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City2Surf 2022

Hyde Park, Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach

Hyde Park Race HQ opens
05:30
Elite wheelchair start
07:40
Runners start from
07:45
All runners finish by
14:00

Important event information

The annual City2Surf 14km fun run returns on Sunday 14 August with up to 70,000 participants expected to take to the streets between the city and Bondi.

With major road closures between the Sydney CBD and Bondi Beach from 6am, leave the car at home and let public transport run you to the big event.

Travel on public transport is covered for participants and volunteers. Early morning transport services will run to the city to get you to the start line and frequent shuttle buses will run from Bondi Beach to Bondi Junction to help you get home. See below for details and use the Trip Planner for up-to-date service information.

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Stay connected and get real-time updates on the event, transport services, traffic and road closures:

City2Surf 2022 event participants and volunteers are entitled to travel to and from the event on the following public transport services below. Just show your race bib, finishers medal or volunteer t-shirt to transport staff when boarding services.

  • Sydney Trains & NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro North West Line services
  • Regular route bus services
  • Special event shuttle bus services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Ferries
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services

Remember to keep your race bib, finishers medal or volunteer t-shirt safe for your return journey home or you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method to travel on public transport. Your entitlement is valid on public transport services until 4am the next day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations and is not covered by 2022 City2Surf travel entitlements.

The City2Surf Expo will be held at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park from 11- 13 August. The Hordern Pavilion is easily accessible by light rail and buses to Moore Park. All 2022 City2Surf participants must collect their race bib prior to the race on Sunday 14 August. 

Expo opening hours: 

  • Thursday 11 August from 1pm to 7:30pm.
  • Friday 12 August from 7:30am to 7:30pm.
  • Saturday 13 August from 7:30am to 2pm.

Visit City2Surf Expo for more information.

Transport

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Moore Park. The Moore Park stop is located along Anzac Parade, just south of the Hordern Pavilion.

The closest train stations to Moore Park precinct are Central and Bondi Junction. From Central catch a light rail service from Chalmers Street to Moore Park. Alternatively, consider walking between Central and Moore Park via Devonshire Street and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway. From Bondi Junction catch one of the many regular route buses from the Interchange to Oxford Street.

A number of regular Sydney Buses services also stop along Anzac Parade near the precinct, including routes 339 and 374. From Bondi Junction Interchange, catch routes 333, 352 or 440 to Oxford Street or catch route 355 buses to Lang Road which is within short walking distance of the venue.

Parking

Parking is available onsite at the Entertainment Quarter Wilson Car park (casual parking rates apply). Car park is open 24 hours. Entry via Errol Flynn Boulevard from Lang Road.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from as early as 4am every 10 minutes throughout the day until late. Change at Epping or Chatswood stations to connect with train services to Town Hall to get within walking distance of the event start area around Hyde Park.

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

Getting there

The closest stations to the start area at Hyde Park on College Street are St James, Museum, Town Hall and Martin Place.

Trains to the city run every 10 to 15 minutes, with services starting from as early as 4am depending on the train line.

Additional services will leave Leppington at 5.50am and 6:20am, stopping all stations Lidcombe via Regents Park then Flemington, Strathfield, Burwood, Ashfield, Redfern then all stations to Circular Quay.

Participants travelling from the Bankstown area are advised to plan ahead and allow extra travel time on event day as buses will replace trains on the T3 Bankstown Line between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park. T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line services will also make additional stops at St Peters and Erskineville.

Getting home

After the race, shuttle buses will run back to Bondi Junction Station where you can change for a train to continue your trip home. Alternatively, as demand for buses will be high consider the 2.7km (34 minute) walk to Bondi Junction Station instead to avoid the queues.

At Bondi Junction trains will run every 5 minutes from 10am to 4pm on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line between Bondi Junction, Central, Hurstville, Cronulla and Waterfall stations.

