Public transport network changes

New bus network to be introduced in Warragul and Drouin

From Sunday 14 May 2017, a new bus network will be introduced in Warragul and Drouin.

The new network will provide more buses, to more places to make it easier to get around.

Find out what’s in store for Warragul and Drouin

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Route 343 Greensborough to Hurstbridge Link

From Monday 19 June, we’re introducing a new bus route for Plenty Valley.

The new service runs Monday to Friday, providing residents with more public transport options, improved coverage, and better train connections.

Route 343 connects with trains at Greensborough Station, giving residents of Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, and Hurstbridge more choice of train services.

Timetables will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 18 May 2017. 

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Changes to bus Route 605

From Sunday 25 June, the Route 605 bus will be realigned between South Yarra and Melbourne CBD to service Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue, Southbank Boulevard and the west end of the CBD along Queen Street.

This will improve reliability on Route 605 by minimising traffic congestion in the sports precinct along Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue.

The route will no longer operate along Flinders Street, Lonsdale Street and Exhibition Street. Passengers who access the east end of the CBD on Route 605 are able to connect to tram services and train services at Flagstaff Station to complete their journey.

Changes to Route 605 come ahead of Melbourne Metro Tunnel works on Domain Road between St Kilda Road and Dallas Brook Drive.

Passengers who currently catch Route 605 at Olympic Boulevard or in the CBD can catch an alternative bus or tram, and are encouraged to plan their journey with the PTV Journey Planner.

Updated timetables for Route 605 will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 25 May 2017.  

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Tram timetable changes

From Monday 1 May, there will be minor timetable changes across the tram network.

These timetable changes allow for more evenly spaced trams on major tram paths such as along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Other changes include the extension of Route 6 to Moreland and the introduction of the new Route 58 tram from West Coburg to Toorak.

Route 58 will bring more low-floor trams to Melbourne’s north-west, improving accessibility to the Parkville hospital precinct.

Updated timetables will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 3 April 2017. 

Find out more about the tram changes. 

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New bus network to be introduced in the Latrobe Valley

From Sunday 9 April 2017, a new bus network will be introduced across the Latrobe Valley.

The new timetable brings better connections to more places and longer operating hours, making it easier to travel by bus in the region.

Find out what’s in store for the Latrobe Valley

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Minor timetable changes to Route 503 - Essendon to East Brunswick and Route 506 – Moonee Ponds to Westgarth

From 26 March 2017, bus routes 503 and 506 timetables will be adjusted to better reflect current traffic conditions and improve service reliability.  As a result of the adjustment, journey times on both routes will increase by up to six minutes but provide passengers with a more consistent service.

Updated timetables for routes 503 and 506 will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 27 February 2017.  

Bus timetable changes to align with new V/Line timetables

In line with changes to V/Line timetables on several train lines, a number of bus routes in metro and regional areas along these services will have new timetables come into effect from 29 January 2017.

Throughout Geelong, Melton, Wyndham and Tarneit, some bus services will arrive and depart up to fifteen minutes earlier or later to maintain reliable connections with train services at interchange points, while some will receive additional services.

Routes in Geelong, Melton, Wyndham and Tarneit which will have timetable changes are:

Geelong

  • Route 1 North Shore Station to Deakin University via Geelong City
  • Route 10 Lara Station to Lara South - Corio Shopping Centre
  • Route 11 Lara Station to Lara East
  • Route 12 Lara Station to Lara West
  • Route 20 Geelong Station to Corio Shopping Centre
  • Route 22 Geelong Station to North Shore Station via Anakie Road
  • Route 23 Corio Shopping Centre to North Shore Station
  • Route 24 Geelong Station to North Geelong Station via Newtown
  • Route 25 Geelong Station to Bell Post Hill
  • Route 30 Geelong Station to Whittington via Newcomb
  • Route 31 Geelong Station to St Albans Park
  • Route 32 Geelong Station to Leopold
  • Route 40 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Breakwater
  • Route 41 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Grovedale
  • Route 42 Geelong Station to Deakin University via South Valley Road
  • Route 43 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Highton
  • Route 50 Geelong Station to Jan Juc via Marshall Station and Fischer Street
  • Route 51 Geelong Station to Jan Juc via Marshall Station
  • Route 55 Geelong Station to Ocean Grove via Barwon Heads
  • Route 56 Geelong Station to Queenscliff via Ocean Grove
  • Route 60 Geelong Station to St Leonards via Portarlington
  • Route 61 Geelong Station to Drysdale via Clifton Springs

