Bus Routes & Times
Longburn Adventist College has six local buses that service it: 4 Palmerston North buses and 2 country buses.
Palmerston North Bus Routes
Drop off point in the afternoon is closest to the morning bus stop, which will be on the opposite side of the road.
Levin Bus Information
STEP ONE – Apply for a conveyance allowance
The conveyance allowance gives you a maximum of $4.70 per child per day. The maximum is paid for any student 13km away from the school bus stop (Kingston Road).
Apply as soon as possible as payment cannot be backdated. It is paid in arrears and is only paid for those days your child attends school (if they are sick and stay home from school you don’t get paid for that day).
The fill this form out correctly you will need to know that:
- Your nearest school is Longburn Adventist College (because of its special character)
- Your nearest school bus stop is 1 Kingston Rd, Shannon (use Google Maps to get the km detail needed from your home)
- There are no suitable public transport stops to LAC
For example, this will give you a possible $235 per child for a $ 10-week term deposited in your bank account by the Ministry of Education.
Option 1 – Drop your children off at Kingston Rd, Shannon, this can be a great option if you have time to drive, are close enough to Shannon or you’re able to carpool. The bus leaves Shannon in the morning at 7.45 am and arrives back to Kingston Rd at 4.15 pm.
Option 2 – Use the boys high and girls high school bus
This bus leaves the Library, Bath St. in Levin at 7.30 am. Other stops are McDonald Rd, Ihakara Hall and Heights Rd (all on State Highway 57).
LAC students are given a special discounted rate to purchase a school Term pass of $65 per week less one week per term, for example, a 10-week term pass will cost you $270 per child.
You will need to contact Madge Coachlines – 06 356 4896 before the term starts to organise a bus pass for your child.
Feilding Bus Route and Cost Details
Fielding to Palmerston North Bus
|Manchester Square||Manchester Street School||Feilding High School||Countdown||Railway Station||Bunnythorpe||PN Airport||PN Hospital|
|6:45 am||6:50 am||6:54 am||6:58 am||7:00 am||7:06 am||7.13 am||7.20 am|
|7:25 am||7:30 am||7:34 am||7:38 am||7:40 am||7:46 am||-||8.00 am|
|7:45 am||7:50 am||7:49 am||7:58 am||8:00 am||8.11 am||-||8:25 am|
More information on this bus route can be found on the Horizons website: http://www.horizons.govt.nz/buses-transport/bus-routes-transport/feilding-palmerstonnorth
Palmerston North to Feilding Bus
|Main St Terminal||PN Hospital||PN Airport||Bunnythorpe||Manchester Square||Manchester St School||Feilding High School||Countdown||Railway Station|
|3:35 pm||3:50pm*||-||3:59 pm||4:00 pm||4:05 pm||4:09 pm||4:16 pm||4:25 pm|
|4:30 pm||4:38 pm||4:43 pm||4:54 pm||5:05 pm||5:10 pm||5:13 pm||5:19 pm||5:25 pm|
|5:05 pm||5:13 pm||5:18 pm||5:30 pm||5:40 pm||5:45 pm||5:49 pm||5:53 pm||6:00 pm|
For students travelling between Palmerston North and Feilding there are two prices:
- GoCard Fares are $2.50 each way so $5.00 return
- Cash Fares are $3.50 each way so $7.00 return
Fares within Feilding or just to Bunnythorpe are less than this and can be found in the Feilding timetable.
GoCards have an initial cost of $12 for the card and will come with $5.00 worth of travel pre-loaded. While they have an initial cost they will save money over time and with continued use.