NightRider

NightRider has now been replaced by Night Bus.

Night Bus is a new and improved night time bus service on weekends in 2016 as part of the Night Network trial.

For more information, see Night Bus.

NightRider replacement service destination guide

If you were a regular user of NightRider services, we've put together a guide to show you how you can now get home by using either Night Bus, Night Tram or Night Train services.

Please note that while some Night Bus services have the same route number as NightRider services, the routes may have changed, so check the route information to ensure you know where the bus is going.

NightRider 942 (St Albans / Sunbury) 

Destination: Footscray

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Footscray Station (Sunbury, Werribee or Williamstown line)
  • Night Bus 941, 942 or 952

Destination: Footscray to Sunshine via Ballarat Road (Maidstone and Braybrook)

New travel option: Night Bus 941 or 942

Destination: Newmarket and Kensington

New travel option: Night Train to Kensington or Newmarket stations (Craigieburn line)

Destination: North Melbourne and Flemington

New travel options:

  • Night Train to North Melbourne, Macaulay or Flemington Bridge stations (Upfield line)
  • Night Bus 951
  • Night Tram 19

Destination: St Albans to Taylors Lakes

New travel option: Night Bus 941

Destination: Sunbury and Diggers Rest

New travel option: Night Train to Sunbury Station (Sunbury line)

Destination: Sunshine

New travel options:

  • Night train to Sunshine Station (Sunbury line)
  • Night Bus 942

Destination: Sunshine West, Deer Park and St Albans

New travel option: Night Bus 942

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NightRider 943: Melton Extension 

Destination: Caroline Springs and Rockbank

New travel option: Train to Watergardens Station (Sunbury line), then Night Bus 943

Destination: Melton

New travel options:

  • Train to Watergardens Station (Sunbury line), then Night Bus 943
  • 2.10am Night Coach (dep. Southern Cross Coach Terminal) to Melton (Ballarat non-express service)

NightRider 944: Werribee 

Destination: Hoppers Crossing, Werribee and Wyndham Vale

New travel options:

  • Night Bus 945
  • Night Train to Hoppers Crossing and Werribee stations (Werribee line)

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NightRider 954: Craigieburn 

Destination: Broadmeadows

New travel option: Night Train to Broadmeadows Station (Craigieburn line)

Destination: Broadmeadows to Craigieburn

New travel option: Night Train to Broadmeadows Station (Craigieburn line), then Night Bus 953

Destination: Brunswick Road

New travel option: Night Train (Upfield line) or Night Tram 19

Destination: Essendon

New travel option: Night Train to Essendon Station (Craigieburn line)

Destination: Keilor Road, Airport West and Gladstone Park

New travel option: Night Bus 952

Destination: Moonee Ponds

New travel option: Night Bus 951

Destination: Royal Parade, Parkville

New travel option: Night Tram 19

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NightRider 956: Epping 

Destination: Bell Street

New travel option: Night Tram 19 or Night Train (South Morang line)

Destination: High Street (Bell Street to Epping Road)

New travel option: Night Train (South Morang line)

Destination: Lygon Street

New travel option: Night Bus 955

Destination: Sydney Road

New travel option: Night Train (Upfield line) or Night Tram 19

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NightRider 958: Eltham 

Destination: Bundoora

New travel option: Night Tram 86 or Night Bus 955

Destination: Collingwood and Clifton Hill

New travel option: Night Train to Collingwood or Clifton Hill stations (South Morang line) or Night Tram 86

Destination: Eaglemont, Heidelberg and Rosanna

New travel option: Night Traint o Eaglemont, Heidelberg and Rosanna stations (Hurstbridge line)

Destination: Thornbury, Fairfield, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg West

New travel option: Night Train (Hurstbridge line) or Night Bus 955

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NightRider 961: Doncaster 

Destination: Doncaster

New travel option: Night Bus 961

NightRider 965: Healesville Loop 

Destination: Healesville

New travel option: Night Train to Lilydale Station (Lilydale line), then Night Bus 965

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NightRider 966: Croydon/Lilydale 

Destination: Box Hill North

New travel option: Night Train to Box Hill Station (Belgrave or Lilydale lines), then Night Bus 966 (towards the City)

Destination: Box Hill to Ringwood

New travel option: Night Train (Belgrave or Lilydale lines)

Destination: Croydon and Mooroolbark

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Croydon or Mooroolbark stations (Lilydale line)
  • Night Train to Ringwood (Belgrave or Lilydale lines), then Night Bus 963