Melton

  • Route 453 Melton to Melton Station via Brookfield
  • Route 455 Micasa Rise/Roslyn Park to Melton Station
  • Route 457 Melton to Melton Station via Melton West
  • Route 458 Kurunjang to Melton Station
  • Route 459 Arnolds Creek to Melton Station via Westlake

Wyndham/Tarneit

  • Route 150 Williams Landing Station to Tarneit Station via Sayers Road
  • Route 151 Williams Landing Station to Tarneit Station via Westmeadows Lane
  • Route 153 Williams Landing Station to Werribee Station via Princes Highway
  • Route 160 Hoppers Crossing Station to Tarneit Station via Morris Road
  • Route 161 Hoppers Crossing Station to Werribee Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 166 Hoppers Crossing Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 167 Hoppers Crossing Station to Tarneit Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 170 Werribee Station to Tarneit Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 180 Werribee Station to Tarneit Station via Tarneit Road
  • Route 181 Werribee Station to Hoppers Crossing Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 190 Werribee Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Ballan Road
  • Route 191 Werribee Station to Manor Lakes via Greaves Street
  • Route 192 Werribee Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Black Forest Road
  • Route 439 Werribee Station to Werribee South via Werribee Park Mansion
  • Route 441 Werribee Station to Westleigh Gardens via Geelong Road
  • Route 443 Werribee Station to Southern Loop via South Werribee

In addition to this, some town coach services will be updated to coordinate with V/Line timetable changes as below:

Wallan

  • The first weekday trip will run 15 minutes earlier.
  • The last weekday trip will run 18 minutes later.

Kilmore

  • The first weekday trip will run 15 minutes earlier.
  • The last weekday trip will run 19 minutes earlier.

Camperdown to Timboon

  • Minor timetable adjustments will be made to this service. Please check timetables and plan ahead.

Pakenham to Koo Wee Rup

  • The 3.40 pm weekday service from Koo Wee Rup to Pakenham will now leave Koo Wee Rup at 3.38 pm.
  • The 4.05 pm weekday service from  Pakenham to Koo Wee Rup will now depart from Pakenham at 3.55 pm.
  • The 3.36 pm Saturday and Sunday service from Koo Wee Rup to Pakenham will now leave Koo Wee Rup at 3.52pm.

For more information and new timetables, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007. Additionally, you can plan your journey using journey planner.

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A bigger, better bus network for Ballarat 

From Sunday 29 January 2017, a new bus network will be introduced across Ballarat. The new bus network will offer more direct services to key locations and improved frequencies including more weekend services. Services will operate to and from Ballarat Station, creating a more connected network for passengers travelling on bus, train and coach services.

Find out what's in store for Ballarat

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Changes to bus Route 460 and 461

From 29 January 2017, bus Routes 460 and 461 will be extended to improve access to local destinations for the growing local communities.

Route 460 will be extended from Caroline Springs Town Centre to the new Caroline Spring Station, via Caroline Springs Boulevard and Christies Road. The extended service will commence the same day that the new Caroline Springs Station opens.

Route 461 will be extended into the growing area of Plumpton. Buses will run along Hume Drive, City Vista Court and Taylors Road, and will no longer travel along Gourlay Road. The service will continue to connect residents to Watergardens and the Caroline Springs Town Centre. Route 461 will depart from outside the Caroline Springs Library on Caroline Springs Boulevard, and will no longer serve the Caroline Springs Square Shopping Centre bus stop.

