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Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k

Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k event Harbour Bridge

The Rocks, Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf & Pyrmont

5km run start 07:30
10km run start 08:30
All Events Finish 12:30

Important travel advice

Participants are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available travel options. Public transport is the best way to get to the event.

Circular Quay transport hub is within short walking distance of the start line on George St with frequent trains, buses and light rail services running on weekends to get you there. 

If you’re travelling from the North Shore please be aware that planned weekend trackwork is taking place with buses replacing trains between Hornsby and Wynyard. Plan your trip and allow extra travel time as you’ll need to catch rail replacement buses to the city. Trackwork on other lines may also affect your trip and you may need to change trains to connect with services to Circular Quay. Plan your trip ahead of time.

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

Getting around is easy with the Opal Travel app. The Opal Travel app is the official Transport for NSW app to help you get around public transport. You can plan and save your trips, check your travel activities and fares, top up on the go and more. Download the FREE Opal Travel app now.

Roads around Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf and Pyrmont will start to close from 4am on Sunday morning for the event. If you’re driving to the start line allow plenty of extra time and plan ahead.

Visit livetraffic.com for more road closure details and access restrictions.

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 for trains to Central to connect with trains to Circular Quay.

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

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. 

Sydney Trains will run to a regular weekend timetable with early morning services to the city running regularly. 

If you’re travelling from the North Shore please be aware that planned weekend trackwork is taking place with buses replacing trains between Hornsby and Wynyard. Plan your trip and allow extra travel time as you’ll need to catch rail replacement buses to the city. Trackwork on other lines may also affect your trip and you may need to change trains to connect with services to Circular Quay. Plan your trip ahead of time.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place on Sunday 28 July which may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner

  • City Circle: Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Museum. Some trains may start or end at Central, run to a changed timetable or leave from different platforms. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. The light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay and Central. 
  • T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Wynyard. T9 Northern Line trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, via Strathfield. Trackwork also affects trains on the City Circle. From Wynyard, trains run towards Town Hall and Central only. The light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall and Central. 
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run between Penrith and Central, platforms 1-12, only. Richmond trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern between Richmond and Olympic Park only. Change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey towards the City. 
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: From 5.20am to 9.40am, buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park. 
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Redfern only, some to a changed timetable. Change trains at Redfern to continue your journey. 
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs Line: From 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Some trains start or end at Hurstville or Sutherland. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. Trains may leave from different platforms, please check indicator screens before boarding. From 1pm to 4pm, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make an extra stop at Arncliffe. Buses run between Sydenham, Wolli Creek and Arncliffe. Change at Arncliffe or Sydenham for a bus to Wolli Creek. T8 Airport & South Line trains to and from the City continue to stop at Wolli Creek. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: From 5.20am to 10.30am, buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park, and between Richmond or Schofields and Olympic Park. You may need to change trains at Lidcombe to continue your journey. From 10.30am to 11.30am, trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Granville, and between Schofields and Olympic Park. You may need to change trains at Granville to continue your journey. 
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: Extra trains run between Olympic Park and Richmond.  
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. Revesby trains run between Revesby and Central only. Most Macarthur trains from the City run via Sydenham. Trains to the City run via the Airport. Early morning and late evening trains run via the Airport but start and end at Central, platform 23. 
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, only. 
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork affecting trains between Strathfield and Central. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork affecting trains between Strathfield and Central. 
  • South Coast Line: From 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains make extra stops between Sutherland and Hurstville. from 1pm to 4pm, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but will make extra stops at Arncliffe and Sydenham. Buses run between Sydenham, Wolli Creek and Arncliffe. Change at Arncliffe or Sydenham for a bus to Wolli Creek. 

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

Plenty of buses run to Circular Quay and Wynyard to get you within walking distance of the start line. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Service Changes & Bus Diversions

Buses that usually travel through The Rocks, Walsh Bay, King St Wharf and Pyrmont will be diverting from their regular routes and starting/ending their trips at different stops while roads are closed for the event.

