Central Geelong NightBus - Plan Your Ride Home
The Central Geelong NightBus is a safe, inexpensive and reliable way to get home after a night out in town.
Central Geelong NightBus Operating Times
Every Saturday night (Sunday mornings) and on special event nights between 1:30am to 4:30am until further notice.
Note: The NightBus will operate this New Years Eve (Monday night 31 December through to Tuesday morning 1 January 2013). Plan your ride home.
The NightBus provides transport from Central Geelong on 4 routes to over 20 suburbs around Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast.
The 4 routes and departure times are:
- Torquay via Grovedale - Departs 1:30am and 3:00am
- Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads via East Geelong/Newcomb/Leopold/Wallington - Departs 2:00am and 3:30am
- Lara via /Geelong West/Hamlyn Heights/Bell Park/North Geelong/Norlane/Corio - Departs 2:30am and 4:30am
- Drysdale/Clifton Springs - Departs 4:00am only
Geelong NightBus Departure Stop
All NightBus services depart from the Central Geelong NightBus bus stop at the bus interchange in Moorabool street (between Ryrie and Little Malop Street).
NightBus Designated Route Stops
Each NightBus service stops at several designated bus stops on route.
These stops have been selected based on where passengers told us they want to hop off, safety and lighting at each stop, the ability for the bus driver to pull up and stop safely and access to phones and communication once passengers hop off.
Pickups along the routes will not be made.
Alternative NightBus Stops
Passengers may request to be dropped off at locations other than the designated bus stops along each NightBus route.
The driver will try to meet passenger requests as often as possible, however requests are not guaranteed and are at the driver’s discretion.
Geelong NightBus Fees
$6 per person (on all NightBus routes). Payments to be made as you board the NightBus, however passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets prior to travelling from:
Bus Stop to Home...
You can make arrangements with friends or family to meet you at the bus stop, walk (if it safe to do so) or call a cab to complete the rest of your journey. Geelong Taxis can be contacted on 131 008.
Travel into Central Geelong
The Central Geelong NightBus does not provide transport into Central Geelong.
Geelong NightBus Safety
Security staff coordinate the bus stop and travel on board every service to ensure the safety of passengers, drivers and the general public. CCTV is also on board all NightBus services.
Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are not permitted on board the NightBus.
You can contact Benders Busways on 5240 5000 if you leave any of your belongings on the bus.
Comments, Suggestions and Complaints
To make a suggestion, comment or complaint about the Central Geelong NightBus, please contact us.
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The long term future of the NightBus will rely on continued funding support from a range of government and private organisations. The service will need to grow in passenger numbers to increase its chances of continuation into the future.