Transport

Transport

At Diocesan, we have six school buses transporting over 300 girls from across Auckland directly to our School gates each day. We are steadily growing patronage on our established routes, while also investigating new ones. Your daughter may catch the Dio buses from Year 2 onwards.

From Your Door to Ours

From Your Door to Ours

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”.


If you want to take advantage of our Diocesan school buses please read from the options belowWe would love to welcome your daughter on board. View the Diocesan Bus Fees Sheet

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)

010 Eastern Bus (Eastern and Ellerslie students)

Kim is our Bus Driver.


This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops

Departs @ 7am Start at Baverstock Oaks School, 21 Baverstock Rd, Chapel Rd, Kilkenny Dr, Chapel Rd, Whitford Rd, Meadowland Dr, 119 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 Bus Stop - approx. 7.30am, Pakuranga Rd, Lagoon Dr, onto Ellerslie/Panmure Hwy, Main Hwy, Ellerslie Shops @ 7.45am, Main Hwy, Great South Road. Arrives at Dio Margot St Bus Bay @ 8am


 Departs @ 3.45pm 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, onto Lagoon Drive, 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). $5.50 per ride one way (Ed Smart Form)


Or Casual: Ellerslie & Greenlane: $3.00 “pay as you ride”, Howick - Dannemora: $8 “pay as you ride”





015 GreyLynn/Herne Bay

015 GreyLynn/Herne Bay

Jody is our Bus Driver


This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops


Departs @ 7.15am 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 Chev/Herne Bay

017 Pt Chev/Herne Bay

Melanie is our Bus Driver. 


This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops


Departs @ 7.00am 141 Richardson Rd, Woodward Rd, Carrington Rd, Pt Chevalier Rd, 52 Pt Chevalier Rd (top of Montrose Street) 7.05am, Dignan St, Walford Rd, Meola Rd, Garnet Rd, West End Rd, Jervois Rd, Herne Bay Rd, Argyle St, Wallace St, Sarsfield St, Curran St, 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 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 L> Pt Chevalier Rd, via SH 16, Exit Te Atatu, R> Te Atatu Rd, L> Old Te Atatu Rd – FINAL STOP.

Fares:

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


019 Glendowie/St Helier

019 Glendowie/St Helier

Heidi is our Bus Driver


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


Departs @ 7.00am, 305 St Heliers Bay Rd, Tamaki Dr, Vale Rd, Bay Rd, Riddell Rd, Rochdale Ave, Chesterfield Ave, Maskell St, St Heliers Bay Rd - 7.20am, Long Dr, Melanesia Rd, 7.25am, Averill Ave - 7.30am, Tamaki Dr, St Mission Bay Shops, Patteson Ave, Kepa Rd,7.35am: Coates Ave, Ngaiwi St,  Ngapipi Rd, Orakei Rd, Manawa Rd, Victoria Ave, (EXPRESS to Diocesan), Remuera Rd, Market Rd, Great South Rd, Margot St, Arrives @ 8am at Dio Margot St Bus Bay


Departs @ 3.40pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay, Express to Victoria Ave, 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, Riddell Rd, Bay Rd, Vale Rd, Tamaki Dr,4.30pm: St Heliers Bay Rd, LAST STOP  320 St Heliers Bay Rd


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

020 Stonefields

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


Departs @ 6.50am (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 BayExpress 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

030 Mt Roskill/Mt Eden

Jean is our Bus Driver


This is a “hail and ride bus” which stops at all AT bus stops


Departs @7.15am, 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: $4.00 “pay as you ride” price. 


​  067 Helensville

​ 067 Helensville

Josie is our Bus Driver.


Departs @ 6.20am from Commercial Road, Helensville, onto Mill Rd. L - onto SH16 via Waimauku via Kumeu. 6.30am - Stop – (Bus Stop 906) before Roundabout – Waimauku Stop – (Bus Stop 4872) 403 Main Rd, Huapai. 6.35am - Stop – (Bus Stop 4866) 90 Main Rd, Kumeu. (The Fireplace) Stop – (Bus Stop 331) Near to Coatesville-Riverhead Highway. Stop – (Bus Stop 179) 183 SH 16, Whenuapai (Outside The Grind) L – onto Brigham Creek Rd. L – Tamatea Ave. L – Airport Rd. 7.00am - Stop – (At Bus Stop on Airport Rd) L – Brigham Creek Rd. @ Roundabout – 3rd exit under bridge. @ Roundabout – 2nd exit onto SH18 Upper Harbour Highway onto SH16 North Western Motorway. Exit – Exit 14 – Te Atatu. L – Te Atatu Rd. 7.15am - L – Old Te Atatu Rd. R – Gloria Ave R – Te Atatu Rd. L – onto SH16 North Western Motorway. Exit – Exit 8A – Great North Rd, Pt Chev. 7.24am - Stop – 1181 Great North Rd. (Pt Chev Shops) 7.30am - Stop – 523 Great North Rd. (Grey Lynn Shops) R – Newton Rd – onto Khyber Pass. R – Mountain Rd. L – Owens Rd. L – Manukau Rd. R – Clyde St. R – Margot St. 8.00am Diocesan School Margot St Bus Bay.


