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Plan Your Nye Transport

To enjoy a hassle-free evening out and to make the most of Sydney New Year's Eve 2017, leave your car at home and plan to get to the celebrations in Sydney CBD and North Sydney by public transport.

Accessibility

Customers with specific accessibility needs must plan their trip for NYE in advance. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay between 8pm and 1am. Customers with disabilities going to the Cahill Expressway event can make special arrangements for their train.

Send an email to Special.Events@transport.nsw.gov.au or call 8922 4394 before NYE. To make last-minute arrangements on NYE, call 9224 4392.

Avoid The Crowds On The Way Home

Return tickets on trains, buses and light rail will be extended, and special New Year's Eve tickets will be available for State Transit buses and light rail services.

Ticketing Options

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If you are travelling with an Opal card and you are unable to tap on or tap off due to the unavailability of station gates, you should call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL) and speak to a customer representative.

*The transport information provided on this website is indicative only and is provided to assist you with planning your travel. It is based on the best available information available to us. You should not rely on this information entirely and you should contact the NSW Transport Hotline or refer to their website for updates and other transport information. We take no responsibility of the accuracy of the information provided.

Trains

Extra trains to the Sydney CBD will run from 4pm to get you to your New Year's Eve celebrations and home again. After midnight, extra trains will run until early in the morning to get you home.

Between 8pm and 1am you will not be able to get off at Circular Quay. You can walk to the Sydney Harbour foreshore from Wynyard, St. James or Martin Place.

Between 12.30am and 03.30am trains leaving Central will not stop at Domestic Airport and International Airport stations.

Train Tickets

Return train tickets purchased on New Year's Eve are valid until 12 noon on New Year's Day.

Return train tickets to the Sydney CBD are valid for one journey to and from Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James, Museum, Martin Place or Kings Cross. For travel to North Sydney or Milsons Point, you need a ticket to these stations.

A Station access fee applies for travel from Domestic and International Airport Stations.

Bus

Extra buses on major routes will be deployed to get you to and from the Sydney CBD and North Sydney. Temporary bus stops and diversions will be in place from 3pm in North Sydney and from 4pm in the CBD until 6am on New Year's Day.

Metrobus services will not run after 6pm on New Year's Eve, but will be back to normal on New Year's Day.

Bus Tickets

Special New Year's Eve bus ticket: $6 adult, $3 concession, and it allows unlimited travel on regular State Transit operated Sydney Buses services between 3pm New Year's Eve and 12 noon New Year's Day.

Sold on board all Sydney Buses, except the 333.

Ferries

If you are travelling by ferry on New Year's Eve, allow extra time for your journey. Sydney ferries will run until the Sydney Harbour exclusion zone commences. The last service time from some wharves is as early 5.35pm, so plan your NYE schedule accordingly.

After the midnight fireworks, extra ferries will run on some lines to get you home. However, they may be delayed if the Sydney Harbour exclusion zone time is extended. Please refer to the Ferry website for timetable.

FerRy Tickets

Do not buy a return ferry ticket unless you plan to catch one of the extra services leaving after the fireworks, otherwise you may get held up longer than you expect.

Light Rail

Light rail services will run around every 8-10 minutes on New Year's Eve. The last light rail service from the Sydney CBD to Lilyfield will leave Central at 3am on New Year's Day, and the last light rail services from the Inner West of Central will leave Lilyfield at 3.20am.

Light Rail Tickets

Special New Year's light rail ticket: $5 adult $3 concession allows unlimited travel between 5.30am on New Year's Eve and 5am on New Year's Day. Tickets are sold on board the light rail.

Night Ride Buses

Night Ride buses will run on the morning of New Year's Day to get you home. These services will leave from alternative New Year's locations due to road closures. Please refer to Bus timetable for arrival timings.

Night Ride Tickets

You can use any valid return train ticket.

Tickets are also sold on board.

Taxis

Taxi pick-up and drop-off may be restricted due to road closures. You will find secure taxi ranks at:

Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD
(between Liverpool Street and Nithsdale Lane)
9pm New Year's Eve to 5am New Year's Day

Darling Harbour
(northern end of Lime Street)
10pm New Year's Eve to 4am New Year's Day

World Square, Sydney CBD
10pm New Year's Eve to 4am New Year's Day

Oxford Street, Surry Hills
11pm New Year's Eve to 6am New Year's Day

Bayswater Road, Kings Cross
(adj. Hugo's Lounge)
9pm New Year's Eve to 6am New Year's Day

Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
(adj. Empire Hotel)
9pm on New Year's Eve to 6am New Year's Day

Download the Transport Apps

Smart apps help you plan your trip, and they all offer something a little bit different. Find the latest apps at transportnsw.info.

Plan your New Year's Eve travel

Visit: tranportnsw.info
Call 131 500 TTY 1800 637 500

Think before you pack alcohol

Don't pack glass bottles or alcohol if you plan to enter a managed-access viewing area.

It is an offence to drink alcohol or carry open alcohol on public transport, including at train stations, bus and light rail stops and ferry wharves.

Anti-social behaviour is not allowed on public transport.