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:

 

Fares

NOTES:

  • Bus Smart card users receive a 10% discount on all fares.
  • Super Gold Card holders receive FREE off-peak travel IF the holders also have Bus Smart Cards (the cards will be swiped but no fares will be deducted).
  • Cross-city fares are for two trips within one hour.
  • The off-peak times for all routes are from 9am to 2.55pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 3.40pm on Saturdays).
Child (under 5 years)


 Peak
 Off-peak
 Cross-city
 From
 Dec 3 2012


 Free
 Free
 Free

 From
 Feb 1 2014


 Free
 Free
 Free

 From
  Feb 1 2015


 Free
 Free
 Free

Child (5 to 15 years)

 Peak
 Off-peak
 Cross-city



 $1.70
 $1.00
 $2.00



 $1.70
 $1.20
 $2.20


 $1.90
 $1.40
 $2.40
Adult

 Peak
 Off-peak
 Cross-city


 $2.40
 $1.00
 $3.00


 $2.60
 $1.20
 $3.20

 
 $2.80
 $1.40
 $3.40
Senior Citizen

 Peak
 Off-peak
 Cross-city


 $1.50
 $1.00
 $2.00


 $1.70
 $1.20
 $2.20

 
 $1.90
 $1.40
 $2.40
Super Gold Card

 Peak
 Off-peak
 Cross-city

 
 $1.50
 Free
 $2.00


 $1.70
 Free
 $2.20

 
 $1.90
 Free
 2.40

 

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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