Bus Smart routes, timetables and fares
The new Bus Smart service launched on December 3 2012 provides city-wide coverage with four new routes (details below). Links to school bus routes are also available on this page.
The four main routes begin and end at Bus Smart Central outside Reading Cinemas in Dee Street. All Bus Smart buses have free Wi-Fi, an onboard information system and bike racks.
Bus Smart Cards will replace the old concession cards and monthy passes (they expired on December 1). There is a one-off $5 issuance fee for a Bus Smart Card but the card entitles you to a 10 per cent discount on fares. See the Bus Smart Card page for more details.
Details of the new services (route maps and lists of bus stops):
Off-peak times: what they mean to you
The off-peak times for all routes are from 9am to 2.55pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 3.40pm on Saturdays. During off-peak times the fares are:
- Child 5 years to 15 years: $1
- Adults: $1
- Senior citizens: $1
- SuperGold Card holders: Free travel provided they also have Bus Smart Cards (the cards will be swiped but no fares will be deducted).
NOTE: There is no charge at any time for children under 5 years of age.
The school routes are available in the following downloadable files. Note that single fares cost $1.50 but there is a 10 per cent reduction for students who have Bus Smart Cards.
Bus Smart - more information
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The Heidelberg Star bus route and Bus Smart faresRead More
The Kew Connection bus route, fares and timesRead More
The Bus Smart Card cards are convenient and easy to use. Using the card means you do not have to carry cash for bus fares - and that you automatically get a 10 per cent discount on fares.Read More
This page is the home for useful tips and information about the Bus Smart service.Read More
The terms and conditions of use deemed to be accepted by the recipient upon the issue of a BusSmart Card, and by all other users upon use of the BusSmart Card.Read More
Mayor Tim Shadbolt aboard one of the new Bus Smart buses. The service was launched early on Monday morning (December 3, 2012). There are now four looped routes beginning and ending at Bus Smart Central (outside Reading Cinemas in Dee Street). The rebranded buses offer features ranging from free Wi-Fi to 10 per cent fare discounts for people who use the new Bus Smart Cards.Read More