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Northern Rivers On Demand service

On Demand services for the Northern Rivers will commence early 2019. The services, operated by Buslines Group will transport passengers in the suburbs of Alstonville/ Wollongbar and Chilcotts Grass/ Goonellabah to a place of interest or transport hub to connect with route services to Ballina or Lismore. The On Demand service must be pre-booked.


You can book the On Demand service via app and phone.

More detail on how to book will be published closer to the launch date.

Bookings can be made up to 45 minutes before the requested departure time and up to one week in advance of the trip. Bookings are subject to availability.


Distance Standard fare Concession fare
0–4km $2.30 $1.15
5–10km $3.40 $1.70
11–24km $4.90 $2.45
25–40km $7.20 $3.60

Concession fare eligibility: concession card holders, including pensioners, seniors, students and apprentices.

The Regional Excursion Daily Ticket (RED) will also be available for Pensioner Concession eCard holders, NSW Seniors card holders and War Widower/s card holders (NSW or Victoria).

Free travel entitlements are available with a Vision Impaired Person's Travel Pass, NSW Blinded Soldier Pass, WW1 Veteran's Widows Pass and Ex-Defence card. Please notify Buslines Group of your entitlement at the time of booking.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 6.30am–6.30pm
Saturday Goonellabah: 7.30am–1.30pm
Alstonville: 9am–2pm
Sunday No service
Public holidays No service