Getting around, to and from Bondi Beach is easy with multiple travel options including frequent buses, taxis and ride share options, and if you just want to get around Bondi Beach, then try a share bike or simply walk to take in all the beautiful views.
Getting to Bondi Beach from the airport by train and bus
Getting to Bondi Beach is easy:
- Catch the train from the Airport to Central Station,
- At Central Station change to a train to Bondi Junction,
- At Bondi Junction Interchange catch a bus to Bondi Beach.
The journey takes about 50 minutes and costs approx. $20, there are other possible combinations but this is the quickest. There are regular trains from the Airport to Central Station. Follow the signs downstairs in the terminal and buy your Opal Card or use a credit card to tap into the station. Catch the train from Platform 1 towards City (Central Station), the journey is about 12 minutes.
Get off at Central Station and go down two levels to Platform 24 (5 mins) that will take you to Bondi Junction Interchange. It’s the last station, you can’t miss it, unless you’re really jetlagged. This train journey should take 13 minutes.
At Bondi Junction Interchange go upstairs to Bus Stand A and catch the 333 Bus to Bondi Beach, this journey will take about 10 minutes to get to Campbell Pde.
Visit Transport Info Line website for latest fare and timetable information.
Getting to Bondi Beach from the airport by taxi or ride share
A taxi or ride share will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending upon the time of day. A Taxi will cost between $50-$100 depending upon the time. A ride share will cost between $35-$80 depending upon the time and level of service.
There are also a range of taxi operators that service Sydney and surrounding suburbs.
Getting to the city
By bus: all buses from Bondi Beach go to Bondi Junction Interchange. The 333 is the only bus that continues to the City and travels through Paddington, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. It is possible to catch other buses from Bondi Junction that take alternative routes to the City or even across the Harbour Bridge from Bondi Junction Interchange. Use the Transport for NSW Trip Planner or look at the bus route map (PDF).
By train: the fastest way into the city is by train, from Bondi Junction Interchange there are regular trains to key stations in the city. From there it is possible to transfer to other trains at Town Hall or Central Station. Whilst Central Station is large and requires more walking, Town Hall is very compact but with many stairs, escalators and lifts that don’t link all platforms -always ask a member of staff if you’re confused.
By ferry: there is a ferry service from Rose Bay to Circular Quay that takes about 15 minutes, however there is no bus to get there. It is necessary to catch a Taxi or Ride Share, this will take 10-15 minutes and will cost $12-$18. It is also possible to get to Rose Bay by bicycle (share bike or hire bike) the best route to take is around the east of the Golf Course from where Curlewis St meets Old South Head Rd as there is a safe separated path beside the golf course.
Accessible travel to Bondi Beach
Accessible travel information for metro travel, light rail, trains and buses can be found at Transport NSW. 333 buses are wheelchair accessible and run frequently to Bondi Beach from the city via the Bondi Junction Transport Interchange, which is also wheelchair accessible.
Mobility parking spaces are situated in key locations for people who have a mobility parking permit Please see Waverley Council’s Accessibility Map for details on wheelchair lockers, accessible toilets, mobility parking, stairs and park shelters.
Getting to other places around the eastern suburbs
Catch a bus to Bondi Junction Interchange and another bus or train to your chosen destination. The 333 and 380 buses are the main bus numbers that connect the 3kms between Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction Bus-Train Interchange (see map above). The 333 is pram, mobility aid and wheelchair accessible.
Walking: there are many fantastic walking routes both along the coast and towards the city. View some of our favourite walks.
Payment Information for public transport
Payment for public transport in Sydney is via an Opal Card or your credit card (including payment enabled smartphones, watches and other devices). Opal Cards are the prepaid travel cards used to access bus, train and ferry services in Sydney. These can be purchased and topped up from most train stations, and newsagent stores (look for the circular Opal Logo).
Contactless Payment is a new feature on all bus, train and ferry services, it lets you use a credit card, a debit card or a linked device to pay for travel, the same as an Opal Card. However, some credit cards from outside Australia may automatically trigger an overseas transaction charge. For more information visit Transport NSW; Contactless payments and Best ways for visitors to pay.
There are a range of designated car parking areas in Waverley and on street parking. Plan your trip in advance and click here to view Waverley’s Parking Map.
Bondi by bicycle
This map prepared by the local Council’s shows recommended cycling routes through the Eastern Suburbs. It also features 5 specific local trips suitable for family outings or fitness training with detailed ride descriptions:
Bondi is also well connected to Sydney CBD with a dedicated bike path on part of Oxford St. If you are looking to hire a bike, Centennial Park Cycles is a good place to start – and do a lap of the beautiful park while you are there.
Remember, it is mandatory in the state of New South Wales to wear a helmet. These can be rented same place as the bikes. Unless you are under 16 year’s of age or are accompanying someone less than 16 yrs, you cannot ride on the footpath unless the path is a share path with a bicycle sign.