With hundreds of thousands of people pouring into the CBD for White Night, public transport is your best bet for getting in and out of the city on Saturday night.

To help you get in and back home easily, Public Transport Victoria has made service changes to a number of train, tram and bus schedules. There will be more frequent services throughout Saturday night operating until 6.30am on Sunday, before the regular services start again.

Be sure to avoid the queues on the night and make sure your Myki is topped up now, because transport will not be free.


Trains will run all night via the City Loop with higher frequency so passengers can get to and from the CBD.

At Flinders Street Station, a one-way system will be in effect from 6pm until midnight, giving those who are arriving at the festival priority to exit the station.

Use all available exits from Flinders Street Station: Degraves Street, Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street.

Those wanting to travel out of the city can access Flinders Street Station via Swanston Street. There will be signage and Metro staff in place to help you.

Lift access will be available at Flinders Street, Melbourne Central and Southern Cross Stations.


The CBD tram service will be affected from 4.30pm on February 18 to 8.30am on February 19, with extra services running throughout the night.

Due to road closures within the CBD, many trams will be terminating at the edge of the city.

The City Circle and routes 78 and 82 will be closed for the duration of White Night.

Routes 11, 12 and 48 will operate in sections, with no trams between Stop 5 Elizabeth Street and Stop 7, 101 Collins Street.

Route 19, 57 and 59 will operate between the northern suburbs and Stop 5 Melbourne Central Station.

Routes 96 and 109 will divert trams via La Trobe Street between Victoria Parade and Southern Cross Station. Diverted trams will not stop at Melbourne Central Station/Swanston Street.

Route 55 trams will operate between West Coburg and Stop 114 City Road.

Routes 70 and 75 will operate in sections, with no trams between Stop 4 Flinders Street Station/Elizabeth Street and Stop 6 Russell Street.

Route 86 trams will operate in sections, with no trams between Stop 4 Queen Street and Stop 7 Russell Street.

Bus services

From 1.30am to 6.30am, all Night Buses will operate every 30 minutes.

The Route 907 bus will be running in addition to Night Bus services. It will run at a 30-minute frequency until 6.30am, departing from the East Hub Spring Street between Bourke and Collins.

Night Bus routes 941, 942, 944, 945, 951 and 952 will only depart from a Western public transport hub on Queen Street, between Bourke and Little Bourke Streets.

Night Bus routes 955, 961, 966 and 969 will only depart from an Eastern public transport hub on Spring Street east side, facing south between Bourke and Collins streets.

Regional services: For passengers wanting to use regional services to get in and out of town, Night Coach services will be operating.

Between 2am and 2.15am, coaches will depart from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon.

Road closures

At 11am, Boathouse Drive (from Alexandra Avenue) will be the first to close for the event.

From 4pm, road closures within the CBD and around the city will begin to take place.

Due to these closures, taxi services will not operate within the CBD.

Roads will re-open from 8am on Sunday.

For more information on schedules, road closures and stop changes, visit Public Transport Victoria to plan your journey.