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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

Let us be your Sober Bob for New Year’s Eve and catch the Darwinbus for free

fireworks2The Northern Territory Government is providing free buses for the public to safely attend New Year’s Eve celebrations. Buses will operate from 7pm on 31 December 2014 to 6.30 am 1 January 2015. Services will depart Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston Interchanges, picking up and dropping off at all bus stops along the route. For the route map and timetables click here

More bus fare options from Monday 15 December 2014


Bus ticketing is changing to make public transport use in Darwin and Alice Springs easier and more convenient for passengers. From Monday 15 December 2014, the new ticketing system will be live on Darwinbus and ASbus services and new Tap and Ride cards and fares will be on sale.

Fares will not increase and students (and other eligible groups) will continue to travel at no cost. More fare options for concession card holders and regular passengers will be provided.

For more information click here

Changes to inbound Route 8, 3pm service start Monday 1 December 2014

route-8Passengers are advised that as of Monday 1 December 2014, the inbound route 8 service departing Palmerston Bus Interchange at 3pm will no longer service Kormilda College.

Passengers currently boarding the 3pm service from Kormilda College will need to walk to the bus stop outside Hidden Valley Ford on Stuart Hwy.

As a result of this change the bus will arrive earlier at the bus stops between Kormilda College and Darwin Bus Interchange. For the updated timetable click here.



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