Once you're on the train, change at the following stations for easier access to your train line:

  • For T1 North Shore Line, change at Town Hall.
  • For T1 Western Line, change at Central.
  • For T2 Inner West & South Line trains, change at Redfern.
  • For T3 Bankstown Line rail replacement buses, change at Sydenham.
  • For T8 Airport Line trains, change at Wolli Creek.
  • For T9 Northern Line, change at Town Hall.
  • For NSW TrainLink services, change at Central.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 13 August until 2am Monday 15 August on the following lines and may affect how you travel to the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • Metro North West Line: On Sunday from 10pm until 1:30am, buses replace Metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Homebush trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park. Extra trains also run between Ashfield and the City, continuing to Kingsgrove via the Airport. 
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe. Some early morning buses extend to Liverpool.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: All Cronulla and some Waterfall trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Daily from 8am until 8pm, extra trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Extra trains run between Kingsgrove and the City via the Airport, continuing to Ashfield.

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 so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

Getting there

Plenty of bus services stop within short walking distance of the start area at Hyde Park. Additional early morning services to the city will run from 5am on a number of routes from the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Inner West and North West. Use the Trip Planner to plan your bus trip. Participants are reminded not to arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your wave start time due to large crowds. 

From Bondi:

  • If you're travelling to the start area from Bondi, express Route X82 buses will run from Bondi Beach making stops along Bondi Rd then express to St James Station every 5 minutes between 5am and 8.30am.
  • Before 6am buses will pick up from Campbell Pde, opposite Curlewis Street. From 6am until 8.30am services pick up from a temporary stop on Bondi Road near Sandridge Street.

Keep in mind road closures will be in place from as early as 3.30am in the city and 6am through the Eastern Suburbs so bus services will already be diverting from their regular routes while you’re on your way to the start line. See details of bus diversions below.

Make sure to plan ahead using the Trip Planner and give yourself plenty of extra travel time so you don’t miss your start time.

Getting home

Buses from Bondi Beach:

  • To Bondi Junction: event shuttle buses will run from two bus stops on Campbell Pde, opposite Lamrock Ave and at Notts Ave, regularly from 9am until 4pm.
    • From the Finish Village use either the eastern footpath of Campbell Pde or the path through Bondi Park to access either bus stop south of the roundabout.
    • If you're travelling with a pram or have accessibility needs, catch the bus from the stop opposite Lamrock Ave to avoid the stairs in Bondi Park.
    • Keep in mind that these shuttle buses will be in very high demand and there will be long queues, particularly from 11am when the larger numbers of participants arrive at the finish line. If you can, consider the walking up to the junction instead. 
    • From Bondi Junction you can change for a train from the station or another bus from the interchange to continue your trip home.
  • To the city: Route 333 services to Circular Quay will run from a temporary stop on Bondi Rd at Sandridge St from 9am until 4pm.

Remember, depending on when you reach the finish line roads along the course may still be closed and some bus services will continue to divert from their regular routes until 4pm. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner and check travel alerts for bus disruption information.

Bus diversions

Buses between the Sydney CBD and Eastern Suburbs will be diverting and using alternate routes and stops while road closures are in place for the event. Bus customers are encouraged to plan ahead, allow plenty of extra travel time on the day and be patient as delays are expected.

Services in the city will be affected between 3.30am and 12pm midday, services in the eastern suburbs will be affected between 6am and 4pm.

  • Route N91: from 3.30am until 12pm midday services will divert via Darlinghurst Rd, Victoria St, Oxford St, Liverpool St and Elizabeth St due to closures on William St and Park St. No stops will be missed.
  • Route 311: from 3.30am until 12pm midday Services towards Millers Point will divert around Hyde Park via the Cahill Expressway, Macquarie St, Bridge St and York St to re-join Kent St. Services towards Central will divert via King St, Elizabeth St to Cahill Expressway to Woolloomooloo. Stops will be missed on Crown St, William St, Park St, Town Hall QVB, Kent St and Bourke St.
  • Route 324 (via Old South Head Rd):
    • To the city: all early morning trips will run to Edgecliff only. The last trip from Watsons Bay will leave at 6.19am. Trips between 12pm and 1pm will start from Edgecliff Station, Stand N. Trips between 1pm and 2pm will start from New South Head Rd at Dover Rd (Stop ID 202955). The first trip to leave Watsons Bay as normal will run at 2:57pm.
    • From the city: no trips will leave Walsh Bay until 12:02pm to Edgecliff only. First trip to run as normal to Watsons Bay leaves Walsh Bay at 1:32pm.
       
