HILL SUBURBS (Ritchies Bus)

Cost $35/10 trips - Tickets purchased at the school office

Pupils can purchase a pass from the school office to use our own bus service, which operates through Brockville, Halfway Bush, Wakari, Kaikorai Valley, Roslyn, Balmacewen, Kenmure and Mornington.



cnr Wakari Rd & Helensburgh Rd, Balmacewen Rd, Pilkington St to Passmore Crescent


Passmore Crescent, via Grater St, Balmacewen Rd, Highgate, Stuart St


Taieri Rd, end of Wakari Rd, via Taieri Rd, Three Mile Hill Rd, Dalziel Rd, Brockville Rd (Bus stop opposite Brockville School), continues down Brockville Rd, Kaikorai Valley Rd, Barr St, Elgin Rd, Mailer St, Eglington Rd



King’s High School


The route follows the morning one in reverse. This route is flexible if required for students living in the Hill Suburbs. Generally pick up and drop offs are made at normal bus stops but can occur in areas where no bus stop exists (where practicable).


Cost $20/10 trips - Tickets purchased at the school office


Ridge Rd, Sandymount Rd, Highcliff Rd and stop at Pukehiki Hall (opposite Camp Rd)



Pukehiki Hall, continues to Highcliff, Karetai Rd.  Stop at Barton Hill House Rapid 602, continue on Highcliff Rd, McKerrow St, Larnach Rd, Mathieson St, Grants Braes School, Belford St, Dunrobin St, Larnach Rd, Marne St, Somerville St to Bayfield High School.  Through to Tainui Rd, Marlow St to Tahuna Intermediate School. Culling St, Victoria Rd, Forbury Rd to Bay View Rd



King’s High School, outside PAC


Reverse route in the afternoon


King’s High School outside PAC



The Otago Regional Council have provided High Schools in Dunedin with the following details to assist students travelling to and from school each day.

Catching the public network bus to school is different from catching a dedicated school service, so parents/caregivers and students need to be aware of the changes to help account for longer journey times. Gaining an understanding of the new routes and transfers will be vital to ensuring a smooth journey for all students.  

To assist families to navigate their journey go to: or call 24/7 0800 ORBUSDN (0800 672 8736).

The cost per trip is $1.20 for 5 to 18 year olds (this includes getting on and off buses for the same journey).

Recently announced were route extensions in its Dunedin public transport network to support school students travelling via Green Island to Kaikorai Valley College, King’s and Queen’s High Schools.

Route 40C – servicing King’s, Queen’s and Bathgate Park schools – will offer a Green Island connection. The morning service will depart Green Island at 8:00am, and the afternoon will depart from Bathgate Park School at 3:15 pm. Green Island will be a key transfer point for students travelling on these services.

Some key details to be aware of:

  • Students require a Bee Card or CASH to pay for fares on buses.

  • Students need to be aware that if they register a Bee Card ensure it is a youth (5 to 18 year old) concession making the fare cheaper. Students do not get a discount by displaying their ID.

  • A Bee Card can be purchased and topped up at a number of locations including ORC, DCC centres and libraries.

  • To learn more about the Bee Card system and FAQs, please go to the following link:

It is important to note that the wearing of masks on buses (both public and school) may be a requirement depending on the current traffic light setting the country is in, go to: 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at or at school on 455-7547 if you wish to discuss the changes to the Bus Services.

For more information contact:

Mr Darin Smith
Deputy Rector


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