About Northern Rivers Buslines

Northern Rivers Buslines is part of the Buslines Group, providing a network of route bus services, together with regional and inter-regional school transport services throughout New South Wales. As a member of the Buslines Group, it represents one of Australia's largest and oldest bus operators and has become a name synonymous with the highest standards of safety and service.

Buslines Group provides a network of route bus services, together with regional and inter-regional school transport services throughout New South Wales. The original company was founded on 25 March 1926 by John Alan Gilbert and began bus operations under the name of John A Gilbert Pty Limited. In 1943 John A Gilbert acquired Tamworth's bus services and in 1946, Berrima and Orange joined the group. Today, the company, known as the Buslines Group, also includes services in Ballina, Bathurst, Berrima, Dubbo, Forster, Griffith, Lithgow, Northern Rivers, Orange, Tamworth, Ulladulla and Wingham. These subsidiaries and affiliated businesses form a network of quality bus services which is unparalleled anywhere in Australia. This unique public transport operation provides the skills and resources that enables Buslines to achieve clear leadership in the public transport industry, especially in the key areas of customer service, safety and quality.

The Buslines Group is committed to a philosophy of excellence and this, in turn, runs through every division of the company. Its promise to provide people with the highest standard of service is one which Buslines is uniquely positioned to deliver.

Buslines Group operates a fleet of 380 vehicles, servicing a large network of bus routes in major country towns throughout New South Wales. The Group's operations carry over 15 million customers annually and employ more than 500 staff, each of whom are committed to providing a bus service that is safe, reliable and comfortable for all customers.

Welcome to Northern Rivers Buslines

The Northern Rivers region has a rich heritage of agriculture and timber industries. In the past, these businesses, and the settlers who came with them, often used the area’s extensive river system for transport, which provided an invaluable link to the coast.

Today, Northern Rivers Buslines offers the transport solution for commuter, school and charter bus services throughout a large region of northern New South Wales. Based at Lismore, Northern Rivers Buslines’ modern fleet provides a network of town services in Lismore, as well as connections to rural communities such as Casino, Kyogle and Tenterfield in the west and the coastal village of Evans Head through Coraki and Woodburn in the south east.

Lismore is linked to the nearby coastal towns of Ballina and Byron Bay by Ballina Buslines which is also a member of the Buslines Group.

Find out more about Northern Rivers services, click on our maps and timetables to see how we can assist you with your transport needs. For school bus services click on to the Student Travel Planner link and for enquiries about bus charter services select Bus Charter.