Central Geelong NightBus...Plan Your Ride Home
From Saturday 31 October 2009, the Central Geelong NightBus has provided safe, inexpensive and reliable bus transport to help you plan your ride home after a night out in Central Geelong.
When does the Central Geelong NightBus operate?
Although the trial period for the Central Geelong NightBus officially concluded on 31 March 2010, the NightBus will continue to operate every Saturday night (Sunday mornings) and on special event nights between 1:30am to 4:00am until further notice.
The long term future of the NightBus will rely on funding support from a range of Government and private organisations continuing their sponsorship and the ongoing support from nightlife patrons.
The service will need to continue to grow in passenger numbers to increase its chances of continuation in the future.
Where does it go?
The NightBus provides bus transport from Central Geelong on 4 pre-determined routes to several suburbs around Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast.
The 4 routes and departure times are (maps and timetables can be downloaded below):
- Torquay via Grovedale
Departs 1:30am and 3:00am
- Ocean Grove via East Geelong/Newcomb/Leopold/Wallington
Departs 2:00am and 3:30am
- Lara via Hamlyn Heights/Bell Park/North Geelong/Norlane/Corio
Departs 2:30am and 4:30am
- Drysdale/Clifton Springs
Departs 4:00am only
Where do I catch the NightBus from?
All NightBus services depart from the Central Geelong NightBus bus stop located in Moorabool street (between Malop and Little Malop Street), near the Safe Taxi Rank.
Where does the NightBus stop?
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.
Can I hop off the NightBus at locations other than the designated bus 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.
Can I catch the NightBus from other locations on route?
No, pickups will not be made on route.
How much does it cost?
$5 per person (on all NightBus routes). Five trip multi ride tickets are also available for $25.
Tickets can be purchased as you board the NightBus however passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets prior to travelling from the following locations:
How do I get home once the NightBus drops me off?
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.
Can I catch the NightBus into Central Geelong?
No, the Central Geelong NightBus does not provide transport into Central Geelong.
Is it safe?
Security staff will coordinate the Central Geelong NightBus bus stop and will travel on board each 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 on board the NightBus.
Can I eat or drink on board the NightBus?
No, food/drink is not permitted on board the NightBus.
Who do I contact if I leave something on the NightBus?
You can contact Benders Busways on 03 5240 5000.
Who do I contact if I would like to make a comment/suggestion/complaint?
To make a suggestion, comment or complaint about the Central Geelong NightBus, please contact us
on 5272 5272.
Need more information?
To find out more about the Central Geelong NightBus contact us on 5272 5272.
Timetables can be found belowWant to be kept informed about the NightBus?
If you would like to be sent information or updates regarding the Central Geelong NightBus including notification about special nights of operation, send us an email. Remember to include your full name, address and mobile phone number to receive SMS updates.
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