Current Rural & Regional Buses Fares

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 – 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025.

Maximum adult fares for regular route services from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025 (nominal incl GST)

Fare band

No. of sections

Single adult fare

Daily ticket

1

1 to 2

$2.30

$5.00

2

3 to 6

$3.30

3

7 to 15

$4.20

$10.00

4

16 to 25

$4.50

5

26 to 37

$5.90

6

38 to 56

$7.50

$20.00

7

57 to 75

$10.00

8

76 to 100

$15.00

$30.00

9

101 to 125

$20.00

10

126+

$25.00

 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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