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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 

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Latest News

Elrundie Ave and Bonson Tce road works - Changes to urban route 70 and school bus routes 232, 237 and 225

Passengers are advised that road works on Elrundie Ave and Bonson Tce will start on Monday 4 January 2016 and will take approximately twelve weeks to complete.

Urban bus route 70 (including a and b deviations) and school services 232, 237 and 225 will deviate around the works as of Thursday 7 January 2016.

Bus stop 470 on Elrundie Ave will be closed and a temporary bus stop will be located on Tamarind Rd.

Free buses to and from the Waterfront New Year's Eve

Catch a free bus to get you to and from your New Year’s Eve parties

Additional Route 14c bus services direct to the Waterfront will depart the Darwin Interchange "Bay F" every 15 minutes from 6pm New Year's Eve to 1am New Year's Day.

Free buses on New Year’s Eve – Who’s your SoberBob?

Catch a free bus to get you to and from your New Year’s Eve parties.

All Darwinbus services will be free from 6.00pm 31 December 2015. Additional special event buses will run to 6.30am 1 January 2016.

All buses will operate to and from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston bus interchanges, picking up and dropping off at all bus stops along the route. For the route map and timetables click here

Darwin Interchange Closed - Friday 27 to Sunday 30 November 2015 and Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December 2015

Darwin Bus Interchange will close due to works from 7pm Friday 27 to Sunday 30 November and then again from 7pm Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December 2015 due to road works.

All bus services will depart from temporary bays on Smith Street near Rorkes and Browns Mart and will resume departing from their usual bays at Darwin Interchange on the Monday morning following the closure.

For more information click here.

Casuarina Bus Interchange ticket office closure – Saturday 28 November 2015

The Casuarina Bus Interchange ticket office will be closed on Saturday 28 November. All tickets can be purchased on the bus using cash.

For more information about bus services phone 8924 7666 or visit the Darwin Public Bus Services page.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Increased Darwinbus services to the Waterfront starting Friday 30 October 2015

Starting Friday 30 October 2015, the bus route 14 will include the Waterfront Precinct.

The new route 14 will deliver 15 14(c) services on weekdays and eight 14(c) services on weekends/public holidays to the Waterfront Precinct including the CDU campus.

Two new bus stops on the inbound and outbound side of Kitchener Drive (near the pedestrian crossing) will be utilised as part of the route 14(c) services.

In addition, the 14(b) services will continue to provide six services on weekends/public holidays to the bus stop near the McMinn Street/Stokes Hill roundabout.

Visit the Darwin public bus services page for the updated route map and timetable.

Changes to seating arrangements on school buses starting Monday 19 October 2015

Parents, carers, teachers and students are advised that as of Monday 19 October 2015, ‘2 for 3’ seating arrangements will be permitted on some school buses fitted with seat belts.

As of Monday 19 October 2015, children who weigh less than 38kg will 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.

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

To view the updated policy click here.

Changes to Mitchell Street bus stops 73 and 240 - Commencing Monday 28 September 2015

Passengers are advised that as of Monday 28 September, bus stops 73 and 240 will close for the duration of the works on Mitchell Street.

The temporary bus stops will be in place at 133 and 120 Mitchell Street.

Changes to school bus services 215, 407 408, 421 and 427 - Commencing Thursday 24 September 2015

Students, parents and teachers are advised that due to road works on Strangways Rd starting on Thursday 24 September, school bus routes 215, 407, 408, 421 and 427 will deviate around the work site.

Students currently using school bus route 407 in the morning from Hayball Rd will now need to catch school bus route 421 at 7:18am.

Students currently using school bus routes 427, 427A and 427B on Forest Dr and Gonnerman Rd in the morning will now need to catch school bus route 215 at 7:45am.

Students should check the new maps for the affected school bus routes, which are available on the Darwin school bus services page.



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