Changes to Night Network bus

Friday 24 September

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Changes to Night Network bus

Friday 24 September

Night Network services paused from Friday 20 August.

Night Network public transport services have been paused to support the 9pm to 5am curfew in metropolitan Melbourne. This means that trains, trams, buses and V/Line night coaches will not run between 1am and 5am on Saturdays and between 1am and 6am on Sundays until further notice.

Night Network services paused from Friday 20 August.

Night Network public transport services have been paused to support the 9pm to 5am curfew in metropolitan Melbourne. This means that trains, trams, buses and V/Line night coaches will not run between 1am and 5am on Saturdays and between 1am and 6am on Sundays until further notice.

Night Network is changing on Friday 24 September, making it easier to use and reaching more parts of Melbourne.

Some of our most popular bus routes will expand to a 24-hour weekend service on Fridays and Saturdays.

We will also be introducing new bus routes to the Night Network that will operate after midnight on weekends.

The new network will include 21 busy regular routes extended to operate a 24-hour service on weekends, and 13 special routes that will operate after midnight on weekends.

Overnight train and tram services will continue to operate as per current timetables.

Download the new Night Network bus route map. (PDF) 130 KB

Your travel home late at night will involve buses direct from the city, or Night Network bus services connecting with trains from the city.

Many existing Night Bus routes will be replaced by a regular route which runs as a 24-hour service on weekends, a new special Night Network bus route that operates after midnight on weekends, or are served by existing nearby Night Network train or tram services.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at selected stations if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Some 24-hour weekend services will not operate along the full length of the regular routes, so check Timetables or plan ahead using Journey planner.

Regular bus routes extended to operate 24 hours on weekends

View the Route 150 Williams Landing Station – Tarneit Station timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Williams Landing Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

View the Route 207 City – Doncaster Shopping Centre timetable.

Night Network services will extend from Doncaster Shopping Centre to Box Hill via Station Street.

View the Route 357 Wollert West - Thomastown Station timetable.

Selected Night Network services departing Epping (until 2am) and Thomastown Stations (from 2am) will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late. Night Network services towards Thomastown Station divert via High St between Epping and Thomastown Stations.

View the Route 386 Mernda Station - Bundoora RMIT timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at South Morang Station if the connecting train from the city is running late. Night Network services towards Bundoora RMIT operate directly via Plenty Road.

View the Route 406 Keilor East - Footscray timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Footscray Station if the connecting train from the city is running late. Night Network services do not enter the Highpoint Shopping Centre bus interchange. Buses stop on Rosamond Road outside Highpoint Shopping Centre.

View the Route 410 Sunshine Station - Footscray timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Footscray Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

View the Route 630 Elwood – Monash University timetable.

Buses travelling towards Monash University will wait up to 20 minutes at Gardenvale Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

View the Route 670 Ringwood – Lilydale timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Ringwood Station if the connecting train from the city is running late. Night Network services towards Ringwood Station divert via Maroondah Highway and do not serve Croydon Station.

View the Route 693 Belgrave - Oakleigh timetable. Night Network services will operate between Oakleigh and Scoresby only. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Oakleigh Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

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View the Route 703 Middle Brighton – Blackburn timetable.

Selected Night Network services departing Middle Brighton and Blackburn Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.

View the Route 788 Frankston – Portsea timetable.

Night Network services will operate between Frankston and Sorrento only. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Frankston Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

View the Route 833 Frankston Station – Carrum Station timetable.

Selected Night Network services departing Frankton and Carrum Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.

View the Route 900 Stud Park SC (Rowville) - Caulfield timetable.

Night Network services will operate between Oakleigh Station and Stud Park only.  Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Oakleigh Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

View the Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport timetable.

Night Network services will operate between Ringwood and Dandenong Stations only.

Selected Night Network services departing Ringwood and Dandenong Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.

View the Route 908 City – The Pines SC timetable.

Night Network services will operate between Doncaster Park and Ride and The Pines SC only.