Find out what's in store for Caroline Springs

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Services extended on the Altona Loop

From 30 January 2017, five services will be extended through the Altona Loop direct to Flinders Street Station. Operating between 9am to 11am, the weekday return services will stop at all stations between Laverton and Flinders Street.

The new timetable for Altona Loop services will be available on the PTV website from early January 2017.  For further information please call 1800 800 007.

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More V/Line services for regional Victoria

From Sunday 29 January 2017, an extra 80 new services will be introduced across the V/Line network for Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Maryborough, Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Wyndham.

For more information, see More V/Line services for regional Victoria.

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Sunbury timetable changes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, a new timetable will come into effect for Sunbury bus services.

These timetable changes will add extra services during peak periods, improve commuters and students travel options and provide improved bus access to Sunbury Railway Station. Route paths will remain unchanged.

In addition, most bus routes will have extra services on Saturday mornings.

Routes affected by the changes are:

  • Route 481 Sunbury Station to Mt Lion
  • Route 483 Sunbury Station to Moonee Ponds via Diggers Rest
  • Route 485 Sunbury Station to Wilsons Lane
  • Route 486 Sunbury Station to Rolling Meadows
  • Route 487 Sunbury Station to Killara Heights
  • Route 488 Sunbury Station to Jacksons Hill
  • Route 489 Sunbury Station to Canterbury Hills

Find new timetables at Timetables or call PTV on 1800 800 007.

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Timetable changes for a number of Ventura bus routes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better connections to train services.   

Timetable changes will include minor changes to arrival and departure times by up to 14 minutes. Average journey times will change by up to 13 minutes on weekdays and 9 minutes on weekends.

Timetable changes affect bus routes listed below:

  • Route 631 Southland to Waverley Gardens via Clayton, Monash University
  • Route 701 Oakleigh to Bentleigh via Mackie Road, Brady Road
  • Route 705 Mordialloc to Springvale via Braeside, Clayton South
  • Route 767 Southland to Box Hill via Chadstone, Jordanville, Deakin University
  • Route 786 Rye to St Andrews Beach via Dundas Street
  • Route 787 Sorrento to Safety Beach via Rosebud via Blairgowrie, Rosebud, Dromana
  • Route 788 Frankston to Portsea via Dromana, Rosebud, Sorrento
  • Route 800 Dandenong to Chadstone via Princes Highway, Oakleigh
  • Route 813 Dandenong to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
  • Route 821 Southland to Clayton via Heatherton
  • Route 828 Hampton to Berwick Station via Southland Shopping Centre, Dandenong
  • Route 835 Berwick Station to Narre Warren Circle via Narre Warren South, Berwick North
  • Route 836 Berwick Station to Eden Rise Shopping Centre via Bridgewater Estate
  • Route 841 Narre Warren North to Cranbourne via Narre Warren, Cranbourne North
  • Route 846 Berwick Station to Eden Rise Shopping Centre via Bryn Mawr Boulevard
  • Route 857 Chelsea to Dandenong via Patterson Lakes
  • Route 885 Glen Waverley to Springvale via Wanda Street
  • Route 926 Pakenham Station to Fountain Gate Shopping Centre via Lakeside, Beaconsfield

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Tram Route 58 introduced

From mid-2017 Route 58 will be introduced to replace Route 8 and Route 55, running from Toorak to West Coburg.

Route 8 customers will need to change at Domain Interchange to travel to the Swanston Street precinct. A connecting tram is only 1 minute away, between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and 10am and 7pm on weekends.

Download the Route 58 Map (PDF) 1.2MB

Download an accessible version of the Route 58 map and changes (DOCX) 28kB

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Changes to Route 703 and minor timetable changes to Bayside metropolitan bus routes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, residents of Middle Brighton, Clayton and Bentleigh will receive a boost to services with the extension of bus Route 703 through to Brighton on Sundays.

