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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 Darwin Bus Service (DBS).

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

Power Outages across Greater Darwin

The Power and Water Corporation is currently experiencing a gas supply issue. Scheduled power interruptions will be experienced to preserve the network across the the Greater Darwin region.

These outages may affect bus services and the bus interchange lighting.  Please take care when you are out on the platforms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Mitchell Street closure – Sunday 21 September 2014

mitchell-street-milePassengers are advised that due to the Mitchell Street Mile race taking place on Sunday 21 September; all inbound Darwinbus services will be temporarily diverted to Cavenagh Street and will terminate at the Darwin Bus Interchange.

Temporary bus stops will be located outside Colemans Printing and the Post Office Building. For more information please click here.

Normal routes of travel will resume on Monday 22 September 2014.

School Bus Route 103 (PM) Changes – Monday 18 August 2014

School-buses-2Parents, students and teachers are advised that School Route 103 (PM) will return to the original route of travel as of Monday 18 August 2014.

This service has been running an alternate route of travel to provide access to Tipperary Waters in the afternoon whilst works were being undertaken on Tiger Brennan Drive.

Please see the updated route map and description for further information.

Darwin Festival 2014

darwin_festivalPublic Transport is pleased to announce that several bus stops around Darwin and Palmerston and the Darwin Bus Interchange will be used as part of the 2014 Darwin Festival. Works at bus stops will begin from 5 August 2014 and the displays will be in place at bus stops from 7 to 24 August 2014. Please take care around the bus stops and interchange while the works are in progress. For more information about the project please contact the Darwin Festival directly on 8943 4211.

School Bus Network Changes – Monday 11 August 2014

School-buses-2Parents, students and teachers are advised that all MacKillop Catholic College Palmerston services are changing as of Monday 11 August 2014.

The three existing services (245, 246 and 247) have been redesigned to cater for enrolment growth. There are now four Palmerston services for MacKillop Catholic College (routes 245, 246, 247 and 248). Please see the new route maps and descriptions to determine which route best suits your travel needs.

St Johns service 56(PM) is being removed on Monday 11 August. Any students currently using this service can still use route 214(PM).


VRD Drive reopening Thursday 31 July 2014

map showing temporary changes on lee point roadThe VRD Dr and Lee Point Rd intersection has reopened and as a result the normal route of travel for Routes 2, 22, 9b and 9c will resume from first service on Thursday 31 July 2014. Bus services will continue to be diverted today (Wednesday 30 July) so not to cause any inconvenience for those unaware of the reopening.



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