About Us

The Bodhi Bus was established in March 2009 to offer remote communities a reliable and professional bus passenger service which aims to improve access to regional centres across the Top End for remote area residents.

Many of our clients use our services to access medical care, retail businesses and a wide range of government departments and services.

Our fleet currently consists of two Mercedes 39 seater Axor Trucks, one Mercedes 31 seater Axor 4WD Truck, one Troop Carrier, a Brahman 28 seat AWD mini-coach and three 34 seater MAN Coaches which are fully air conditioned and customized to suit travel in remote areas. With our own in-workshop mechanic, our fleet is maintained to the highest standard to ensure their reliability in the rough dirt road conditions.


For the Barunga Festival Weekend, we will be running a shuttle as follows:

  • Friday, June 10th, 5pm = Katherine-Barunga for those coming in on Bodhi Bus route services
  • Saturday-Sunday June 11-12th, 8am and also 10am = Katherine-Barunga
    then 9pm = Barunga – Katherine
  • Monday June 13th, 7am = Barunga-Katherine to meet up with outgoing route services.

The shuttle will cost $30 and can be paid as cash to driver, or as CP deduction or credit card if it is booked in advance through the office. For all bookings, please call (08) 8971 0774

As of April 21st, the Ngukurr one-day, wet season route service will cease and we will recommence our two day, dry season service out to Numbulwar and return to Katherine on the second day. Travel from Katherine to Ngukurr and Numbulwar will be available on Mondays and Thursdays and inbound trips from Numbulwar and Ngukurr will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays. For any bookings or changes in existing bookings, please contact the office on (08) 8971 0774

All Bodhi Bus route services will be operating as normal over the Easter period. The town office will be shut from March 25th (Good Friday) through to March March 28th (Easter Monday). All bookings over this period must be made over the phone (08) 8971 0774 which will be available from 8am to 11am each of the four days.