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Late night services

In New South Wales, there are public transport options throughout the night and early morning. You can use the Trip Planner or a transport app to plan your late night travel.

Regional train and coach services - overnight travel

Some NSW TrainLink Regional Trains travel overnight on long distance services in NSW and interstate. You can upgrade to a First Class Sleeper on certain services. See seating and sleepers.

Sydney

  • certain bus routes operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • NightRide buses replace Sydney train services between midnight and 4.30am, stopping near stations along the train line
  • light rail services travel from Central Station to The Star and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • some regular bus routes run extra services after midnight on weekends only
  • some Intercity train services are still in operation after midnight
  • some ferries run the last service between midnight and 1am.

Newcastle

All late night services in the Opal network accept Opal cards and most are wheelchair accessible.

Extra late night buses run on weekends with services around local hot spots.

Sydney

From midnight to 4.30am, most trains stop running. NightRide buses replace Sydney train services between midnight and 4:30am, stopping near stations along the train line.

These NightRide services leave the city from bus stops near Town Hall Station – except for the N100 and N20.

You can also view the route and stopping sequence for NightRide services on the Sydney NightRide bus network map (pdf 351KB) or download a map (pdf 0) showing where you can catch a NightRide bus along with other late night travel options across the Sydney CBD.

Route N100 – free from Kings Cross

The N100 operates in both directions from Railway Square to Bondi Junction. It stops via Sheraton on the Park (or St James Station on the return trip), Martin Place Station, Kings Cross Station and Edgecliff Station.

It leaves every 30 minutes after midnight on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as public holidays. It is free if you board at Kings Cross only.

NightRide bus routes

These are the NightRide bus route numbers, pick up points and route directions.

Route Number

City departure point

Service direction and locations (from the city)

Service direction and locations (towards the city)

N10

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Sutherland

Sutherland to Town Hall

N11

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Cronulla

Cronulla to Town Hall

N20

Rockdale Station – Stand G

Rockdale to Riverwood

Riverwood to Rockdale

N30

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Macarthur

Macarthur to Town Hall

N40

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to East Hills

East Hills to Town Hall

N50

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Liverpool

Liverpool to Town Hall

N60

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Fairfield

Fairfield to Town Hall

N61

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Carlingford

Carlingford to Town Hall

N70

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Penrith

Penrith to Town Hall

N71

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Richmond

Richmond to Town Hall

N80

Town Hall Station – Stand H

Town Hall to Hornsby (via Strathfield)

Hornsby to Town Hall (via Strathfield)

N90

Town Hall Station – Stand K

Town Hall to Hornsby (via Chatswood)

Hornsby to Town Hall (via Chatswood)

N100

Railway Square – Stand M

Central to Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction to Central

Buses run along selected corridors all night, every night. Extra services also run on other routes early on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Buses in Sydney that operate after midnight on weekends

Some of these services operate in one direction only.

Route number

Service direction and locations

130

Manly Freshwater, Curl Curl, Narraweena and Allambie

155

Warringah Mall to Dee Why

271

City to Belrose via Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Glenrose

282 - early Sunday morning only

Chatswood to Glenrose Shops Loop via Belrose and Frenchs Forest

288

City to Epping via Warringah Freeway, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre

290

City to Epping via North Sydney, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre

300 - free service

Kings Cross to Railway Square

309

Railway Square to Matraville via Mascot

324

City to Watsons Bay via Kings Cross and Vaucluse

343

Chatswood to Kingsford via the City

396

City to Maroubra Beach via Anzac Parade

423

City to Kingsgrove via Newtown, Marrickville and Earlwood

431

City to Glebe Point via Glebe

438

City to Abbotsford via Leichhardt and Five Dock

501

Railway Square to West Ryde via Pyrmont and Victoria Road

600

Parramatta to Castle Hill via Baulkham Hills

607x

City to Rouse Hill via M2 and the T-way

610x

City to Castle Hill and Rouse Hill via M2 and Baulkham Hills

620x

City to Dural via Cherrybrook

829

Parramatta to North Parramatta

962

Miranda, Sutherland and Menai

M91

Parramatta to Granville via Chester Hill

Some ferries run the last service between midnight and 1am. See timetables or use the Trip Planner to find out when the last ferry to your destination leaves.

Find a timetable or plan your trip.

The last L1 Dulwich Hill services leave Central at midnight on Fridays and 11pm on all other days. Services between Central and The Star run 24 hours a day. Overnight frequency is every 30 minutes from 11pm to 6am on Saturday and Thursday and midnight to 6am on Fridays.

Find a timetable or plan your trip.

On Friday and Saturday nights, plus nights before public holidays, wait for taxis at a secure taxi rank. Secure taxi ranks are pre-paid between 10pm and 5am, so you may be asked to pay up front, before your trip begins.

Find a secure taxi rank location or for city locations you can download this map (pdf 0).

Newcastle

The NightOwl and Hassle Free Nights buses operate after midnight and throughout the early hours of the morning in Newcastle on weekends.

NightOwl bus services run on Friday and Saturday nights only. They leave Newcastle and Hamilton and stop at regular bus stops to their final destination.

There are also a number of Hassle Free Nights bus stops located near popular nightspots.

NightOwl & Hassle Free Nights bus routes

The following services operate in one direction from the departure points.

The bus routes, departure points and bus stops are also available on the Night Owl route map (pdf 164KB).

Number

Departure point

Service direction and locations

100

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Jesmond via Mayfield

118

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Stockton via Fern Bay

224

Fannys, Centenary Rd

Wallsend via Kotara

230

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Wallsend via Jesmond

310

Fannys, Centenary Rd

Belmont via Charlestown

322

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Belmont Depot via Redhead

350

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Swansea Heads via Charlestown

363

Newcastle Station, Watt St

Warners Bay via Glendale

On Friday and Saturday nights, plus nights before public holidays, wait for taxis at a secure taxi rank. Secure taxi ranks are pre-paid between 10pm and 5am, so you may be asked to pay up front, before your trip begins.

Find a secure taxi rank location.