Explore our bus routes to Lajamanu (Dry Season) and check all the information's for your next trip. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

Katherine to Lajamanu
Departs every Monday and Thursday
Palmerston Bus ExchangeCheck-in7:30
Palmerston Bus ExchangeDepart8:00
Katherine BP CarparkCheck in11:30
Mathison Roadside Stop13:15
Top SpringsRoadhouse16:00
Pigeon Hole T/O(On demand)17:00
KalkarindjiKalkarindji Shop18:15
LajamanuLajamanu Shops20:00

After May 16th, the schedule moves to dry season timing. Connections from the Palmerston to Katherine service (departing at 0800h and arriving in Katherine at 1200h) are possible.

Lajamanu to Katherine
Departs every Tuesday and Friday
Check in LajamanuLajamanu Shops07:30
Depart LajamanuLajamanu Shops08:00
KalkarindjiKalkarindji Shop09:45
Pigeon Hole T/O11:00
Top SpringsRoadhouse12:00
Mathison Roadside Stop14:45
KatherineBP Carpark16:00
Depart KatherineBP Carpark16:30
Arrive Darwin (Palmerston)Bus Exchange20:30

Please be ready at your location 30 minutes prior to departure for check in. Ticket prices are one fare and are based on lowest possible rates. Children 3 years and under are free of charge. Please refer to Terms and Conditions below for more information.

LajamanuKalkarindjiPigeon Hole T/O   Top Springs    Katherine   
Pigeon Hole T/O$90$60$60$150
Top Springs$110$80$60$90


Bodhi Bus interchange in Katherine


Lajamanu, Northern Territory: An Authentic Journey into Aboriginal Culture and Wilderness

Lajamanu is a small town of the Northern Territory in Australia. It is located around 557 kilometers from Katherine and approximately 890 kilometers from Darwin.

This hidden gem invites travelers to explore the rich tapestry of the land and its traditional custodians, the Warlpiri people. Lajamanu is a town that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and a deep connection to Aboriginal heritage. Located in the heart of the Tanami Desert, this remote destination is surrounded by vast stretches of wilderness, including desert plains and rugged landscapes.

Bus to Lajamanu community

Getting from Darwin to Lajamanu :

For travelers seeking to explore Lajamanu, the journey from Darwin is an adventure in itself. The drive from Darwin to Lajamanu covers approximately 850 kilometers, making it a road trip filled with breathtaking vistas and a sense of wonder as the scenery transitions from lush to arid.

As you venture from Darwin to Lajamanu, you’ll traverse the diverse landscapes of the Northern Territory, including arid plains and desert tracks.

Terms and Conditions


  • All fares are inclusive of GST.
  • All fares are subject to change without prior notice.
  • One infant under 3 years can travel free of charge providing they are accompanied by a full fare paying adult.
  • All children between the ages of 0 – 14years are to be accompanied by an adult.
    Children over the age of 15 years will be regarded as an adult.
  • Centrepay bookings – if requested, must present a valid Pension Concession card or Income Statement issued by Centrelink upon check in.
  • Purchase orders are accepted upon application from private businesses, organisations and Government departments. An invoice will be issued after travel is finalised, final payment is due 14 days from date of invoice.

Booking Fees

  • Katherine Coaches do not charge a booking fee at the present time.

Cancellation policy

  • Full fare charges will apply to individuals, private businesses, organisations, and Government Departments where a seat has been prepaid or a seat reserved, unless notice of cancellation is provided to Katherine Coaches 24 hours prior to time of departure, on any of our regular route services.
  • Where a service is cancelled by Katherine Coaches due to unforeseen operational circumstances such as flooding, the client will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative service offered at no extra charge to the client. Katherine Coaches will not be responsible for any costs incurred by passengers as a result of cancellation.

Terms of Travel

  • Departure and arrival times are approximate and dependent on road conditions and number of pickups and drop offs required for the service.
  • Smoking, drugs and or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on any of ours or our contractors vehicles.
  • Violence, disorderly conduct and aggression will not be tolerated on ours or our contractor’s vehicles, or dispatch areas.
  • Katherine Coaches and its contractors reserves the right to refuse travel, or remove from ours or our contractor’s vehicles, any Passenger that we or our staff believe (acting reasonably) is intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol and who may, or may not, pose a potential threat to themselves, others or property.

Luggage Policy

  • Per passenger one bag minimum and two bags maximum. NO large items E.G. TV’s, large push bike’s, electric cars and ETC – and all these item’s need to be in original packaging.
  • If these items need to travel, there will be freight charges applied at the passenger’s expense. Katherine Coaches staff will take all the care but no responsibility of these items.

Special Needs and Assistance

Our drivers are permitted to provide basic assistance to passengers i.e. a steadying arm, helping hand. Passengers who wish to travel on Katherine Coaches must be able to understand and act upon directions given to them by the driver, passengers should not require any additional assistance beyond that normally offered to all passengers.
If a passenger requires assistance to:

  • Transfer to/from the vehicle or into/out of seats
  • Attend toiletry facilities
  • Administration of medicines and/or medical procedures

the passenger does not meet the conditions to travel independently.
Passengers who do not meet the conditions to travel independently will require a Carer to accompany them.
*Please note if a passenger attempts travel who does not meet the independent travel conditions, Katherine Coaches reserves the right to refuse travel. Prepaid fares will remain open dated for alternative travel arrangements to be made.