The four routes of the Bus Smart service provide city-wide coverage (details below). Links to school bus routes are also available on this page. The four main routes begin and end at Bus Smart Central outside Reading Cinemas in Dee Street. All Bus Smart buses have free Wi-Fi, an on-board information system and bike racks.
Timetable: The Bus Smart services leave Bus Smart Central in Dee Street every 45 minutes from 6.45am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturdays. There are no services on Sundays and public holidays. See the four individual routes (links at left) for more details.
BUS FARES CHANGING: From 5 November 2018 bus fares are changing to flat charges of $3 for cash fares and $2 for fare payment by Bus Smart Card. Under-fives are free, as are Super Cold Card-holders (between 8.55am and 2.55pm). Check the details on this flyer.
Track YOUR bus!
Just where is YOUR bus? How long will it take to get to YOUR stop? Now you can use your computer, cell phone, smartphone or other tech device to get information about when the next bus will arrive at your stop. The TrackaBus service uses Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and wireless communications technology to track and report the real-time location of buses. The links:
Bus Smart Cards
There is a one-off $5 fee for a Bus Smart Card but the card entitles you to a 10 per cent discount on fares. See the Bus Smart Card page for more details.
Print your own Bus Smart route maps
NOTE: From 5 November 2018 bus fares are changing to flat charges of $3 for cash fares and $2 for fare payment by Bus Smart Card. Under-fives are free, as are Super Cold Card-holders (between 8.55am and 2.55pm). Check the details on this flyer.
- Bus Smart card users receive a 10% discount on all fares.
- Super Gold Card holders receive FREE off-peak travel IF the holders also have Bus Smart Cards (the cards will be swiped but no fares will be deducted).
- Cross-city fares are for two trips within one hour.
- The off-peak times for all routes are from 9am to 2.55pm on weekdays and from 10.30am to 3.40pm on Saturdays.
|Passenger categories||Current fares|
|Under 5 years|
|– Off peak||Free|
|Child ( to 15 years)|
|– Off peak||$1.60|
|– Off peak||$1.60|
|Super Gold Card|
Maps and details of the schools service are available in the following printable files. There is a 10 per cent reduction for students who use Bus Smart Cards.
School bus routes: