Information on this page is about the future bus network. To find out how to use the current network, visit the Getting Around page.
Community consultation undertaken in mid-2018 identified people wanted more direct routes, more frequent and reliable services and increased services for on and off peak times.
Transport Canberra has been guided by this feedback in the design of a seven day modern network that will move residents across the City at high frequency with shorter, straighter, more regular and reliable local services. A network that connects people with their local destinations and into the Rapid Routes.
Ten Rapid Routes will move residents across the City at high frequency. Shorter, straighter, more regular and reliable local services that connect people with their local destinations and into the Rapid Routes.
Rapids will help residents and visitors get to and from events, sports matches, work, doing errands, catching up with friends and family during the evening and at the weekend across the city.
Rapid services will run at least every 15 minutes along core transport corridors, from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and continuing into the evening. All Rapid Bus routes will operate over the weekends, with a general frequency of every 15 to 30 minutes or better, building over time. The seven day network allows people to take the same trip every day, making public transport easier to use and understand.
Rapid Route Network Map No labels (PDF 115KB)
In the new network, passengers will instead be able to access more frequent local services which will connect with direct Rapid services at town centres all day, every day. This approach will provide a consistent, reliable network which provides passengers with greater flexibility in their transport options all through the week.
Overall the new network provides greater service coverage and frequency, seven days a week at peak and off-peak times across the whole of Canberra.