Changes to the following school bus services commenced on Monday 12 August 2013. Route 57aAM, 57bAM and 57bPM will no longer be available. Route 56AM and Route 113PM will no longer be available. Route 226PM will no longer be available as students that currently use this service can catch the urban routes 71,72,74 or 77. Route 221PM will no longer be available as students that currently use this service can can catch the urban route 70. Route 55AM and 55PM services will no longer be available as students that currently use these services can catch the urban route 8. Route 245PM, 246PM and 247PM will now depart 10 minutes earlier (3:20pm) from MacKillop College. The previous departure time was 3:30pm.
As part of the Territory Government's continuing commitment to improve bus services, changes were made to bus routes 2, 72, and 74 and new bus routes 24 and 77 were developed on 1 July 2013. Media Release
The Territory Government provided special event buses for the public to attend the Darwin Cup, held at the Darwin Turf Club, Fannie Bay on Monday 5 August 2013. Special event bus services were available to and from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston. Normal bus fares applied to the event with free buses after the event.
The Territory Government provide free buses for the public to attend the 2013 Royal Darwin Show. Free bus services were available to and from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston.
The Casuarina Interchange painting project is now complete and is proudly displaying a new bold look. We would like to thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel of the interchange.
For the Territory Day celebrations the Territory Government provided additional bus services from Darwin Interchange to Mindil Beach on Monday 1 July 2013. The buses pickup and drop off at bus stops along the route and normal fares applied.
The Northern Territory Government provided free buses for the public to attend the 2013 V8 Supercar Championships held at the Hidden Valley Raceway from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2013.
The Territory Government provided free buses for the public to attend the Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide game held at the TIO Stadium (Marrara Sports Ground) on Saturday 1 June 2013. Free bus services were available to and from Darwin, Nightcliff, Casuarina and Palmerston.
Darwinbus welcomes the opening of the dry season Mindil Beach Markets on Thursday 25 April 2013.
Due to a reduction of car parking space at the markets a temporary car park will open on Lambell Terrace, Larrakeyah at the old Darwin hospital site.
Bus services Route 4 and 15 will allow the public to get to and from the markets from the bus stop at the Lambell Terrace car park.
On Thursday 25 April 2013 free bus services were provided from the Darwin North RSL to the Darwin City for the public to attend the ANZAC Day memorial services. The normal public holiday timetable also operated and included two extra early morning services. Route 4 departing Casuarina Interchange at 5:00 am Route 8 departing Palmerston Interchange at 5:15 am.
On Saturday 6 April the Kids Convoy departed the Berrimah Business Park at 2pm and travelled into the City to raise much needed funds for sick children.
Public Transport buses were allowed into the convoy so services were not delayed. Kids Convoy Flyer
Route 445(a) 7:05am service changed departing at 6:50am to meet connecting services at Palmerston Interchange. New Timetable Route 445.
Route 447 7:15am service changed to 447(b) and depart at 7:05am to deviate into Good Shepherd Lutheran College at Howard Springs. New Timetable Route 447.
Due to the completion of the City of Darwin’s Cavenagh Street upgrade bus services moved back to Cavehagh Street from Smith Street on Monday 4 March 2013. The Cavenagh Street bus stops are located at Woolworths and the Mediterranean Hotel for more information about the upgrade please visit the City of Darwin website.
On Monday 11 February 2013 free Wi-Fi commenced, passengers are now able to access up to 90 minutes or 100MB of free Wi-Fi daily. Wi-Fi is now available at Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston bus Interchanges and on the Wi-Fi enabled buses. (Look for the FREE Wi-Fi Logo) Passengers can surf the web, read their emails, do homework and more. To access the Wi-Fi you will need an internet enabled device such as a smart phone or laptop.
To use the Wi-Fi follow these steps:
If you have any difficulty connecting please phone easyweb for assistance on 1300135 249
Students, parents and carers please be advised that the following school bus services have minor route of travel changes starting on Monday 18 February 2013: Route 204, 217a, 403, 407, 408, 413, 421, 423, 426, 427, 437, 449, 467.Notices will be given to students on board the buses on Thursday and Friday 16 and 17 February 2013. Please visit the School Bus Service page for more information.
Route 76 has been extended to service the residents of Bellamack during peak travel periods. Passengers can now travel to and from Palmerston Interchange to connect with bus services to Darwin, Casuarina and schools.
