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Notice regarding COVID-19 and Physical Distancing

Priors Bus Service supports the implementation of physical distancing measures wherever possible, however a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed. Priors Bus Service has implemented a number of control measures to reduce the risk of passengers being exposed to COVID-19. Passengers should always follow the guidance provided by Priors Bus Service.

Priors Bus Service shall not be liable for any transmission of COVID-19 whilst passengers are travelling on its vehicles.

Priors Bus Service have implemented measures from advice prepared by NSW Health and in conjunction with Transport for NSW to ensure the safety of our school students and public passengers and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

We have implemented additional cleaning schedules on all our buses, have posters and stickers displayed in our buses to remind passengers of physical distancing and the importance of hygiene and not to board the bus if you are sick.

To help protect our drivers, no students or public passengers are to sit directly behind or adjacent to the driver. We also ask all paying passengers to please have correct fare and deposit into the box provided to eliminate the need for the driver to handle cash.

Public and school bus services are an essential service, our services are fully operational and our office is open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.

Steps that students and public passengers travelling on our buses can take to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus include:

  • Covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. It is best to cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Practice good hygiene after coming into contact with handles, rails, buttons and windows during your bus journey. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • If you feel unwell, please stay at home and avoid travel altogether.
  • It is best for public passengers to plan ahead and travel outside peak school pick up and drop off times (7.15am – 9am and 2.15pm – 4.30pm) where possible.

If you have any queries in relation to this information, please do not hesitate to contact us on (02) 4472 4040


Bus Safety Week

It’s Bus Safety Week and we are reminding everyone to ‘Be Bus Aware’. Head to www.BeBusAware.com.au to find out more or complete Towards Zero – Bus Safety Quiz online.


New Fares from Wednesday, 1st January 2020

Effective 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Concession fares are half the adult fares, rounded down to the nearest ten cents

Single Trip Fares

Single Trip Full Fares and Concession Fares Applicable on Contract Bus Services
Fare Band No. of Sections Adult Concession

1

1 to 2

$2.40

$1.20

2

3 to 6

$3.60

$1.80

3

7 to 15

$5.10

$2.50

4

16 to 25

$7.60

$3.80

5

26

$7.60

$3.80

(GST inclusive, and as varied by TfNSW from time to time)

Daily Fares

Daily Full Fares and Concession Fares Applicable on Contract Bus Services
Fare Band No. sections for longest trip during day Adult Concession

1

1 to 2

$7.20

$3.60

2

3 to 6

$9.60

$4.80

3

7 to 15

$12.60

$6.30

4

16 to 25

$17.60

$8.80

5

26

$17.60

$8.80

(GST inclusive, and as varied by TfNSW from time to time)


2020 Students Bus Passes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Transport for NSW has reduced the moratorium for students to get a bus pass from 2 months to 1 month. If you wish to have a bus pass issued before the moratorium ends in February 2020, you will need to apply well before the school year starts.

If your child currently holds a bus pass and there are no changes to their details, the bus pass will be sent to the school. Please contact Your child’s school for details on bus pass distribution.

If you wish to apply for a bus pass for your child, please click on the link below

Apply now

If your child currently has a bus pass but details have changed for 2020 - Eg Change of home address, change of School, please click on the link below.

Update student details

If your child is not eligible for a bus pass or was issued with a Term Pass in 2019 Please fill out the Term Pass Application Form and return to our office

Term pass application


Bus Route Number & Name Changes from Monday 28 October 2019

The new numbers will ensure that regular bus services are easily identifiable. All new regular bus numbers will consist of 3 digits, e.g. 860.

You can access further information in the following ways:

  • View the Schedule of regular service changes on this website
  • Contact us on (02) 4472 4040
  • Contact Transport for NSW via www.transportnsw.info
Current Number New Number New Route Name
757 857 Batemans Bay to Long Beach via Surfside & Maloney’s Beach (Loop Service)
760 860 Batemans Bay to Moruya via Surf Beach & Broulee
761 861 Batemans Bay to Sunshine Bay via Catalina & Batehaven (Loop Service)
23am 858 Moruya to Batemans Bay via Malua Bay & Batehaven
23pm 859 Batemans Bay to Catalina via Batemans Bay Hospital

School Route Number & Name Changes from Monday 28 October 2019

The new numbers will ensure that school buses are easily identifiable. All new school bus numbers will start with a capital ‘S’ and be followed by a new 3 digit bus number, e.g. S450.