Minor timetable changes will also be introduced on bus routes 703, 708, 811, 812 and 822 to  ensure timetables better reflect current traffic conditions and services arrive and depart on schedule.

Key features:

  • Bus Route 703 will now operate through to Brighton on Sundays.
  • Timetable adjustments of between 1 to 3 minutes on routes 708, 811, 812 and 822.
  • Improved connections with metropolitan train services.
  • Improved customer experience by providing more reliable and punctual services.

Changes affect the following bus routes:

  • Route 703 Middle Brighton to Blackburn via Bentleigh, Clayton, Monash University
  • Route 708 Carrum to Hampton via Southland
  • Route 811 Dandenong to Brighton via Heatherton Road, Springvale
  • Route 812 Dandenong to Brighton via Parkmore Shopping Centre
  • Route 822 Chadstone to Sandringham via Murrumbeena and Southland

For more information and new timetables, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007

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Changes to Route 52 (Bendigo Station to Eaglehawk via Arnold Street)

From Monday, 3 October there will be a minor timetable adjustment on Route 52, which operates from Eaglehawk to Bendigo Station.

  • The existing 8:06 am service will now depart Victoria Street, Eaglehawk four minutes earlier at 8.02 am.
  • Intermediate stops on this service will also experience minor timetable changes to allow for the earlier departure time of the 8:06 am service.

The timetable change will improve reliability and allow the service to arrive at Bendigo Station at 8.32 am. This will improve connections to other services and also mean students connecting to the 8.38 am school special bus to Victory Christian College from Bendigo Station will be able to do so.

No other changes to the timetable will occur and all other services will continue to operate as the existing timetable.

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Changes to Route 418 (St Albans to Caroline Springs via Keilor Plains)

From Monday, 31 October bus route 418 will be upgraded to provide more frequent services. These service upgrades will provide more frequent and reliable services to better connect people with key destinations.

The upgrade includes improved weekday morning and weekend  frequencies, as well as additional weekday morning peak services.

 Weekday morning peak services will improve frequency to run every 12 to 20 minutes.

  • Two additional services  will be added during the weekday morning peak from Caroline Springs to Keilor Plains. These services will arrive at Keilor Plains Station at 7.15am and 7.45am.
  • Weekend services will improve in frequency from running every 60 minutes to running every 40 minutes.
  • Weekend frequency improvements will enable all weekend bus services to provide connections to train services.

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Changes to Route 60 (Bendigo Station to East Bendigo via Strickland Road)

From Monday 3 October, Bus Route 60 will be re-routed in East Bendigo following community to provide customers with easier access to bus services.

Route changes - Crook Street

  • Route 60 will no longer travel a section of Lloyd Street and Crook Street between Crook and Beischer Street in East Bendigo.
  • Route 60 will instead operate along McIvor Highway and enter Beischer Street where it will continue to travel via the route path along Murphy Street and Strickland Road to Bendigo Station.

Route change - Piper Road

  • Route 60 will no longer travel along Wellsford Drive.
  • Route 60 will instead operate along McDowalls Road and via Victa Road and Piper Lane in East Bendigo, essentially performing a loop through this area.

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A new bus route for residents of Greenvale North 

Residents in Greenvale North will benefit from a new bus service funded by the Victorian Government.

From 16 October, the new 543 bus route will operate between Greenvale Gardens and Roxburgh Park via the Greenvale Village Shopping Centre.

Route 543 will also provide access to Roxburgh Park Station. Services will be coordinated with trains to Melbourne’s CBD in the morning and from the CBD in the afternoon.

The service will run approximately every 40 minutes, seven days a week from 6.30am to 9pm weekdays, 7.30am to 9pm on Saturdays and 7.30am to 9pm on Sundays.

Normal myki fares will apply for the route.

