Getting To School

Bus Services

Below is a list of the suburbs serviced by each of the local bus companies – Busways, Coastal Liner and Red Bus.

BUSWAYS SERVICE AREAS

Alison
Blue Haven
Budgewoi
Buff Point
Charmhaven
Gorokan
Halekulani
Hamlyn Terrace
Kanwal
Lake Haven
Norah Head
Noraville
Ravendale
Rocky Point
San Remo
Tacoma
Toukley
Tuggerawong
Wadalba
Warnervale
Watanobbi
Woongarrah
Wyong
Wyong Creek
Wyong East
Wyongah

Click here to be directed to the Busways website where you can find more information on their school timetables and bus routes.

COASTAL LINER SERVICE AREAS

Dooralong
Hamlyn Terrace
Jilliby
Kiar
Warnervale
Woongarrah
Wyee

Click here to be directed to the Coastal Liner website where you can find more information on their school timetables and bus routes.

RED BUS SERVICE AREAS

Bateau Bay East
Berkeley Vale
Chittaway Bay
Glenning Valley
Killarney Vale
Long Jetty
Mardi
Shelly Beach
South Tacoma
The Entrance
Tuggerah
Tumbi Umbi
Woodbury Park
Wyong

Click here to be directed to the Red Bus website where you can find more information on their school timetables and bus routes.

Train Travel

Students can travel to school by train from Morisset in the north and Gosford in the south. Buses run between Wyong Train Station and WCCS.

For timetable information for the Central Coast & Newcastle Line (CCN), please click here to be taken to the Transport NSW website.

Opal Cards

Students travelling via train or school bus who need a School Opal card or travel pass will need to apply. A new application will need to be submitted if:

  • they are applying for the first time
  • they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

Students should renew or update their details if they:

  • Have changed address
  • Change school
  • Have repeated a year
  • Have received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement.

This will ensure that schools can endorse applications, and entitlements remain valid for the start of a new school year. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.

If a student’s distance eligibility has changed based on their grade (i.e. grade two to grade three), the system will automatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, Transport NSW will send an expiry notification via email.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

If students need to update their information or re-apply, they should go online to https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/ticket-eligibility-concessions/school-student-travel/update-school-travel-pass

Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address.

Students living in rural and regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the start of the new school year from their nominated transport operator. It may come via the school or be sent directly to them at home. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.

Further information can be found at https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/using-public-transport/school-travel