You can access further information in the following ways:

  • Ask for the Schedule of school service changes at your school office.
  • Contact us on (02) 4472 4040
  • Contact Transport for NSW via www.transportnsw.info
Current Number New Number New Route Name
2am S450 Batemans Bay to Sunshine Bay via Mogo (Loop Service)
2pm S451 Broulee to Mogo via Moruya
3am S452 Batehaven to Batemans Bay via Broulee & Tomakin
3pm S453 Broulee to Catalina via Mogo & Batemans Bay
5am S454 Long Beach to Broulee via Mogo
5pm S455 Broulee to Surfside via Mogo & Batemans Bay
6am S456 Long Beach to Mogo via Batemans Bay & Broulee
6pm S457 Broulee to Batemans Bay via Batehaven
7am S458 Batehaven to Broulee via Mogo
7pm S459 Broulee to Batemans Bay via Malua Bay
8am S460 Surfside to Mogo via Broulee, Tomakin & Moruya
8pm S461 Batehaven to Batemans Bay via Malua Bay & Broulee
9am S462 South Durras to Broulee via Malua Bay
9pm S463 Broulee to Batemans Bay via Batehaven
11am S464 Batemans Bay to Moruya via Broulee
11pm S465 Broulee to Long Beach via Malua Bay & Batemans Bay
12am S466 Batemans Bay to Broulee
12pm S467 Broulee to Maloneys Beach via Malua Bay & Batemans Bay
14am S468 Mosquito Bay to Surfside via Malua Bay & Batemans Bay
14pm S469 Batehaven to Batemans Bay via Mogo, Tomakin & Broulee
15am S470 Surf Beach to Batehaven via Catalina & Sunshine Bay
15pm S471 Sunshine Bay to Catalina via Surf Beach
16am S472 Mosquito Bay to Surfside via Sunshine Bay
16pm S473 Surfside to Moruya via Catalina & Surf Beach
17am S474 Surf Beach to Surfside via The Ridge Rd & Catalina
17pm S475 Batehaven to Malua Bay via The Ridge Rd
18am S476 Batemans Bay to Sunshine Bay via Batehaven
18pm S477 Sunshine Bay to Batemans Bay via Catalina
19am S478 Nelligen to Sunshine Bay via Surfside
19pm S479 Sunshine Bay to Nelligen via Surfside
20am S480 East Lynne to Surfside via Batemans Bay & Catalina
20pm S481 Surfside to East Lynne to via Batehaven
21am S482 South Durras to Sunshine Bay via Surf Beach
21pm S483 Surfside to South Durras via Catalina & Batemans Bay
22pm S484 Moruya to Surfside via Broulee
24am S485 Maloneys Beach to Batehaven via Surfside
24pm S486 Batemans Bay to Malua Bay
N1504 S494 Batemans Bay to Broulee via Moruya & Mogo

Slow Down to 40km When Lights Flash

Drivers should look out for children who are crossing the road or waiting to cross. Lights flash on buses to warn motorists that buses are picking up and dropping off children. By law, a driver must not overtake or pass a bus with flashing lights at more than 40km/h

Lights begin to flash when the bus stops and the doors open, and they keep flashing for about 20 seconds after the doors close. Children are most at risk in the minutes after they get off the bus.

Young children are often unpredictable in their movements. They are still developing the skills that help them to judge the direction of sound and the speed and distance of vehicles.

We know that because of their sheer size and mass, buses can cause severe outcomes for other road users in crashes. Motorists can help reduce the risk of a crash and keep children safe by:

  • Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing
  • Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or along bus routes
  • Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic

Rural and Regional areas

Drivers must take extra care when driving past bus stops or along bus routes in rural and regional areas. Be aware of children crossing the road and slow down to 40km/h when bus lights flash. A stationary bus can impede your view of children near the bus.


New Fares from Tuesday, 1st January 2019

Transport for NSW has published the new bus fares starting Tuesday, 1st January 2019

Concession fares are half the adult fares, rounded down to the nearest ten cents

Single Trip Fares

Fare Band No. of Sections Adult Concession
1 1 to 2 $2.40 $1.20
2 3 to 6 $3.50 $1.70
3 7 to 15 $5.00 $2.50
4 16 to 25 $7.40 $3.70
5 26 $7.40 $3.70

(GST inclusive, and as varied by TfNSW from time to time)

Daily Fares

Fare Band No. sections for longest trip during day Adult Concession
1 1 to 2 $7.20 $3.60
2 3 to 6 $9.40 $4.70
3 7 to 15 $12.40 $6.20
4 16 to 25 $17.20 $8.60
5 26 $17.20 $8.60

(GST inclusive, and as varied by TfNSW from time to time)

 

Transport NSW is introducing new Regional and Rural fares from Monday 5th March 2018.

New fares will make it cheaper for those passengers travelling longer distances.

New fare options include Single Tickets, Day Tickets, Weekly Tickets and RED tickets

Single trip fares

Fare band No of sections Adult Concession
1 1 to 2 $2.30 $1.10
2 3 to 6 $3.40 $1.70
3 7 to 15 $4.90 $2.40
4 16 to 25 $7.20 $3.60
5 26 $7.20 $3.60

Daily fares

Fare band No of sections Adult Concession
1 1 to 2 $6.90 $3.40
2 3 to 6 $9.10 $4.50
3 7 to 15 $12.10 $6.00
4 16 to 25 $16.70 $8.30
5 26 $16.70 $8.30

Weekly fares

Coverage Adult Concession
Surf Beach to Surfside $13.00 $9.00
Long Beach to Malua Bay $19.00 $13.00
Long Beach $26.00 $19.00

Pensioner fares

Ticket Price
RED - All day pensioner excursion ticket $2.50

If you require further information, please contact Priors Bus Service on 4472 4040

 

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