Download the Route 543 map

Public transport network changes

Route 343 Greensborough to Hurstbridge Link

From Monday 19 June, we’re introducing a new bus route for Plenty Valley.

The new service runs Monday to Friday, providing residents with more public transport options, improved coverage, and better train connections.

Route 343 connects with trains at Greensborough Station, giving residents of Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, and Hurstbridge more choice of train services.

Timetables will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 18 May 2017. 

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Changes to bus Route 605

From Sunday 25 June, the Route 605 bus will be realigned between South Yarra and Melbourne CBD to service Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue, Southbank Boulevard and the west end of the CBD along Queen Street.

This will improve reliability on Route 605 by minimising traffic congestion in the sports precinct along Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue.

The route will no longer operate along Flinders Street, Lonsdale Street and Exhibition Street. Passengers who access the east end of the CBD on Route 605 are able to connect to tram services and train services at Flagstaff Station to complete their journey.

Changes to Route 605 come ahead of Melbourne Metro Tunnel works on Domain Road between St Kilda Road and Dallas Brook Drive.

Passengers who currently catch Route 605 at Olympic Boulevard or in the CBD can catch an alternative bus or tram, and are encouraged to plan their journey with the PTV Journey Planner.

Updated timetables for Route 605 will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 25 May 2017.  

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Tram timetable changes

From Monday 1 May, there will be minor timetable changes across the tram network.

These timetable changes allow for more evenly spaced trams on major tram paths such as along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Other changes include the extension of Route 6 to Moreland and the introduction of the new Route 58 tram from West Coburg to Toorak.

Route 58 will bring more low-floor trams to Melbourne’s north-west, improving accessibility to the Parkville hospital precinct.

Updated timetables will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 3 April 2017.  

Find out more about the tram changes.

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New bus network announced for Warragul and Drouin

From 14 May 2017, residents of Warragul and Drouin will benefit from a new bus network which covers more of the area with more frequent services, including weekends.

Further information will be made available before the network starts.

Download new bus network map (PDF) 1.1kB

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New bus network to be introduced in the Latrobe Valley

From Sunday 9 April 2017, a new bus network will be introduced across the Latrobe Valley.

The new timetable brings better connections to more places and longer operating hours, making it easier to travel by bus in the region.

Find out what’s in store for the Latrobe Valley

>back to top

Minor timetable changes to Route 503 - Essendon to East Brunswick and Route 506 – Moonee Ponds to Westgarth

From 26 March 2017, bus routes 503 and 506 timetables will be adjusted to better reflect current traffic conditions and improve service reliability.  As a result of the adjustment, journey times on both routes will increase by up to six minutes but provide passengers with a more consistent service.

Updated timetables for routes 503 and 506 will be available on the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007 from 27 February 2017.  

Bus timetable changes to align with new V/Line timetables

In line with changes to V/Line timetables on several train lines, a number of bus routes in metro and regional areas along these services will have new timetables come into effect from 29 January 2017.

Throughout Geelong, Melton, Wyndham and Tarneit, some bus services will arrive and depart up to fifteen minutes earlier or later to maintain reliable connections with train services at interchange points, while some will receive additional services.

Routes in Geelong, Melton, Wyndham and Tarneit which will have timetable changes are:

Geelong

  • Route 1 North Shore Station to Deakin University via Geelong City
  • Route 10 Lara Station to Lara South - Corio Shopping Centre
  • Route 11 Lara Station to Lara East
  • Route 12 Lara Station to Lara West
  • Route 20 Geelong Station to Corio Shopping Centre
  • Route 22 Geelong Station to North Shore Station via Anakie Road
  • Route 23 Corio Shopping Centre to North Shore Station
  • Route 24 Geelong Station to North Geelong Station via Newtown
  • Route 25 Geelong Station to Bell Post Hill
  • Route 30 Geelong Station to Whittington via Newcomb
  • Route 31 Geelong Station to St Albans Park
  • Route 32 Geelong Station to Leopold
  • Route 40 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Breakwater
  • Route 41 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Grovedale
  • Route 42 Geelong Station to Deakin University via South Valley Road
  • Route 43 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Highton
  • Route 50 Geelong Station to Jan Juc via Marshall Station and Fischer Street
  • Route 51 Geelong Station to Jan Juc via Marshall Station
  • Route 55 Geelong Station to Ocean Grove via Barwon Heads
  • Route 56 Geelong Station to Queenscliff via Ocean Grove
  • Route 60 Geelong Station to St Leonards via Portarlington
  • Route 61 Geelong Station to Drysdale via Clifton Springs

