St John's College

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Hamilton Bus Services

There are plenty of bus connection options from home to school. There are three bus services that travel to, or near, St John’s.

  • Silverdale travels from Silverdale, via St John’s and Hamilton East into the city centre.
  • Hamilton Gardens/Uni travels from the University, via St John’s and Hamilton East into the city centre. 
  • Orbiter buses also travel to the university along Knighton Road and the Hillcrest Warehouse stop on Clyde Street, just a short walk through to St John’s.

Buses leaving the school towards the City centre depot can be busy in the afternoon but there are enough services to cater for our students. Students are to line up at the head of the bus stop. 

For more information about buses, visit 

Rural Bus Services

Updated School Bus Routes 2022 - see instructions below to find detailed routes on this map.

How To Use The School Bus Route Map Dashboard 14 September 2021

For a student to receive Ministry transport services, they need to meet all of the Ministry’s transport eligibility criteria. This means:

  • they are attending the closest school they can enrol at
  • they live more than the minimum year level distance required from that school
  • there is no suitable public transport available

See the Ministry of Education website for more details on financial assistance. 

MoE Conveyance Allowance Application 

Rural Bus Contacts


Helmets must be worn when cycling. Students are to obey the Road Code and have a safe bicycle. Bicycles are to be walked in the College grounds and parked in the lock-up area by the hockey turf. This area is locked at 9am and reopened at 3.00pm. We recommend that students lock their own bikes in this area, and the College takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to bikes parked on site.

Cars / Scooters

Students require written permission from their parent/caregiver to travel to and from College by car or scooter. Forms are available from Student Services. There are no parking areas for student cars on the College campus. Scooters must enter via Helena Rd, observe the sped limit and use the designated park beside the Property Sheds.  The College accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss or use of your vehicle.