NSW TrainLink Regional Coach trials
NSW TrainLink is trialling plans to trial new coach connections to better connect regional communities. These services are designed to provide new or additional links between:
- Tamworth and Newcastle
- Tamworth and Dubbo
- Tamworth and Port Macquarie
- Wagga Wagga and Albury
- Goulburn and Sydney
- Goulburn and Canberra
- Brewarrina and Dubbo
- Bourke and Dubbo
- Young and Sydney
Each trial aims to provide new connections for regional communities, whether it be for commuters, people attending medical or business appointments, shopping trips, recreational activities or to catch up with family and friends.
The trial of the new connections between Tamworth and Newcastle, Tamworth and Dubbo and Tamworth and Port Macquarie started on Monday 12 March 2018.
The trial will operate for six months to assess demand for the service and will determine the ongoing whether it continues permanently.
- Tamworth and Newcastle timetable (pdf 94KB)
- Tamworth and Port Macquarie timetable (pdf 55KB)
- Tamworth and Dubbo timetable (pdf 77KB)
A six month coach trial will operate between Wagga Wagga and Albury from Monday 16 July to allow you to travel between the two cities in the morning, in either direction, and then return in the afternoon.
The stops originally proposed for The Rock, Henty and Culcairn have been added to following consultation with the community to also include Uranquinty, Yerong Creek, Gerogery, Lavington and Wodonga.
The trials are designed to provide the community with a convenient day return service to complement the existing XPT trains serving the region.
Coach stop locations
|Wodonga||Water Tower, High Street interchange|
|Albury||Albury Railways Station|
|Lavington||Lavington Square Shopping Centre, Griffith Road|
|Gerogery||Outside the Post Office, Main Street|
|Culcairn||Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway|
|Henty||Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway|
|Yerong Creek||Outside Post Office, Plunkett Street|
|The Rock||Opposite Railway Station, Olympic Highway|
|Uranquinty||Outside Caltex, Olympic Highway|
|Wagga Wagga||Wagga Wagga Railway Station|
|Wagga Wagga||Baylis Street, outside Sturt Mall|
|Wagga Wagga||Fitzmaurice Street, outside Court House|
Fares shown below are one way between Wagga Wagga and Albury/Wodonga - different fares apply for other stops along the route, depending on the distance of travel.
|Adult off peak season||$15.95|
|Adult should season||$19.90|
|Adult peak season||$26.51|
|Pensioners and Seniors all seasons||$2.50|
|Children and Students all seasons||$13.26|
(Adult fares shown above are for bookings made face to face or by phone, you can save 10% on adult fares by booking online)
From Monday 10 September NSW TrainLink's new day return coach services will offer more travel options between Goulburn and Canberra and Goulburn and Sydney.
You will be able to travel between Goulburn to Canberra or Canberra to Sydney in the morning and return in the evening.
These services will complement existing NSW TrainLink train and coach services in these areas, providing more travel options for residents and visitors.
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 then and off at each end of your journey.
Bookings are essential for the services between Goulburn and Canberra.
From 16 May NSW TrainLink has been trialling day return services from Brewarrina and Bourke to Dubbo. Services run on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
You will be able to travel to Dubbo in the morning and return to Bourke and Brewarrina in the evening.
The new services will improve access for the communities of Bourke and Brewarrina to medical and healthcare providers, businesses, shopping and recreational activities in the main regional centre of Dubbo.
From Sunday 17 June NSW TrainLink is reducing travel times between Young and Sydney with the trial of an extra coach service connecting to XPT services.
The journey between Young and Sydney involves a transfer at Cootamundra Station. The additional coach service provides a more seamless connection with XPT trains saving two hours on the journey time between Young and Sydney.
The trial will operate for six months to assess demand for the service whether it continues permanently.
Existing regional fares between Young and Sydney apply for the trial.