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Public Transport

Fares, Concessions and Subsidised Travel

Purchasing your ticket

All fares can be purchased when boarding the bus – please try to ensure you have the correct fare as drivers carry limited change.

Alternatively tickets can be purchased at any of the bus interchanges in Darwin, Casuarina or Palmerston.

 

Fare types

Fares are issued on paper tickets or Tap and Ride cards depending on the type of fare purchased. The following fare types are available from 15 December 2014:

Paper tickets

Single – Travel as much as you like on any public bus service for three hours from the time of purchase.

Daily – Travel as much as you like on any public bus service until the last service of the day.

Tap and Ride card

Flexi Trip – Pre-load 10 trips on your card. Each trip allows you to travel as much as you like on any public bus service for three hours from the time of validation.

Weekly – Travel as much as you like on any public bus service for one week including the day of purchase. This fare is valid until the last service of the seventh day.

Fare Structure 15 December 2014

Ticket Options     
Full   
Concession

Single
$3
$1 Unlimited bus travel for 3 hours from validation.
Daily
$7          
$2 NEW
Unlimited bus travel until the last service of the day.
Flexi Trip NEW
$20 NEW
$7 NEW
10 trips -each trip permits unlimited bus travel for 3 hours.
Weekly
$20         
$7 NEW

Unlimited bus travel for 7 days including the day of validation. Valid until the last service of the 7th day.


Concession Travel

Seniors Card, Pensioners and Carers Card, Health Care Card, BasicsCard/Health Care Card, University and VET card holders are entitled to concession fares. Only Australian State, Territory or Federal Government issued cards accepted.


It is the responsibility of the University or VET training provider to provide Public Transport with a copy of the standard issued student ID card to ensure students can access the concession fare. To contact Public Transport please click here


Subsidised Travel

Travel on the Territory’s urban public bus network is fully subsidised for the following people:

  • Northern Territory primary, middle and senior school students
  • Children under the age of 5 years
  • Veterans’ Affairs ‘Gold Card’ holders
  • Vision Impaired Travel Pass holders
  • Companion Card holders
  • Companions
  • People with a significant permanent disability who are unable to use the ticketing system


Students must wear their school uniform or show their valid student ID if requested (exemption period excepted).


Only Australian State, Territory or Federal Government issued cards accepted.