Transport for Canberra

Park and Ride Initiative

Park and Ride logoThe Park and Ride initiative offers allocated parking spaces for people to park their car, then transfer to an ACTION bus to complete their journey. All Park and Ride facilities are fully illuminated for a safe return in the evening and most sites offer weather resistant bus shelters.

A network of Park and Ride and Bike and Ride facilities is being built along the ACTION Rapid bus routes, and at selected group centres to connect with peak hour bus services. Park and Ride provides people with flexibility in designing a journey that suits their needs by allowing them to combine bus travel with a drive in a car.  Park and Ride aims to reduce car only trips and in turn the need for additional road capacity and demand for parking in the city and major employment centres.  It also aims to reduce the level of congestion on ACT roads.

There are many Park and Ride sites currently available for use in the ACT. Some sites require a permit, for further information please visit the Park and Ride permit page or call 13 17 10.

Download the Park and Ride Permit System User Guide (PDF 813KB)


Weston Creek Park and Ride is open!

The new Weston Creek Park and Ride/Bike and Ride facility is now open. The facility provides 49 parking spaces and a bike cage containing 24 bicycle storage spaces conveniently located next to the bus stops along Cotter Road. two new bus stops will be serviced from tomorrow by Xpresso route 729, providing direct travel between Weston Creek and the City during peak times. Planning is currently underway to provide additional express services under Network 14.

Park and Ride sites under construction...

Construction is underway at the following locations: College Street in Bruce, Moyes Crescent in Kippax and Cotter Road in North Weston/ Molonglo. Construction at these sites is due for completion in 2013.

New Park and Ride sites under investigation...

A feasibility study is underway to identify possible new Park and Ride sites for construction in the coming years. Locations under investigation include Athllon Drive (Wanniassa), Canberra Avenue, and Gungahlin Town Centre. Please refer to the study page for further information.

Park and Ride locations

Download the Park and Ride Map (PDF 570KB)

Park and Ride locations requiring a permit*

  • Belconnen - Belconnen Bus Stations, access from Swanson Court
  • Belconnen - Corner of Josephson Street and Walder Street
  • Woden - Woden Bus Station, access from Matilda Street
  • Tuggeranong - Tuggeranong Bus Station, access from Anketell Street

Park and Ride locations with both permit* required spaces and casual spaces not requiring a permit

  • Mawson -  Corner of Mawson and Athlon Drive (access from Mawson Place)
  • Mitchell - Flemington Road (opposite EPIC)

* Always check signage at each carpark to ensure that you are parking in a Park and Ride designated area. Please note that in some locations only part of the carpark is designated to Park and Ride.

Park and Ride locations not requiring a permit


  • Jamison Centre, access from Bowman Street
  • Charnwood Shopping Centre, access from Lhotsky Street
  • Kippax Centre, access from Hardwick Crescent


  • Curtin Shops, access from Carruthers Street


  • Kambah Village Shops, access from Marconi Crescent
  • Kambah Centre, access from O'Halloran Circuit
  • Chisholm Shops, access from Bentham Street
  • Calwell Shops, access from Webber Street
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