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Sydney Trains services run regularly to the city on all lines from early morning until late, and additional services will run on weekends during Vivid Sydney to help you get there and home again.
For access to Vivid Sydney locations catch a train to the following stations:
Circular Quay Station is open all nights, except Saturdays, Sundays and Monday 12th June. At these times, trains will not drop off passengers at Circular Quay from 6pm-11pm. This is for safety, due to the anticipated large crowds in the location on these nights. Visitors should use nearby Wynyard, Martin Place or St James stations and walk to Circular Quay instead.
Wynyard: Trains run to Wynyard frequently on weekdays and weekends. For access to The Rocks and Circular Quay locations, take the George St station exit. For access to the Barangaroo and Darling Harbour locations, take the Wynyard Walk station exit.
Central or Town Hall: Trains run to Central and Town Hall frequently on weekdays and weekends. For access to the Goods Line and Darling Harbour South locations, take the Grand Concourse or Railway Square exits at Central. From Town Hall, take the George Street or Cathedral exits and continue on foot to Darling Harbour via Druitt Street or Bathurst Street.
Milsons Point: Trains run to Milsons Point on the T1 North Shore Line frequently on weekdays and weekends. For access to the location at Luna Park exit the station and walk down Alfred St.
For more information on train services during Vivid Sydney visit transportnsw.info.
Buses run regularly to and from the city on weekdays and weekdays with additional services running on busier nights.
Some buses will be affected by road closures and use different routes and stops. On Friday night and weekends, buses that usually run to and from Circular Quay will be relocated to Martin Place while road closures are in place, so allow extra time to walk towards the harbour. Buses also run regularly to Taronga Zoo and Spit Junction nearby.
For more information on bus services and changes during Vivid Sydney, and to plan your trip visit transportnsw.info .
Ferries are a very popular way to get around the city and will be very busy during Vivid Sydney, particularly on weekends when larger crowds are expected.
If you’re planning to catch the ferry, please allow for extra time and consider other transport options. There may be long queues at wharves from the mid-afternoon on weekends, so have a few transport options in mind and look for signs directing you to your nearest bus or train option if ferry wharves are busy.
You’ll need to get off the ferry once it reaches its final stop - you won’t be able to stay on the ferry and take the return trip. This is to make sure that everyone gets the chance to catch the ferry.
For more information on ferry services and alternative transport options during Vivid Sydney, visit transportnsw.info .
Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station, providing an easy connection between Sydney’s Hills District and North Shore.
Services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. If you’re heading to the city, change at Epping to connect with frequent Sydney Trains services to the city.
For more information on Sydney Metro services during Vivid Sydney, visit transportnsw.info.
Light rail services run regularly on weekdays and weekends through the Sydney CBD, Southeast and Inner West, making stops within short walking distance of Vivid Sydney locations.
L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill, making stops at Exhibition Centre, Convention and Pyrmont Bay for easy access to Vivid Sydney Darling Harbour locations.
L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street) through the heart of the Sydney CBD along George St.
Light rail services continue to run between Randwick, Kingsford and Town Hall until late each night.
For more information on Sydney Light rail services during Vivid Sydney visit transportnsw.info
Travel on public transport is not free during Vivid Sydney. You’ll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method when travelling on public transport. Remember to tap your Opal card or major debit/credit card on and off when travelling on transport.