Getting to school

Active travel

Walking, riding or using public transport is the preferred mode of transport to travel to and from schools in Canberra. Active travel for schools has information about the initiatives being delivered to support walking and riding to school. Information about public transport for schools is available below.

Public transport

Canberra’s bus network services all schools. Remember, you can also catch a weekday route.

Timetables effective from Monday 9 October 2017.

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Current school diversions

These are the latest diversions affecting school

School Route 574 – Update
Commencing: Monday 4th Jun 2018
Route/s: 574

Emmaus Christian School – New pick up and drop off location
Commencing: Monday 4th Jun 2018
Route/s: 654, 574, 575, 431, 472, 566, 570, 457, 813, 577 and 684

School route changes for Term 2, 2018
Commencing: Monday 30th Apr 2018
Route/s: 401, 410, 421, 427, 434, 469, 501, 574, 575, 580, 602, 618, 619, 630, 690, 692, 802, 804, 808, 883

Woden Bus Station - School Service Changes
Commencing: Monday 2nd Jul 2018
Route/s: 412, 416, 424, 425, 490, 492, 504, 653, 840, 844, 863

Rural services to ACT schools

Find a rural service for Queanbeyan, Hall, Tidbinbilla, Uriarra, Tharwa, and Majura Road.

If Transport Canberra services are unavailable in your rural area, you may be eligible for a conveyance allowance to reimburse the costs of transporting your child to school or the nearest bus stop.

Free student transport

Some full-time students are eligible for free travel Monday to Friday during the school term under the school transport program.

Parents travelling on school services

School bus services are available for school students only. Under special circumstances, parents may temporarily travel on a school service with their school child to help them adjust to travelling on a bus. Complete the Short-Term Parent School Bus Travel Application Form (Word 2MB) Short-Term Parent School Bus Travel Application form (PDF) and allow at least 10 working days for a response. Normal fares apply if the application is approved.

Students with disability

Students with disability may be eligible for Special Needs Transport (SNT).

Need a bus for a school excursion or a bus wash tour?

Buses are available to charter for school excursions.Find out how to book.