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  1. All eligible students on the Waimea side of Garin College connect with the Waimea College Buses.  Two ‘feeder’ bus transports all Garin students on these buses from the Waimea College Bus Bay to Garin College.
  2. Students from the Nelson City side of Garin board a “Garin Express” bus which departs Clifton Terrace school at 7.55 am and travels via the Wood, City Central Terminal, Waimea Road, Bishopdale, Stoke (Stoke Straight) to Garin. At 3.15 pm the Garin Express delivers students home essentially reversing the morning connections and routes.  If students are using the bus they must fill out a bus users form and carry a bus ticket with them at all times. Bus Students using the Garin Express will purchase a Term Bus Pass from the college.
  3. Students travelling from Motueka through Tasman can connect with the Nelson Coachlines “Mot 3” or “Mot 1” service from Mapua. These services cost $4 per one way trip and require the purchase of a smartcard. Smartcards can be purchased from the Garin College office at the cost of $10. Smartcards can be topped up through the Transportme app. Students must scan the smartcard when boarding and disembarking the service.
  4. Students travelling from Motueka through Moutere Highway can connect with the TBC Trust service. There are limited seats available on this service. Please contact directly to determine availability. All students who live more than 2.4 km from the nearest school bus route may be eligible to receive a conveyance allowance through the Ministry’s School Transport Assistance. Click here to download an application form, alternatively, please contact the Garin College office.