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Explore the Night with all-night public transport on weekends

Night Network lets you explore Melbourne’s vibrant nightlife safely and conveniently with public transport running all-night on weekends. Whether you’re out dining, dancing or discovering the city, we’ll help you get around and back home with all-night services every Friday and Saturday on metropolitan trains, trams and buses, and regional coaches.

Here’s a taste of what you could be exploring:

PTV Night Network Up Late Playlist web banner

Melbourne’s all about live music. It's one of the many things that makes our city unique and now there’s a soundtrack to every night out. Introducing the ‘Night Network Up-Late Playlists.’

We’ve invited 8 artists to each curate a Spotify playlist that reminds them of their experience with late night Melbourne.

Over each of the next 8 weeks, a new playlist will be revealed.

To stream your late-night soundtrack, search for the posters to scan the Spotify code, or check out Night Network on Facebook to see what you can find.

Facebook Spotify

Services

Learn more about our all-night weekend services:

Night Train icon Night Train

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.

After 1am, all trains run direct to and from Flinders Street Station. Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff stations close just after midnight. Southern Cross Station closes just after 1am. Premium stations are staffed all night.

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 pick up passengers in both directions.

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Night Tram icon Night Tram

Night Trams run every 30 minutes on routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109. You can travel between the city and 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.

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Night Bus icon Night Bus

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.

Night Bus routes are:

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Night Coach icon Night Coach

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.

Most stops are by request only – let your driver know your destination when you board.

Ballarat Line

Coaches travel from the city to Ballarat at 1.10am and 2.10am.

View your new timetable.

Bendigo Line

Coaches travel from Bendigo to the city at 10.20pm. Coaches also travel from the city to Bendigo at 1.05am and 2.05am.

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Geelong Line

Two coaches leave Southern Cross at 2.15am. One stops on request at Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, Little River and Lara. The second drops off passengers at any station between Corio and Waurn Ponds, and picks up passengers from Geelong Station.

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Seymour Line

Coaches travel from Seymour to the city at 11pm. Coaches also travel from the city to Seymour at 2am.

View your new timetable.

Traralgon Line

Coaches travel from Traralgon to the city at 10pm. Coaches also travel from the city to Traralgon at 2am.

View your new timetable.

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Other information

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.

Find your nearest place to top up

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.

Safety

To help you explore the night more safely, 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. 

Maps

You can find Night Network maps, including high-contrast maps for people with vision impairments, on the Maps page.

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