There are two types of student fares. Child student fares and adult student fares. Adult student fares apply to those students aged 18 or older.
Find out more about the current student fare options.
Students can purchase a single ride trip with cash from the bus driver. The cost per trip is $1.80.
Students traveling on a bus service that does not offer electronic ticketing can purchase a 10-ride ticket. The maximum cost of a 10-ride ticket is $14.40.
10-ride tickets purchased in 2020 can still be used in 2021 provided that the student will be:
Students who travel on a service that uses electronic ticketing can pay using a smartcard which is electronically topped up with funds. To top up the balance of your smartcard please contact your bus service operator.
Students who use a smartcard to pay their fare receive a 20 per cent discount on the usual rate, making the maximum per trip cost $1.44 (including a 90 minute window from the first card validation to transfer to buses with the same operator to complete the journey).
To apply for a smartcard visit your bus service operator’s website.
These students may be asked to present student identification to access the child student fare.
Some students over the age of 18 may be eligible to travel for discounted or free travel between home and school during the school year if they meet the criteria for special circumstance adult student bus pass.