Late-night bus travel and NightRide
A number of bus routes operate late on Friday and Saturday nights, or all night every night.
To find out what transport options are available late at night, use the trip planner.
Late night bus routes
Sydney bus services operate along selected corridors all night every night, with additional routes and services operating early on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Standard bus fares apply, except for route 300 which is free.
|130||between Manly Freshwater, Curl Curl, Narraweena and Allambie.||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|151||between City and Mona Vale via North Sydney, Balgowlah and Manly||daily all night services
|155||between Manly, North Manly and Dee Why||early Saturday and Sunday mornings
|188||between City to Avalon via Balgowlah and Warringah Mall||nightly|
|271||Between City, Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Terrey Hills||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|282||Between Chatswood, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Belrose and Terrey Hills||early Sunday mornings|
|288||from city to Epping via Warringah Freeway, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|290||from City to Epping via North Sydney, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|300||from Kings Cross to Railway Square via Town Hall Station - Free service
||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|324||from City to Watsons Bay via Kings Cross and Vaucluse||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|373||between City and Coogee via Randwick Junction||all-night service daily
|380||between City and North Bondi via Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach||all-night service daily|
|394||between City and Little Bay via Anzac Parade||all-night service daily|
|396||from City to Maroubra Beach via Anzac Parade.||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|423||between City and Kingsgrove via Newtown, Marrickville and Earlwood.||nightly|
|431||from City to Glebe Point via Glebe||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|438||from City to Abbotsford via Leichhardt and Five Dock||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|501||from City to West Ryde via Railway Square and Victoria Road||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|520||between City and Parramatta via Victoria Road||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|600||between Parramatta, Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|607X||between City and Rouse Hill via the T-way||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|610X||between City, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and Rouse Hill||All-night service Friday and Saturday nights|
|620X||between City and Cherrybrook||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|962||between Miranda, Sutherland and Menai||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|998||between Glenmore Hotel, Walsh Bay to QVB via Wynyard||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
|M91||between Parramatta, Granville and Chester Hill||early Saturday and Sunday mornings|
NightRide bus services
Most Sydney trains do not operate between midnight and 04:30. NightRide bus services replace trains between these hours on most Sydney train lines, with extra services on weekends.
All NightRide buses are in radio contact with taxi operators to assist customers who wish to be met by a taxi at their destination.
Most NightRide buses are wheelchair accessible but cannot accept motorised scooters.
See NightRide fares.
Route N100 is free to customers boarding at Kings Cross travelling to the city. Customers travelling from any other stop on the N100 route (Bondi Junction to Central) will be required to be in possession of a valid ticket or pay the standard fare.
Town Hall departures leave from in front of the Town Hall steps, near the corner of George Street and Park Street.
Central departures leave from George Street, near Quay Street, Haymarket.
Kings Cross late night bus departures leave from Bayswater Road near the train station. Services run to Central Station to link up with NightRide services. Buses also travel from Kings Cross to Town Hall four times an hour.
NightRide bus routes
|N10||Town Hall to Sutherland||Sutherland to Town Hall|
|N11||Town Hall to Cronulla||Cronulla to Town Hall|
|N20||Rockdale to Riverwood||Riverwood to Rockdale|
|N30||Town Hall to Macarthur||Macarthur to Town Hall|
|N40||Town Hall to East Hills||East Hills to Town Hall|
|N50||Town Hall to Liverpool||Liverpool to Town Hall|
|N60||Town Hall to Fairfield||Fairfield to Town Hall|
|N61||Town Hall to Carlingford||Carlingford to Town Hall|
|N70||Town Hall to Penrith||Penrith to Town Hall|
|N71||Town Hall to Richmond||Richmond to Town Hall|
|N80||Town Hall to Hornsby (via Strathfield)||Hornsby to Town Hall (via Strathfield)|
|N90||Town Hall to Hornsby (via Chatswood)||Hornsby to Town Hall (via Chatswood)|
|N100*||Central to Bondi Junction||Bondi Junction to Central|
View the NightRide bus network map.
* Route N100 is free to customers boarding at Kings Cross travelling to the city. Customers travelling from any other stop on the N100 route (Bondi Junction to Central) will be required to be in possession of a valid ticket or pay the standard fare.
Newcastle night buses
NightOwl bus services run on Friday and Saturday nights between midnight and the early hours of the morning in Newcastle.
NightOwl buses 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. To find out about for locations download the Night Owl route map.
NightOwl & Hassle Free Nights bus routes
|Number||Departure point/origin/starts at||Travels to|
|100||Newcastle||Jesmond via Mayfield|
|118||Newcastle||Stockton via Fern Bay|
|224||Fannys, Centenary Rd||Wallsend via Kotara|
|230||Newcastle||Wallsend via Jesmond|
|310||Fannys, Centenary Rd||Belmont via Charlestown|
|322||Newcastle||Belmont Depot via Redhead|
|350||Newcastle||Swansea Heads via Charlestown|
|363||Newcastle||Warners Bay via Glendale|
Newcastle departures leave from Newcastle Station in Watt Street.