How to get to Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a coastal haven renowned for its breathtaking scenery and world-class beaches. Despite being just a 40-minute drive from Sydney’s bustling CBD, the Northern Beaches feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life, or from the Eastern Suburb’s and likes of Bondi.

Stretching 30km from Manly to Palm Beach, this coastal paradise offers over 20 beaches, each with its own unique atmosphere. With the most renowned including Manly, Dee Why, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Newport, Avalon, and Palm Beach, no matter whether your passion lies in surfing, swimming, snorkeling, or simply unwinding on the sand, there’s a beach tailored to your desires.

Venture beyond the shoreline to uncover charming waterside dining spots, a thriving craft beer culture, and an abundance of outdoor adventures just waiting to be experienced.

The best way to get to Sydney’s Northern Beaches


The B-Line bus route is the most popular and frequent bus to get from Wynyard in the city centre, up to Mona Vale in the North. There are 9 main stops including Neutral Bay, Mossman, Manly Vale, Warringah Mall, Dee Why, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Warriewood, and Mona Vale. Additional bus services like the 199 operate from Palm Beach to Manly. For more information and current timetables visit  

On Demand Transport – Keoride

Keoride is new low cost public transport service that will pick you up from either home, a designated pick-up point or the nearest bus stop (Palm Beach to North Narrabeen and take you directly to the closest B-Line transport hub at Narrabeen, Warriewood or Mona Vale.


At this stage, no trains run to the Northern Beaches (residents will tell you it’s part of the charm). The nearest train station is Chatswood, where you can then access a range of bus routes to get to the beaches.


Manly Ferry

The Manly Ferry is not only a great way to get to and from the city, it’s also a unique and memorable experience. Visit Transport NSW for ferry information and timetables.

Manly Fast Ferry

This private servicenow uses Opal Cards and connects Manly to a number of harbour locations including Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, North Sydney, Rose Bay, Watsons Bay.

Only 18-20 minutes travel time from Manly to Circular Quay. Operates 7 days a week from 6:15am until 9:25pm on weekdays and from 9:45am until 9:00pm on weekends and public holidays.

Taxi Services

Manly Warringah Cabs
13 16 68

Premier Peninsula Cabs
8868 4141

Uber or other ride-share apps are always a great way to get around, and are readily available throughout the day and night.

Accessible Transport

Zero200 Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
8332 0200