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 Saturday 28 August 2021, the temporary timetable for Horsham bus Route 5 will become permanent, providing reliable connections for Horsham passengers with the Overland rail service. The timetable that has been operating since the Overland rail services recommenced in January 2021 will remain in place.
From Sunday 11 July 2021, minor timetable adjustments are being made to better reflect journey times on select V/Line coach services from Warrnambool. Passengers at some stops along each route will have slightly earlier departure times.
From Sunday 11 July 2021, the weekday timetable for the Daylesford to Woodend and Maryborough to Castlemaine V/Line coach services will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable on the Bendigo line.
From Sunday 11 July 2021, minor timetable adjustments are being made to selected V/Line coach routes at Swan Hill and Mildura.
From Sunday 11 July 2021, the timetable for six V/Line coach routes will change to maintain connections with the adjusted train timetable on the Ararat line. The timetable for weekend coach services will also be adjusted for a better spread of services and improved options for travelling between Ararat and Ballarat.
From Monday 7 June 2021, minor timetable changes will be made to improve access to services and passenger journeys for Route 772, Route 775 Route 779. The timetable changes will provide more travel options for students travelling to schools in Frankston and seamless travel for passengers travelling on the routes.
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.