  • Route 325 (via Vaucluse Rd):
    • To city: no early morning trips will run. Trips towards Walsh Bay will start from Edgecliff Station, Stand N at 11:48pm, 12:18pm and 12:48pm. Trips between 1.15pm and 2.15pm will start from New South Head Rd at Dover Rd (Stop ID 202955). The first trip to leave Watsons Bay as normal will run at 2:46pm.
    • From the city: no trips will leave Walsh Bay until 12:16pm to Edgecliff only. Services from Walsh Bay to New South Head Rd at Dover Rd leave at 12:46pm and 1.17pm The first trip to run as normal from Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay leaves at 1:47pm.
       
  • Route 326: services will not operate until 1pm. The first trip from Edgecliff to Bondi Junction will leave at 1.20pm. The first trip from Bondi Junction to Edgecliff will leave at 1.20pm.
  • Route 327: services will not operate until around 2pm. The first trip from Edgecliff to Bondi Junction will leave at 1.50pm. The first trip from Bondi Junction to Edgecliff will leave at 1.55pm.
  • Route 328: services will run between Bondi Junction and Edgecliff Interchange only. Stops in Darling Point and Double Bay will be missed due to road closures. First service to run as normal to Darling Point will leave at 1.08pm.
  • Route 333: From 6am to 4pm services to Bondi Beach will detour via Old South Head Rd and end at Curlewis St near Gould St. Stops on Bondi Rd and Campbell Pde will be missed. Customers can change for a Route 381 service from Bondi Junction to access stops on Bondi Rd. Services to Circular Quay will start from a temporary stop on Bondi Rd near Sandridge St.
  • Route 379: From 6am to 4pm Route 379 services to and from Bondi will start and end at Warners Ave near Bondi Beach Public School.
  • Route 380: From first service until 4pm Route 380 services will not operate. Catch a Route 386 or 387 service from Old South Head Rd at Dover Rd to Bondi Junction to connect with other bus services. For travel to Bondi Beach, join Route 333. For travel to Bondi Rd, join Route 381. Route 380 buses will resume running at 4.04pm from Watsons Bay and 4.05pm from Bondi Junction.
  • Route 386: From 6am until around 2.30pm Route 386 services to Vaucluse will end at Dover Rd approaching New South Head Rd, Rose Bay. Services to Bondi Junction will start from Dover Rd near Carlisle St (Stop ID 202925). Stops in Vaucluse will be missed in both directions. First services to run as normal will leave from Vaucluse at 2.22pm and from Bondi Junction at 2.23pm.
  • Route 387: From 6am until around 2.30pm Route 387 services will run between Rose Bay and Bondi Junction only, missing stops in Vaucluse. Buses will start and end trips at Old South Head Rd at Dover Rd in Rose Bay. First services to run as normal will leave from Vaucluse at 2.38pm and from Bondi Junction at 2.23pm.
  • Route 389: From 3.30am until 12pm midday Route 389 services between Bondi and Pyrmont will be diverting via Victoria St/Darlinghurst Rd, Oxford St, Liverpool St and Elizabeth St missing stops on Park, William, Stanley and Bourke Streets. At Bondi Junction from 9am to 4pm, buses will pick up from Stand T at Grafton St instead of Stand R. Buses arriving at Bondi Junction will drop off at Stand S.
  • Route 441: From 3.30am until 12pm midday Route 441 services will start and end trips at QVB and will not continue to the NSW Art Gallery. Services to the city will end trips at QVB Market St, Stand F (Stop ID 2000140). Services towards Birchgrove will start trips from QVB York St Stand B (Stop ID 200042).
  • Route 461X: From 3.30am until 12pm midday Route 461 services towards the city will end trips at Elizabeth St near Liverpool St (Museum Station). Services towards Burwood will leave the city from Museum Station, Elizabeth St, Stand C (Stop ID 200073). Stops on Park St will be missed.
  • Route 504: From 3.30am until 12pm midday route 504 services will not continue towards the Domain and will instead end trips at Town Hall, Park St, Stand H (Stop ID 2000249). Services towards Chiswick pick up from Town Hall, Park St, Stand K (Stop ID 2000252).
  • Route 500X, 506, 500N: From 3:30am until 12pm midday services will end at Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H (stop ID 2000249) and start from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand K (stop ID 2000252). Stops will be missed on Park St at Hyde Park, William St, Riley St and St Mary’s Rd.

