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When to book

Book a seat on NSW TrainLink Regional services

For most services, you can book 6 months in advance. However, other trips need to be booked closer to the travel dates.

When booking a short trip on a long distance service, often this needs to be done closer to the departure date. If there is a restriction and you try to book too far in advance, you may receive a "service not available" message in the online booking system.

Check for any restrictions that may apply to you and reserve your seat online during the booking window. If you have further issues, call 13 22 32 for assistance.

All other bookings can be made 6 months or 180 days in advance.

North Coast region services

Here are the booking windows that apply when reserving seats on services between Sydney and Casino.

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Sydney, Broadmeadow and Maitland 14 days in advance
Sydney and Dungog through Sawtell 30 days in advance

Here is the booking window that applies when reserving seats on services between Brisbane and Sydney.

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Maitland, Broadmeadow and Sydney 14 days in advance

Here are the booking windows that apply when reserving seats on coach services between Casino and Brisbane.

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Casino to Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise 7 days in advance
Casino to Robina and Brisbane 7 days in advance

Trips between Sydney, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong and Fassifern cannot be booked on long distance services.

This applies to bookings in both directions. Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.

North West region

Here are the booking windows that apply when reserving seats on services between Sydney, Armidale and Moree.

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Sydney, Broadmeadow and Maitland 7 days in advance
Sydney, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Scone 30 days in advance

Trips between Sydney, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong and Fassifern cannot be booked on long distance services.

This applies to bookings in both directions. Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.

Western region services

The following restriction applies to bookings in both directions.

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Sydney and Lithgow 7 days in advance

Trips between Sydney and Lithgow cannot be booked on long distance services.

This applies to bookings in both directions. Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.

Trips between Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith, Katoomba and Mount Victoria cannot be booked on long distance services.

This applies to bookings in both directions. Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.

Southern region services

Applies to bookings in both directions on XPT - CLK 621 and 622.

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Sydney and Moss Vale 14 days in advance
Sydney and Goulburn 30 days in advance

Applies to bookings in both directions on XPT - CLK 623 and 624.

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Sydney and Moss Vale 7 days in advance
Sydney and Goulburn 14 days in advance

Trips between Sydney and Campbelltown cannot be booked on long distance services. Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.

Applies to bookings in both directions on midday services, XPT - CLK 633 and 634.

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Sydney, Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale 7 days in advance
Sydney, Bundanoon and Goulburn 14 days in advance

Trips between Sydney and Campbelltown cannot be booked on long distance services.

Use the Trip Planner for alternate travel options.