From 1 January 2016, Melbourne’s Night Network will get you where you need to be. The Night Network one-year trial provides all night public transport on weekends, with metropolitan trains, trams, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres.

The new and improved Night Bus network will include 21 Night Bus routes – with half of these routes departing from the CBD, and the other half departing from suburban train stations, connecting with trains from the city.

The new Night Bus network will replace the existing NightRider service.

For more information, see Night Network.

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About NightRider

NightRider buses provide a safe, easy and inexpensive alternative for late night travel on weekends.

You can travel on NightRider with a valid myki.

See timetables for NightRider timetables and maps for a NightRider network map and route information.

Buses travel between the city (Swanston Street) and Melbourne's outer suburbs every half hour on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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. For a NightRider network map, see maps

NightRider buses can set people down at any designated bus stop or kerbside tram stop (orange or green PTV flags). These are official stopping places under the Road Safety Act and ensures the safety of all customers.

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.