Route 76 Timetable / Map
Dear parents, it is important to remember that school buses are for students only and parents are not permitted to travel on designated school buses. To assist new students travelling on school buses parents should take their child/children to their bus stop in the morning and familiarise them with the stop that they need to get off at in the afternoon.
Free bus travel is provided to Northern Territory primary middle and senior school students on both the urban and school bus networks. Students, parents and carers please ensure you have read the Code of Conduct on school bus travel and check for service updates. All students should assist drivers by providing their student ID or wear their school uniform while using the urban network.
On Tuesday 1 January, the bus fares in Darwin and Alice Springs will change.
Children under 5 years, Students attending a NT primary, middle or senior school, the Vision Impaired, Veterans Gold Card holders and Companions remain free. Ticket Information / Free Bus Travel Policy / Media Release.
The Starlight Special bus service provides a safe transport option to drinking and driving after New Year’s Eve celebrations. Free buses started at 7pm 31 December 2012 until 6.30am 1 January 2013. Services departed Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina Interchanges.
Passengers please note that due to the road works on V.R.D. Drive there will be no bus services from the bus stops near the corner of Lee Point Road and V.R.D. Drive on Saturday 6 October 2012.
Please catch the Route 2 bus from Canaris Street or the temporary bus stop on V.R.D. Drive. Services will resume as normal on Sunday 7 October 2012. Temporary bus stop map
Passengers please be advised that the Route 14 bus service will continue to be free until the construction works at Cullen Bay are complete.
For more information and updates on the construction works please visit the Department of Infrastructure website.
The winners of the Public Transport survey conducted at the Darwin Show are:
1st prize winner of the Apple iPad 2 is Curry Woods.
2nd prize winner of the 12 months free bus travel is Tony Mason.
Thank you to everyone who provided their valuable feedback.
A dedicated school services platform is being established to improve services for students and will start operating on Monday 30 July.
Public transport officers will be at the Palmerston Interchange on the 25th and 26th July to help students and provide information. Further information, including a map of the new bus exchange arrangements, is available on the website. Click here for map and departure bay information | Code of Conduct
The Territory Government wishes to advise passengers that the Mindil Beach Thursday Market bus services commenced on Thursday 26 April 2012. Public bus services operate from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston to the Thursday Mindil Beach Markets and return.
For timetables and maps for the Mindil Beach Bus Routes 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and the deviation 8c on Route 8 please click here.
The Territory Government provided free buses for the public to attend the AFL premiership game, Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns held at the TIO Stadium (Marrara Sports Ground) on Sunday 19 May 2012.
Free bus services were available to and from Darwin, Nightcliff, Casuarina and Palmerston for timetable information please visit www.nt.gov.au/freebuses
The Territory Government wishes to advise passengers that travel on Darwin public buses is free all day on ANZAC Day 25 April 2012.
Please note: Public Holiday timetables apply on the ANZAC Day Public Holiday and the Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston Bus Interchange offices are closed on Public Holidays.
As part of National Youth Week, the Territory Government provided free buses for Darwin youth to attend The Big Gig held at the Darwin Museum Amphitheatre, Fannie Bay on Friday 13 April 2012.
Free bus services were available to and from Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston.
The Territory Government wishes to advise passengers that on Monday 2 April 2012, route 6 bus services will include the new Museum and Art Galleries bus stop.
A new bus stop has been installed at the Museum and timing point C has changed on the timetable and map however the departure times have not changed. Version 5 of the map and timetable is now available.
The Territory Government wishes to advise passengers that on Monday 2 April 2012, route 445 bus services will increase to include departures from the Humpty Doo Park and Ride and the Cox Peninsula Road bus stop.
There is no change to the current schedule, the new services are additional to the current timetable. For further information and a updated timetable please click here.
The Territory Government wishes to advise teachers, students, parents and careers that on Monday 2 April 2012, school bus Routes 245, 246, 247 and 426 changed to meet the opening of the Mary MacKillop Catholic College.
These services will no longer travel to the Charles Darwin University in Palmerston (temporary campus for Mary MacKillop Catholic College). For the updated routes of travel and departure times please click here.
The Territory Government wishes to advise the following bus timetables apply over the Easter Public Holiday period.