Melton

  • Route 453 Melton to Melton Station via Brookfield
  • Route 455 Micasa Rise/Roslyn Park to Melton Station
  • Route 457 Melton to Melton Station via Melton West
  • Route 458 Kurunjang to Melton Station
  • Route 459 Arnolds Creek to Melton Station via Westlake

Wyndham/Tarneit

  • Route 150 Williams Landing Station to Tarneit Station via Sayers Road
  • Route 151 Williams Landing Station to Tarneit Station via Westmeadows Lane
  • Route 153 Williams Landing Station to Werribee Station via Princes Highway
  • Route 160 Hoppers Crossing Station to Tarneit Station via Morris Road
  • Route 161 Hoppers Crossing Station to Werribee Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 166 Hoppers Crossing Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 167 Hoppers Crossing Station to Tarneit Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 170 Werribee Station to Tarneit Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 180 Werribee Station to Tarneit Station via Tarneit Road
  • Route 181 Werribee Station to Hoppers Crossing Station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Route 190 Werribee Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Ballan Road
  • Route 191 Werribee Station to Manor Lakes via Greaves Street
  • Route 192 Werribee Station to Wyndham Vale Station via Black Forest Road
  • Route 439 Werribee Station to Werribee South via Werribee Park Mansion
  • Route 441 Werribee Station to Westleigh Gardens via Geelong Road
  • Route 443 Werribee Station to Southern Loop via South Werribee

In addition to this, some town coach services will be updated to coordinate with V/Line timetable changes as below:

Wallan

  • The first weekday trip will run 15 minutes earlier.
  • The last weekday trip will run 18 minutes later.

Kilmore

  • The first weekday trip will run 15 minutes earlier.
  • The last weekday trip will run 19 minutes earlier.

Camperdown to Timboon

  • Minor timetable adjustments will be made to this service. Please check timetables and plan ahead.

Pakenham to Koo Wee Rup

  • The 3.40 pm weekday service from Koo Wee Rup to Pakenham will now leave Koo Wee Rup at 3.38 pm.
  • The 4.05 pm weekday service from  Pakenham to Koo Wee Rup will now depart from Pakenham at 3.55 pm.
  • The 3.36 pm Saturday and Sunday service from Koo Wee Rup to Pakenham will now leave Koo Wee Rup at 3.52pm.

For more information and new timetables, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007. Additionally, you can plan your journey using journey planner.

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A bigger, better bus network for Ballarat 

From Sunday 29 January 2017, a new bus network will be introduced across Ballarat. The new bus network will offer more direct services to key locations and improved frequencies including more weekend services. Services will operate to and from Ballarat Station, creating a more connected network for passengers travelling on bus, train and coach services.

Find out what's in store for Ballarat

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Changes to bus Route 460 and 461

From 29 January 2017, bus Routes 460 and 461 will be extended to improve access to local destinations for the growing local communities.

Route 460 will be extended from Caroline Springs Town Centre to the new Caroline Spring Station, via Caroline Springs Boulevard and Christies Road. The extended service will commence the same day that the new Caroline Springs Station opens.

Route 461 will be extended into the growing area of Plumpton. Buses will run along Hume Drive, City Vista Court and Taylors Road, and will no longer travel along Gourlay Road. The service will continue to connect residents to Watergardens and the Caroline Springs Town Centre. Route 461 will depart from outside the Caroline Springs Library on Caroline Springs Boulevard, and will no longer serve the Caroline Springs Square Shopping Centre bus stop.

