OTHER EXPRESS COACH OPERATOR TIMETABLES

Compiled by Steven Haby

Last updated: 22nd October 2003

 

These lists document timetables issued by smaller express coach operators over the years, e.g. Continental Trailways that have now ceased. Operators not covered in this document include Greyhound and Greyhound Pioneer, McCafferty's, Pioneer Express and Murray Valley Coaches whose timetables are listed in separate documents.

These lists should be considered works in progress and additions are welcome at any time by email to sghaby@hotmail.com

AUSSIE MAGIC BUS

Date Route(s) Notes
1 June 2001 Sydney - Brisbane - Cairns Blue cover with drawing of cartoon kangaroo and coach. No times in brochure. A4

BRUMBY EXPRESS (RnR RAFTING)

Date Route(s) Notes
Undated but 1999? Sydney - Brisbane - Cairns White cover with photograph of MCA coach. A4

BUS AUSTRALIA

Date Route(s) Notes
1 May 1986 System booklet  
1 June 1986 System booklet  
1 December 1986 System booklet  
15 July 1987 to 25 October 1987 System booklet Issued jointly with McCafferty's
26 October 1987 to 31 March 1988 System booklet Photo of Bova on cover
1 December 1987 to 19 March 1988 System booklet Photo of Bova on cover
8 March 1988 to 19 30 April 1988 System booklet Photo of Bova on cover
30 October 1988 to 19 March 1988 System booklet Issued jointly with McCafferty's and has photo of McCafferty Landseer High Deck
20 March 1988 System booklet Issued jointly with McCafferty's and has photo of Bova on cover
1 October 1989 System booklet Photo of Bova on cover
1 May 1990 System booklet  
1 October 1990 System booklet  
1 November 1990 System booklet "Vic Edition" on cover
1 September 1991 System booklet "Vic Edition" on cover
15 February 1992 System booklet White cover with red and blue writing and drawings of various scenes around Australia. 22 cm.
23 November 1992 System booklet "East & Central Aust" on cover
4 April 1993 System booklet  
30 May 1993 Eastern and Central Australia timetable Red cover with drawing of Ayers Rock and Bova Futura on cover. 21 cm.

COBB & CO.

Date Route(s) Notes
30 October 1977 Brisbane - Melbourne

Rockhampton - Brisbane

Brisbane - Sydney

Sydney - Adelaide

Melbourne - Sydney

blue cover with map and photograph of MB O302 / Hedges. 23 cm.
20 April 1972 Melbourne - Sydney

Sydney - Brisbane via New England Highway

Sydney - Brisbane via Pacific Highway

Rockhampton - Brisbane

White cover with MB O302 photograph. 22 cm.
17 March 1975 Brisbane - Melbourne

Rockhampton - Brisbane

Sydney - Melbourne

Brisbane - Sydney via New England Highway

Brisbane - Sydney via Pacific Highway

Purple and maroon cover with passenger and MB O302 / Hedges on cover. 22 cm.
1 April 1977 Brisbane - Melbourne

Rockhampton - Brisbane

Sydney - Melbourne

Brisbane - Sydney via New England Highway

Brisbane - Sydney via Pacific Highway

Sydney - Adelaide

Mauve cover with route map and photograph of OAC-968 MB O302 / Hedges. 22 cm.

CONTINENTAL TRAILWAYS

Date Route(s) Notes
29 November 1981 Melbourne - Adelaide

Adelaide - Perth

White cover with brown writing. 23 cm.
17 December 1981 Brisbane - Sydney

Sydney - Melbourne

Melbourne - Adelaide

Adelaide - Perth

Brisbane - Melbourne

Blue and orange cover with stylised map of Australia and photograph of Domino "Tourmaster" coach. 23 cm.
1 October 1990 System booklet  

DELUXE COACHLINES

Date Route(s) Notes
1 August 1981-24 October 1981 System booklet Blue, white and orange cover with route map and Domino "Tourmaster" coach. 21 cm.
15 Nov 1982 System booklet  
1 March 1983 System booklet Blue cover with route map and side view of Domino "Tourmaster." 21 cm
3 March 1984 Eastern Australian services  
3 March 1984 Melbourne - Brisbane services  
1 August 1984 Perth - Darwin

Darwin - Alice Springs

Alice Springs - Ayers Rock

Brisbane - Perth

"North and Western Australia" on cover. Photograph of (26) IU 0646 Austral "Tourmaster" on cover with route map. 22 cm.
1 August 1984 Noosa - Brisbane

