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Ticketing

What are the changes?

We are aware that some of the bus network changes coming in on 19 January 2020 will require adjustments to how tickets and transfers are managed so that passengers will be able to travel with different operators.

A number of operators will be moving to the transportme smartcard ticketing system which will make paying for travel simpler.

This page provides information on ticketing options based on where you travel from and to.

North Riverside (West Tamar Highway corridor)

One of the key areas to be impacted by ticketing changes will be bus users on the North Riverside corridor where services previously operated by Metro Tasmania will now be operated by Manions’ Coaches. The affected services will be those  travelling along the length of the West Tamar Highway (routes 780, 781, 782) operated by Manions’ Coaches. Passengers using these services will need to start using the transportme smartcard ticketing system instead of the Greencard ticketing system.

Adult passengers who sign up for a transportme card before 29 February 2020 will get $20 free travel credit. Concession and student passengers who sign up before 29 February 2020 will get $10 free credit.

Visit the Manions’ Coaches website to apply for a transportme card.

Current Greencard users in North Riverside (West Tamar Highway corridor)

Passengers on the Riverside corridor who need to regularly transfer onto Metro services once they reach Launceston can apply to be part of a three month trial to use their Metro Greencard on Manions’ Coaches services. For more information, please click here.

Want to talk to someone about ticketing changes?

The bus review team will be at Riverside Plaza (outside Woolworths), Launceston to talk about ticketing changes at the following dates:

  • Monday 13 January 2020, 3pm – 6pm and
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020, 9am – 12pm.

George Town, north east and east coast services

The following northern region operators are also moving to the transportme smartcard ticketing system on 19 January 2020:

Click your operator above to apply for a transportme card.

Metro Launceston urban network and Cressy, Longford, Evandale and Perth services

These services provided by Metro and Tassielink services will continue to use the existing Greencard smartcard system.

Passengers travelling on George Town services getting on through the Mowbray corridor will need to use a transportme card or pay cash. Use of Greencard on George Town services will not be available.

About transportme and signing up

Transportme is a smartcard bus ticketing system that can be used to pay for travel instead of cash.

Use of transportme also means passengers can get a 20% discount on fares.

You can use the transportme app to recharge your card and access real time bus tracking.

Adult passengers who sign up for a transportme card before 29 February 2020 will get $20 free travel credit. Concession and student passengers who sign up before 29 February 2020 will get $10 free credit.

To apply for a card select your operator from the list below.

Join our ticketing mailing list

If you want to be kept up to date on ticketing changes, you can join our ticketing mailing list here.