Find out what's in store for Caroline Springs

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Services extended on the Altona Loop

From 30 January 2017, five services will be extended through the Altona Loop direct to Flinders Street Station. Operating between 9am to 11am, the weekday return services will stop at all stations between Laverton and Flinders Street.

The new timetable for Altona Loop services will be available on the PTV website from early January 2017.  For further information please call 1800 800 007.

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More V/Line services for regional Victoria

From Sunday 29 January 2017, an extra 80 new services will be introduced across the V/Line network for Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Maryborough, Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Wyndham.

For more information, see More V/Line services for regional Victoria.

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Sunbury timetable changes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, a new timetable will come into effect for Sunbury bus services.

These timetable changes will add extra services during peak periods, improve commuters and students travel options and provide improved bus access to Sunbury Railway Station. Route paths will remain unchanged.

In addition, most bus routes will have extra services on Saturday mornings.

Routes affected by the changes are:

  • Route 481 Sunbury Station to Mt Lion
  • Route 483 Sunbury Station to Moonee Ponds via Diggers Rest
  • Route 485 Sunbury Station to Wilsons Lane
  • Route 486 Sunbury Station to Rolling Meadows
  • Route 487 Sunbury Station to Killara Heights
  • Route 488 Sunbury Station to Jacksons Hill
  • Route 489 Sunbury Station to Canterbury Hills

Find new timetables at Timetables or call PTV on 1800 800 007.

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Timetable changes for a number of Ventura bus routes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better connections to train services.   

Timetable changes will include minor changes to arrival and departure times by up to 14 minutes. Average journey times will change by up to 13 minutes on weekdays and 9 minutes on weekends.

Timetable changes affect bus routes listed below:

  • Route 631 Southland to Waverley Gardens via Clayton, Monash University
  • Route 701 Oakleigh to Bentleigh via Mackie Road, Brady Road
  • Route 705 Mordialloc to Springvale via Braeside, Clayton South
  • Route 767 Southland to Box Hill via Chadstone, Jordanville, Deakin University
  • Route 786 Rye to St Andrews Beach via Dundas Street
  • Route 787 Sorrento to Safety Beach via Rosebud via Blairgowrie, Rosebud, Dromana
  • Route 788 Frankston to Portsea via Dromana, Rosebud, Sorrento
  • Route 800 Dandenong to Chadstone via Princes Highway, Oakleigh
  • Route 813 Dandenong to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
  • Route 821 Southland to Clayton via Heatherton
  • Route 828 Hampton to Berwick Station via Southland Shopping Centre, Dandenong
  • Route 835 Berwick Station to Narre Warren Circle via Narre Warren South, Berwick North
  • Route 836 Berwick Station to Eden Rise Shopping Centre via Bridgewater Estate
  • Route 841 Narre Warren North to Cranbourne via Narre Warren, Cranbourne North
  • Route 846 Berwick Station to Eden Rise Shopping Centre via Bryn Mawr Boulevard
  • Route 857 Chelsea to Dandenong via Patterson Lakes
  • Route 885 Glen Waverley to Springvale via Wanda Street
  • Route 926 Pakenham Station to Fountain Gate Shopping Centre via Lakeside, Beaconsfield

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Tram Route 58 introduced

From mid-2017 Route 58 will be introduced to replace Route 8 and Route 55, running from Toorak to West Coburg.

Route 8 customers will need to change at Domain Interchange to travel to the Swanston Street precinct. A connecting tram is only 1 minute away, between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and 10am and 7pm on weekends.

Download the Route 58 Map (PDF) 1.2MB

Download an accessible version of the Route 58 map and changes (DOCX) 28kB

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Changes to Route 703 and minor timetable changes to Bayside metropolitan bus routes

From Sunday 4 December 2016, residents of Middle Brighton, Clayton and Bentleigh will receive a boost to services with the extension of bus Route 703 through to Brighton on Sundays.

