Bus Smart routes, timetables and fares

The four routes of the Bus Smart service provides city-wide coverage (details below). Links to school bus routes are also available on this page.

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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 on-board information system and bike racks.

Bus Smart Cards
There is a one-off $5 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.

Route maps and lists of bus stops:


Peak fares

Fares from February 17 2014:

  • Child under 5 years: FREE
  • Child 5 years to 15 years: $1.70 
  • Adults: $2.60
  • Senior citizens: $1.70
  • Super Gold Card holders: $1.70

Off-peak fares

The off-peak times for all routes are from 9am to 2.55pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 3.40pm on Saturdays. Fares from February 17 2014:

  • Child under 5 years: FREE
  • Child 5 years to 15 years: $1.20
  • Adults: $1.20
  • Senior citizens: $1.20
  • SuperG old Card holders: FREE  travel IF the holders also have Bus Smart Cards (the cards will be swiped but no fares will be deducted).


School routes

The school routes are available in the following downloadable files. The school bus single fares increased from $1.50 to $1.70  on February 17, 2014. There is a 10 per cent reduction for students who have Bus Smart Cards.


Related links

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