When to book your ticket

In most cases, you'll be able to book NSW TrainLink travel up to 180 days in advance.

Some booking restrictions are in place to ensure seats are available for people who live in regional communities across New South Wales. If you're only travelling a short distance with us, you may need to book closer to your departure date or use a NSW TrainLink Intercity or Sydney Trains service.

If you attempt to book a short distance online while outside its restriction period, you may receive a "service not available" message. Try to book again within the restriction period or if you have any further issues, please call us on 13 22 32.

 North Coast region

Sydney-Casino Restriction
All journeys between Sydney, Broadmeadow and Maitland 14 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Dungog through Wauchope 30 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Kempsey through to Sawtell 30 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel

Sydney-Grafton-Sydney Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Grafton 180 days prior to travel

Sydney-Brisbane Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Brisbane 180 days prior to travel

Brisbane-Sydney Restriction
All journeys from Maitland and Broadmeadow 14 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel

Coaches Restriction
All local journeys between locations Casino to Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise and Casino to Robina and Brisbane. 7 days prior to travel

Other Restriction
All journeys between Sydney, Strathfield, Gosford, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong and Fassifern Total restriction
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel

 North West region

Sydney-Armidale/Moree-Sydney Restriction
All journeys between Sydney, Broadmeadow and Maitland 7 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Scone 30 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong and Fassifern Total restriction

 Western region

Sydney-Dubbo-Sydney Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Lithgow 7 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel

Sydney-Broken Hill-Sydney Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Lithgow Total restriction

Other Restriction
All journeys between Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith, Katoomba and Mount Victoria
Total restriction

 Southern region

Sydney-Melbourne - Day XPL CLK623 Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Moss Vale 7 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Goulburn 14 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Campbelltown Total restriction

 

Sydney-Melbourne - Night XPL CLK621 Restriction
All journeys between Sydney and Moss Vale 14 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Goulburn 30 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Campbelltown Total restriction

 

Melbourne-Sydney - Night XPL CLK622 Restriction
All journeys between  Moss Vale and Sydney 14 days prior to travel
All journeys between Goulburn and Sydney 30 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between  Campbelltown and Sydney Total restriction

 

Melbourne-Sydney - Day XPL CLK624 Restriction
All journeys between Moss Vale and Sydney 7 days prior to travel
All journeys between Goulburn and Sydney 14 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between  Campbelltown and Sydney Total restriction

 

Sydney-Canberra-Sydney - Midday XPL CLK633/CLK634 Restriction
All journeys between Sydney, Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale 7 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney, Bundanoon and Goulburn 14 days prior to travel
All other journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Campbelltown Total restriction

 

Sydney-Canberra-Sydney - Other services Restriction
All journeys 180 days prior to travel
All journeys between Sydney and Campbelltown Total restriction