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Event Day Travel

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Event Day Travel 2019-07-17T20:11:14+00:00

With road closures and limited parking the best way to get there is by public transport.

Transport options

Trains: the closest station to get to and from the event is Circular Quay. Both the 5km and 10km events start on George Street near the Overseas Passenger Terminal which is within short walking distance. Some trackwork is taking place on the weekend of the event which may mean you need to change trains to continue your trip into the city.

Metro: Sydney Metro services start operating from around 4am and run every 10 minutes throughout the day. Change at Epping or Chatswood to connect with train services to the city.

Bus: plenty of buses run to Circular Quay, Wynyard and Martin Place to get you within walking distance of the start line. Some buses that usually travel through The Rocks, Walsh Bay, King St Wharf and Pyrmont will be diverting from their regular routes and terminating early while roads are closed for the event.

Ferry: ferries don’t operate early on Sunday mornings to get you to the start line on time but you can catch the ferry home after the event from nearby Circular Quay wharf.

Light rail: catch the light rail to Central then change for a train to Circular Quay or Wynyard.

You can use your Opal card on trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.80 on Sundays. Remember to top up your Opal card before you head out to avoid lines at top-up machines. Alternatively you can use your major debit or credit card to tap on and off trains, ferries and light rail services (buses are Opal only).

Visit transportnsw.info for all the details and to plan your trip.

Driving & Parking Info

We fully appreciate that the public transport options aren’t for everyone and some participants will drive to the event. Key roads will close for the events and existing restrictions in the city mean parking is limited so plan to arrive early and carpool where possible.

Road closures will be in place along the course through the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf and Pyrmont.

Key road closures will be in place between 5am and 12pm midday including sections of George St, Hickson Rd, Sussex St, Murray St, Pirrama Rd and other surrounding local roads. For full road closure details visit livetraffic.com.

If you plan to drive and park, remember to allow extra time walking from your parking space to arrive at the race start approx. 45mins before the event. Street parking is limited and remember to check the parking meters carefully for permitted parking times.

If you are getting dropped off at the event, the closest and most easily accessible streets to the start line are Argyle St or Harrington St. From there the start area at Overseas Passenger Terminal is a short walk through Jack Mundey Place.

There are a limited number of car parks within walking distance of the start line that operate early on Sunday mornings. Some options include:

  • Clocktower Car Park, 55 Harrington St, The Rocks. Approx. 5-minute walk to the start line.
  • Gateway Car Park, 25 Reiby Pl, Sydney. Approx. 4-minute walk to the start line.
  • Sydney Opera House Car Park, 2 Macquarie St, Sydney. Approx. 10minute walk to the start line.
  • Barangaroo Reserve Car Park, Entry via 1 Towns Pl, Barangaroo Point. Approx. 13-minute walk to start line.

All available car park options can be found at the Wilson Parking or Secure Parking websites.