Catching the bus

New bus network from 29 April 2019

The ACT Government is introducing a new integrated public transport network including bus and light rail services for Canberra from 29 April 2019. The Government has recently released timetables for the new network that will affect routes going through the ANU Acton campus.

Before using the new bus network, please check all the changes and plan your journey to and from campus with journey planner.

Bus tickets

MyWay card is the cheapest and easiest way to pay for bus trips. Cards can be purchased and recharged at most newsagents and Canberra Connect shopfronts. They can be recharged online and over the phone. You can also pay for bus trips with cash on board the bus.


ACTION's NXTBUS service tracks the location of your bus in real time. Every bus stop has an ID number. You can search for bus stop IDs on the NXTBUS website. NXTBUS can also tell you if the bus has a bike rack, easy access or is delayed or cancelled via SMS.

Bike and ride

Bicycle enclosures, lockers and bicycle hoops are located at many convenient places around Canberra, providing links with major bus routes. Access to bicycle enclosures is via a registered MyWay card. Most ACTION buses are fitted with a bicycle carrier on the front of the bus with space for two bicycles.

Park and ride

Park and Ride facilities allow users to park their car, and transfer to an ACTION bus. All Park and Ride facilities are well lit and most sites offer weather resistant bus shelters.

Accessible buses

ACTION provides easy access buses and services for hearing, vision and mobility impaired users.


For further information about the bus timings, please visit Transport Canberra website.