Travel later and stay out longer on weekends with Night Network
On Friday and Saturday nights you can catch all night metropolitan trains, trams and buses, and regional coaches.
Night Trains run every 60 minutes on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse. Some stations have more frequent trains, including Richmond, South Yarra, North Melbourne, Footscray, Caulfield, Clifton Hill and Burnley.
Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff stations close just after midnight. Southern Cross Station closes just after 1am. After 1am, all trains run direct to and from Flinders Street Station.
Shuttle trains run on the Williamstown Line between Newport and Williamstown, the Alamein Line between Camberwell and Alamein, and the Cranbourne Line between Dandenong and Cranbourne. Shuttle trains also operate between Ringwood and Belgrave/Lilydale.
All services will pick up passengers in both directions.
Night Trams run every 30 minutes on routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109. You can travel to and from the city to St Kilda, Coburg, Bundoora, Port Melbourne, Carnegie, Box Hill, Vermont South and Brunswick.
Your trip is free if you're just travelling in the city's Free Tram Zone. View the Free Tram Zone map.
There are 21 Night Bus routes, running every 30 to 60 minutes. Many routes run every hour to connect with trains at suburban stations.
You can get on and off at Night Bus stops. You can also be dropped off at kerbside tram stops.
Buses wait for up to 30 minutes at Broadmeadows, Carrum, Croydon, Dandenong, Elsternwick, Frankston, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Ringwood and Watergardens stations.
Buses wait for five minutes at Bayswater, Caulfield, South Morang and Ringwood stations.
You can catch Night Coaches from the city to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon. Each coach has a toilet and space for one wheelchair.
From 26 November 2017, most stops will become request only. Let your driver know your destination when you board. Find out more about changes to Night Coach.
Fares and topping up
You can travel on Night Trains, Night Trams and Night Buses with myki and will be charged your usual fare. Off-peak fares apply on Night Coach. You won’t be charged a return fare if you touch on before 3am. A new day of myki fares begins at 3am.
At night, you can top up at myki machines at train stations, tram stops, premium stations, on board Night Bus ($20 maximum) or at 24-hour shops like 7-Eleven.
Touching on and off
Remember to touch on every time you board, unless you're just travelling in the city’s Free Tram Zone. View the Free Tram Zone map.
Touch off as you get off the bus or exit the train station to pay the lowest fare. You only need to touch off on trams when your trip is entirely in Zone 2.
If you’re travelling on Night Coach, touch on at the myki reader at Southern Cross Coach Terminal. Touch off at regional train stations or on the coach.
Protective Services Officers (PSOs) patrol all metropolitan stations and four regional stations (Bendigo, Traralgon, Ballarat and Geelong) from 6pm every night. You can check which stations are patrolled at Victoria Police Protective Services Officers. All metropolitan stations have CCTV.
If you ever feel unsafe, and there isn’t a PSO or police officer nearby, look for a public transport employee. You can also call Metro Trains staff from any platform or train using the emergency intercom button.
In an emergency, you should always call 000.
You can find Night Network maps, including high-contrast maps for people with vision impairments, on the Maps page.