Park and Ride - Eastern Park

The Park and Ride shuttle bus service operates between Upper Hearne Parade and Central Geelong from Monday to Friday each week, except public holidays.

Central Geelong Shuttle Park and Ride Service - operates between 7:30am to 10:00am and from 4:00pm to 6:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays- including Geelong Cup day).

The last pick up at:

  • Upper Hearne Parade is approximately 9:50am
  • Moorabool Street stop is approximately 6:20pm, returning to Upper Hearne Parade at approximately 6:30pm.

Please note: these times are impacted by traffic, events and road works.

Exact pick up/drop off times are dependent on traffic conditions. Waiting time could be approximately 10-12 minutes or greater (up to 20 plus minutes) during road works and events.

Buses are comfortable, modern and air-conditioned.


Free all day parking is available at Upper Hearne Parade in Eastern Park.

Bus stops

In the morning the shuttle bus picks up passengers from Upper Hearne Parade (at the Western end) in Eastern Park and stops at three stops - last pick up is at approximately 9:50am.

Look for the red Central Geelong Shuttle signs on posts at these locations:

  • Moorabool Street, between Malop and Corio Streets on the East side of the street. Please note, the last pick up at this location in the afternoon is approximately 6:20pm (traffic dependant)
  • Yarra Street between Malop and Little Malop Streets on the East side of the street
  • Ryrie Street, between Yarra and Bellerine Streets on the North side of the street.

For the afternoon service, passengers may board the bus from any of the morning drop off locations, at the stops listed above, and the bus will return passengers to the car park at Upper Hearne Parade. Please present your ticket (receipt) for a ride, both ways.

For those wishing to use the service one way, a single use multi ride ticket is available from our Customer Service in Brougham Street.

For daily users, there is a monthly permit available from Customer Service in our Brougham St office.

Bus fees

The cost for the return service is $3 per person per day. A single ride ticket is $40 per 20 individual rides on the bus, providing flexibility should you choose to walk one way, or make a last minute decision. The driver will click your ticket for each one way ride.

Purchase your daily return bus ticket (receipt)at the ticket machine, located at the Western entrance to Upper Hearne Parade in Eastern Park. This is a cash or credit card transaction machine, just like the other parking meter machines within Central Geelong.

As the machines will become paperless on December 1, 2019 you will be able to select "print a receipt" for use to present to driver for your ride. Should you forget your vehicle registration details you will be able to enter "Bus" into the machine in place of your registration details.

Please show a ticket (receipt from parking meter machine) to the driver on boarding the bus for travel to, and from, Central Geelong. A ticket must be presented for travel in either direction.


$50 per month - passengers can use this permit to ride the service as many times as they would like, per month.

Multi Trip Ticket

$40 - passengers can ride the service for 20 single trips. Present your ticket to the driver on boarding the bus.

This ticket is ideal for those who use the service occasionally or one way only.

The permit and Multi Trip Ticket are available from City of Greater Geelong, 100 Brougham Street Geelong.

Please note: Please show your ticket (receipt from parking meter machine) or permit to the bus driver upon entering the bus for travel on the morning or afternoon service.

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020