Better buses for Deakin, Burwood and Box Hill

Three students walking with bus in background, and calendar icon displaying October 15.

From 15 October 2023, changes on the Box Hill, Burwood and Deakin University bus routes will improve connectivity, simplify the network and boost services to the community and Deakin University.

Changes to Box Hill, Burwood and Deakin University routes

SmartBus Route 903 Mordialloc – Altona will be realigned along Elgar Road to provide more than 1000 extra services to Deakin University each week. The realignment will provide a faster, more direct connection between Box Hill Station and Deakin University.

There will be extra Saturday morning short trips to the university too.

Route 201 Box Hill – Deakin University will increase frequency to every 15 minutes all day to deliver more services to the community and to Deakin University.

Route 281 Templestowe – Deakin University will be shortened to stop at Box Hill Station.

Route 271 Box Hill – Ringwood via Park Orchards will have Sunday services for the first time.

Route 768 Box Hill – Deakin University via Canterbury Road will be discontinued as it is a low patronage and frequency service that duplicates other routes. Savings from discontinuing Route 768 will be reinvested into boosting the frequency of Route 201.

Route 766 Box Hill – Burwood via Surrey Hills passengers will benefit from better Saturday frequencies, the introduction of a Sunday timetable and improved operating hours. Route 766 will also be realigned closer to Union Station, making it easier to transfer between bus and train services.

To plan your journey, view the new timetables, visit Journey planner, or call 1800 800 007 to order a printed copy of your timetable.