Current Fares Rural & Regional Buses

IPART sets the maximum fares that can be charged by rural and regional bus operators for regular passenger services outside metropolitan and outer metropolitan regions.
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Setting maximum rural and regional bus fares

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has conducted a major review of fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW.

We have determined the maximum fares to apply for the determination period – 5 March2018 to 31 December 2020.

Final decision on adult fares for single journeys from 5 March 2018 (nominal incl GST)

 Fare band  No. of sections   Final maximum fares
2018  2019  2020 
 1  1 to 2  $2.30  $2.40  $2.40
 2  3 to 6  $3.40  $3.50  $3.60
 3  7 to 15  $4.90  $5.00  $5.10
 4  16 to 25  $7.20  $7.40  $7.60
 5  26 to 37  $9.60  $9.80  $10.10
 6  38 to 56  $14.40  $14.80  $15.10
 7  57 to 75  $20.80  $21.30  $21.90
 8  76 to 100  $29.20  $29.90  $30.70
 9  101 to 125  $38.70  $39.70  $40.70
 10  126+  $48.20  $49.40  $50.60

 Note:  Sections are an average of 1.6km over the total length of a bus route, but may vary between 1.3 km and 1.9 km.

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