Kapiti Bus

We have a Ministry of Education funded bus servicing the Kapiti Coast. The bus route is serviced by New Zealand Coach Services. 


Route and timetable

The bus route starts at Raumati Rd intersection with State Highway 1, then Matai Rd, Poplar Avenue, SH1 to Paekakariki, cnr Beach / Wellington Rds, south to Paremata and SH58 over Hayward's Hill,  State Highway 2 to Raphael House.  In the afternoon, it travels the opposite route.  The bus service leaves from Raumati at 7:00am to arrive at Raphael House at 8:15am, and after school leaves Raphael House at 3:05pm to arrive at Raumati at 4:00pm.


Catching the bus

Because of where they live in relation to public transport options, some students will be eligible for a free place on the bus.  To find out if your child may be eligible for a free seat on the bus, check the criteria in the section on school transport assistance on the main bus information page.  Send the relevant forms to school if you think that your child might be eligible.



If you have issues that cannot or are not being solved by talking with the bus driver (Pete), please contact the Bus Liaison, busliaison@raphaelhouse.school.nz