Bus Services in Australia (Backpackers Guide)
Bus services in Australia include public transport buses, shuttle buses, backpacker buses, long distance Greyhound coaches and plenty of other private tours and day trips.
The cost depends on the service but is usually competitive with other modes of transport, some of them even being free like the Central Area Transit (C.A.T) in Perth.
Public Buses in Australia
The pubic transport services are generally well kept and punctual. Local bus routes will take you to most places and can be a relatively cheap means of getting around.
Tickets can be purchased from a ticket office but more often than not (for this type of service) as and when you board the bus. It's best to have some change for payment as the drivers will rarely accept notes and it will avoid any unnecessary hold ups.
Bus Time Tables & Route Maps List - Bus Services In Australia
You can find time tables, route maps, fares and other information by following the links below. If you need information for services not listed do a Google Search for 'bus services' followed by the name of the location (i.e, 'bus services perth'). Alternatively if you're in Australia, you can visit a ticket office or the local information centre/kiosk in town and get the information from them.
The Backpacker's Budget (Cost Of living In Australia)
Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.