Bowman's Bus Services was an Australian bus company in Adelaide.
|Commenced operation||April 1935|
|Ceased operation||23 February 1974|
|Service type||Bus operator|
|Fleet||42 (February 1974)]|
In April 1935, David Bowman commenced operating a weekly bus service from Hope Valley to the Adelaide city centre via Peserverance Road. The service quickly expanded to become twice daily. From circa 1937, a second service commenced from Tea Tree Gully to One Tree Hill.
By the early 1970s, Bowman's had expanded to operate nine routes:
- 540: One Tree Hill to Adelaide city centre
- 541: Fairview Park to Adelaide city centre
- 542: Tea Tree Gully to Adelaide city centre
- 543: Redwood Park to Adelaide city centre
- 544: Westfield Tea Tree Plaza - Modbury Heights
- 550: St Agnes - Adelaide city centre
- 551: St Agnes - Adelaide city centre
- 560: Tea Tree Gully - Elizabeth
- 561: Tea Tree Gully - Salisbury
Up until the late 1950s, the fleet had primarily consisted of front-engined Fords. In 1959, the first of 15 Commers was delivered. These were followed by Bedford SBs and Hino RC320Ps. When operations ceased in February 1974, the fleet consisted of 36 buses and six coaches. All passed to the Municipal Tramways Trust.
- "Bowman's Bus Services" Australian Bus issue 65 September 2014 pages 10-19