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.
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 the City of Sydney. See below for details.
Alfred Street – close to Circular Quay Station.
George Street – outside the Four Seasons Hotel (on George between Essex and Alfred Streets).
Phillip Street – at Chifley Plaza (on Phillip Street between Bent and Hunter Streets). Operates Friday nights only.
George Street – at World Square (on George Street between Liverpool and Goulburn Streets) on the eastern side.
Park Street– between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street on the northern side.
Darling Harbour/King Street Wharf
Lime Street – at the northern end near King Street Wharf.
Corner Argyle and Harrington Streets – Friday and Saturday nights between 11.30pm and 4am.
Oxford Street – between Riley and Pelican Streets, on the southern/city-bound side.
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 City of Sydney is available on our Taxis page.
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 January 2014