Changes to existing Night Bus services and new routes

Route changes

Route 941 City – Sunshine – Watergardens will be shortened to Route 941 Sunshine Station – Watergardens StationBuses will wait up to 20 minutes at Sunshine Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 410 Sunshine Station - Footscray will provide a service between Footscray and Sunshine. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Footscray Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 942 City – Sunshine – St Albans will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

Route changes

Route 943 Watergardens Station - Melton will be extended to western Melton.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Watergardens Station if the connecting train from the city is running late

Route 944 City - Point Cook will no longer operate.

This route is replaced with:

The Altona area is serviced by Werribee Night Train services.  

Route 945 City - Wyndham Vale will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

A Night Network coach service also operates to Tarneit and Wyndham Vale Stations, departing 2.15am from Southern Cross Station on Saturdays and Sundays.

New route

View the Route 947 Footscray – Newport Station timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Newport Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

New route

View the Route 949 Williams Landing Station - Altona Meadows timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Williams Landing Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route changes

Route 951 City - Moonee Ponds - Glenroy will be shortened to operate as Route 951 Brunswick Station– Glenroy Station. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Brunswick Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 959 City – Broadmeadows Station will provide coverage between the City and Moonee Ponds. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Broadmeadows Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 952 City - Footscray - Broadmeadows will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

Route 406 Keilor East - Footscray, (Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Footscray Station if the connecting train from the city is running late) and

Route 959 City – Broadmeadows Station (Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Broadmeadows Station if the connecting train from the city is running late).

Route 955 City – Mernda will no longer operate.

This will be replaced by:

New route

View the Route 959 City – Broadmeadows Station timetable.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Broadmeadows Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 961 City – Doncaster will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

Route 963 Ringwood – Lilydale will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by Route 670 Ringwood – Lilydale. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Ringwood Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 964 Croydon – Lilydale will be no longer run.

This route will be replaced by:

Route changes

Route 965 Lilydale - Healesville Loop will be extended to operate via Mount Evelyn.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Lilydale Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 966 City – Box Hill will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

Route changes

Route 967 Glen Waverley – Bayswater will be extended to Croydon and Montrose.

Buses departing Glen Waverley and Croydon Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.

Route 969 City - Rowville - Ringwood will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by:

  • Night Tram Route 67
  • Night Trains on the Sandringham and Frankston lines
  • Route 693 Belgrave - Oakleigh (Night Network services will operate between Oakleigh and Scoresby only.  Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Oakleigh Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.) and
  • Route 900 Stud Park SC (Rowville - Caulfield, (Night Network services will operate between Oakleigh Station and Stud Park only.  Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Oakleigh Station if the connecting train from the city is running late)and
  • Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport (Night Network services will operate between Ringwood and Dandenong Stations only.  Selected Night Network services departing Ringwood and Dandenong Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.)

Route changes

Route 970 Carrum - Frankston – Rosebud will no longer operate.

This route will be replaced by: 

Route 833 Frankston Station - Carrum Station (Selected Night Network services departing Frankton and Carrum Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.) and

Route 788 Frankston – Portsea (Night Network services will operate between Frankston and Sorrento only.  Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Frankston Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.)

Route changes

Route 978 Elsternwick – Dandenong will be shortened to operate as Route 978 Dandenong Station - Clayton Station. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Clayton Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 630 Elwood – Monash University and Route 900 Stud Park SC (Rowville) - Caulfield will provide services west of Clayton. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Gardenvale Station (Route 630) and Oakleigh Station (Route 900) if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route changes

Route 979 Elsternwick – Dandenong will be shortened to operate as Route 979 Clayton Station – Dandenong Station. Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Clayton Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Route 703 Middle Brighton – Blackburn to provide services west of Clayton. Night Network services departing Middle Brighton and Blackburn Stations will wait up to 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time if the connecting train arriving from the city is running late.

Route changes

Route 981 Dandenong Station – Cranbourne will be extended to Cranbourne East.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Dandenong Station if the connecting train from the city is running late

Route changes

Route 982 Dandenong Station – Cranbourne will be extended to Cranbourne West.

Buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Dandenong Station if the connecting train from the city is running late.

Night Network services

Night Network also includes all-night services on trains, trams and coaches to key regional centres.

Trains run every 60 minutes on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse.

Trams run every 30 minutes on routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109.

Coaches depart between 1am and 2.15am from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon. 

Learn more about our all-night weekend Night Network services.