Our late night bus, train and tram services will help you get home after a Friday or Saturday night out.

Many regular buses are provided as a Nightlink service after midnight. Use journey planner to see which services operate and when, and where to catch them from.

We also occasionally put on extra services for special events—see the events calendar for more details.

Teenagers looking happy, hands in the air on tram platform at night with tram in background

Nightlink services operate between midnight and 5am on Friday and Saturday nights in Brisbane.

Outbound Nightlink buses depart from Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City.

Most Nightlink buses will pick you up from any designated bus stop along their route. Only routes N310 and N555 will pick passengers up from selected stops—check your timetable for more information.

All Nightlink buses will drop you off at anywhere along their route (provided it's safe for the driver to stop). There are also security guards on board Nightlink buses.

Nightlink trains stop at all stations on the Beenleigh, Caboolture and Ipswich lines. Search the journey planner for the full timetable.

For passengers departing from Fortitude Valley station, please note the station is only accessible between 3.15am and 4am.

Beenleigh line

Departure station Time
Bowen Hills 3.43am
Fortitude Valley (platform 3) 3.45am
Central 3.49am
Roma Street 3.52am
South Brisbane 3.57am
South Bank 3.59am
Arrives Beenleigh 4.56am

Caboolture line

Departure station* Time
Roma Street 3.42am
Central 3.46am
Fortitude Valley (platform 4) 3.48am
Bowen Hills 3.50am
Arrives Caboolture 4.49am

Ipswich line

Regular late night services

Route 600 Caloundra to Maroochydore via Mooloolaba

  • Route 110N Cairns Central to Palm Cove
  • Route 120N Cairns Central to Smithfield Shopping Centre
  • Route 131N Cairns Central to Raintrees Shopping Centre
  • Route 140N Cairns City bus station to Edmonton

Route 201 runs every half hour between midnight and 5am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The times below are the standard last train services departing Central station. They don't include:

  • connecting services—use journey planner to find your connecting service.
  • additional trains for special events—check our events calendar for more information.
Train line Departs Central station
Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Airport 9.31pm 9.31pm 9.31pm 9.31pm
Beenleigh 12.04am 12.34am* 12.34am* 10.34pm
Caboolture 11.07pm 1.07am* 1.07am* 11.07pm
Cleveland 11.47pm 12.47am 12.47am 10.47pm
Doomben 7.23pm 7.23pm 7.23pm n/a
Ferny Grove 11.26pm 12.56am 12.56am 10.56pm
Gold Coast 10.59pm 12.29am 12.29am 10.59pm
Ipswich 11.58pm 12.58am* 1.01am* 10.31pm
Redcliffe Peninsula 11.52pm 1.22am 1.22am 11.22pm
Rosewood 11.28pm 11.28pm 11.31pm 9.31pm
Shorncliffe 11.43pm 12.43am 12.43am 10.43pm
Springfield 11.43pm 11.43pm 11.13pm 10.13pm
Sunshine Coast 11.37pm 11.37pm 8.37pm 8.37pm

* NightLink services operate on this line.

Secure taxi ranks

Secure taxi ranks operate in popular nightlife precincts on Friday and Saturday nights, and for some special events. They are staffed by taxi rank marshals and security guards and monitored by CCTV.

Late night FlatFare taxis are available from some secure ranks and usually work out cheaper than using a regular taxi.


Zones Single fare Double fare Triple fare
One - A $5.00 $7.00 $18.00
One $7.00 $10.00 $22.00
Two - A $12.00 $16.00 $29.00
Two $14.00 $18.00 $33.00
Three - A $17.00 $22.00 $39.00
Three $20.00 $25.00 $45.00
Four - A $23.00 $28.00 $49.00
Four $25.00 $32.00 $53.00
Five - A $27.00 $35.00 $59.00
Five $30.00 $40.00 $65.00
Six - A $35.00 $45.00 $72.00
Six $40.00 $50.00 $81.00

Zones (by suburb)

