Although Canberra has an enviable road network and abundant roundabouts, Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, services major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city, through town centre interchanges, to the suburbs.
ACTION provides buses to and from major events such as sporting matches, Floriade and annual concerts. These services are often free to make it easier to get to and from the big event.
Bus fares use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash. Scan a prepaid MyWay card or purchase a single or daily cash ticket on board the bus from the driver. Daily tickets are ideal for sightseeing and are valid until midnight on the day of purchase. There are also off peak fare options and children under five years travel free.
ACTION's fleet includes easy access buses for people with reduced mobility.
Select Blue Rapid and Red Rapid services have specially designed carry racks making it convenient to commute or cover longer distances when cycling by taking your bike on a bus.
ACTION's NXTBUS offers numerous real time ways to find out when buses are due within the next 90 minutes. To plan further ahead, telephone 13 17 10 or view ACTION's printable routes and timetables.
The Canberra City Explorer is a red double decker Hop on Hop off service which visits most of Canberra's top attractions seven days a week. Enjoy a 90 minute commentary and convenient pick up and drop off at any of 13 locations around the nation's capital. Purchase your 24 or 48 hour ticket on the bus or from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, 330 Northbourne Avenue. For more information visit the Explorer website or call 1300 554 114.
The route includes stops at the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Parliament House, National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive.
ACTION Buses operate 365 days of the year. They travel to many of Canberra's attractions. Grab your free copy of Sightseeing? Take ACTION. This easy guide to touring Canberra is available by contacting ACTION.
Qcity Transit, formerly Deane's Transit Group, has been providing transport solutions for the Capital Region, surrounding areas and interstate visitors for over 20 years.