Metro School Services – new and updated

(Please note: You DO NOT need to complete the Google Bus Form sent to you by email if your daughter is to use one of these Metro town buses. The Google Bus Form is only for RURAL BUSES)


Metro has three Timaru Schools services running this year, starting on 30 January 2023.

A new T3 service has been added as a replacement for children who would have used the Timaru Link. Starting with the new school term, the T3 will run a similar route to the Link, clockwise in the morning and anticlockwise in the afternoon.

The T1 and T2 school services have had some adjustments, so please check your route and timetable carefully.

Metro school services provide a very cost-effective way to get to school. Child fares are usually 95 cents with a Metrocard, and with the government’s half-price offer, that’s only 45 cents until the end of March.

Buses will pick up at any bus stop along the routes. Although the routes have been designed with the high schools in mind, primary school children are welcome to use them.

Check out the Metro school services