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Pub2Pub 2019

Dee Why to Newport

13km run start
6km run start
3km run start
Festival finish


You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including 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 travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled debit or credit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on metro, train, light rail and ferry services, and coming soon to bus services, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains, which can quickly take you between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station on the North West Line.

Change at Chatswood to connect with bus services towards the starting lines.

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services.

For Metro service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner. For more information and to plan your trip, see Sydney Metro.

The best stations for connections to the starting lines in Dee Why, Warriewood and Mona Vale are Wynyard, Chatswood and North Sydney.

Change for a Sydney Buses or B-Line bus service to get to the starting lines.


Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 24 August until 02:00 Monday 26 August and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • City Circle Line: Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Museum. Buses replace trains from Town Hall to Wynyard and Circular Quay, in that direction only.
  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between St Marys and Granville and between Richmond and Granville. From 23:30 Saturday until 06:30 Sunday, buses also replace trains between Parramatta, Granville and Strathfield.
  • T1 North Shore Line: Trains run between Berowra and Wynyard only.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. From 23:30 Saturday until 06:30, some trains run between Leppington and Lidcombe, then Olympic Park and between Ashfield and the City. 
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Sydenham only, some to a changed timetable.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Richmond and Granville.
  • T6 Carlingford Line: Buses replace trains between Carlingford and Clyde.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run from Macarthur or Revesby to the City via the Airport, in that direction only. Trains from the City to Revesby or Macarthur run via Sydenham. Buses replace trains in one direction only from Central to Green Square and Mascot, and from Green Square to Wolli Creek, continuing to Sydenham.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Hornsby and Central.  
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Penrith and Central. Trains between Bathurst and Central run to a changed timetable. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel to and from events. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Event shuttle bus

To help you get home from Newport, a free Pub2Pub shuttle bus will run to the Mona Vale B-Line bus stop approximately every 20 minutes from 10am until 12pm. From there you can connect with B-Line services or other bus services along Pittwater Rd to continue your trip home.

Regular route services

Plenty of buses run to the 13km, 6km and 3km starting lines.

To get to the 13km start line at Dee Why Beach, catch the B-Line to Dee Why. The start line at The Strand, Dee Why Beach is a 15 minute walk via Howard Ave. Alternatively catch a Route 136 from Chatswood via Frenchs Forest or Route 159 from Manly via Brookvale to Howard Ave at The Strand, Dee Why.

To get to the 6km start line at Warriewood, catch the B-Line to Warriewood, the start line at Rat Park is behind the parking station adjacent to Walsh St. Alternatively catch a Route 188 from Wynyard via Brookvale also stopping at the Warriewood B-Line stop.

To get to the 3km start line at Mona Vale, catch the B-Line to Mona Vale, the start line at Apex Park is a 10 minute walk via Barrenjoey Rd and Seabach Ave. Alternatively catch a Route 199 from Manly or L90 from the city stopping on Barrenjoey Rd at Darley St, Mona Vale.

B-Line buses run every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends making stops at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Warringah Mall, Manly Vale, Spit Junction, Neutral Bay Junction and Wynyard.

For service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and change for a train service to Wynyard to connect with a B-Line or regular bus service to the starting lines.

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central for a train service towards Wynyard.

For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information.For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Roads along the course in Collaroy and Narrabeen will close from 7am until 10am, and roads in Warriewood, Mona Vale and Newport will close from 7:30am and will open between 11am and 1pm. All roads will re-open by 1pm.

If you are planning on driving allow plenty of extra time and be aware of road closures.

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.


Limited parking is available at Meehan Reserve carpark, Howard Avenue carpark, Dee Why Civic Centre carpark, Pittwater Rugby Park (Rat Park) and Mona Vale Surf Club. There’s also on-street parking available on surrounding streets around each starting line.

Special event clearways

Special event clearways will also be in place between 4am and 9:30am on sections of Pittwater Rd from Narrabeen to Collaroy, and between 4am and midday on sections of Barrenjoey Rd from Newport to Mona Vale.

Visit Live Traffic NSW to see the locations of special event clearways.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).