Bus and coach
Permanent changes to buses including new routes, timetable upgrades and route changes. For more information about any of these changes, call 1800 800 007 or follow the links below.
From Sunday 30 May 2021, two new bus routes will connect residents in Tarneit, Truganina and Tarneit West with V/line train services at Tarneit Station and Metro train services at Williams Landing and Werribee stations. The new routes, Route 152 Tarneit Station - Williams Landing Station via Palmers Road and Route 182 Werribee Station - Tarneit Station via Tarneit West offer residents more ways to travel and to connect with local destinations.
From Sunday 30 May 2021, bus Route 439 Werribee Station - Werribee South via Werribee Park Mansion and bus Route 443 Werribee Station - Southern Loop via South Werribee will travel an amended route across the recently opened road bridge connecting Tarneit Road and Princess Highway following the removal of the Cherry Street Level Crossing in Werribee. There will be minor changes to timetables for the amended route.
From Monday 17 May, bus Route 2 Benalla - Benalla East will be extended to the industrial estate east of the Benalla town centre and provide transport connections for passengers travelling to Yooralla Business Enterprise. Timetables will change to accommodate the route extension.
From Sunday 11 April 2021 changes will be made to the timetable for bus Route 732 - Box Hill - Upper Ferntree Gully via Vermont South. The changes will improve bus connections with tram Route 75 and bring 348 more services each week, operating at times that better reflect passenger demand.
From Sunday 11 April 2021, a new timetable for Route 900 will allow for higher frequency services when they are needed most. Services will operate every 20 minutes on Saturday afternoons and weeknight services from Stud Park Shopping Centre to Caulfield Station will start to operate at a 15-minute frequency from 6.10pm.
From Sunday 11 April 2021, bus Route 742 will be extended to terminate at Ringwood Station and provide a two-way service along Bond Street and New Street in Ringwood. The timetable will reflect new journey times and will coordinate with the new train timetable at Glen Waverley Station.
From Sunday 11 April 2021, bus Route 624 - Kew - Oakleigh via Caulfield, Carnegie, Darling and Chadstone - will be altered to run through Power Avenue in Chadstone to provide a safer and more reliable service. The timetable will reflect changed journey times and will coordinate with the new train timetable at Oakleigh Station.
From Sunday 11 April 2021 changes will be made to the timetables of many bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne. These changes complete the re-coordination of approximately 360 bus and coach routes with Victoria's new train timetables.
From Sunday 28 March 2021, two new bus routes will connect residents in Clyde and Clyde North with Berwick Station and increase the number of bus services along Clyde Road. The new services provide new options for accessing shops, healthcare services, schools, and higher education and training institutions.
From Sunday 28 February 2021, the temporary changes to Footscray bound services on routes 411 Laverton Station - Footscray via Millers Road and 412 Laverton Station Footscray via Mills Street will become permanent, with services travelling via Princes Highway Service Road. Passengers connecting with train services at West Footscray Station should continue using the stop on Princes Highway Service Road near Sunshine Road.
From Sunday 28 February 2021, the deviation around Coonans Hill, Pascoe Vale will be removed from the Route 512 Strathmore - East Coburg via Coburg, Coburg West, Pascoe Vale South bus route. The change allows for timetable improvements and 64 new services each week.
From Sunday 28 February 2021 changes will be made to the timetables of many bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne as well as in regional areas including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Traralgon. Passengers are asked to check their timetables as remaining bus routes will be re-coordinated with the new train timetable in one more stage in April.
From Sunday 31 January 2021 changes will be made to the timetables of all V/Line coach routes and some bus routes in regional and metropolitan areas. Passengers are asked to check their timetables as remaining bus routes will be re-coordinated with the new train timetable in two further stages in February and April.
From Monday 1 February 2021, the Sale town bus network will be upgraded. The new bus network will have six routes, service more parts of Sale and Saturday services will be added for the first time.
From Sunday 20 December 2020 services on bus routes 708, 780, 833, 857 (heading north towards Chelsea Station) and Night Bus Route 970 will stop at the new bus interchange on Station Street, next to Carrum Station.
From Monday 25 January 2021, bus Route 45 Armstrong Creek - Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre via Waurn Ponds Station will have a minor timetable change.
From Monday 14 December 2020 Telebus in Rowville will be replaced with FlexiRide, a new on demand bus service that operates only when booked with no fixed route. FlexiRide will operate between Rowville and Ferntree Gully. Passengers can book a trip from their nearest stop to or from Stud Park Shopping Centre or Ferntree Gully Station.
From Sunday 22 November 2020, bus Route 25 will be extended to Delacombe town centre to give you a more convenient trip to the shops. There will also be a minor change to the timetable to allow for the route adjustment.
From Sunday 8 November 2020, bus services in Eltham and Diamond Creek will have adjusted timetables. Changes to timetables will give passengers a more reliable service and improve connections with trains and school bell times.
- Routes 343, 578, 579, 580 and 582 will have timetable changes to better reflect current traffic conditions to allow buses to arrive and depart on time
- Route 582 will have a timetable change and increased span of hours, running later into the evening on weekdays