Ritchies New Zealand family owned business has been getting school children safely to school since the 1930’s. We are New Zealand's most trusted school bus service provider, operating nationwide, from Kaitaia in the North to Balclutha in the South. We even provide school bus services in the remote Chatham Islands. Today Ritchies provide services to over 500 New Zealand schools.
Throughout New Zealand Ritchies work closely with schools and the Ministry of Education to establish the best routes and pick-up points to ensure all students arrive at school, safe, on time and ready to learn.
Any queries that a parent may have regarding student eligibility, bus stops and routes should be directed to the School Bus Controller or Principal of the School. Please also note that the final decision on bus routes is determined by the Ministry.
Want to know if your child is eligible for school transport assistance? The Ministry of Education provides all the details here.
On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Ritchies also provides vehicles to transport pupils with special needs to schools all over New Zealand. SESTA is for students who have special educational needs and may have difficulty getting to the school that can meet these needs.
For further information on eligibility, parents should visit the Ministry of Education website here.
We can take school groups anywhere in New Zealand. Not only can we provide buses for the daily school run but we can also handle all of your school transport needs, including:
We Have a Base Near You. Call Ritchies today for all your school transportation requirements.