennyson Ave, Takapuna
Fares

This private service operated by Devonport Tours and charges $10.70 +GST per day and a term ticket is charged in advance.

Birkenhead & Northcote
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Operated by Devonport Tours, servicing Birkenhead, Birkenhead point, Northcote and Northcote point.

Fares

As this is a newly established route, the bus is currently picking up from as near to homes as possible so the route will adapt to accommodate families as more take up this service.

Charges are Return: $12.00 + GST per day
2 students same family discount: $11.00 + GST per student.
A term ticket is charged in advance.

Driver: Paul Mullane, ph. 021 960 312.

Auckland Transport buses

All Auckland Transport School Buses require an AT HOP card to travel. Details for these services can be found on the AT website.

School Bus #516 - Parnell to Epsom
Departs @ 7:30am from Gladstone Road
Opposite 112 Gladstone Road (stop 7646), Gladstone Road, Canterbury Place, St Stephens Avenue, Brighton Road, Shore Road, Seaview Road, Bassett Road, Remuera Road, Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Alpers Avenue, Gillies Avenue, Owens Road, Mountain Road, Opp 54 Mountain Road (stop 8617)
Departs @ 3:20pm from Mountain Road
Opposite 54 Mountain Road (stop 8619), Mountain Road, Khyber Pass Road, Crowhurst Street, Gillies Avenue, Owens Road, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount Street John Avenue, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, Remuera Road, Bassett Road, Seaview Road, Shore Road, Brighton Road, St Stephens Avenue, Canterbury Place, Gladstone Road, 112 Gladstone Road (stop 7653)
School Bus #520 - Mt Roskill to Epsom
Departs @ 7:25am from Mt Albert Road
388 Mt Albert Road (stop 8832), Mt Albert Road, Buckley Road, Selwyn Road, The Drive, Green Lane West, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, St Cuthberts College, Market Road, Ranfurly Road, Manukau Road, St Marks Road, Remuera Road, Orakei Road, Shore Road, Victoria Avenue, Victoria Avenue near Baradene College (stop 7783)
Departs @ 3:25pm from Victoria Avenue
290 Victoria Avenue (stop 7790), Victoria Avenue, Shore Road, Orakei Road, Remuera Road, St Marks Road, Manukau Road, Ranfurly Road, Market Road, St Cuthberts College, Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Green Lane West, The Drive, Selwyn Road, Buckley Road, Fernleigh Avenue, Peet Avenue, Mount Albert Road, 383 Mt Albert Rd (stop 8839)
School Bus # 521 - Glen Innes to Epsom
Departs @ 7:20am from Glen Innes Station
Stop C Glen Innes Station (stop 7821), Apirana Avenue, Merton Road, Morrin Road, Stonefields Avenue, Tepha Boulevard, Bluegrey Avenue, College Road, St Johns Road, Remuera Road, Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Alpers Avenue, Gilles Avenue, Owens Road, Owens Road by Epsom Girls Grammar Gate (stop 1495)
Departs @ 3:35pm from Owens Road
Owens Road by Epsom Girls Grammar Gate (stop 1495), Owens Road, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, Remuera Road, St Johns Road, College Road, Bluegrey Avenue, Tephra Boulevard, Stonefields Avenue, Morrin Road, Merton Road, Apirana Avenue, Stop A Glen Innes Station (stop 8799)
School Bus # 522 - St Heliers to Epsom
Departs @ 7:10am from Tamaki Drive
Opposite 411 Tamaki Drive (stop 7344), Tamaki Drive, Turua Street, Polygon Road, St Heliers Bay Road, Kohimarama Road, Kepa Road, Coates Avenue, Ngaiwi Street, Ngapipi Road, Orakei Road, Shore Road, Victoria Avenue, Remuera Road, St Marks Road, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, 137 Market Road (stop 1753)
Departs @ 3.35pm & 3.40pm from Market Road
St Cuthberts Bus Bay (stop 1506), Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, St Marks Road, Remuera Road, Victoria Avenue, Shore Road, Orakei Road, Ngapipi Road, Ngaiwi Street, Coates Avenue, Kepa Road, Kohimarama Road, St Heliers Bay Road, Polygon Road, Turua Street, Tamaki Drive, 405 Tamaki Drive (stop 7345)
