New Public Transport Network in Central Canberra

A couple using bus to move around Canberra during the day. A couple using bus to move around Canberra during the day.

Inner North

Bus services in the Inner North will provide frequent, reliable connections to the City, Dickson Interchange and Belconnen Town Centre.

The Light Rail will provide a high capacity, frequent rapid link through the heart of the inner north providing easy access to the City, Dickson, Gungahlin, and key destinations along Northbourne Avenue.

Rapid 9 will provide a direct, frequent east-west spine connecting Watson to Belconnen via Dickson, Lyneham, Fern Hill, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Local services in the north will connect Turner, O’Connor, Braddon, Ainslie, Watson and Lyneham to both the Dickson and City Interchanges where passengers can transfer to Light Rail or bus services to access destinations covering most of Canberra.

Local services will provide access to key employment and retail destinations to the east of the City including Majura Park and the Royal Military College.

What’s changed following consultation?

  • Rapid 3 extended to provide a direct, frequent service from Belconnen and the City to Brindabella Business Park.
  • Route 31 extended to provide a direct service from the Belconnen Town to the City via Lawson, Kaleen, Dickson and Braddon.
  • Changes to local services to provide better coverage and connections to local shops in suburbs such as Lyneham, O’Connor and Reid.
  • Public transport access for Campbell Park.

New bus network map and more information at transport.act.gov.au

Inner South

Bus services in the Inner South will provide frequent, reliable connections to the City, Woden, Belconnen, Fyshwick, Kingston and Canberra Hospital.

Rapid 2 provides a fast, frequent connection from Belconnen and the City, through to Barton, Kingston and Fyshwick.

Rapid 5 links Forrest and Barton to the City and Woden, and Rapid 6 links Barton, Kingston and Narrabundah with the City, Canberra Hospital and Woden.

Local services provide all suburbs in the region with a connection to the City and Barton, as well as to either Woden or Fyshwick. Connections with Rapid buses services are available at Barton, Woden, Fyshwick, Goyder Drive and the City.

The City will provide connections to a range of Rapid routes, providing access to Belconnen, Weston Creek, Molonglo, Woden, Russell, Barton, Fyshwick and the Canberra International Airport.

What’s changed following consultation?

  • Rapid 5 adjusted to run further along National Circuit to provide better coverage in Forrest, as well as major government departments in Barton.
  • Local routes adjusted in Yarralumla and Deakin.
  • Peak Bus Routes from Tuggeranong to the City via Barton Bus Station.

New bus network map and more information at transport.act.gov.au