Traffic & Transport

Public transport:

The best way for participants and volunteers to get to the start line at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point and back home again is by public transport – it’s included in your event entry.

To make the event a safe and successful one, significant road closures will be in place along and surrounding the course, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other major roads – the city will be no place for cars while the event is underway so the easiest way to get around will be by public transport. See below for detailed road closure and clearway information (please check back closer to the event as this information is subject to change)

Sydney Running Festival event participants and volunteers are entitled to travel on the following public transport services:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Metropolitan and regional bus services
  • Sydney Ferries services
  • Light rail services

Getting to and from the event by:

The closest station to the start line at Bradfield Park is Milsons Point on the T1 North Shore Line.

From Central Station (Platform 16) additional early-morning services will run regularly to Milsons Point from 5am until 9am.

On the T1 North Shore and Northern Lines, extra trains will run regularly from 5:30am to 9am.

After the event, the closest stations to the finish areas are Circular Quay and Wynyard.

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There is scheduled trackwork for race weekend (Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September). The following lines are affected;

  • T3 Bankstown Line. Buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawara Line. Buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central.
  • South Coast Line. Buses replace trains between Waterfall and Central.

Additional Sydney Buses services will run to the city on selected routes.

Extensive bus diversions will be in place while roads are closed for the event. Depending on which run you enter and when you decide to leave the city, your journey home may still be affected as some roads remain closed until 1:30pm.

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Ferries can be very popular and may reach capacity, particularly on weekends so consider the other available transport options. Keep in mind services are limited early on Sunday mornings.  Milsons Point Wharf is the closest wharf to the start line. 

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Road closures and parking restrictions

Road closures

Significant road closures will be in place from as early as 4am on Sunday 16 September in Milsons Point, the Sydney CBD, Pyrmont and Moore Park.

Major closures include:

  • Full closure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in both directions from 4am to 11am
  • Sections of the Western Distributor (between Pyrmont and the Sydney CBD)
  • Sydney CBD: Bridge Street, George Street, Macquarie Street, College Street and Sussex Street
  • Circular Quay and The Rocks: George Street and Hickson Road
  • Darlinghurst: Oxford Street and Flinders Street
  • Moore Park: Sections of South Dowling Street and Moore Park Road
  • Pyrmont: Pyrmont Street and Pirrama Road

Closer to the event there will be an interactive map below for road closure timings and access arrangements during the closures. You can also visit for all the details.

Special event clearways – between 1am and 12:30pm

Special event clearways and parking restrictions will be in effect between 1am and 12:30pm along the entire event course and on surrounding roads to clear vehicles of the course for the safety of participants.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, even for local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully on the day, as well as the night before as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. Look for bright yellow signage (example below). If your vehivle is towed, you can call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701.

Street parking is already very limited in the Milsons Point and Sydney CBD areas so participants and volunteers are encouraged to leave the car at home and catch public transport as it’s covered by your event entries.

Area Specifc Maps

You can also download a PDF map specific to your local area with detailed information on access arrangements.  

Generic All Areas Overview >>
North Sydney, Milsons Point >>
Sydney CBD, Millers Pt, Barangaroo, Dawes Pt, The Rocks & Darlinghurst >>
King St Wharf, Pyrmont, Ultimo & Darling Harbour >>
Centennial & Moore Park >>

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