Brisbane - Sydney

Sydney - Melbourne

Melbourne - Adelaide

Adelaide - Perth

"South and Eastern Australia" on cover. Photograph of (26) IU 0646 Austral "Tourmaster" on cover with route map. 22 cm.
28 October 1984-3 March 1985 System booklet Photograph of (26) IU 0646 Austral "Tourmaster" on cover with route map. 22 cm.
1 June 1985 System booklet Photograph of (40) 719-PEL Austral "Tourmaster" on cover with route map. 22 cm.
27 October 1985 System booklet Photograph of (40) 719-PEL Austral "Tourmaster" on cover with route map. 22 cm.
16 March 1986 System booklet  
1 August 1986 to 18 October 1986 System booklet  
19 October 1986 to 14 March 1987 System booklet  
15 March 1987 to 30 June 1987 System booklet  
15 July 1987 to 24 October 1987 System booklet  
25 October 1987 to 19 March 1988 System booklet  
20 March 1988 to 30 June 1988 System booklet  
1 July 1988 to 29 October 1988 System booklet  
30 October 1988 to 19 March 1989 System booklet  
20 March 1989 to 30 June 1989 System booklet  
30 June 1989 to 28 October 1989 System booklet  
29 October 1989 to 18 March 1990 System booklet  
1 May 1990 South Eastern Australian booklet  
1 July 1990 to 27 October 1990 Central & Western Australia booklet  

LINDAY'S COACH SERVICE

Date Route(s) Notes
June 1994 Sydney - Coffs Harbour

Brisbane - Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie - Tamworth

Light blue cover with yellow and white writing and photographs of MO 1195 Denning "Landseer" twin deck and MO 0454 Denning "Landseer." 22 cm.

PANTHER BUS LINES

Date Route(s) Notes
1 November 1967 Geelong - Melbourne - Brisbane - Gold Coast

Melbourne - Brisbane

Perth - Adelaide

Melbourne - Sydney

Melbourne - Adelaide

Sydney - Brisbane

Adelaide - Darwin

Brisbane - Cairns

White, orange and blue cover with photograph of TV 571 Denning coach. 22 cm.

PANTHER EXPRESS

Date Route(s) Notes
23 June 1972 Geelong - Melbourne - Brisbane

Adelaide- Perth

Adelaide - Melbourne

Sydney - Brisbane

Adelaide - Darwin

Brisbane - Cairns

booklet with drawing of passenger and Denning coach. 23 cm

PARLORCARS EXPRESS

Date Route(s) Notes
11 December 1967 Adelaide - Melbourne

Melbourne - Sydney

Sydney - Brisbane

Gold cover with colour photo of (70) TV 500 AEC / Freighter. 23 cm.

REDLINE

Date Route(s) Notes
August 1961 Mackay - Brisbane

Brisbane - Sydney

Sydney - Melbourne

Melbourne - Adelaide

Yellow cover with black text and photograph of rebuilt(?) Ansair(?) Commer coach. 20 cm.
1965? Adelaide - Melbourne (marked as operated by Road King)

Melbourne - Sydney

Sydney - Brisbane

Brisbane - Cairns

"Landliner" on cover. White, red and purple cover with photographs of Albion / Denning coach with driver and passengers. 23 cm.
21 February 1967 Adelaide - Cairns via Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Adelaide - Perth

Red, white and blue cover with photograph of Albion / Denning. 23 cm.
27 November 1967 Perth - Adelaide

Melbourne - Sydney

Adelaide - Melbourne

Sydney - Brisbane

Brisbane - Cairns

Melbourne - Brisbane

Adelaide - Alice Springs

Alice Springs - Darwin

Townsville - Alice Springs / Darwin

Mt Isa - Brisbane

Ayers Rock - Alice Springs

white booklet with red text. "Edition No.1" on cover. 23 cm
August 1968 System booklet. "Edition No. 5" on cover. Red and white cover with photograph of Denning coach and driver. 22 cm.
September 1968 System booklet "Edition No. 6" on cover. Red and white cover with photograph of Denning coach and driver. 22 cm.
June 1969 System booklet "Edition No. 8a" on cover. Red and white cover with photograph of Denning coach and driver. 22 cm.

ROAD KING COACHES (HENSTBRIDGE)

Date Route(s) Notes
10 March 1965 Adelaide - Melbourne Aqua cover with black and white text and photograph of (26) 119-497 AEC / Freighter. 19 cm.
19 December 1965-6 February 1966 Adelaide - Melbourne Blue cover with black and white text and photograph of (26) 119-497 AEC / Freighter. 19 cm.

TRANS CITY EXPRESS

Date Route(s) Notes
1 December 1987 System booklet  
1 February 1988 System booklet  
15 November 1988 System booklet  
1 May 1989 System booklet  
1 May 1990 System booklet  
1 August 1990 System booklet Blue cover with photograph of (202)
NV48DE Denning "Landseer" twin deck. 22 cm.
3 December 1990 System booklet  
6 June 1991 System booklet  

TRANSTATE EXPRESS

Date Route(s) Notes
Undated but 2002 Sydney - Canberra Photo of MO 61 Denning "Landseer" twin deck. A4