Free Bus

Whitireia and WelTec 2021 Free Bus Service

Our bus service is operating between the Petone and Porirua campuses only

We have a free student bus service that will commence from the 1st of March 2021 to the 12th November 2021 (Inclusive). This service operates Monday to Friday connecting the Petone and Porirua campuses. Look for the Mana Coach Services bus displaying “WelTec Petone” or “Whitireia Porirua” at the campus pick-up and drop-off points.

COVID-19 Precautions:

The free campus bus service will resume from Monday (13 September) onward and will continue running at Alert Level 2. Face masks are mandatory so please remember to have this on before you board the bus. Read the Whitireia and WelTec Current Advice or check the Ministry of Health site for further information.


  • To present your valid student ID card to the driver to board the bus.
  • Don’t eat or drink on the bus.
  • You can bring your children with you if you’re dropping them off at day-care. Children are not permitted in the LSS study areas due to the number restrictions. 

Please note:

  • Timetables are subject to change.
  • This service is not available on public holidays or weekends.

Bus route

The free bus operates between Petone and Porirua. 

Pick up/drop off: Petone (Cuba Street stop ML 9008)

Pick up/drop off: Porirua (Titahi Bay Road stop ML 2871)

2021 Free Bus Timetable

Pick up   Drop off
7.00am Petone to Porirua 7.45am
7.45am Porirua to Petone 8.30am
8.30am Petone to Porirua 9.15am
4.00pm Porirua to Petone 4.45pm
4.45pm Petone to Porirua 5.30pm

Download a copy of the timetable

2021 Free Bus Timetable