More school buses in 2022

09 Nov 2021
Green and white illustration of a bus driving along a road toward a school

Public school students in year 7 and 8 will have more buses to cater for extra students starting high school in 2022.

2022 school bus timetables now available

Search for your school by name or use the Journey Planner on our home page to find your best public transport option.

Visit the Travel to school page for all the details you need for catching public transport to and from school.

Services to new schools

From Monday 31 January 2022, new bus services will be running for Adelaide’s two newest schools – Riverbanks College B-12 and Aldinga Payinthi College.

Riverbanks College B-12

Eight services per day: four in the morning and four in the afternoon

  • One service will operate via local suburbs to Edinburgh North
  • Three services will travel to Smithfield Station for students to transfer to regular bus and train routes

Aldinga Payinthi College

Eight services per day: four in the morning and four in the afternoon

  • One services will operate via local suburbs to Sellicks Beach
  • Three services will travel to Seaford Station for students to transfer to regular bus and train routes

Extra school services

Additional school service bus capacity for the Year 7 transition of students to high school from 2022 will be available as follows:

Adelaide Metro school bus services

Adelaide Metro school bus services operate in addition to regular services. Only students, teachers, and parents or carers accompanying school students are permitted to travel on board designated Adelaide Metro school bus services.

Tickets and fares

Primary and secondary students between 5 and 14 years of age use a student metroCARD or MetroTicket on school services, just like on any other Adelaide Metro service.

Behaviour and safety

Students need to remember their own and other students' safety and personal space when travelling independently. Visit the passenger behaviour and safety page for more details.

Find what you need

Use our interactive map to find where to buy or recharge your metroCARD, get information, park your car, or where your nearest bike cage or bike locker is.

Regional school bus services

The Department for Transport and Infrastructure provide a number of regional bus services across South Australia, to provide students with access to and from high school.

Dedicated school services operate in a number of the state's regions and towns, and are run by various private bus operators.


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