Destination: Croydon North, Chirnside Park

New travel option: Night Train to Ringwood Station (Belgrave or Lilydale lines), then Night Bus 963

Destination: Kew, Balwyn North, Doncaster

New travel option: Night Tram 109 or Night Bus 966

Destination: Lilydale

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Lilydale Station (Lilydale line). Option to connect to Night Bus 965 for Eastern Lilydale
  • Night Train to Croydon Station (Lilydale line), then Night Bus 964

Destination: Mount Evelyn, Montrose, Kilsyth, Croydon South

New travel options: Night Train to Croydon Station (Lilydale line), then Night Bus 964

Destination: Victoria Street, Richmond

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Jolimont, West Richmond or Hawthorn stations (Alamein, Belgrave, Hurstbridge, Lilydale or Souther Morang lines)
  • Night Tram 109

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NightRider 968: Knox, Bayswater, Belgrave 

Destination: Bayswater

New travel option: Night Train to Bayswater Station (Belgrave line)

Destination: Bayswater North, Boronia, Ferntree Gully and Knoxfield

New travel option: Night Train to Bayswater Station (Belgrave line), then Night Bus 967

Destination: Knox, Wantirna South

New travel option: Night Train to Bayswater Station (Belgrave or Lilydale lines), then Night Bus 969 (towards the City)

Destination: Mount Dandenong and Olinda

New travel option: No service

Destination: Riversdale Road, Camberwell Road and Burwood Highway

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Camberwell Station (Alamein line)
  • Night Tram 75

Destination: Scoresby, Rowville, Wheelers Hill and Glen Waverley South

New travel option: Night Bus 969

Destination: South Yarra and Toorak

New travel options:

  • Night Train to South Yarra Station (Cranbourne, Frankston, Pakenham or Sandringham lines)
  • Night Train to Gardiner Station (Glen Waverley line)
  • Night Bus 969

Destination: Vermont South

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Glen Waverley Station (Glen Waverley line), then Night Bus 967
  • Night Tram 75

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NightRider 970: Frankston, Mornington and Rosebud 

Destination: Brighton East

New travel option: Night Train to Elsternwick Station (Sandringham line), then Night Bus 979

Destination: Carrum, Seaford and Frankston North

New travel option: Night Train to Carrum Station (Frankston line), then Night Bus 970

Destination: Elwood, Balaclava, Ripponlea, Elsternwick and Gardenvale

New travel options:

  • Night Train (Sandringham line)
  • Night Tram 67

Destination: Frankston to Rosebud

New travel option: Night Train to Frankston (Frankston line), then Night Bus 970

Destination: Moorabbin to Carrum

New travel option: Night Train (Frankston line)

Destination: South Melbourne and St Kilda

New travel options:

  • Night Trams 67 or 96
  • Night Bus 969

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NightRider 980: Dandenong and Springvale Road 

Destination: Caulfield and Carnegie

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Caulfield or Carnegie stations (Cranbourne or Pakenham lines)
  • Night Tram 67

Destination: Chadstone, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, and Notting Hill

New travel option: Night Bus 969

Destination: Clayton and Springvale

New travel options:

  • Night Train (Dandenong line)
  • Night Train to Elsternwick (Sandringhame line), then NIght Bus 978

Destination: Prahran, Windsor and Chapel Street

New travel options:

  • Night Train (Sandringham line)
  • Night Bus 969

Destination: Springvale Souther and Noble Park

New travel options:

  • Night Train (Dandenong line)
  • Night Train to Elsternwick (Sandringham line), then Night Bus 979

Destination: Windsor to Malvern

New travel options:

  • Night Train to Armadale or Malvern stations (Cranbourne, Frankston or Pakenham lines)
  • Night Bus 969

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NightRider 981: Dandenong and Cranbourne Loop 

Destination: Doveton, Endeavour Hills and Hampton Park

New travel option: Night Train to Dandenong Station (Cranbourne or Pakenham lines), then Night Bus 982

Destination: Eumemmerring, Hallam, Narre Warren and Berwick

New travel options:

  • Night Train (Pakenham line)
  • Night Train to Dandenong Station (Cranbourne or Pakenham lines), then Night Bus 981

Destination: Lynbrook and Cranbourne

New travel option: Night Train to Dandenong Station (Cranbourne or Pakenham lines), then change to Night Train (Cranbourne line), or Night Bus 982

Destination: Narre Warren South, Cranbourne North and Cranbourne East

New travel option: Night Train to Dandenong Station (Cranbourne or Pakenham line), then Night Bus 981

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