Suburb Zone
17 Mile Rocks 4A
Acacia Ridge 4A
Albany Creek 4A
Albion 2A
Alderley 2A
Alexandra Hills 5
Algester 5A
Annerley 2A
Arana Hills 3
Ascot 2
Ashgrove 2A
Ashgrove West 2
Aspley 4A
Auchenflower 2A
Bald Hills 4
Balmoral 2
Banyo 4A
Bardon 2A
Beenleigh 6
Bellbird Park 6A
Bellbowrie 5A
Belmont 3
Birkdale 5A
Boondall 4A
Boronia Heights 6
Bowen Hills 1A
Bracken Ridge 5A
Bray Park 5
Brendale 5A
Bridgeman Downs 4A
Brighton 5A
Brisbane City 1A
Brookfield 4A
Browns Plains 5
Bulimba 2
Bunya 4A
Buranda 2A
Calamvale 5A
Camira 5
Camp Hill 2
Cannon Hill 2
Capalaba 5A
Cape Cleveland 6
Carina 3A
Carina Heights 3A
Carindale 3A
Carseldine 4A
Chandler  4A
Chapel Hill 3A
Chelmer 3A
Chermside 3A
Chermside West 3A
Clayfield 2
Cleveland 6A
Clontarf 6A
Collingwood Park 6A
Coopers Plains 4A
Coorparoo 2A
Corinda 3A
Cornubia 6
Crestmead 6A
Daisy Hill 6A
Darra 4
Deagon 4A
Dinmore 6A
Doolandella 5A
Drewvale 5A
Durack 4
Dutton Park 2A
Suburb Zone
Eagle Junction 2
East Brisbane 2A
Eatons Hill 5A
Eight Mile Plains 4
Ellen Grove 5A
Enoggera 2
Everton Hills 3A
Everton Park 3A
Fairfield 2A
Ferny Grove 4A
Ferny Hills 4A
Fig Tree Pocket 3A
Fitzgibbon 4A
Forest Lake 5A
Forestdale 6A
Fortitude Valley 1A
Fruitgrove 4
Gailes 5A
Galloways Hill 2
Gaythorne 3A
Geebung 3A
Goodna 5
Gordon Park 2A
Graceville 3A
Grange 2
Greenbank 6
Greenslopes 2
Grovely 3A
Gumdale 4A
Hamilton 2A
Hawthorne 2
Hemmant 3
Hendra 2
Heritage Park 6A
Herston 2A
Highgate Hill 2A
Hill End 2A
Hillcrest 6A
Holland Park 3A
Holland Park West 3A
Inala 5A
Indooroopilly 2
Jamboree Heights 4A
Jay Park 2
Joyner 6A
Jindalee 4A
Jubilee 2A
Kalinga 2
Kallangur 6A
Kangaroo Point 2A
Karana Downs 6
Kedron 3A
Kelvin Grove 2A
Kenmore 3
Kenmore Hills 4A
Keperra 3A
Kingston 5
Kippa Ring 6A
Kuraby 5A
Lawnton 5
Logan Central 5
Loganlea 6
Lone Pine 3A
Long Pocket 2
Lota 4
Lutwyche 2A
Suburbs Zones
Macgregor 4A
Mackenzie 4A
Manly 4
Manly West 4
Mansfield 3
Margate 6A
Marsden 6A
McDowall 3A
Meadowbrook 6A
Meeandah 3
Milton 2A
Mitchelton 3A
Moggill 5
Moorooka 3A
Morningside 2
Mt Coot-tha 2
Mt Nebo 6A
Mt Ommaney 4A
Mt Gravatt 3A
Mt Gravatt East 3A
Murarrie 3A
Murrumba Downs 5
Narangba 6
Nashville 5A
Nathan 3A
New Farm 1A
Newmarket 2A
Newstead 1A
Norman Park 2A
Normanby 1A
Northgate 3A
North Lakes 6
Nudgee 4A
Nudgee Beach 4
Nundah 3A
Ormiston 6A
Oxford Park 3A
Oxley 4A
Paddington 2A
Parkinson 5A
Park Ridge 6A
Petrie 5
Petrie Terrace 1A
Pinjarra Hills 4A
Pinkenba 3
Rainworth 2A
Red Hill 2A
Redbank 6A
Redbank Plains 6A
Redcliffe 6A
Regents Park 6A
Richlands 5A
Riverhills 4
Robertson 4A
Rochedale South 5A
Rocklea 3A
Rosalie 2A
Rothwell 6A
Runcorn 4A
Suburb Zone
Salisbury 3A
Samford Village 5
Sandgate 4
Scarborough 6
Seven Hills 2
Shailer Park 6A
Sherwood 3A
Shorncliffe 4
Sinnamon Park 4A
Slacks Creek 5A
South Brisbane 1
Southbank 1
Springfield 6A
Spring Hill 1A
Springwood 5A
St Johns Wood 3A
St Lucia 2
Stafford 2
Stafford Heights 3A
Stones Corner 2A
Strathpine 5A
Stretton 5A
Sumner 4
Sunnybank 4A
Sunnybank Hills 4
Taigum 4A
Taringa 2A
Tarragindi 2
The Gap 3A
Thornlands 6A
Thornside 5A
Tingalpa 3A
Toombul 3A
Toowong 2A
Torwood 2A
Underwood 5A
Upper Kedron 4A
Upper Mt Gravatt 3
Victoria Point 6
Virginia 3
Wacol 5A
Wakerley 4A
Waterford 6A
Wavell Heights 3A
Wellington Point 5
West End 1
Westlake 4
Whites Hill 2
Wights Mountain 5
Wilston 2A
Windsor 2A
Wishart 3
Woodridge 5
Woolloongabba 2A
Wooloowin 2
Wynnum 4
Wynnum West 4
Yeerongpilly 2
Yeronga 2
Zillmere 4A