Check travel alerts for more information and make sure to plan your trip before heading out to check if your bus is affected.

Other services will run to a regular Sunday timetable. See bus timetables and maps or use the Trip Planner. For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts.

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends so allow extra travel time and consider the alternative transport options.

The start line on College St at Hyde Park is around 10 minutes walk (1.5km) from Circular Quay.

An additional F1 Manly Ferry will leave Manly at 6:10am, arriving at Circular Quay at 6:32am.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill line light rail services run every 15 minutes between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner .

Change at Central for an L2 or L3 light rail service to Town Hall to continue or foot. Alternatively change for a train to St James or Museum to get to the start line.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

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

Catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Town Hall to get within walking distance of Hyde Park.

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.

Key roads around the start area in Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD start closing from as early as 3.30am with major roads closing along the course from 6am. Heavy traffic is expected while roads are closed, so avoid unnecessary travel or expect delays and allow plenty of extra travel time on the roads.

Roads begin progressively reopening from 11.30am in the city, 12pm at Edgecliff, 1pm at Rose Bay, 2pm at Vaucluse & Dover Heights and 4pm at Bondi Beach.

Plan your trip and see our City2Surf 2022 interactive map for detailed road closures, clearways and nearest transport hubs to plan your movements on the day. 

Or see our road closures and clearways PDF maps:

Key road closures

  • Sydney CBD between 3.30am and 12pm: sections of College St, Macquarie St, Park St and St James Rd.
  • Woolloomooloo to Edgecliff from 6am to 12pm midday: William St from Yurong St through to New South Head Rd at Ocean Ave. No access to the city via New South Head Rd west of Ocean St until 12pm, alternate route via Oxford St.
  • Double Bay to Rose Bay from 7am to 1pm: New South Head Rd from Ocean Ave to Dover Rd.
  • Rose Bay to North Bondi from 7am to 2pm: New South Head Rd from Dover Rd to Old South Head Rd, Old South Head Rd from New South Head Rd to Oceanview Ave and Military Rd from Old South Head Rd to Blair St.
  • Bondi Beach between 6am and 4pm: Campbell Pde from Hall St to Blair St from 6am. Campbell Pde from Dudley St to Hall St and Lamrock Ave from 7am.
  • Bondi Junction from 9.30am to 3pm: sections of Grafton St, Grosvenor St and Oxford St around Bondi Junction

Note: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Park Drive North and South at Bondi Beach will be closed from 1pm Saturday until 4pm Sunday and special event clearways will be in effect from 1pm. This also applies to residents with Beach Parking Permits.

Local access & vehicle crossover points

Crossover points along the course will be maintained for local access until 7am or 7.15am, depending on the location. After these times there will be no vehicle access permitted while the run is underway until roads have safely reopened to traffic.

Vehicle course crossover points:

  • Woolloomooloo: Crown St at William St two-way crossover open until 7:15am 
  • Darlinghurst: Victoria St / Darlinghurst Rd and Ward Ave crossover (remains open throughout event). Access to Cross City Tunnel and Craigend St (westbound only) is maintained via McLachlan Ave.
  • Darling Point: Exit only one-way from New Beach Rd to Neild Ave open until 7am
  • Edgecliff: Exit only one-way from Ocean Ave to Ocean St open until 7:15am
  • Double Bay: Exit only one-way from Cross St to Bellevue Rd until 7:15am
  • Vaucluse: Towns Rd / Vaucluse Rd at New South Head Rd two-way crossover open until 7:15am
  • Vaucluse/Watsons Bay: Exit only one-way from Old South Head Rd at New South Head Rd until 7:15am
  • North Bondi/Bondi Beach: Exit only one-way from Brighton Blvd at Campbell Pde open until 7am

Local access changes

  • Bondi Rd will be heavily congested with hundreds of buses transporting thousands of participants between the beach and the junction. Local residents are strongly encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel on Bondi Rd.
  • Residents north of Bondi Rd should use Old South Head Rd to enter or exit the area. Residents south of Bondi Rd should use Birrell St.
  • Local access for residents at Bondi Beach will be maintained via Curlewis, Gould and Hall Streets

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play.