Departs @ 3.35pm from Dio Margot St Bus Bay, Mt St John Ave L – Manukau Rd R – Bracken Ave R – Gillies Ave L – Southern Motorway Northbound. Exit –SH16 North Western Motorway. Transfer SH16 to SH18 Upper Harbour Highway. Exit – Exit 9 – Brigham Creek Rd. L – Brigham Creek Rd. R – Tamatea Ave. L – Airport Rd. R – Brigham Creek Rd. @ Roundabout – 3rd Exit – SH16. Stop - (Bus Stop) Opposite 183 SH 16, Whenuapai (Opposite - The Grind) Stop – (Bus Stop) Near Taupaki Rd – Before Roundabout. Stop – Opposite 90 Main Rd, Kumeu. Stop – (Bus Stop 4893) 405 Main Rd, Huapai. Stop – (Bus Stop 912) Waimauku SH16. R – Mill Rd onto Commercial Rd. FINISH – (Bus Stop 4896) – 20 Commercial Rd, Helensville.


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

Devonport Shuttle

Devonport Peninsula/Takapuna Shuttle Bus


Devonport Tours.
Departs Tennyson Ave, Takapuna 7.50am Arrives Tennyson Ave, Takapuna 3.55pm


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

Birkenhead & Northcote

Birkenhead & Northcote

Operated by Devonport Tours 021 960 312 Driver - Paul Mullane

Servicing: Birkenhead, Birkenhead point, Northcote and Northcote point.


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. 

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: 
https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables/school-timetables/diocesan-school-for-girls/

School Bus # 516 
Parnell to Epsom
Departs 7.27am
Departs 3.20pm (from Mountain Road)
Route: 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, Opposite 54 Mountain Road (stop 8617)

School Bus # 520 
Mt Roskill to Epsom
Departs 7.25am
Departs 3.25pm (from Victoria Avenue)
Route: 88 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 Baradine College (stop 7783)

School Bus # 521
Glen Innes to Epsom 
Departs 7.20am
Departs 3.35pm
Route: 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)

School Bus # 522 
St Heliers to Epsom
Departs 7.10am 
Departs 3.35pm & 3.40pm
Route: 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)

School Bus # 523 
Glendowie to Epsom
Departs 7.05am
Departs 3.48pm  
Route: 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)

School Bus # 524 
Remuera to Epsom
Departs 7.40am Arrives 8.30am
Departs 3.38pm (Owens Road stop 1495)
Route: 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)

School Bus # 525 
Ponsonby to Epsom
Departs 7.38am Arrives 8.20am
Departs 3.40pm (Manukau Road stop 8701)
Route: 219 Jervois Road (stop 7124), Jervois Road, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape Road, Symonds Street, Khyber Pass Road, Broadway, Manukau Road, 2 Manukau Road (stop 8700)

School Bus # 006
Titirangi to Epsom (Ritchies Bus)
Departs: 7.05am
Departs: 3.25pm
Route: Titirangi Village (stop 5221 at 423 Titirangi Rd), Titirangi, Godley, Connaught, Gilfillan, Blockhouse Bay, Donovan, White Swan, Richardson, Dominion, Mt Albert (for Marcellin College), Pah, Manukau, Campbell, Market (for St Cuthbert's College), Ranfurly, Manukau, Clyde, Margot Street (for Diocesan School, Epsom Girls), Mt St John, Market, Remuera (for Kings School and St Kentigern Girls School), Victoria (for Baradene College), Shore (for St Kentigern Boys School)

School Bus # 064
Albany Station to Epsom (Ritchies Bus)
Departs: 7.25am
Departs: 3.25pm (from Baradene)
Route: 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. (NB: afternoon journey departs from Manukau Road outside Epsom Girls Grammar)


Download the Diocesan Passenger Charter - appropriate behaviour expectations of everyone using the bus services.