The following bus routes will be affected:

  • Routes 252, 288, 290 and 292: From 5.30am to 11:30am services will end their trips at Wynyard Station, York St, Stand P. Services leaving the city will pick up from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand R. Stops will be missed on Erskine St, King St and Sussex St.
  • Routes 311, 324 and 325: from 5am to 11am services will be diverting and end their trips at Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand J (stop ID 2000425). Services leaving the city will pick up from QVB, York St, Stand A (stop ID 200041). Stops will be missed on Hickson Rd, Towns Pl, Argyle St, Argyle Pl, Kent St, and York St/Kent St at Wynyard Station. 
  • Route 389: from 7:30am to 10am services will end their trips at Pirrama Rd before Darling Island Rd (stop ID 200918). Services leaving Pyrmont will pick up from Pirrama Rd after Jones Bay Rd (stop ID 200920). Stops at The Star will be missed on Pirrama Rd.

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

The closest wharf to the event start and finish line is Circular Quay however Sydney Ferries will operate to a regular Sunday timetable and services don't start running until later in the morning. Catch early morning buses or trains to get to the start line instead.

After the event you can catch a ferry home from Circular Quay which is a short walk from the finish fine.

Ferries can be busy particularly on Sundays, so have a back up transport option in mind. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip home after the event.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill Line light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill via Darling Harbour and the Inner West. Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner

From Central change for trains to Circular Quay or for L2/L3 light rail services to Circular Quay.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

L2 Randwick Line light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford light rail services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Catch L2 and L3 light rail services to Circular Quay to get within walking distance of the starting line.

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.

To accommodate the event safely, road closures will be in place between 4am and 1pm on sections of George St, Hickson Rd, Sussex St, Murray St, Pirrama Rd and other surrounding local roads.

Key Road Closures:

  • 4am to 1pm: Circular Quay West at the OPT.
  • 4:30am to 11am: George St from Alfred St to Hickson Rd, Hickson Rd from George St to Park Hyatt, and the OPT Upper Roadway.
  • 6am to 10am: Hickson Rd between Napoleon St and Barton St, Sussex St between Napoleon St and Erskine St, northbound lanes of Sussex St from King St to Erskine St, Sections of Slip St and Barton St.
  • 6am to 11am: Hickson Rd from Park Hyatt to Barton St, and Napoleon St between Kent St and Sussex St. Sections of Dalgety St and Towns Pl.
  • 7.30am to 10am: Sections of Murray St & Pirrama Rd, and Wharf 7/10 Service Rd in Pyrmont.
  • 8.30am to 9:30am: Barangaroo Ave, Cuthbert St, Erskine St, King St, Lime St, Shelley St and Watermans Quay at King St Wharf.

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

Changed Local Access Arrangements

King St Wharf/Barangaroo: Between 8:30am and 9:15am access to King St Wharf is via Wheat Rd only. There will be no entry or exit via Erskine St during this time due to closures on Sussex St for the event. Vehicles entering the precinct need to be aware they cannot exit until after 9:30am when roads reopen.

Pyrmont: Between 7am and 9:30am access into The Star car park will not be available via Pirrama Rd. Access via Pyrmont St, Jones Bay Rd or Edward St instead. Vehicles may exit the car park onto Pirrama Rd (northbound only) under traffic control until 8am. No access to or from Australian National Maritime Museum during these times.

Shared pathway closure: From 8:30am to 9:30am the King St off ramp between Pyrmont Bridge and Sussex Street will be closed.

Vehicle Drop-Off 

If you are getting dropped off at the event, the closest and most easily accessible streets to the start line are Argyle St if you are travelling from the west or north and Harrington St if travelling from the south or east.

From both Argyle and Harrington streets, the start area at First Fleet Park is a short walk through Jack Mundey Place.

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 First Fleet Park is a short walk through Jack Mundey Place.

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

Parking is limited so participants are encouraged to consider the public transport options and plan ahead.

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. 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.
  • 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. Access to the car park will be managed by traffic control at Dalgety Rd.

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

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).