Plan your trip to Vivid Sydney this year

Plan ahead and use public transport to travel to all Vivid Sydney Precincts and Venues.

Getting to Vivid Sydney by:

Extra train services will operate throughout Vivid Sydney. The best stations to access Vivid precincts include City Circle stations, Martin Place, Chatswood and Redfern.

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Extra bus services will operate throughout Vivid Sydney. Hundreds of local bus routes operate in the city, suburbs and beyond, while buses on major routes will operate 24 hours a day.

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Ferries will be very busy during Vivid Sydney so make sure you have a backup plan. Extra trains and buses will be operating so they are the best way to get to and from Vivid Sydney.

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Light rail operates from Central in the CBD to and from Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s inner west. The best stops to access Vivid Sydney Precincts are Exhibition Centre and Convention.

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Many of the Vivid precincts are close to transport links and within walking distance of each other. The Vivid Sydney precincts are the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Taronga Zoo, The Royal Botanic Garden on Sydney Harbour, and for the first time, Barangaroo and Kings Cross.

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Significant road closures and special event clearways will be in place in the Sydney CBD and The Rocks during Vivid Sydney. Extra trains and buses will run, so leave the car at home and catch public transport.

Closer to the event, full information on road closures, special event clearways and transport services will be available.

Alternatively, download Live Traffic NSW from the App Store or Google Play.

Additional information:

The real-time trip planner at helps you plan your travel by train, bus, ferry and light rail and on foot using the most up-to-date service information. Download the Opal Travel app and other real-time transport apps to help you get around  at

To hop on and off public transport, all you need is an Opal card. Opal cards are smartcard tickets you keep, reload and reuse to pay for your travel on trains, ferries, buses and light rail – anywhere within the Opal network.

Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards are available over the counter from more than 2,100 Opal retailers. Find your nearest retailer at or visit for more information.

You will be able to enjoy and experience Vivid Sydney across 23-days and nights from 26 May to 17 June. Please keep in mind that the festival’s busiest nights are expected to be each Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and every night of the June long weekend. Lights On occurs at 6pm, and concludes at 11pm; however some precincts have an earlier start and finish time.

Kids will be captivated by the Vivid Light Walk that features amazing interactive projections and light art installations. Don’t forget to head out early with the kids, travel during the week so there’s more room to move around and plan to eat earlier too.

Vivid Sydney is committed to delivering an accessible and inclusive event for family and friends. Information available at will assist you to plan your ‘door-to-door’ Vivid Sydney experience, including accessible transport options and relevant precinct activities.

You can also download an accessible map [in PDF format] closer to the event or collect a printed copy from the Vivid Sydney information booths for step-free routes and pathways, viewing areas and other accessible amenities. The Vivid Sydney website also includes audio descriptions and converted text descriptions of Light Walk installations and precincts available closer to the event. For more information visit our access and inclusion page. Huawei are providing tablets with information on Vivid Light installations for visitors who have restricted mobility.

Vivid Sydney is pleased to announce Cushman & Wakefield as the inaugural Access and Inclusion Partner in 2017.