Messages from Transport Canberra

Messages from Transport Canberra for the start of the school year

Messages from Transport Canberra for the start of the school year

As we start a new school year, we would like to remind you, parents and students about our services and how to best prepare for bus travel in the new year. Details of all school and regular bus services are available for parents and students to begin planning their journeys.

We remind all students and parents that the new bus network will begin operating on 27 April 2019, ahead of the commencement of Term 2, 29 April 2019. School services will be changing for Term 2. More information will be made available to schools and the public through Term 1, with timetable information available from March 2019. Transport Canberra is here to support the safe passage of students to and from school using public transport and active travel options.

To assist in planning school bus travel, use our handy tips and checklist below: 

Routes and timetables:

Please check the details of the services required for your child to and from school, also make sure the child is familiar with the times and stops. If your child is new to school or changing schools, please check available school services

or regular bus timetables information. Use Transport Canberra’s new journey planner to plan your travel on regular routes, and use NXTBUS to track your awaited service.


MyWay cards:

MyWay is the cheapest and easiest way to travel with Transport Canberra buses. A student MyWay card can be purchased online, over the phone, or at a MyWay Recharge Agent. Adding travel credit is even easier with the options of B-Pay or Autoload direct debit, attracting an additional 5% discount on all fares. Students can also top up their MyWay card or purchase a single or daily ticket at Transport Canberra’s new ticket vending machines, available at selected bus stations.


New bus fares came into effect on 5 January 2019. A single trip school student MyWay fare is now $1.22 on school days and a single trip school student cash fare costs $2.50: MyWay Fares


Bus safety:
If your child is new to catching buses or a regular user, don’t forget that safety is a top priority so make sure your child is familiar with these rules for inside and outside the bus. For further information on Transport Canberra bus safety, please visit the Etiquette and Safety and Staying Safe sections on our website.


School Safety Tips:

A School Crossing Supervisor program commenced in the ACT at 20 crossing sites. School crossing supervisors (lollipop people) assist children to cross roads safely by directing traffic with a stop sign and providing instructions. They also help to manage the flow of pedestrians and motorists at the busiest crossings. Further information is available under the Active Travel for Schools section on our website, under School Crossing Supervisors.


Further information:

Pick-up and set down guidelines, tips for parents, tips for staff/volunteers, tips for students, safe driving, safety tips, safe school travel plans and travel congestion information can be found under the School Safety Tips on the Transport Canberra website.


Staying up to date:
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Further information can be found under the FAQ’s section on our website.
For all other enquiries, please contact Transport Canberra on 13 17 10.

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