Everybody loves a good night out in the town, but what happens at the end, after you've chowed down that drunken kebab or maccas and just want to get home? What options do you have? Driving is out of the question after a few beers, and you don't want to wait in the hour long taxi line to pay $50 for your 15 minute journey, but never fear, the Geelong Nightbus Service is here.
The City of Greater Geelong initiative is a cheap and safe way to get home after your night out. Each bus has a qualified driver as well as security staff to ensure your journey is absolutely safe.
Every Saturday night the bus service departs the Moorabool Street Bus Interchange between 1.30am and 4.30am. There are 4 different routes covering most of the Geelong region as well as the Surf Coast.
The first route goes to Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads through Newcomb, Leopold and Wallington and leaves Geelong at 2am and 3.30am.
The second is the Torquay route via Grovedale, leaving the bus interchange at 1.30am and 3am.
The third route covers the northern suburbs of Geelong, and heads to Lara through Norlane, Corio, Bell Park and North Geelong. This service departs Geelong at 2.30am and 4.30am.
The final route is Drysdale and Clifton Springs, which leaves Geelong at 4am.
While each service has designated stops, users may request to be dropped at alternative locations provided they are on the route, with drivers doing their best to accomodate all.
Although there is security staff, crowds can get rowdy as the buses are full of drunk people, so be considerate of others. Also note that no food or drink are allowed on the bus so be sure to finish them before jumping on board.
For further information regarding the service, such as lost property information, contact numbers or just general information, click here.
Ensure you get home safely and cheaply this Saturday night by catching the Central Geelong Nightbus for just $6.