Transport & Road Closures

Getting Around During Vivid Sydney

Major city road closures will be in place before the Vivid Sydney lights switch on each night. Extensive parking restrictions will also be in place, making street parking very limited, so it’s best to leave the car at home.

The best way to travel between Vivid Sydney precincts is by public transport. Avoid traffic delays and catch one of the many extra transport services. Use the real-time Trip Planner at to plan your trip with the most up-to-date service information.

Detailed event transport and traffic information will also be available at closer to the event.

You can also download one of the many real-time transport and traffic apps including Opal Travel, Live Traffic NSW and Trip View to help you get around. Visit for details and options.

If you’re visiting Sydney for the first time, go to for useful information on how to get around.

Visits to plan your trip to Vivid Sydney using up-to-date information on trains, buses, ferries and light rail services.


Extra trains will run on weekends during Vivid Sydney. The best stations to access Vivid Sydney precincts are Wynyard, Central, Town Hall, Kings Cross, Redfern and Chatswood.


Extra buses will run to and from the city during Vivid Sydney. Services will be affected by road closures and may use temporary stops or terminate early, so plan ahead.


Ferries will be busy and reach capacity early during Vivid Sydney. Make sure you have a backup plan and consider catching one of the extra trains or buses instead.

Light Rail

Light rail services operate between the Inner West suburbs and the Sydney CBD. The best stops to access Vivid Sydney precincts are Exhibition Centre and Convention.


Visitors arriving in Sydney should consider travelling by train to get to the city. Trains run regularly to the CBD from the T2 or T3 Domestic and T1 International terminals.

Using Opal

To hop on and off public transport, all you need is an Opal card. Opal cards are smartcard tickets you can keep, reload and reuse to pay for your travel. Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards are available from more than 2,100 Opal retailers. Find your nearest retailer at Remember to top up your Opal card before you visit Vivid Sydney as queues at Opal top up machines will be long. Top up online using the Opal Travel app or at