Good Friday 6 April 2012 - no bus services
Easter Saturday 7 April 2012 - normal Saturday timetable
Easter Sunday 8 April 2012 - Public Holiday timetable
Easter Monday 9 April 2012 - Public Holiday timetable
Passengers please be aware that severe weather and poor road conditions may affect public bus services.
For all latest updates on road conditions please view the Road Reporting website.
For more information about bus services phone 8924 7666 from 6:45am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
School Bus 453 servicing Middle Point, Corroboree and Marrakai from Humpty Doo was cancelled on 19 March 2012 due to flooding of the Adelaide River. The Department of Education and Training recommends that Parents consider their own safety and travel arrangements in transporting students to and from school. Their local circumstances and road conditions need to inform their decisions about their child attending and getting home safely from school each day.
The Territory Government is providing free urban bus travel for the public to attend the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.The commemoration will begin at 9.30am on Sunday 19 February 2012 at the Darwin Cenotaph on the Esplanade. This is a public event and is free for all to attend.To catch a free bus to Darwin please visit the Public Bus Timetable (Sunday timetable applies). Darwin bus services, routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10,12,14, 70, 71 72, 73 and 74 operate Sunday's.
The Territory Government provided free buses for the public to safely attend the first ever Bombing of Darwin commemorative AFL NT game. media release Urban bus services werefree from 4pm onwards for passengers travelling to and from Marrara for the game and Route 3 had two extra services from Marrara at 8.25pm and 9.05pm to Casuarina Interchange.
The Territory Government and the Mandorah Ferry operator Fast Ferries would like to remind school students travelling that they are required to sit downstairs in the inside cabin, and follow all directions of the Ferry staff. This is a requirement under the Code of Conduct for Ferry Travel.
Children return to school on Tuesday 31 January 2012. Motorists are reminded to slow down, watch for children, and observe the 40 km/h zone speed limit near schools between 7am and 5pm. Department of Lands and Planning Acting Manager of Road Safety Education, Shaan Myall, said young children are not well-equipped to handle the traffic environment and can be unpredictable and difficult to see near roads. Media Release
A new park and ride bus facility on Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo will open in January 2012. The Humpty Doo Park and Ride offers rural passengers a dedicated place to park their cars or bikes and catch the bus. Services include free parking for cars and motorbikes, drop off and pick up area, undercover seated area, public amenities, as well as a secure bicycle enclosure with lighting and cameras. Timetable information on bus services
The Territory Government is providing free buses for the public to safely attend New Year’s Eve celebrations. Buses will depart Darwin (Mitchell Street), Casuarina and Palmerston from 7pm on New Year's Eve until 7am on New Year's Day. Standard public holiday services will also operate on New Year's Day and the New Year's Monday public holiday (normal fares apply) please see timetables for service times.
The Christmas Express shuttle bus services Darwin the northern suburbs and Palmerston from Saturday 26 November to Sunday 25 December 2011 and operates on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 1am to 5am. The pick up location is opposite Kitty O'Sheas on Mitchell St and fare prices per person are: Darwin suburbs $5, northern suburbs $10 and Palmerston $15.
Temporary bus stops will be required during the construction of the Vanderlin Drive duplication.The temporary bus stops will be located at either end of the road works, between Patterson Street and Mueller Road Malak.Duplication works are due to start late October and be completed by mid 2012, weather permitting.
The Territory Government wishes to advise Alice Springs bus passengers that on Monday 31 October 2011 a new service time for Route 301 will commence. The new service time is 11.45am and operates from Monday to Friday, providing passengers with better access to the Hospital.
New park and ride bus facility on Girraween Road, Coolalinga opened on Monday 26 September. The Coolalinga Park and Ride offers rural passengers a dedicated place to park their cars or bikes and catch the bus. Services include free parking for cars and motorbikes, drop off and pick up area, undercover seated area, public amenities, as well as a secure bicycle enclosure with lighting and cameras. Timetable information on bus services
New totem signs are currently being installed in all major stops and Interchanges across Darwin and Palmerston and have been installed at the new Coolalinga Park and Ride. Totems are planned to be installed in Alice Springs by July 2012.Each totem has timetable and map information relevant to it's location. The totem is an information sign that not only provides service information but is cyclone coded and meets the Disability Discrimination Act requirements.