School Bus # 523 - Glendowie to Epsom
Departs @ 7:05am from Tamaki Drive
Opposite 411 Tamaki Drive (stop 7344), Tamaki Drive, Vale Road, Bay Road, Riddell Road, Rochdale Avenue, Chesterfield Avenue, Maskell Street, St Heliers Bay Road, Kohimarama Road, Kepa Road, Purewa Bridge, Orakei Road, Remuera Road, Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Alpers Avenue, Gillies Avenue, Owens Road, Owens Rd by Epsom Girls Grammar Gate (stop 1495)
Departs @ 3:30pm from Owens Road
Owens Rd by Epsom Girls Grammar Gate (stop 1495), Owens Road, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount St John Avenue, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, Remuera Road, Orakei Road, Purewa Bridge, Kepa Road, Kohimarama Road, St Heliers Bay Road, Maskell Street, Chesterfield Avenue, Rochdale Avenue, Riddell Road, Bay Road, Vale Road, Tamaki Drive, 405 Tamaki Drive (stop 7345)
School Bus # 524 - Remuera to Epsom
Departs @ 7:40am from Upland Road
12 Upland Road (stop 7746), Upland Road, Benson Road, Orakei Road, Remuera Road, Clonbern Road, Lillington Road, Armadale Road, Dromorne Road, Market Road, Campbell Crescent, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount Street John Avenue, Manukau Road, 95 Manukau Road (stop 8701)
Departs @ 3:38pm from Owens Road
Owens Road by Epsom Girls Grammar Gate (stop 1495), Owens Road, Manukau Road, Clyde Street, Margot Street, Mount Street, John Avenue, Manukau Road, Campbell Crescent, Market Road, Dromorne Road, Armadale Road, Lillington Road, Clonbern Road, Remuera Road, Orakei Road, Benson Road, Upland Road, 7 Upland Road (stop 7743)
School Bus # 525 - Ponsonby to Epsom
Departs @ 7.38am from Jervois Road
219 Jervois Road (stop 7124), Jervois Road, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, Symonds Street, Khyber Pass Road, Broadway, Manukau Road, 2 Manukau Road (stop 8700)
Departs @ 3.40pm from Manukau Road
95 Manukau Road (stop 8701), Manukau Road, Broadway, Khyber Pass Road, Symonds Street, Karangahape Road, Ponsonby Road, Pompallier Terrace, Redmond Street, Jervois Road, 219 Jervois Road (stop 7124)
School Bus # 006 - Titirangi to Epsom (Ritchies Bus)
Departs @ 7:05am from Titirangi Road
423 Titirangi Rd (5221), ahead Titirangi Rd, right Godley Rd, ahead Portage Rd, right Bolton St, right Taylor St, right Blockhouse Bay Rd, left Donovan St, ahead White Swan Rd, right Richardson Rd, left Dominion Rd, right Mt Albert Rd, left Pah Rd, ahead Manukau Rd, right Campbell Cres, ahead Market Rd, left Ranfurly Rd, right Manukau Rd, right Clyde St, right Margot St, left Mt St John Ave, left Market Rd, right Remuera Rd, left Victoria Ave, right Shore Rd, St Kentigern Bus Bay (1510)
Departs @ 3:25pm from Victoria Ave
Victoria (for Baradene College), Shore (for St Kentigern Boys School), Orakei (for St Kentigern Girls School), Remuera (for Kings School), St Marks, Clyde, Margot (for Diocesan School, Epsom Girls), Mt St John, Manukau, Ranfurly, Market (for St Cuthbert's), Campbell, Manukau, Pah, Mt Albert (for Marcellin College), Dominion, Richardson, White Swan, Donovan, Blockhouse Bay, Gilfillan, Connaught, Godley, Titirangi Village (stop 5236 at 402 Titirangi Rd opposite petrol station)
School Bus # 064 - Albany Station to Epsom (Ritchies Bus)
Departs @ 7:25am from Albany Station
Albany Station, Constellation Station, Sunnynook Station, Smales Farm Station, Akoranga Station, Gilles Avenue, Margot Street, Diocesan School, Market Road, St Cuthberts, Remuera Road, Orakei Road, St Kentigern Schools, Victoria Avenue, Baradene College
Departs @ 3:25pm from Victoria Ave
Baradene College, Victoria Avenue, Remuera Rd, Market Rd, St Cuthberts, Market Rd, Campbell Cr, Manukau Road, Alpers Ave, Gillies Ave, Akoranga Station, Smales Farm Station, Sunnynook Station, Constellation Station, Albany Station

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