Getting here

Getting here

You're never far away

Getting to, from and around Darling Harbour is easy. You can travel by train, bus or light rail, or walk from Sydney's CBD; and there’s no better excuse for enjoying the harbour—arrive in Darling Harbour’s Cockle Bay by water taxi, ferry or harbour cruise. There are also several secure car parks in and around Darling Harbour.

For big events: allow extra time, plan your journey and take public transport.

Download a map of Darling Harbour or pick up a free copy at Sydney Visitor Centre, located under the freeway adjacent to Darling Quarter, near the Darling Harbour Children’s Playground. (Please note, the Sydney Visitor Centre will be closed from April 2017.) 

For more information on public transport visit transportnsw.info.

Bus Bus
Buses in the city centre operate along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, Park, Druitt, Clarence and York streets. Visit transportnsw.info for up-to-date information on routes and timetables.

If you walk down Market Street you will enter Darling Harbour close to Pyrmont Bridge, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Cockle Bay Wharf.

If you walk down Park Street then Druitt Street, you will enter Darling Harbour close to Cockle Bay Wharf and the Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Bathurst Street entrance into Darling Harbour takes you to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Liverpool Street entrance into Darling Harbour is adjacent to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Chinese Garden of Friendship. More info
Ferry Ferry
Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay and alight at King Street Wharf, or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.

If you alight at King Street Wharf, you'll be close to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf.

If you alight at Pyrmont Bay Wharf, you'll be close to the Australian National Maritime Museum and Harbourside Shopping Centre. More info
Sydney Light Rail Sydney Light Rail
The Inner West Light Rail travels between Central Station in the CBD and Dulwich Hill in the Inner West and has a number of stops in Darling Harbour.

Alight at the Paddy's Market stop the Powerhouse Museum and the Chinese Garden.

Alight at Exhibition stop for Tumbalong Park and the ICC Sydney Exhibition halls.

Alight at Convention stop for the ICC Sydney Convention Centre and Harbourside Shopping Centre.

Alight at the Pyrmont Bay stop for the Australian National Maritime Museum and Pyrmont Bay Park. More info
Bicycle Bicycle
Pyrmont Bridge is a shared path used by pedestrians and cyclists, providing a scenic gateway to Darling Harbour—from Sydney’s CBD to the east, and inner city to the west.

On Pyrmont Bridge, as on all shared paths, cyclists are required to give way to pedestrians at all times, even if that means coming to a complete stop. The speed limit on the bridge for cyclists is 10km/h.

Darling Drive is now also open as a shared path, allowing cyclists to access Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Pyrmont and Ultimo.
There are 50 bicycle racks located at the ICC Sydney and 40 bicycle racks at Darling Quarter that are available for public use.

The Place Management Division of Property NSW is working closely with transport agencies, the City of Sydney and other interested groups to ensure the harmonious flow of traffic between cyclists and pedestrians along this busy thoroughfare. Please adhere to the signs along Pyrmont Bridge and be mindful of Shared Path etiquette.
Train Train
Take the train to Town Hall Station and exit south into Bathurst Street. A short downhill walk on Bathurst Street will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Sydney Visitor Centre.

Take the train to Central Station. Follow the signs to the South Concourse and UTS via the Devonshire Street Tunnel. Go west to George Street, cross beneath George Street, and take the Ultimo Pedestrian Network. Take The Goods Line to its northern end, at Macarthur Street. Turn right and cross Darling Drive onto Hay Street. Turn left into Darling Harbour where Hay Street meets Quay Street. More info
Parking Parking
There are a number of secure car parks conveniently located in and around Darling Harbour.

Want convenient and cheap parking? Try booking a car park in advance and look out for special ‘early bird’, evening and weekend parking rates.

Click 'Parking' in the menu above to view car park information.
Remember to plan your route in advance!
Taxi Taxi
Taxi ranks are positioned at Harbour Street (near Darling Quarter); and at Iron Wharf Place (near Convention Centre ) and at Zollner Circuit (near ICC Sydney Theatre). (Please note that the Wheat Road taxi rank is closed from 29 January 2017.)
Water Taxi Water Taxi
Grab a Water Taxi to Darling Harbour. Aussie Water Taxi’s departing from The Rocks, Circular Quay, The Opera House, Luna Park.

