Buses operate along major corridors and between train stations all night, even after the trains have stopped running.
Late night bus routes
||Early Saturday and Sunday mornings between Manly, Freshwater, Curl
Curl, Narraweena and Allambie.
Nightly between City to Mona Vale via North Sydney, Balgowlah and Manly.
|155||Nightly between Manly, North Manly and Dee Why.
Nightly between City to Avalon via Balgowlah and Warringah Mall.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Epping via Warringah Freeway, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Epping via North Sydney, Lane Cove and Macquarie Centre.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Watsons Bay via Kings Cross and Vaucluse.
|373||Nightly between City and Coogee via Randwick Junction.
Nightly between City and North Bondi via Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach.
|394||Nightly between City and Little Bay via Anzac Parade.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Maroubra Beach via Anzac Parade.
Nightly between City and Kingsgrove via Newtown, Marrickville and Earlwood.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Glebe Point via Glebe.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to Abbotsford via Leichhardt and Five Dock.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings from City to West Ryde via Railway Square and Victoria Road.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings between City and Parramatta via Victoria Road.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings between Glenmore Hotel, Walsh Bay to QVB via Wynyard.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings between Kings Cross and Central.
For more information on additional late night weekend Kings Cross services, see the Kings Cross to City late night weekend transport map (pdf 565KB).
Most trains do not operate between midnight and 4:30am. NightRide bus services replace trains between these hours on most Sydney suburban 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 also wheelchair accessible but cannot accept
- 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 St, near Quay St, Haymarket
- Kings Cross departures leave from outside the train station.
NightRide bus routes
|N10||City to Sutherland||Sutherland to City|
|N11||City to Cronulla||Cronulla to City|
|N20||Rockdale to Riverwood||Riverwood to Rockdale|
|N30||City to Macarthur||Macarthur to City|
|N40||City to East Hills||East Hills to City|
|N50||City to Liverpool||Liverpool to City|
|N60||City to Fairfield||Fairfield to City|
|N61||City to Carlingford||Carlingford to City|
|N70||City to Penrith||Penrith to City|
|N71||City to Richmond
||Richmond to City
|N80||City to Hornsby (via Strathfield)||Hornsby to City (via Strathfield)|
|N90||City to Hornsby (via Chatswood)||Hornsby to City (via Chatswood)|
|N100||Central to Bondi Junction||Bondi Junction to Central|
Secure prepaid taxi ranks are also operating from Bayswater and Darlinghurst roads in Kings Cross.
Newcastle Buses & Ferries operate NightOwl bus services on Friday and Saturday nights between midnight and the early hours of the morning.
NightOwl buses leave Newcastle and Hamilton and stop at regular bus stops as normal to their final destination. There are also a number of Hassle Free Nights bus stops located near popular night spots. View the Night Owl route map (pdf 483kb) for locations.
NightOwl & Hassle Free Nights bus routes
||Newcastle - Jesmond via Mayfield|
|118||Newcastle - Stockton via Fern Bay|
|224||Fannys, Centenary Rd to Wallsend via Kotara|
|230||Newcastle - Wallsend via Jesmond|
|310||Fannys, Centenary Rd to 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.
On Friday and Saturday nights, special Guardian services operate on selected train lines, which include additional security measures. These services provide customers with further peace of mind when travelling at night.
The light rail network in Sydney, which operates 24 hours a day (between Central and The Star) uses video and audio recordings at stations and inside the vehicle for the protection of customers and staff. The recordings can be monitored by staff at any time and given to authorities when required.
Secure taxi ranks operate across NSW late every Friday and Saturday night. Guards at these ranks provide a safe environment for customers and taxi drivers.
For the location and operating times of secure taxi ranks see the Secure taxi ranks page.