New bus network for Torquay and Armstrong Creek

From 2 June 2024 new timetables will be introduced to the Geelong, Charlemont, Armstrong Creek, Torquay and Jan Juc bus network that will better match the travel demands of the community. 

Armstrong Creek, Charlemont, and Torquay residents will benefit from more frequent, fast and reliable bus services, improving access to jobs, education, shops and health facilities. 

The community and visitors will be able to choose from an extra 500 weekly bus services, including about four buses an hour along the Surf Coast Highway in each direction, with a new Route 53 service between Geelong and Torquay, a new Route 52 service between Marshall Station and Jan Juc and a new Route 54 service between Marshall Station and Torquay. 

We’re adding additional services, doubling the number of weekly trips between Bell Street Torquay and stations on the Geelong railway line. 

We’re improving connections to important locations such as Belmont High Street, Armstrong Creek town centre, Torquay Beach, train connections at Marshall Station, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Deakin University and Portarlington ferry services. 

What’s changing? 

  • Routes 50 and 51 will be retired. The three new routes, routes 52, 53 and 54 are replacing these routes.   
  • New Route 52 Jan Juc (Torquay) – Marshall Station will provide a local service between Jan Juc, Torquay, Torquay West, Armstrong Creek, Charlemont and Marshall Station via the Surf Coast Highway and Boundary Road. 
  • New Route 53 Torquay (Bell Street) – Geelong Station will provide a fast and direct service between Torquay, Torquay North, Armstrong Creek, Belmont, Geelong CBD and Geelong Station via the Surf Coast Highway and High Street. 
  • New Route 54 Torquay (Bell Street) – Marshall Station will provide a local service between Bell Street Torquay, Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay Armstrong Creek’s growing areas, Charlement to Marshall Station via Surf Coast Highway and Burvilles Road. 
  • Route 45 Armstrong Creek – Waurn Ponds SC via Waurn Ponds Station will be extended along Central Boulevard to service Oberon High School and nearby housing estates. 
  • Route 55 Geelong Station – Ocean Grove via Barwon Heads will have a minor timetable change to improve connectivity with Central Geelong and some buses from Jan Juc. 
  • There will minor timetable changes for passengers on routes 45, 55 and 60.  
  • We’ll be trialing a late Friday night V/Line service from Torquay via Anglesea to Lorne. 

New route maps

Route 52 - Marshall Station – Jan Juc - via Torquay Rd (Surf Coast Hwy) (PDF) 41 KB

Route 53 - Geelong Station – Torquay - via Torquay Rd (Surf Coast Hwy) (PDF) 41 KB

Route 54 - Marshall Station – Torquay - via Torquay Rd (Surf Coast Hwy) (PDF) 39 KB

In 2022 and 2023, we asked the community what bus network changes were needed. We listened, and now we’re making changes to deliver a more frequent and direct bus network, offering better coverage in fast-growing areas. View our community consultation feedback here. 

Timetables

To plan your journey, view the new timetables below, download the PTV app, or call 1800 800 007.