Better bus services for Dubbo
Dubbo will receive new and improved services as part of bus network enhancements from Monday 16 October 2023.
Timetables that are easier to understand are being introduced, along with more weekday services, new bus routes, and new services to connect you more reliably to where you need to go.
Some of the features of the new network and timetable include:
- A new service every 30 minutes on weekdays between West Dubbo and Orana Mall, connecting Delroy Park Shopping Centre, Dubbo CBD, Dubbo Station, ALDI, Dubbo Base Hospital and TAFE.
- New services to South Dubbo, including Keswick and Southlakes.
- New services to West Dubbo, including Grangewood and Delroy Park.
- More timely, direct services to Dubbo Base Hospital.
- New services to North Dubbo industrial area.
- A new service between Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Orana Mall via Dubbo CBD.
- New services to Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Showground, Bunnings and Dubbo Sports World.
- New services on Sundays and Public Holidays.
You will also now be able to pay by cash or by tapping your credit or debit card, phone or watch when boarding the bus.
How to plan your better bus trip
From 2 October, check the new timetables online with the Trip Planner.
Simply enter your departure point and destination to see your trip options on an interactive map and get real-time updates.
Or download the free Opal Travel app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to plan your whole journey, save your preferred routes and services and find recent trips.
For more travel apps to suit your needs visit our apps page.
You can also contact:
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अन्य भाषाहरूमा मद्दतको लागि कृपया टिआईएस नेसनल (TIS National) लाई १३१ ४५० मा सम्पर्क गर्नुहोस् र तिनीहरूलाई १६ क्षेत्रीय शहर सेवा सुधार कार्यक्रम (डब्बो) को लागि १८०० ७१७ ५२८ मा सम्पर्क गर्न अनुरोध गर्नुहोस्।
ਹੋਰ ਭਾਸ਼ਾਵਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੱਦਦ ਲਈ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ TIS ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਨੂੰ 131 450 'ਤੇ ਫ਼ੋਨ ਕਰੋ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ 1800 717 528 'ਤੇ ‘16 ਰਿਜ਼ਨਲ ਸਿਟੀਜ਼ ਸਰਵਿਸਿਜ਼ ਇੰਪਰੂਵਮੈਂਟ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ’ (ਡੱਬੋ) ਨਾਲ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕਹੋ।
മറ്റു ഭാഷകളിൽ സഹായം ലഭിക്കുവാൻ ദയവായി റ്റിസു് നാഷണലിനെ 131 450 എന്ന ഫോൺ നബറിൽ വിളിക്കുക, എന്നിട്ട് അവരോടു് 1800 717 528 എന്ന ഫോൺ നബറിൽ 16 റീജണൽ സിറ്റീസു് സർവീസസു് ഇംപൃൂവ്മെൻറ് പൃോഗൃാം (ഡബോ)-യിൽ ബന്ധപ്പെടുവാൻ ആവശൃപ്പെടുക.
Watch the video to learn more about our bus services improvement program for Dubbo
Network overview by route and frequently asked questions
Download the full list of FAQs (pdf 446KB), including tips on how to travel to key locations within Dubbo by bus.
Dubbo CBD to Wongarbon via Orana Mall, Yarrawonga Estate and Firgrove
All bus routes service Dubbo CBD and Orana Mall. The list below contains all bus routes operating in residential areas of Dubbo:
- Bus Route 570 – Orana Mall to Dubbo CBD via Southlakes and Fitzroy St
- Bus Route 571 – Orana Mall to Dubbo CBD via Eastridge and Dubbo Base Hospital
- Bus Route 572 – Orana Mall to West Dubbo via Dubbo Base Hospital and Dubbo CBD
- Bus Route 573 – Orana Mall to West Dubbo via Dubbo CBD and Taronga Zoo
- Bus Route 575 – Orana Mall to Dubbo CBD via Keswick and Tamworth St
Routes 570, 571, 572, 573 and 575 are operated by Dubbo Buslines on behalf of Transport for NSW.
Ogden’s Coaches also operate Route 555 and Route 556, which provide service between Victoria St in West Dubbo, through Dubbo CBD, Dubbo Station, ALDI, Dubbo Base Hospital, Dubbo TAFE and Orana Mall. Passengers are also permitted to use Route 555 and Route 556 for journeys within Dubbo.
There will be changes to some dedicated school services operated by Dubbo Buslines to enable broader improvements to regular route services. The changes were made in alignment with Transport for NSW Service Planning Guidelines.
Because there will be more regular route services across the Dubbo network, school students will have greater travel options before and after school.
Dedicated school services will remain compliant with Transport for NSW policy on seatbelts.
Dubbo Buslines have been closely involved in the design of the school service changes and will communicate the changes to parents and schools.
Please contact Dubbo Buslines for further details about school services.
Some existing passengers in South Dubbo who previously used Route 570 services will now be closer to the revised Route 575 service. Conversely, existing passengers in South Dubbo who previously used Route 575 services will now be closer to the revised Route 570 service.
These changes were made to accommodate a new service for residential growth in Keswick and Southlakes.
The revised Route 570 takes in most of Fitzroy St, Boundary St shops, Holmwood Dr as well as Southlakes and Sheraton Rd.
The revised Route 575 takes in Macquarie St, Tamworth St shops, Wheelers Ln and Keswick.
Orana Gardens will now be serviced by Route 575.
For further information refer to the timetable and network map.
To better service East Dubbo, Dubbo Buslines Route 574 will be withdrawn and replaced with improved Dubbo Buslines routes in East Dubbo. Existing school-timed Route 574 services will continue as dedicated school services.