Minor timetable changes will also be introduced on bus routes 703, 708, 811, 812 and 822 to  ensure timetables better reflect current traffic conditions and services arrive and depart on schedule.

Key features:

  • Bus Route 703 will now operate through to Brighton on Sundays.
  • Timetable adjustments of between 1 to 3 minutes on routes 708, 811, 812 and 822.
  • Improved connections with metropolitan train services.
  • Improved customer experience by providing more reliable and punctual services.

Changes affect the following bus routes:

  • Route 703 Middle Brighton to Blackburn via Bentleigh, Clayton, Monash University
  • Route 708 Carrum to Hampton via Southland
  • Route 811 Dandenong to Brighton via Heatherton Road, Springvale
  • Route 812 Dandenong to Brighton via Parkmore Shopping Centre
  • Route 822 Chadstone to Sandringham via Murrumbeena and Southland

For more information and new timetables, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007

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Changes to Route 52 (Bendigo Station to Eaglehawk via Arnold Street)

From Monday, 3 October there will be a minor timetable adjustment on Route 52, which operates from Eaglehawk to Bendigo Station.

  • The existing 8:06 am service will now depart Victoria Street, Eaglehawk four minutes earlier at 8.02 am.
  • Intermediate stops on this service will also experience minor timetable changes to allow for the earlier departure time of the 8:06 am service.

The timetable change will improve reliability and allow the service to arrive at Bendigo Station at 8.32 am. This will improve connections to other services and also mean students connecting to the 8.38 am school special bus to Victory Christian College from Bendigo Station will be able to do so.

No other changes to the timetable will occur and all other services will continue to operate as the existing timetable.

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Changes to Route 418 (St Albans to Caroline Springs via Keilor Plains)

From Monday, 31 October bus route 418 will be upgraded to provide more frequent services. These service upgrades will provide more frequent and reliable services to better connect people with key destinations.

The upgrade includes improved weekday morning and weekend  frequencies, as well as additional weekday morning peak services.

 Weekday morning peak services will improve frequency to run every 12 to 20 minutes.

  • Two additional services  will be added during the weekday morning peak from Caroline Springs to Keilor Plains. These services will arrive at Keilor Plains Station at 7.15am and 7.45am.
  • Weekend services will improve in frequency from running every 60 minutes to running every 40 minutes.
  • Weekend frequency improvements will enable all weekend bus services to provide connections to train services.

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Changes to Route 60 (Bendigo Station to East Bendigo via Strickland Road)

From Monday 3 October, Bus Route 60 will be re-routed in East Bendigo following community to provide customers with easier access to bus services.

Route changes - Crook Street

  • Route 60 will no longer travel a section of Lloyd Street and Crook Street between Crook and Beischer Street in East Bendigo.
  • Route 60 will instead operate along McIvor Highway and enter Beischer Street where it will continue to travel via the route path along Murphy Street and Strickland Road to Bendigo Station.

Route change - Piper Road

  • Route 60 will no longer travel along Wellsford Drive.
  • Route 60 will instead operate along McDowalls Road and via Victa Road and Piper Lane in East Bendigo, essentially performing a loop through this area.

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A new bus route for residents of Greenvale North 

Residents in Greenvale North will benefit from a new bus service funded by the Victorian Government.

From 16 October, the new 543 bus route will operate between Greenvale Gardens and Roxburgh Park via the Greenvale Village Shopping Centre.

Route 543 will also provide access to Roxburgh Park Station. Services will be coordinated with trains to Melbourne’s CBD in the morning and from the CBD in the afternoon.

The service will run approximately every 40 minutes, seven days a week from 6.30am to 9pm weekdays, 7.30am to 9pm on Saturdays and 7.30am to 9pm on Sundays.

Normal myki fares will apply for the route.

Download the Route 543 map