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NSW TrainLink Regional Coach trials

NSW TrainLink is trialling new coach services to better connect regional communities. These services are designed to provide new or additional links between:

 

Key benefits

These trials aim to provide new connections for regional communities for commuting, attending medical or business appointments, shopping, recreational activities and visiting family and friends.

Each trial follows extensive community engagement, which helps us understand the community need. Following the trial period, reviews are undertaken to determine if services should continue permanently.

Trial services are in addition to existing NSW TrainLink train and coach services.

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This new day return coach service travels between cities and towns in the Central West.

Services run 4 days a week to connect you with existing timetabled train and coach services and make a return journey on the same day.

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March and service begin on Monday 8 April.

Timetable:

Trial period: from April 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

This new day return service from Brewarrina and Bourke to Dubbo runs on Wednesday and Thursday, travelling to Dubbo in the morning and returning to Bourke and Brewarrina in the evening.

This service provides better access for the communities of Bourke and Brewarrina to medical and healthcare providers, businesses, shopping and recreational activities in Dubbo.

Timetables:

Trial period: from May 2018

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

The new trial coach services from Broken Hill to Adelaide and Broken Hill to Mildura makes it easy to attend medical appointments, go shopping, or to visit family and friends.

The Broken Hill to Mildura service provides direct travel to Mildura Central Mall so you can spend a few hours before returning home the same day.

The Broken Hill to Adelaide service will allow you to stay for one or more days in Adelaide with services departing Broken Hill on Monday and Friday, returning Tuesday and Sunday.

Both coach services give residents the option of connecting with flights and other coach or train services to most of Australia’s major cities, as well as many regional centres.

Services start Monday 24 June.

Trial period: from 24 June 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

This new daily coach service between Forster and Coffs Harbour provides customers along the Central and North Coast with a new day return option.

Services run daily to help day trippers, families and local businesses connect with other regional hubs along the Mid North Coast, with the option to return home the same day.

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March with services beginning Monday 8 April.

Timetable:

Trial period: from April 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

The Goulburn to Canberra coach service has been extended with a change in service frequency.

The service will now run in each direction on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in addition to existing timetabled train services.

Timetable:

Trial period: from September 2018

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

The Goulburn to Campbelltown coach service runs in each direction from Monday to Friday and connects with train services from Campbelltown to Sydney.

Seats cannot be booked on these services. You must use an Opal card or purchase a single trip ticket from an Opal top up and single trip ticket machine* before you travel.

Tap on when you board and tap off at the end of your trip to get the correct fare.

Timetable:

Trial period: from September 2018

*Not available at Goulburn Station. Check stops and stations for ticket machine locations.

The Tamworth to Dubbo service runs in each direction on Mondays and Fridays. From Dubbo you can connect with Western regional coaches and XPT services.

The Tamworth to Port Macquarie service runs in both directions on Monday. It also runs from Tamworth to Port Macquarie on Friday and returns on Sunday. All services stop at Wauchope where you can connect to North Coast XPT services.

Timetables:

Trial period: from March 2018

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.

This coach service allows customers in the south east to travel from Wagga Wagga to Canberra and back in the same day.

The service will run 5 days a week, stopping at Gundagai on Monday and Friday, and Junee and Cootamundra on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Services also run at times that allow customers to connect with trains between Canberra and Sydney.

Tickets on sale from Monday 25 March with services beginning Monday 8 April.

Timetable:

Trial period: from April 2019

Bookings are essential. Seasonal fares apply, plus you’ll save 10% when you book online. Book your ticket.