Late night transport

Late night transport

Get home safely in the small hours

Most of Sydney's trains stop running between midnight and 4.30am, however there are alternatives in place to help you get home safely when you're out late.

NightRide buses replace Sydney Trains to most stations across the greater Sydney network and some Sydney Buses routes operate late too.

Taxis are available for hire 24/7 and there are secure taxi ranks all over town. More information is available below.


Many routes in and out of the city operate early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, for customers who like to stay out all night.

NightRide buses

Sydney Trains services are replaced by NightRide bus services after midnight. Most NightRide bus services depart from Town Hall Station (on George Street, near the corner of Bathurst Street), but there are also services from Central Station and Kings Cross.

You can also plan your trip using the Transport for NSW trip planner.

Secure taxi ranks

Secure taxi ranks are staffed by security guards late on Friday and Saturday nights. There are several secure taxi ranks across our area. See below for details.

Central Sydney

Alfred Street – close to Circular Quay Station.
Phillip Street – at Chifley Plaza (on Phillip Street between Bent and Hunter Streets). Operates Friday nights only.
Pitt Street – between Martin Place and Hunter Street on the eastern side.
Bathurst Street – between George Street and Kent Street on the northern side.
Goulburn Street – opposite World Square (on Goulburn Street between George and Pitt Streets) on the southern side.

Darling Harbour/King Street Wharf

Cockle Bay – on the slip road, off Wheat Road.
Lime Street – at the northern end near King Street Wharf.  

Darlinghurst/Surry Hills

Oxford Street – between Riley and Pelican Streets, on the southern/city-bound side.

Kings Cross

Bayswater Road – between Darlinghurst Road and Pennys Lane.
Darlinghurst Road – between intersection of Roslyn Street and  Macleay Street.

Visit the Transport Info website to check the hours of operation and location for each secure taxi rank in NSW.

A map of taxi ranks and secure taxi ranks in the our area is available on our Taxis page.

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 June 2016