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New regional coach services from Goulburn to Canberra and Sydney

From Monday 10 September NSW TrainLink will trial new weekday return coach services between Goulburn and Canberra and Goulburn and Sydney.

The aim of the new services is to provide more choice of public transport for the Goulburn region to make it easier for people to travel for business or to attend medical appointments, do shopping or visit family and friends.

The coach will depart from Goulburn Station at 09:00 as well as the Big Merino, arriving in Canberra CBD (Civic) by 10:15, before continuing onto John James and Canberra Hospitals and the Queanbeyan Bus Interchange. The coach will return back to Goulburn by 4pm.

For people wanting to spend extra time in Canberra, an existing coach and train service serves the Canberra CBD and hospitals, arriving in Goulburn just before 7pm.

In addition to the new trial coach service to Canberra, NSW TrainLink is also trialling a coach and train connection to improve journey times between Goulburn and Campbelltown. You can then connect with train services to Sydney, potentially saving up to 30 minutes of your journey.

These trial coach services provide services at new times to complement existing trains:

  • Goulburn station to Campbelltown station departing at 05:00 and 16:10 to transfer to a train and arrive at Central station at 07:46 and 18:45.
  • Campbelltown station to Goulburn station, departing Campbelltown at 07:20 and 18:20, arriving at Goulburn by 09:00 and 20:00.

This will allow you to travel from Goulburn to Central and return on a combination of coach and train in around two hours and 45 minutes, a similar time to the existing XPT Regional train services.

You will not be able to book seats on the coach between Campbelltown and Goulburn, instead you can just use your Opal card, or purchase an Opal single ticket from a Ticket Machine at stations, to travel on these services. Just remember to tap on at the start and then off at each end of your journey.

The services between Goulburn to Canberra are timed to allow travel to Canberra’s CBD, hospitals and Queanbeyan, with a return service in the afternoon. Bookings are essential for these services.

These services are in addition to existing NSW TrainLink train and coach services in these areas, providing more travel options for residents and visitors.

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