Parking

Key roads around the start line will close from as early as 3.30am and paid parking options are limited on Sunday mornings in the city so participants are encouraged to catch public transport.

If you have to drive, remember to allow extra time walking from your parking space to arrive around 30mins prior to your start time.

All available car park options can be found at the Wilson Parking, Secure Parking or City of Sydney - Parking.

Special event clearways

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place along the entire 14km event course again this year.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicle types, and also apply to local residents with parking permits and Mobility Scheme permit holders. Remember to check signs carefully on the day and the night before at the following locations as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies

  • Sydney CBD to Rose Bay from 1am to 12pm: College St, Elizabeth St, Park St, Macquarie St and sections of Castlereagh St, Wentworth Ave and Hunter St. Both sides of William St/New South Head Rd from College St in the city through to Dover Rd in Rose Bay.
  • Rose Bay to North Bondi from 1am until 4pm: both sides of New South Head Rd, Old South Head Rd, Military Rd and Campbell Pde.
  • Bondi/North Bondi from 1am until 4pm: both sides of Bondi Rd from Old South Head Rd to Sandridge St, Old South Head Rd from Syd Einfeld Dr to Blair St. Eastern side of O'Sullivan Rd from Latimer Rd to Old South Head Rd.
  • Bondi Beach fom 1am until 4pm: both sides of Campbell Pde, Bondi Rd, Lamrock Ave and sections of Curlewis St, Gould St, Wairoa Ave and Warners Ave.

Check signs carefully on the day and the night before as vehicles left in signposted clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your vehicle is towed it will be relocated to the nearest available legal parking space, call 132 701 to find its new location.

Other sections of the course do not have special event clearways, however, if you park on the event route before road closures are in place you will not be able to move your vehicle while the event is underway until roads reopen, unless permitted to do so by a Traffic Controller or NSW Police on-site.

Plan your trip and see our City2Surf 2022 interactive map for detailed road closures, clearways and nearest transport hubs to plan your movements on the day. 

Or see our road closures and clearways PDF maps:

For more details on special event clearway locations and times, visit Live Traffic NSW.

Delays are expected for taxis and ride-share vehicles getting to and from Bondi for the return journey home. Participants wanting to be picked up by vehicle are strongly encouraged to choose a location away from Bondi Beach and consider leaving later to avoid the peak crowds and traffic. Alternatively catch a shuttle bus to Bondi Junction and catch a taxi or ride-share from there.

Taxi rank changes: Due to road closures, the taxi rank on Grosvenor St, Bondi Junction, will be relocated to the western side of Bronte Rd between Ebley St and Spring St. An additional taxi zone will be available on the western side of Bronte Rd opposite Allens Pde, Bondi Junction.

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

Drop off for event start

An accessible drop off area will be located on Phillip St near the Start area in Hyde Park.

For more Access and Inclusion information for the event visit the City 2 Surf website.

Pick up point at event finish

Pick up from the eastern side of Gould St between Roscoe st and Hall St at Bondi Beach. Please note this is only a pickup location for participants with accessible needs. Once you get to this location, please notify the person picking you up to then meet you there. No vehicle will be allowed to layover in this location whilst waiting for a participant this is only a quick pick-up location.

Transport

Shuttle buses from Bondi Beach to Bondi Junction: participants travelling with a pram or have accessibility needs should catch the bus from the stop on Campbell Pde opposite Lamrock Ave. The stop near Notts Ave requires access via stairs.

Shuttle buses will transport participants from Bondi Beach directly to Bondi Junction Interchange. Not all buses leaving Bondi will be accessible please notify staff when waiting in the queue that you need accessible access.

  • Participants can access the shuttle bus queues from Queen Elizabeth Drive, ensure you queue on the right side of the bus queues and notify staff when you queue. When you reach the roundabout stick right
  • The foot path from the finish line to the bus services is flat and accessible for all. From Bondi Junction, catch the lift down to the station to connect with trains or change for another route bus at the Interchange.

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).