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

Fares start from just $1.30 as a student on a concession go card.

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.

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

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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 busses.

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

Beenleigh line NightLink train times

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

Caboolture line NightLink train times

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

Ipswich line NightLink train times

Departure station* Time
Bowen Hills 3.52am
Fortitude Valley (platform 3) 3.54am
Central 3.58am
Roma Street 4.00am
Arrives Ipswich 4.56am

Regular late night services

A number of regular TransLink services operate extended hours on weekends. Check timetables for specific times.

  • Route 600 Caloundra to Maroochydore via Mooloolaba

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.

Last train services for each line.

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.

Brisbane secure taxi ranks are operated by the Taxi Council of Queensland in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Black & White Cabs.

  • Brisbane City on Friday and Saturday nights:
    • Eagle Street rank (outside Friday's Nightclub). This is also a NightLink FlatFare taxi rank
    • Treasury rank (opposite the Treasury Casino, approaching Queen Street Mall)
    • Edward Street rank (between Elizabeth and Charlotte Streets)
  • Fortitude Valley on Friday and Saturday nights:
    • Wickham Street rank (outside McWhirters)
    • Ann Street rank (right side of Ann Street, opposite Cloudland).
    • Warner Street (outside McWhirters approaching Wickham Street).
  • Fortitude Valley on Saturday nights only—midnight to 5am:
    • Brunswick Street North rank (approaching corner of Wickham Street).
    • Brunswick Street South rank (outside the Empire Hotel)
  • Caxton Street on Friday night (11pm–3am) and Saturday night (11pm–4am):
    • Caxton Street rank (outside the Caxton Hotel).

The regional secure taxi ranks are operated by taxi companies in regional centres supported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

  • Gold Coast:
    • Surfers Paradise (Cavill Avenue outside Fiddlers Green)
    • Surfers Paradise (Cavill Avenue opposite Fiddlers Green)
    • Surfers Paradise (Orchid Avenue near Elkhorn Avenue)
    • Broadbeach (Surf Parade at Victoria Park)
    • Coolangatta (Marine Parade outside The Strand)
  • Sunshine Coast:
    • Caloundra (Minchinton Street approaching Bulcock Street)
    • Maroochydore (Ocean, Street, approaching Horton Parade)
    • Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Esplanade)
    • Noosa (outside car park between Noosa Parade and Hastings Street)
  • Cairns:
    • Lake Street (outside the Ergon Building)
  • Townsville:
    • Flinders Street East (outside the disused Sunferries terminal)
  • Mackay:
    • Wood Street (approaching Victoria Street)
    • Airlie Beach (north side of Main Street)
  • Rockhampton:
    • Denham Street (left side of Denham Street, when going south away from the mall)
  • Ipswich:
    • Brisbane Street (outside the 24-hour McDonalds)
  • Toowoomba:
    • Margaret Street (outside Fibber Magee)
  • Hervey Bay:
    • Bideford Street (outside of Tourquay Hotel)