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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

  • A number of bus routes operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • NightRide buses replace most train services between midnight and 4.30am, stopping at railways stations or on main roads near railway stations
  • Route L1 light rail services run between Central Station and The Star, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Some regular bus routes run later services after midnight on weekends only
  • Some Intercity train services run after midnight
  • The last service on some ferry routes depart between midnight and 1am

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.

Many NightRide services leave the city from bus stops near Town Hall Station.

You can also view the route and stopping sequence for NightRide services on the Sydney NightRide bus network map (pdf 136KB) or download a map (pdf 539KB) showing where you can catch a NightRide bus along with other late night travel options across the Sydney CBD.

NightRide routes

Route number

Destination

N10 Sutherland to City, Town Hall
N11 Cronulla to City, Town Hall
N20 Riverwood to City, Town Hall via International Airport
N30 Macarthur to City, Town Hall
N40 East Hills to City, Town Hall
N50 Liverpool to City, Town Hall
N60 Fairfield to City, Town Hall
N61 Carlingford to City, Town Hall (operates overnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
N70 Penrith to City, Town Hall via Blacktown and Parramatta
N71 Schofields to City, Town Hall via Blacktown (extends to/from Richmond overnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
N80 Hornsby to City, Town Hall via Strathfield
N81 Parramatta to City, Town Hall via Sydney Olympic Park (operates overnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
N90 Hornsby to City, Town Hall via Chatswood
N91 Bondi Junction to Macquarie Park via City and Chatswood

 

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

Some of these services run in one direction only.

Overnight bus services that run seven days a week

Route number

Destination

N10 Sutherland to City, Town Hall
N11 Cronulla to City, Town Hall
N20 Riverwood to City, Town Hall via International Airport
N30 Macarthur to City, Town Hall
N40 East Hills to City, Town Hall
N50 Liverpool to City, Town Hall
N60 Fairfield to City, Town Hall
N70 Penrith to City Town Hall via Blacktown and Parramatta
N71 Schofields to City, Town Hall via Blacktown
N80 Hornsby to City, Town Hall via Strathfield
N90 Hornsby to City, Town Hall via Chatswood
N91 Bondi Junction to Macquarie Park via City and Chatswood
M54 Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Epping
151 Mona Vale to City, QVB via Dee Why and Manly
301 Zetland to City, Circular Quay
373 Coogee to City, Circular Quay
380 North Bondi to City, Circular Quay
394 La Perouse to City, Circular Quay
520 Parramatta to City, Circular Quay

Overnight bus services running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Route number Destination
N61 Carlingford to City, Town Hall
N71 Richmond and Schofields to the City, Town Hall via Blacktown
N81 Parramatta to City, Town Hall via Sydney Olympic Park
188 Mona Vale to City, Wynyard

Overnight bus services running on Friday and Saturday

Route number Destination
438 City, Martin Place to Abbotsford via Five Dock
607X City, QVB to Rouse Hill via T-way
M61 City, QVB to Castle Hill via Baulkham Hills

Routes with later services running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Route number Destination
136 Manly to Frenchs Forest via Dee Why
142 Manly to Skyline Shops via Allambie Heights
169 Manly to Frenchs Forest via Narraweena

Routes with later services running on Friday and Saturday

Route number Destination
271 City to Belrose via Forestville and Frenchs Forest
282
*early Sunday morning only
Chatswood to Belrose via Frenchs Forest
288 City, Erskine Street to Epping via Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre
290 City, Erskine Street to Epping via North Sydney, Lane Cover and Macquarie Centre
300 Kings Cross to Railway Square
309 Railway Square to Matraville via Redfern and Mascot
324 City, Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay via Kings Cross and Vaucluse
343 Chatswood to Kingsford via City
352 Bondi Junction to Marrickville Metro via Surry Hills and Newtown
353 Bondi Junction to East Gardens via Coogee
370 Coogee to Leichhardt via Green Square and Newtown
396 City, Circular Quay to Maroubra Beach via Anzac Parade
423 City, Martin Place to Kingsgrove via Newtown, Marrickville and Earlwood
431 City, Martin Place to Glebe Point via Glebe
501 Railway Square to Ryde via Pyrmont and Victoria Road
610X City, QVB to Castle Hill and Rouse Hill via M2 and Baulkham Hills
620X City, Kent Street to Dural via Cherrybrook
829 Parramatta to North Parramatta
962 Miranda to Menai via Sutherland
M60 Parramatta to Castle Hill via Baulkham Hills
M91 Parramatta to Chester Hill via Granville

 

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 539KB).

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.

The NightOwl buses run after midnight and throughout the early hours of the morning in Newcastle on weekends.

NightOwl bus services run on Friday and Saturday nights only.

NightOwl bus routes

The following services run 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 800KB).

Find a timetable and see a route map.

Number Departure point Service direction and locations
11 Queens Wharf Queens Wharf to Jesmond via Newcastle West, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, Islington,  Mayfield, University of Newcastle (Callaghan)
12 Merewether Beach Merewether Beach to Maryland via The Junction, Marketown, Newcastle West, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, Waratah, North Lambton, Jesmond, Wallsend
13 Queens Wharf Queens Wharf to Glendale via Newcastle West, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, Broadmeadow, New Lambton, JH Hospital, Cardiff
14 Queens Wharf Queens Wharf to Swansea Heads via Darby Street, The Junction, Adamstown, Kotara, Charlestown, Jewells, Belmont, Blacksmiths, Swansea, Caves Beach
55N Queens Wharf Queens Wharf to Stockton

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.