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 which transport options are best for you 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.

RouteService locationTimes
130 Manly Freshwater, Curl Curl, Narraweena and Allambie Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
151 City and Mona Vale via North Sydney, Balgowlah and Manly Nightly (seven days)
155 Warringah Mall to Dee Why Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
188 City to Avalon via Balgowlah and Warringah Mall Nightly (seven days)
271 City to Belrose via Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Glenrose Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
282 Chatswood to Glenrose Shops Loop via Belrose and Frenchs Forest Early Sunday mornings
288 City to Epping via Warringah Freeway, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
290 City to Epping via North Sydney, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
300 Kings Cross to Railway Square via Town Hall Station - Free service Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
324 City to Watsons Bay via Kings Cross and Vaucluse Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
373 City and Coogee via Randwick Junction Nightly (seven days)
380 City and North Bondi via Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach Nightly (seven days)
394 City to La Perouse via Anzac Parade Nightly (seven days)
396 City to Maroubra Beach via Anzac Parade. Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
423 City to Kingsgrove via Newtown, Marrickville and Earlwood. Nightly (seven days)
431 City to Glebe Point via Glebe Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
438 City to Abbotsford via Leichhardt and Five Dock Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
501 City to West Ryde via Railway Square and Victoria Road Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
520 City to Parramatta via Victoria Road Nightly (seven days)
600 Parramatta to Castle Hill via Baulkham Hills Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
607X City to Rouse Hill via M2 and the T-way Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
610X City to Castle Hill and Rouse Hill via M2 and Baulkham Hills All-night service Friday and Saturday nights
620X City to Dural via Cherrybrook Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
829 Parramatta to North Parramatta Early Saturday and Sunday mornings 
962 Miranda, Sutherland and Menai Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
998 Glenmore Hotel, Walsh Bay to QVB via Wynyard Early Saturday and Sunday mornings
M91 Parramatta to Granville via Chester Hill Early Saturday and Sunday mornings


NightRide bus services

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.

Most NightRide buses are wheelchair accessible but cannot accept motorised scooters.

You can use your Opal card on NightRide services.  Use the Trip planner to plan your trip and get an approximate Opal fare.


NightRide departure points

Town Hall departures leave from Park Street at Pitt Street (north side, between George and Pitt Streets). Route N90 departs from the south side of Park Street between Castlereagh Street and Pitt 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.

Use the Trip planner to plan your trip or download one of the transport apps.

NightRide bus routes

NumberRouteRoute return
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 need an Opal card, 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

NumberDeparture pointTravels to
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