Traffic & Transport

Public Transport

The best way for participants and volunteers to get to the start line at Bradfield Park in Milsons Point, and back home again is by public transport – travel on transport is included in your event entry. Plenty of extra trains and buses will run on the day so leave the car at home. Visit for all the details you need to plan your trip.

To make the event a safe and successful one, significant road closures will be in place from 4am along the course, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other major roads.

The city will be no place for cars while the event is underway so the easiest way to get around will be by public transport. See below for detailed road closure and clearway information.

Travel to and from the event on the following public transport services is covered for 2023 Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS participants and volunteers:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked serviced bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)*
  • Sydney Metro North West services
  • Bus services including Sydney metropolitan and regional bus services
  • Sydney Ferries and Newcastle Ferries
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light rail services

*Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to and from Domestic and International airport stations and is not covered by 2023 Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS travel entitlements.

Getting to and from the event

  • Train

    The closest station to the start line at Bradfield Park is Milsons Point on the T1 North Shore Line.

    Trains on the T1 North Shore Line run every 5-10 minutes. Trains to the city run every 10 to 15 minutes on most lines. From Central Station (Platform 16) additional early-morning services will run to Milsons Point every 5 minutes from 5am until 9am.

    After the event, the closest stations to the finish areas are Circular Quay, Wynyard & Martin Place.

    Please note, planned weekend trackwork is taking place during the event on the T8 Airport & South Line. Buses will replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham, and between Sydenham and Central via the Airport. Other trackwork may affect your trip so plan ahead.

    Sydney Metro services run between Tallawong and Chatswood. Change at Chatswood to connect with T1 North Shore Line trains to Milsons Point. Early morning services will run.

    Visit for all the details you need to plan your trip.

  • Light Rail

    L1 Dulwich Hill Line services run between Dulwich Hill and Central Station. Change at Central to connect with T1 North Shore line trains to Milsons Point. L1 services will start running from as early as 4am on Marathon day to help you get to the event.

    L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford services run between Randwick/Juniors Kingsford and the city. Change at Central or Town Hall to connect with T1 North Shore Line trains to Milsons Point. L2/L3 services start running from 5am.

    Please note, L2 and L3 services will not run between Town Hall and Circular Quay until around 11am.

  • Bus

    The closest bus stops to the start line are in North Sydney due to early morning road closures in Milsons Point for the event. Additional early morning services will run on selected routes.

    From the City or North Sydney change for a train to Milsons Point to get to the start line at Bradfield Park, or you can consider walking instead.

    Please note that major bus diversions will be in place while roads are closed from as early as 3:30am on event day. If you’re catching buses to the start line, plan ahead as you may need to connect with trains to continue your trip to Milsons Point.

    Depending on which run you enter and when you leave the city, your journey home may still be affected as some roads remain closed until 3pm so plan ahead.

    Visit for all the details you need to plan your trip.


  • Ferry

    Ferries can be very popular and may reach capacity, particularly on weekends so consider the other available transport options. Keep in mind that early morning ferries are very limited on Sundays and, depending on which event you enter, you may not be able to catch a ferry to Milsons Point so plan ahead.

    Visit for all the details you need to plan your trip.


Road closures and parking restrictions

Major roads & cycleways will be closed between 3:30am and 3pm in the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Millers Point, Barangaroo, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Moore Park & Centennial Park. 

Key road closures:

  • 3:30am to 11am: roads at the start line in Milsons Point including Alfred St South.
  • 4am to 8:30am: roads in Millers Point and Barangaroo including sections of Watsons Rd, Upper Fort St and Argyle St.
  • 4am to 9:30am: roads in Pyrmont north including Bowman St and Pirrama Rd.
  • 4am to 10am: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cahill Expressway, Western Distributor and some roads in Milsons Point and Pyrmont.
  • Southbound traffic approaching the Harbour Bridge will be diverted via the Harbour Tunnel. Citybound traffic on the Anzac Bridge will be diverted via Bathurst St off-ramp. No direct access between the Anzac Bridge and Harbour Bridge until 10am. Motorists can use the Harbour Tunnel or Victoria Rd/Gladesville Bridge alternative routes.
  • Note: Access to the Harbour Tunnel from the west between 5am and 2pm is only via the Cross City Tunnel which is toll free during these times., There is no access via the city while major roads are closed. Drivers west of the city needing to travel north prior to 10am should use Victoria Rd/Gladesville Bridge.
  • 4am to 10:30am: roads in Millers Point including Hickson Rd, Dalgety Rd and Towns Place.
  • 4am to 11am: roads in The Rocks and Dawes Point including Hickson Rd and George St.
  • 4am to 2pm: roads in Moore Park including Moore Park Rd, Driver Ave. Centennial Park will also be closed to vehicles. Eastern Distributor Bondi Exit to Moore Park Rd will close from 2am – 4am and from 1:15pm – 2pm.
  • 4am to 2:30pm: Park St, College St, Oxford St and Flinders St from the city, Darlinghurst through to Moore Park.
  • Motorists will only be able to travel across the course via the Cross City Tunnel which will be toll-free from 5am to 3pm on event day however long delays are expected and motorists should avoid non-essential travel.
  • 4am to 3pm: roads in Sydney CBD east including Macquarie St, Bridge St, College St and Art Gallery Rd.
  • 5:30am to 11am: roads in Sydney CBD north and Circular Quay including Bridge St, Pitt St, Loftus St and Young St.
  • 6:30am to 12pm: Southbound lanes of Anzac Pde from Moore Park Rd to Lang Rd at Moore Park. Eastern Distributor Randwick Anzac Pde exit will also be closed.

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect from 1am to 3pm on major roads in the city, Pyrmont and Moore Park and from 12:15am to 11am on roads in Milsons Point and North Sydney.

All information regarding road closures and parking restrictions, visit Road Closures and Special Event Clearways.

For a detailed list of the special event clearway locations including downloadable maps and real-time traffic conditions, visit Live Traffic NSW.

Clearways are strict no parking zones and apply even to residents with local parking permits or TfNSW Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully on the day and the night before as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

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