Oz Experience (tel (02) 8356 1766) is the biggest of the backpacker bus operators. Oz Experience backpacker travel packages cover travel throughout Australia (with the exceptions of Tasmania and Western Australia). Their passes combine Greyhound Australia coach travel with a variety of short tours and adventure activities that combine to give you the opportunity to […]
Nullarbor Traveller (tel (08) 8364 0407) runs nine and 10-day tours between Adelaide and Perth. Although the Nullabor Traveller is a tour rather than a hop-on hop-off bus there are very few places on the Nullarbor that most travellers would want to stay for longer than a day if they were travelling independently so it is an excellent […]
Autopia Tours (tel (03) 9419 8878 or 1800 000 507) is a tour company in the same mould as Wildlife Tours that has a good Melbourne–Adelaide trip ($390) and also a Melbourne–Sydney trip ($399) that runs via the Snowy Mountains, Canberra and the Blue Mountains. Autopia Tours also run several excellent day trips from Melbourne that are worth […]
V/Line operate regional bus and coach services in Victoria. V/Line bus and coach services are designed to complement V/Line’s Victorian rail network although there are some handy coach routes for independently-minded travellers that want to visit Phillip Island, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road without taking a tour. V/Line’s main hub is the coach terminal […]
Premier Stateliner (tel (08) 8415 5555) operate bus and coach services in country South Australia. Most services are centred on Adelaide and they are handy for travelling in south-eastern South Australia (for travellers picking fruit in along the Murray River) but they run as far west as Ceduna they also go to Port Lincoln, Renmark and Mount Gambier.
Premier Motor Service (tel 13 34 10) is the biggest of the small coach operators and has scheduled services along the east coast. They operate coaches on the popular Sydney to Cairns route and also along the coastal route between Melbourne and Sydney. Premier offers several travel passes that allow three months travel along a specified route: these […]
Greyhound Australia (tel 1300 GREYHOUND or 1300 473 946) offer an extensive route network covering all of mainland Australia, but not Tasmania. Greyhound Australia sells the following travel passes: Aussie Kilometre passes Greyhound’s Aussie Kilometre Pass offers more flexibility than the predetermined routes covered by their Aussie Explorer Passes. Travel is purchased in kilometre blocks starting at 1000km […]
Firefly (tel 1800 631 164) operate express coach service in southeastern Australia with the following routes Adelaide–Melbourne, Adelaide–Sydney, Melbourne–Sydney. Firefly buses operate both daytime and nighttime services.
NSW TrainLink (formerly called CountryLink) coaches supplement the NSW TrainLink train network (tel 132 232) in New South Wales. Because they are a supplement to the NSW TrainLink rail system, their coach routes are not always practical in their own right and are often best combined with a train trip. However NSW TrainLink coaches are one of the […]