Festive Season Late Night Rapid Services


Transport Canberra, in partnership with Uber, are getting you home this festive season!

Transport Canberra’s Late Night Rapid Services provide you with the opportunity to connect between the City, Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Kingston, Woden and Tuggeranong this festive season, by extending our regular Blue and Red Rapid bus services.

Passengers will receive $10 off their Uber trip in conjunction with rides on Late Night Red and Blue Rapids, to connect you home. Download the Uber app to make use of this discount!

When

Late Night Rapid services will run every 20 minutes up until 2:00am on:

On New Year’s Eve, Late Night Rapid services will run every 15 minutes until 2:00am from the City.

Where

Transport Canberra’s Late Night Rapid bus service includes:

Timetables

How to request a discounted a Late Night Rapid trip:

Is my trip eligible?

Trips will be eligible if they are to AND from anywhere within eligible zones, to a bus stop within the same zone. ‘Late Night Rapid’ will appear in your app if the trip is eligible for the automatic $10 discount. The $10 discount will NOT APPLY when the Uber trip is booked from the zone that is not highlighted on the attached map.

Passengers will be eligible for up to two discounted trips each night; one to your closest Late Night Rapid bus stop between 2:00pm and 11:00pm, and another from your closest Late Night Rapid bus stop between 9:00pm and 3:00am.

Region Map

Zone Map

You will be eligible for up to two discounted trips each night; one to your closest Late Night Rapid bus stop between 2:00pm and 11:00pm, and another from your closest Late Night Rapid bus stop between 9:00pm and 3:00am.

Fares

Regular MyWay and cash fares apply when catching Late Night Rapid services this festive season. For the cheapest fare simply tap on and tap off with MyWay.

Trip Planner

The Trip Planner on the Transport Canberra website is the most convenient way to plan your trip for this festive season.

Park & Ride

If you are heading into the City for some Christmas shopping or dining out this festive season, why not Park & Ride and catch a Late Night Rapid service.

New Year's Eve in the City - NEW Night Rider services

If you're planning on celebrating New Years Eve in the city, take advantage of the Late Night Rapids, running every 15 minutes from major bus stations throughout Canberra until 2:00 am. Regular cash fares apply, or for the cheapest fare use your MyWay card. Take advantage of the $10 discount from Uber and connect home!

Security measures in place

For the safety of passengers Transport Officers, CCTV, increased lighting and Transport Canberra Customer Services Staff will be present during the Late Night Rapids hours of operations. ACT Police will also be present and active around major bus stations.

Late Night Rapid Services FAQ's:

What dates will the Late Night Rapids operate on?

The Late Night Rapid services will operate throughout the festive season on 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 31 December 2018.

Can I use the $10 discount to request an Uber trip from the City bus station and other central bus stops?

No, the $10 discount will NOT work at the following stops and in the un-highlighted zone of the City.

Can you use your MyWay card or is a cash fare required?

Regular cash fares apply on the Late Night Rapid services, or for the cheapest fare simply use your MyWay card to tap on and tap off. Fare information can be found under MyWay and Fares on our website.

Where can I connect to and from, on the Late Night Rapid service?

The Late Night Rapid services are extended Red and Blue Rapid lines, running to all major town centers across Canberra and stopping along their usual bus stops en route. Major bus stations include Tuggeranong, Woden, City, Belconnen, Dickson, Kingston and Gungahlin.

How frequent are the Late Night Rapid services?

The Late Night Rapid services will operate every 20 minutes up until 2:00am with the exception of New Year’s Eve where they will operate every 15 minutes from the City.

How late will extended services run to?

All Late Night Rapid services will run up until 2.00am, including services on New Year's Eve.

Are all services available?

Regular network services will commence their last run as per the current network timetable. The Late Night Rapids provide extended Blue and Red Rapid services, as a late night travel alternative through the festive season.

At what time can I travel on the Late Night Rapids?

A detailed extended Rapid timetable can be viewed through to 2:00 am.

How can you connect home from major bus stations?

Late Night Rapids will connect you to major bus stations across Canberra where you can then catch an Uber trip with a $10 discount, return to your Park and Ride location, get picked up or ride share home. Plan ahead and connect your trip home. Additionally, when approaching the end of your journey, you may wish to call family or friends to pick you up.

Will Park & Ride be available?

You can use one of our convenient Park & Ride locations before you connect into the City or major town centers.

Will Late Night Rapids be servicing on New Year's Eve?

If you are planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city, you can travel on the Late Night Rapids service, which will be running every 15 minutes from major bus stations throughout Canberra until 2:00 am.

What security measures will be in place?

For the safety of passengers Transport Officers, CCTV, increased lighting and Transport Canberra Customer Services Staff will be present during Night Rider hours of operations. ACT Police will also be present and active around major bus stations.

*Uber Promotional Offer

This festive season, Uber is partnering with the ACT Government & Transport Canberra to get you home safely.

When connecting on Late Night Rapid services from 2:00 pm-3:00am on selected Friday/Saturday nights in December, customers will be eligible to receive $10 off their Uber trip home from major bus stations.

How to request a discounted a Late Night Rapid trip:

What happens if I try and use the Uber discount outside the hours of 2:00pm & 3:00am on the selected dates?

The discount will only work if the Uber pickup and drop off is between the hours of 2:00 pm and 3:00 am the following morning on the specified dates.

If your pick up or drop off happens outside these hours on the specified dates the discount will not work and you will not receive $10 off your trip.

What happens if I don't request my trip within the correct zone of the Late Night Rapid bus station?

If you are not located in one of the zones displayed on our map when you request your trip the discount will not be applied and you will not receive $10 off your trip.

What happens if I get dropped outside the drop-off zone?

To be eligible for the discount you must use a Late Night Rapid service to travel within the following zones.

If you travel between zones on your Uber trip, you will not receive $10 off your trip.

What happens if my trip costs more than $10?

If the total fare exceeds AU$10.00, the balance will be charged to a payment method listed on your Uber account.