Taxis and ridesharing

Taxis and ridesharing


Numerous private taxi companies operate in the city. You can book taxis, hail them from the kerb or engage one at any taxi rank.

The NSW Taxi Council is the peak body for taxis. You can find a contact listing of taxi companies on its website.

You can find information on fares, charges, feedback, complaints and lost property at the website.

Read more about late night transport.


The following rideshare providers operate in Sydney:

  • Uber
  • Bolt (Taxify)
  • GoCatch – Australian-owned, no surge pricing
  • OLA
  • Shebah – Women drivers who only pick up women and children, or pre-booked trips with men who are accompanying women – kid's car seat on board.

Map of taxi ranks and stops

Late night transport

How to get home safely when you're out late.


Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Secure taxi ranks

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Secure taxi ranks are staffed by security guards late on Friday and Saturday nights and managed by by Transport for NSW.

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


Most of Sydney's trains stop running from midnight to 4.30am.

NightRide buses replace trains to most stations across the greater Sydney network. Some bus routes operate late, too.

NightRide buses

Train services in Sydney are replaced by NightRide bus services after midnight.

Most NightRide services depart from bus stops near Town Hall station, but there are also services from Central station and Kings Cross.

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


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

Last updated: Thursday, 2 April 2020