Late-night bus travel and NightRide
A number of bus routes operate late on Friday and Saturday nights, or all night every night.
- Sydney NightRide buses operate late at night, in place of trains.
- Newcastle NightOwl buses and hassle free nights help Newcastle punters get home safely.
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.
|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.
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 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
|Number||Departure point||Travels 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|