Our College

Bus Service

Term 2 Bus Services

UPDATED 8 May 2020.

The current bus services will temporarily be operating free of charge until 1 June 2020 with all services in operation as listed below.

Please see the following break down for the last three weeks of Term 2.

  • 1 Child pass = one-way $49.50.  Return $82.50
  • Family pass = one-way $78.  Return $142.50
  • Flexipass to remain the same price


All College buses have a very stringent cleaning process to ensure the health and safety of all passengers.

  •  When a student boards the bus they receive a portion of hand sanitiser from the bus driver
  • After every use of a bus the driver sprays sanitises all the grab handles and touch points
  • Every seat is sanitised with a spray sanitiser with particular attention to the seat belt and buckle



Hillcrest offers an extensive bus service for students travelling to and from our College each day. We have our own fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses which are all equipped with three-point seat belts and installed with event cameras for safety.

Our bus routes travel South to Casuarina Beach in Northern NSW, West to the Gold Coast Hinterland, and North as far as Runaway Bay. We also provide trips to and from the Varsity Lakes Train Station.

Term Bus Passes

Discounted Term Bus Passes are available for one student, or a family, and can be purchased as a one-way, or return pass. Term Bus Passes must be purchased via the Bus Pass Payment link above, or through our online Payments Portal. Please note that students who purchase Term Bus Passes will not be issued with a physical card, but are recorded digitally and checked by the driver.

10-Trip Flexipasses

A 10-trip Flexipass costs $80.00 and is available for students who wish to utilise a particular bus service infrequently. Flexipasses must also be purchased through the bus payment link above, or on the online Payment Portal via the Bus Pass button. You will find Flexipasses listed as the last option under each of our bus service routes. Once purchased, Flexipass cards must be collected from Main Reception.

Passes to and from Varsity Lakes station are free of charge.

Our bus service may only be used by students who have purchased a Term Bus Pass or a Flexi Card for a scheduled bus service.

We have seven bus routes which are shown in the maps below and indicate major stops, as well as the approximate times for these stops. Each route has an AM and a PM map as they can be slightly different. Our routes are subject to some infrequent changes which will be communicated to parents.

Bus Route 1

Chinderah, Tweed Heads West, Tugun, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE


Bus Route 2

Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Tallebudgera

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE


Bus Route 3

Tallai, Mudgeeraba, Bonogin, Observatory, Reedy Creek

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE


Bus Route 4

Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Varsity, Varsity Station

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE

Bus Route 5

Arundel, Southport, Ashmore, Bundall, Benowa, Carrara, Merrimac, Robina Town Centre

AM ROUTE


PM ROUTE


Bus Route 6

Pacific Pines, Arundel, Nerang, Highland Park, Worongary, Mudgeeraba, Somerset, Reedy Creek

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE

Bus Route 7

Kingscliff Express

AM ROUTE

PM ROUTE