NightRider buses provide a safe, easy and inexpensive alternative for late night travel on weekends.
You can travel on NightRider with a valid myki.
Make sure you top-up your myki before you hop on-board NightRider buses. You can touch on and touch off on NightRider, however on-board top up facilities are not yet available.
Buses travel between the city (Swanston Street) and Melbourne's outer suburbs, every half hour between 1.30am – 4.30am on Saturdays and 1.30am – 5.30am on Sundays with additional services on some routes.
There are more than 460 NightRider stops along routes to Bayswater, Belgrave, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Croydon, Dandenong, Doncaster, Eltham, Epping, Frankston, Healesville, Lilydale, Melton, Mornington, Rosebud, St Albans, Sunbury and Werribee.
You can request to alight anywhere along the NightRider route, not just designated stops, provided it’s safe for the bus to stop. Simply let the driver know where you’d like to hop off so that you can get closer to your destination.
NightRider buses have phones on board so you can arrange for a taxi to meet you at your bus stop and take you home. Or for $1 you can use the phone to call a friend and ask them to come and pick you up. Please let the bus driver know when boarding the bus if you need to use the phone.
NightRider is more than just a city to suburbs service. Buses also run to the city on most routes after midnight until approximately 3.30am on Saturdays and 4.30am on Sundays, with additional services on some routes. Check your individual NightRider route timetable for departure times at stops along your route.