Parking & Transportation

Here’s the lowdown on all the ways you can commute to NTH SYD.

  • Train

    Catching a train is probably the most widely used mode of public transport for North Sydney commuters, who are treated to spectacular views of Sydney Harbour as the train crosses over the Bridge. At the moment, there are three lines that pass through North Sydney Station on the Sydney Trains Network –

    • T1 North Shore and Western line: The line runs approximately 60km from North Sydney to Emu plains and Richmond in the Greater West, and up to Berowra on the outskirts of Northern Sydney. The T1 route is often reported as the busiest commuter trainline on the network, especially during peak hour.
    • T9 Northern line: Servicing the Upper North Shore Suburbs from Hornsby, the line goes through North Sydney to the City, making it a fast connection.
    • Central Coast and Newcastle line: Catching a train from Newcastle or the Central Coast is made easy through this line which offers express services. Trains running approximately every hour during peak time.
    • Commuters in other areas of Sydney can catch a train into Central, where they can change lines to get to North Sydney. Trains run every few minutes from Central to North Sydney during peak hour.

    Passengers alighting at North Sydney Station can make their way to the heart of the CBD through Greenwood Plaza where they can pick up a coffee or some breakfast on the way to work. Depending on which part of the CBD you’re travelling to, you can exit Greenwood Plaza at Miller, Blue or Walker Street.

    Transport for NSW has introduced OPAL Cards for fares on Sydney Trains, Ferries and Buses. Visit transportnsw.info for trip planners, timetables and other information.

  • Bus

    Buses make their way to North Sydney from the City, Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, Epping, Milsons Point, Mosman, Lane Cove and other Northern suburb areas.

    Transport for NSW has introduced OPAL Cards for fares on Sydney Trains, Ferries and Buses. Visit transportnsw.info  for trip planners, timetables and other information.

    The The B-line also started operating in 2017 and picks up passengers from Mona Vale, Dee Why and the Spit Junction and takes them to Neutral Bay. There are plenty of local bus connections from Neutral Bay to North Sydney, alternatively you could take the short walk from Neutral Bay to the CBD.

  • Ferry

    For those who prefer to travel by sea, the F3 and F4 Ferry lines stop through Milsons Point Wharf from a range of areas including Circular Quay, Sydney Olympic Park, Paramatta, Balmain, Pyrmont and Barangaroo. A 25-minute brisk walk from Milsons Point will see you in the North Sydney CBD, or alternatively a two-minute train ride.

    Transport for NSW has introduced OPAL Cards for fares on Sydney Trains, Ferries and Buses. Visit transportnsw.info for trip planners, timetables and other information.

  • Car and Motorbike

    North Sydney is connected to a number of major roads, making it easier for drivers to navigate their way into the CBD. Below are some of the main roads that motorists use:

    • Pacific Highway for commuters travelling from the upper and lower north shore to North Sydney
    • Military Road for travellers driving down from Mosman and the Northern Beaches to North Sydney
    • Warringah Freeway/Gore Hill Freeway/Lane Cove Tunnel/M2/Epping Road for commuters from Lane Cove and Epping
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge/ Sydney Harbour Tunnel – connects commuters coming in from the Eastern, Western and Southern suburbs.

    Did you know that there are 280 free motorbike parking spaces in the North Sydney CBD?  Check out this map to see where they are.

    The CBD is well serviced by a number of parking stations. North Sydney Council runs a number of these parking facilities which offer parking options to meet different needs. Long-term leases of permanent parking spaces are available at competitive rates at the below Council carparks in the CBD:

    • Ward Street carpark – Council recently took over the operation of the Ward Street Carpark, located just off Berry St, the carpark is very convenient for those working in and around the North Sydney CBD. Their rates are incredibly competitive;
    • early bird, all day parking on the rooftop – just $15
    • early bird, all day parking under cover – just $20
    • flat rate all day weekend parking – just $10
    • night parking after 6pm – just $10

    The carpark has newly renovated bathroom facilities for exclusive use of long-term lessees of permanent parking spaces. If you would like to enquire please contact North Sydney Council on 9936 8100.

  • Cycling

    Cycling is an ideal way to get to and around North Sydney. Cycling, for those visiting or working in North Sydney is getting easier with improvements to the network of local bike paths and expansions into regional cycling links.

    For a full guide of cycling maps in the area please see the North Sydney Council website.

  • Walking

    North Sydney has some of the most breathtaking views in the world, so while most people will complete at least part of their journey into the CBD on foot, many commuters will include a walk as part of their journey to, from and around the CBD.

    Almost everyone travelling to, from and around North Sydney will complete at least part of their journey on foot.

    In fact, the North Sydney CBD is approximately a 25-minute? walk from Milsons Point, 20 minutes to Waverton and the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, and 20 minutes to Neutral Bay.

    Since 2015, Council has been upgrading the CBD streetscape and pedestrian amenities under the Public Domain Strategy. So far, more than 20,000 square metres of granite paving has been laid, along with the installation of new street furniture, lighting, multi-function poles, tree plantings and soft landscaping.

    Having a range of amenities within walking distance from most offices in the CBD means workers can find what they need close by. This includes supermarkets, eateries, telecommunication shops, pharmacies and medical centres.

    For those who enjoy a leisurely stroll, there are many pockets of green space and open parks to enjoy close to the CBD including St Peters Park, Civic Park and St Leonards Park. The Walking North Sydney Map provides details of routes and approximate walking times.

  • Metro

    Soon the Metro will add another mode of transport when the new Victoria Cross Station opens in 2024 in the heart of the CBD. The Metro will bring commuters from Martin Place to North Sydney in just five minutes, and into Crows Nest in 3 minutes.

    Victoria Cross will have two station access and entry points, a northern entrance on Miller and McLaren Streets and a southern entrance on Miller and Denison Streets.

    Victoria Cross Station will be on the City and Southwest line which starts at Crows Nest and weaves through the city and inner west before reaching Bankstown in the south. Victoria Cross will also connect to the Norwest metro line which is already operation and starts at Tallawong through to Chatswood.

    Visit sydneymetro.info for more information on this project.

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