This FACT indicates the cost of a single-trip regular bus fare in each city. The prices are based on a peak adult ticket price. Public transport is not as widely used in Australia as in other countries, especially those that have high-density populations. It remains, however, a money-smart option for commuters, and is a viable option to help reduce the impact of pollution on cities. While these are strong points in favour of using public transport, the connections, infrastructure, and price of a ticket can deter commuters from taking this option. The city with the highest fare is Melbourne at $4.30. The city with the cheapest fare is Sydney at $2.60.
*All regular adult fares are based on each city’s metro prepaid travel card price with the exception of Darwin, where there is no current metro travel card available. The price of Darwin’s standard one-trip ticket has been used.