Canberra's bus services - take ACTION

Canberra's city bus service

Although Canberra has an enviable road network and abundant roundabouts, Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, services major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city, through town centre interchanges, to the suburbs.

ACTION often provides free buses to and from major events such as sporting matches, Floriade and annual festivals, concerts and major community events. You can check what events have free or special bus timetables on the ACTION website

Bus fares use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash. Scan a prepaid MyWay card or purchase a single or daily cash ticket on board the bus from the driver. Daily tickets are ideal for sightseeing and are valid until midnight on the day of purchase. There are also off peak fare options and children under five years travel free.

ACTION's fleet includes easy access buses for people with reduced mobility.

Select Blue Rapid and Red Rapid services have specially designed carry racks making it convenient to commute or cover longer distances when cycling by taking your bike on a bus

ACTION's NXTBUS offers numerous real time ways to find out when buses are due within the next 90 minutes. To plan further ahead, telephone 13 17 10 or view ACTION's printable routes and timetables.