Canberra's new bus network coming in 2019

A family who has used buses to move around Canberra. A family who has used buses to move around Canberra.

Information and updated maps on Canberra’s new and better connected 2019 bus network are now available.

We’ve listened to community feedback and made 37 changes to the 58 routes we released for consultation in June.

The new network has been designed to offer more integrated public transport services and includes:

  • a connected network of ten Rapid routes, including light rail
  • local services to connect people within their district and to Rapid services
  • more trips with greater frequency
  • same weekday and weekend services with extended hours to meet the needs of our growing city.

As part of the new network there will be more customer service officers, increased CCTV cameras, improved lighting and wayfinding in several locations keeping everyone safer.

Bus timetables will be finalised in the coming months with an improved journey planner and full timetable released later in the year before the network starts early in 2019.

Transport Canberra always welcomes feedback on public transport services. You can provide feedback via the Transport Canberra website.

For a summary of 2019 Bus Network changes in your region:

Belconnen

Central

Gungahlin

Tuggeranong

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley

School services under the new public transport network

Students will be able to access a mixture of regular and dedicated school buses. Dedicated school services will typically be shorter, more direct and less complicated in the new network.

The new public transport network includes 222 dedicated school bus services every school day. This is a similar number to today’s network, and 78 more dedicated school services than were included in the consultation network released in June. These services are simpler and easier for students, with most services running both morning and afternoon and using the same route number.

To help keep Canberra students and the community safe there will be CCTV cameras on every bus and at all major interchanges, customer service officers will also be available to help customers at key interchanges, and school crossing supervisors will continue to help students cross busy roads near select schools.

More school by school information at transport.act.gov.au

We heard you! – community consultation on the bus network

In June, we received 13,000 pieces of feedback where you told us that you want faster and more frequent services, more direct routes and increased services across on and off-peak. We’ve listened to community feedback and made 37 changes to the 58 routes we released for consultation.

Read the consultation report at yoursay.act.gov.au