Bus Information

Bus Information

Buses are provided by either the local BOPRC (Hopper buses) or the Ministry of Education (MOE). MOE buses are fully funded with location criteria regarding who can use their services. For 2022 the local Hopper buses are also free (conditions stated below).

The College does not in any way own these bus services. BC has a Teacher In Charge of buses and contacts for all services are provided listed below. Please use the contacts below rather than contacting the College office for transport information.

BC has a process for safely getting children on and off the buses on Campus, as well as monitoring safe behaviour while travelling on the bus.

Buses arrive at BC on weekdays between 8am and 8:35am and buses depart from BC between 3.30pm and 3:45pm daily. Vehicle access through the main entrance at Elder lane is restricted during those times.

Contact details

Bethlehem College - Teacher in Charge of buses: Mr John Wilson  [email protected]

BOPRC Hopper Buses

[email protected]
0800 4229 287

Bethlehem College dedicated Hopper Bus routes

BayHopper FAQ

Lost Property on buses

All Bethlehem College Hopper school bus services are operated by NZ Bus. 

For lost property please contact NZ Bus on 0800 200 569 or or email [email protected]


2022 - Hopper buses free 24/7 for students

More Information

Routes and timetables available at www.baybus.co.nz.  

Bethlehem College dedicated Hopper Bus routes

Please contact BOPRC at [email protected] if you have any queries regarding the school network.

Hopper Bus Routes

All school services drop off and pick up in the school bus bay.

810aMt Maunganui - incl Links Ave
810bMt Maunganui - short route
811aWelcome Bay - Ballintoy/Waikite
811bWelcome Bay -Victory/Osprey/Waitaha
812Maungatapu & Ohauiti
813Pyes Pa & Cheyne Road
814aOtumoetai & Pillans Point
815Matua & Bellevue
816Cameron Road, Brookfield, Bethlehem

Bayhopper Services

Route 60Access on Elder Lane for travel in Cambridge Heights & BellevueBEE card required
Route 62Access on Elder Lane for travel to/from Bethlehem & BrookfieldBEE card required
MOE Buses

[email protected] 

Ministry of Education website: MOE transport

Bus Companies – for routes/bus stop enquiries:

MOE Routes

Description2022 Route Name & NumberOperator 
Te PunaAquinas 6 (40509)Tranzit Coachlines
Te Puke/Welcome BayTakahe (40520)Tranzit Coachlines
Lower KaimaiBuzzy Bee (40511)Tranzit Coachlines
WhakamaramaDaisy Flower (40513)Uzabus
WhakamaramaDaisy Duck (40514)Uzabus
Oropi (including further out than Boscabel Dr)Donkey (40528)Tranzit Coachlines
Rotorua via Pyes PaGeyser1 (40519)Uzabus
Ngongotaha via Pyes PaGeyser2 (40532) - minibusUzabus
Joyce RoadJoyce (40523)Uzabus
KatikatiKiwi (40531)Tranzit Coachlines
Te PukeMagpie (40517)Tranzit Coachlines
OmokoroaNemo (40522)Uzabus
Papamoa (East of Sandhurst Drive)Palm (40529)Tranzit Coachlines
The Lakes from Dekker Rd , Pyes PaPossum (40524)Uzabus
MatamataSeagull (40518)Uzabus
Papamoa (East of Domain Rd only)Tiger (40515)Tranzit Coachlines
Minden/ Te Puna/BethlehemTui (40512)Uzabus
Papamoa Primary-Dickson-Pap Beach-Maranui-GirvenOrca(40516)Tranzit Coachlines

Bethlehem College Bus Lineup

1 - Fields
Bus NoBus NameBus Area
40512TuiMinden / Te Puna / Bethlehem 
40511Buzzy BeeLower Kaimai
40513Daisy FlowerWhakamaramara
40514Daisy DuckWhakamaramara
40523JoycePyes Pa - Joyce Rd & Keenan Rd
40524PossumThe Lakes from Dekker Rd, Pyes Pa
2 - Centre
Bus NoBus NameBus Area
40529PalmPapamoa - East of Sandhurst Drive
40532Geyser2Rotorua Ngongotaha minibus
40531KiwiKatikati / Omokoroa
40517MagpieTe Puke
40515TigerPapamoa / Bayfair
40520TakaheTe Puke/ Welcome Bay
3 - Courts
Bus NoBus NameBus Area
810aHopperMount Maunganui – incl Links Ave
810bHopperMount Maunganui – short route
811aHopperWelcome Bay - Ballintoy/Waikite
811bHopperWelcome Bay -Victory/Osprey/Waitaha
812HopperOhauiti & Maungatapu
813HopperPyes Pa & Cheyne Road
814aHopperOtumoetai & Pillans Point
815HopperMatua & Bellevue
816HopperCameron Rd, Brookfield, Bethlehem
40516MOE - OrcaPapamoa Primary-Dickson-Pap Beach-Maranui-Girven

4 - Moffat Rd

40509 - Aquinas 6 leaves from Moffat Rd