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. Plenty of extra trains and buses will run on the day so leave the car at home.

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.

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.


Sydney Harbour Bridge from 4am to 11am: full closure including the Cahill Expressway in both directions and all approaching on-ramps. All southbound traffic will be diverted via the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. 

Western Distributor - Pyrmont to the city from 4am to 12pm: all citybound traffic on the Anzac Bridge will be diverted into the city via the Bathurst St off-ramp. All other off-ramps will be closed and there will be no direct access between the Anzac Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge during this time. The Pyrmont St on-ramp remains closed until 12:30pm.

Milsons Point and North Sydney between 4am and 11am: all on-ramps to the Harbour Bridge including the Warringah Fwy and Pacific Hwy approaches, Alfred St South, Lavender St, Middlemiss St and Olympic Dr.

The Rocks, West Circular Quay, Millers Point and Barangaroo from 4:30am to 1:30pm: George St, Hickson Rd, Sussex St and Loftus St.

Sydney CBD and East Circular Quay from 4am to 11:30am: Bridge St, College St, Macquarie St, Hunter St, Phillip St and Young St.

Darlinghurst from 4am to 11am: Flinders St and Oxford St from College St to Darlinghurst Rd.

Pyrmont between 4am and 12:30pm: Pirrama Rd, Murray St, Bowman St, Union St and local roads. The northern end of Pirrama Rd will be closed from 1am.

Moore Park from 5:30am to 11am: Lang Rd, Moore Park Rd and South Dowling St between Fitzroy and Oxford Streets.

Centennial Parklands will be closed to all traffic including cyclists from 4am to 11am

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 >>

TfNSW Carto Interactive Map >>

Full Course closure and clearway map

 Milson's point and North Sydney 

King Street Wharf and Barangaroo local access map

Circular Quay local access map

Sydney Hospital local access map

Pyrmont local access map

Moore Park and Centennial Park local access map

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