Preparing for your NSW TrainLink trip
Getting ready for your trip? Be prepared to travel with our important reminders and conditions below.
Before you travel
You may bring up to three pieces of luggage per seat booked on NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coaches, including;
- one item of hand luggage (maximum 5kg)
- two large and/or heavy items (maximum 20kg per item)
If you are travelling with a bicycle, surfboard, skis, snowboard or musical instrument, you'll need to make a booking for the item. Luggage can be reserved over the phone or in person.
Overweight or excess items will be refused. See more on luggage allowances and restrictions
Children under the age of 12 cannot travel alone and must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or older, except where, they are accompanied by a parent under the age of 16.
Children aged 12-15 may travel alone and should make themselves known to staff before or soon after boarding. A contact number of the guardian or person meeting the child at the destination is required.
See more on travelling with children.
On the day of travel
See real-time service alerts and trackwork. If you provided a mobile phone number when you booked your ticket, we will contact you in the event of a change to the planned departure time of your service.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. Luggage check-in closes 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that check-in is not available at all stations and space is limited
On most train journeys, the buffet car will sell drinks, snacks, and hot and cold meals. Buffet car opening hours apply.
Food and drink (with the exception of water) is not permitted on coach services. For trips of 4 or more hours, break stops are included.
No BYO alcohol is to be consumed on any NSW TrainLink train or coach service, or at stations. Fines may apply.
Your safety is our priority. NSW Police and Authorised Officers regularly patrol NSW TrainLink services. If a passenger breaches any provision of the Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017, they may be removed from the service without right of refund and fined up to $1,100.
Smoking is not permitted on any NSW TrainLink service, or at stations or coach stops. Fines apply.
See how you can ensure you have a safe trip.
After you arrive
We cannot guarantee connection between our service and any other transport service, including any rail (including Sydney Trains), airline, cruise/shipping, coach, tour or hire car operator. This also includes NSW TrainLink Regional services where connecting time is less than 60 minutes.