Non-school passengers travelling to/from Myall St between Sheraton Rd and South Buninyong Rd are advised to contact Dubbo Buslines to plan their journey on a dedicated school bus. Alternatively, these passengers may walk to a nearby bus stop at the corner of Sheraton Rd and Davidson Dr for improved Route 571 regular route services. Refer to timetable and network map for further information.
Non-school passengers in East Dubbo will have new and improved Dubbo Buslines Routes 570 and 571 services available for their use. This includes- Sheraton Rd between Myall St and Mitchell Hwy; Lachlan Way; Shoalhaven Pkwy; Castlereagh Ave; and Birch Ave between Sheraton Rd and Wheelers Ln.
Non-school passengers travelling to/from Mitchell Hwy between Sheraton Rd and Wheelers Ln are advised to board from bus stops on Windsor Pde, near Royal Pde on Dubbo Buslines Route 575 and bus stops at Bunnings on Sheraton Rd on Dubbo Buslines Route 570.
All Dubbo regional bus routes service Dubbo CBD and Orana Mall. The list below contains all bus routes operating to and from Dubbo:
- Bus Route 555 – Narromine to Dubbo via Mitchell Hwy
- Bus Route 556 – Wellington to Dubbo via Geurie and Wongarbon
These services are operated by Ogden’s Coaches on behalf of Transport for NSW.
- Ogden’s Coaches operates Route 555 connecting Narromine to Dubbo and well as Route 556 connecting Wellington to Dubbo.
- Both Route 555 and Route 556 will have altered route paths through the Dubbo urban area – it will follow the path of Route 572 between Orana Mall and Dubbo CBD. This means that Route 555 and Route 556 will now operate via Dubbo Station and ALDI on Talbragar St.
- For further information, refer to timetable and network map or contact Ogden’s Coaches on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6845 2800.
Route 555 within Narromine will be unchanged in terms of route path and number of services. There may be minor changes to arrival and departure times – refer to Ogden’s Coaches timetable for updated information.
Route 556 within Wellington, Montefiores and Geurie will be unchanged in terms of route path and number of services. There may be minor changes to arrival and departure times – refer to Ogden’s Coaches timetable for updated information.
Transport for NSW consulted with the Dubbo community in 2022 to better understand how people were using buses, and how the existing bus network and timetable could be improved. This community feedback was considered as the new bus service plan was developed, in close consultation with local bus operators Dubbo Buslines and Ogden’s Coaches, and Dubbo Regional Council.
Feedback about the new services can be provided by sending an email or by calling 1800 717 528.
Yes, hail-and-ride is possible in certain areas, however bus stops should be used if they are available. Hail-and-ride should only be used where bus stops are not nearby, and only from locations where it is safe to stop a bus.
Yes, Dubbo Regional Council and Transport for NSW will be installing new bus zones and bus stops around Dubbo.
To enable the community to safely access public transport within Dubbo, there will be an increase in the number of physical bus stops throughout the city. These physical bus stops will be installed with either a Bus Stop sign or a Bus Zone to enable buses to safely stop to pick-up and drop-off passengers, while also allowing passengers to easily navigate to a designated boarding point.
These additional safe boarding points include stops in new areas and filling in gaps in the existing network.
There are some existing bus stops within Dubbo that will no longer be serviced by the new bus network. Wayfinding signage has been installed at these bus stops to show the location of the closest new bus stop, which will be in operation on and after 16 October. From 2 October 2023, refer to the bus route lookup or Dubbo Buslines for timetable details.
The changes to routing may require some passengers to walk further distances to the nearest bus stop on the new route. Passengers will generally be within 800m walk to their nearest bus stop, consistent with service planning guidelines for rural and regional areas.
The revised local Dubbo routes were co-designed with and supported by operator Dubbo Buslines and Dubbo Regional Council, as well as informed by extensive community consultation.
The changes to routing will provide for a simpler, easier-to-understand bus network for the Dubbo urban area. This addressed feedback received by Transport for NSW during customer and community consultation – including that bus service travel times were too long, and bus routes were too circuitous and difficult to understand.
Ogden’s Coaches passengers in Narromine, Wongarbon, Geurie, Montefiores and Wellington are unaffected by any bus stop changes.
The fare structure will not change.
Adult passengers can travel for $5 per day for unlimited regular bus route travel anywhere within the Dubbo urban area.
Eligible concession passengers can travel for $2.50 per day for unlimited bus travel anywhere within the Dubbo urban area.
Regional Excursion Daily (RED) eligible concession card holders can travel for $2.50 per day for unlimited travel on regional bus services throughout NSW. The RED ticket is not valid on NSW TrainLink train or coach services.
Passengers travelling by bus outside of the Dubbo urban area (including to Wongarbon, Geurie, Wellington and Narromine) will pay higher fares, unless eligible for the RED ticket.
All tickets are interchangeable between Dubbo Buslines and Ogden’s Coaches services.
View detailed information on fares and concession eligibility or contact Dubbo Buslines or Ogden’s Coaches.
Passengers can use cash to purchase a bus ticket on board the bus from the driver on any regular route service.
On Dubbo Buslines services (Routes 570, 571, 572, 573 and 575), passengers can now use contactless to simply ‘tap’ a credit card or linked device such as smartphone or watch to pay for fares when boarding the bus.
On Ogden’s Coaches services (Routes 555 and 556), only cash payment to the bus driver is accepted.