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Public Transport

The Territory's public transport services are managed by the Department of Transport and serviced by a range of contracted bus operators including Buslink and Territory Transit.

Public Transport services have been designed to meet the needs of the general public, students, students with special needs, seniors and the mobility impaired.

Darwin bus services routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10,12,14, 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74 operate seven days a week including public holidays (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday). Alice Springs bus services routes 100/101, 200/201, 300/301, 400/401 and 500 operate from Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays). NT Statutory Public Holidays 

For tourist travel information please visit the Travelling in the Northern Territory website


Latest News

To afireworksssist Territorians enjoy the safe and free Territory Day fireworks display at Mindil Beach tonight, the Territory Government is providing Additional Route 15 services from Darwin Interchange to Mindil Beach.

It’s the same well used service that normally operates to support the Mindil Beach Markets and will pick up and drop off passengers at all stops along the route.

As on those Thursday services, normal fares apply but, as usual, all school aged children travel free of charge.

Details of the route and schedules can be found at

There will also be additional services to and from Mindil Beach on routes 4 and 6.

The Department of Transport has been made aware that NT News and Channel Nine incorrectly promoted free bus services for this evening.

We regret any disappointment this may create.

We wish all Territorians a very happy and safe Territory Day

Route 3 services - Saturday 4 July 2015

route-3Due to a special event in Marrara on Saturday 4 July 2015 all Route 3 services after 2:30pm will depart from the temporary event bus stop only.



Dick Ward Drive resurfacing works – Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June 2015

road_signPassengers are advised that bus stops 082, 083, 084, 228, 229 and 230 will close progressively from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June due to the resurfacing works on Dick Ward Drive.

Should a bus stop be affected due to the works please walk to the next bus stop which is approximately 400 metres walk.

Girraween and Anglesey Roads installation of new roundabout – commencing 22 June 2015

road_signPassengers are advised that due to installation works for a new roundabout on Girraween and Anglesey Roads by Litchfield Council, a temporary change to the routes of travel for rural school and public bus routes will commence on Monday 22 June 2015.

Bus services affected by these works are the school bus routes 107, 109, 403, 415, 439 and 449, and public bus route 450. Buses will deviate through Mango and Valencia Rds.

Bus stops 525 and 566 will be closed whilst works are carried out and temporary bus stops will be located at Valencia Rd.

Proposed changes to seat belt arrangements on school buses

School-buses-2To improve overall safety, the Department of Transport is proposing to increase the seat belted seating capacity on some school buses.

The Department is proposing to allow children who weigh less than 38kg be able to sit in the centre of a bench seat and wear a seat belt. This change will allow more students to sit down and wear a seat belt.

The total number of students allowed on a bus is not changing. This change increases the seating capacity of a school bus and reduces the number of students having to stand.

All children must comply with the Code of Conduct for School Bus Travel and follow bus driver instructions.

Please provide feedback on the proposed changes and draft policy by Friday 7 August 2015.

To view the draft policy click here. To provide feedback on this proposal please visit 

Territory Day Wednesday 1 July 2015 - Additional Route 15 Services

fireworksThe Northern Territory Government will be providing additional Route 15 bus services from Darwin Interchange to Mindil Beach.

Buses will pick up and drop off at bus stops along the route. Normal fares apply. See Routes 4 and 6 for additional services to and from Mindil Beach. To view the route 15 timetable and map click here.



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