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Sydney Lunar Festival – Lunar Lanes 2022

Chinatown, Haymarket

Start
17:00
Finish
22:00

Important event information

Large crowds are expected to attend the Sydney Lunar Festival launch in Haymarket. With road closures and parking restrictions in place public transport is the best way to get to the event with Central Station and Chinatown Light rail stops a short walk from the event.  

Road closures will be in place from 12pm Saturday until 1am Sunday. If you're driving allow extra travel time and arrive early as parking will be in high demand. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com

When catching public transport, plan ahead, allow extra time and sit or stand on the green dots. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services.

Remember it’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport, and you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the app ahead of time.

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. 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 American Express, Mastercard or Visa 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 all public transport, 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 running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping to connect with trains to Central to get within walking distance of Chinatown.

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

The closest station to Haymarket is Central which is a short walk to the event site in Chinatown.

Alternatively you can catch L2 and L3 light rail services to Chinatown with connections and Town Hall, Central and Wynyard train stations.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 29 January until 2am Monday 31 January and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Fairfield. On Saturday from 10pm until 4am, buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield and T8 Airport & South Line trains between Macarthur and East Hills.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Liverpool and Bankstown.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Fairfield. On Sunday from 6.30am until 10.30am, trains run between Schofields and Strathfield only.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: On Saturday from 10pm until 4am, buses replace trains between Macarthur and East Hills and T2 Inner West & Leppington Line trains between Leppington and Glenfield.
  • Southern Highlands Line: Buses replace trains between Goulburn, Moss Vale and Campbelltown.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For the latest information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A number of regular route buses run to Central stopping at Eddy Ave, Pitt St or Railway Square within walking distance of Chinatown. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and change for a light rail service to Chinatown to get to the festival.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and the L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Chinatown or 2L1 or 3L1 replacement bus services to Paddy’s Markets or Central to get within short walking distance of the festival.

Due to light rail vehicle repairs, buses are replacing all light rail services on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill until further notice. Consider using alternative transport and allow extra travel time. For more information and replacement bus stop locations, see the Transport news story.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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.

Road closures will be in place from 12pm Saturday until 1am Sunday on sections of Harbour St, Hay St, Little Hay St, Little Pier St, Kimber Lane, Sussex St and Factory St. 

If you're driving allow extra travel time and arrive early as parking will be in high demand. 

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

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit Transport Operators.

Parking

There are a number of secure car parks nearby including Market City however these are expected to fill quickly. For parking locations visit City of Sydney - Parking.

Special Event Clearways

Special event clearways will be in effect from 10am Saturday until 1am Sunday on sections of Harbour St, Hay St, Little Hay St and Sussex St. 

Clearways are strict no-parking zones even for local residents and Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

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

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).