Zone Single fare Double fare Triple fare
One $5.00 $8.00 $15.00
Two $7.00 $11.00 $21.00
Three $8.00 $12.00 $24.00
Four $10.00 $15.00 $30.00
Five $12.00 $17.00 $36.00
Six $14.00 $21.00 $42.00
Seven $13.00 $20.00 $39.00
Eight $11.00 $16.00 $33.00
Nine $11.00 $16.00 $33.00
Ten $12.00 $18.00 $36.00
Eleven $14.00 $21.00 $42.00


Suburb Zone
Arundel 7
Ashmore East 3
Ashmore West 8
Benowa East 2
Benowa West 3
Biggera Waters 5
Broadbeach 2
Broadbeach Waters 2
Bundall 2
Burleigh Heads 6
Burleigh Waters 5
Carrara 9
Chevron Island 1
Coomababah 6
Gaven 6
Highland Park 6
Isle of Capri 1
Labrador 4
Main Beach 2
Main Beach (to Surf Club) 1
Mermaid Beach 3
Mermaid Waters 4
Merrimac 10
Miami 5
Molendinar 8
Mudgeeraba 6
Nerang 6
Nerang South 9
Palm Beach 6
Paradise Point 6
Parkwood 7
Robina 10
Runaway Bay 6
Southport North 3
Southport South 2
Southport Spit 3
Surfers Paradise 1
Varsity Lakes 11
Worongary 6

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  •   Open secure taxi ranks
    • Brisbane City - Left side of Eagle St approaching Creek St (This is also a FlatFare taxi rank)


    • Brisbane City Treasury - Right side of George St approaching Queen St (This is also a FlatFare taxi rank)


    • Fortitude Valley - Left side of Wickham St approaching Brunswick St from Gipps St (outside Prohibition Nightclub)


    • Fortitude Valley - Right side of Wickham St, just past Brunswick St intersection outside of McWhirters (This is also a FlatFare taxi rank)


    • Fortitude Valley - Right side of Ann St approaching Duncan St opposite Cloudland (This is also a FlatFare taxi rank)


    • Fortitude Valley - Left side of Warner St approaching Wickham St (behind McWhirters) (Please note: This is a FlatFare only taxi rank)


  •  Secure taxi ranks closed due to COVID 19
    • Brisbane City - 201-203 Charlotte St (left hand side, near Victory Hotel beer garden entrance)


    • Fortitude Valley - Left side of Brunswick St approaching Ann St outside Empire Hotel (Please note: This is a FlatFare only taxi rank)


    • Caxton St - Left side of Caxton St approaching Chapel St, outside Caxton Hotel


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    • Surfers Paradise - 39 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise (outside Finn McCool's on left side of Cavill Ave when approaching Surfers Paradise Blvd)


    • Surfers Paradise - Opposite Finn McCool's on right side of Cavill Ave when approaching Surfers Paradise Blvd (Please note: this is a FlatFare only taxi rank)


    • Surfers Paradise - Orchid Ave approaching Elkhorn Ave


    • Broadbeach - left side of Surf Parade adjacent to Victoria Park, Broadbeach
  •  Secure taxi rank closed due to COVID 19
    • Coolangatta - Left side of Marine Parade Esp facing north outside Strand Building Complex, between Warner and Dutton Streets


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    • Maroochydore - Ocean St approaching Horton Pde


    • Noosa - Near intersection of Noosa Dr and Hastings St, Noosa (outside the Noosa carpark)


  •  Secure taxi ranks closed due to COVID 19
    • Mooloolaba - Mooloolaba Esplanade approaching Beach Tce roundabout


    • Caloundra - Minchinton St approaching Bulcock St


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  •   Secure taxi rank closed due to COVID 19
    • 238 Brisbane St (right side of Brisbane St when approaching city centre outside old Baptist Church and driveway entrance to 24hr McDonalds)

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  •  Secure taxi rank on left side of Margaret Street outside Fitzy's Toowoomba

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  •   Secure taxi rank on Bideford Street, Torquay (outside Torquay Hotel)


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  • Secure taxi rank on Denham Street, Rockhampton (corner Denham Street and East Street – outside Stewarts)


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  •  Secure taxi rank on Wood St heading north towards the river approaching Victoria St


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  •   Secure taxi rank on Flinders St approaching Denham St, outside the disused Monsoon nightclub


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  •  Secure taxi rank on Lake St (north of the mall) approaching Aplin St

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