This route collects students living on Whakamarama, Ross and Youngson Roads. It then travels to the Carmichael Road transfer point before heading to Otumoetai College.
At the transfer point:
- Tauranga Boys’ and Tauranga Intermediate students will board R17
- Tauranga Girls’ students will board R18
Intermediate students can board this bus at the zone boundary: Plummer Road.