Canberrans and visitors to Canberra will now be able to catch public transport between Canberra Airport’s passenger terminal and the city from Monday 20 March after the Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris MP, announced an extension to Transport Canberra’s bus number 11 will operate seven days a week on the new route.
“The current Route 11 bus, which services the Brindabella Business Park and Fairbairn, will now also service the Canberra Airport terminal,” said Minister Fitzharris. “Canberra Airport plays an important role in our city’s economy, and this service is being implemented following talks with the Canberra Airport and feedback from the community.”
ACTION buses will run about every half hour, better during peak times on weekdays, and every hour on weekends. Route 11A will also be introduced that will connect Civic with Canberra Airport via Russell Offices and return.
Canberra Airport’s Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said the decision would provide an alternative mode of transport for incoming passengers or those departing from the city.
“We are delighted this new bus route will provide 64 services each week day, 26 services on a Saturday and 24 on Sundays between the terminal and the city,” Mr Byron said. “This will increase the transport offering for airport passengers, in addition to taxi services and Uber ride sharing.”
When paying cash a single adult trip will cost $4.80 with cheaper fares for students and children. Significant savings can be made when travelling with a MyWay card. Seniors and concession card holders (excluding students) eligible for free off-peak travel as part of Transport Canberra’s 12 month trial will also receive free travel on this service during off-peak periods when using MyWay.
The airport site, including the business parks, is now serviced by over 110 weekday services by ACTION buses.