One way fare to Darling Harbour:
$15 per adult (minimum 2 pax)
$10 per child

Return fare to and from Darling Harbour:
$25 per adult (minimum 2 pax)
$15 per child

One way fare for groups of 10 or more:
$10 per person

Where to grab a water cab in Darling Harbour?
Cockle Bay Marina, Harbour Side steps, Harbour Side Jetty, Convention Jetty, King St wharf 6 through 9, Aquarium Wharf and Pier 26

Where to grab a water cab at Circular Quay/The Rocks?
Commissioners Steps, Harbour Masters Steps, Eastern Pontoon, Campbell's Cove

Contact details: (02) 9211 7730 More info
Boat Boat
Book a berth and sail your own boat into the Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour before enjoying everything that is on offer in the precinct, then sailing out again!

Book online or call (02) 9211 5227.

Note that no petrol boats are allowed at the Marina during fireworks displays and that the Marina is closed on New Year's Eve, 31 December, and on Australia Day, 26 January.

Maps

Darling Harbour maps will help you locate major attractions, accommodation and places of interest.

Darling Harbour Map

This map provides information on attractions, museums, parks and gardens within Darling Harbour. The map also indicates the locations of parking stations, services (including public toilets and ATMs) and accommodation and transport options.

 

There are a number of secure car parks conveniently located in and around Darling Harbour—right next door, or within 250 metres’ walk.

Want cheap parking? Look out for special ‘early bird’, evening and weekend parking rates offered at many of the car parks in and around Darling Harbour.

Why not book in advance? It pays to plan ahead and allow plenty of time, especially for the big events. Most car parks offer a booking service online or through an app—remember to look for this when you visit the parking sites listed below.

Car parks

Harbourside Car Park

ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Car Park 

ICC Sydney Theatre Car Park

Secure Parking, 1 Dixon Street

Secure Parking, 320 Harris Street

Secure Parking, 186 Sussex Street

The Star car park

Wilson Parking, CitiPark

Wilson Parking, Darling Park

Wilson Parking, Darling Quarter

Wilson Parking, Market City

Wilson Parking, Jones Bay Wharf

Harbourside Car Park Harbourside Car Park
Affordable and secure parking at Harbourside, Darling Harbour More info »
Wilson Parking Wilson Parking
Wilson Parking offer affordable and secure parking at Darling Park Car Park and Citipark Car Park. More info »

Access to Darling Harbour is mostly level from surrounding streets. Lifts at both ends of Pyrmont Bridge link the Sydney CBD with Ultimo.

The Goods Line provides an accessible east-west connection between the city and Ultimo via Mary Ann Street and Darling Drive at Macarthur Street. While connections onto and across The Goods Line are accessible at both streets, unfortunately the grade of Macarthur Street itself is too steep to be considered accessible. The Goods Line provides a new accessible north-south connection from the southern side of Ultimo Road, across the rail bridge to Darling Drive, near the end of Macarthur Street.

The lift adjacent to Home Nightclub links Darling Harbour with Druitt Street, with further lifts at Darling Quarter linking with Bathurst Street and at the Convention Centre linking with Ultimo.

The wheelchair accessible bus route 389 operates between Bridge Street, Circular Quay and Pyrmont, making several stops around the edge of Darling Harbour. 

The ferry wharves at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour are both fully accessible.

All Light Rail stations have either ramp or lift access with two stations situated in the precinct.

Darling Harbour’s car parks provide accessible parking spaces and level access to the street.

An electric wheelchair recharge station is situated along the wall on Tumbalong Boulevard at Palm Grove.   

NEW COMMUTER LINKS OPEN BETWEEN ULTIMO AND THE CITY AND CENTRAL THE GOODS LINE PROVIDES NEW ACCESSIBLE PATHS


A new commuter route, The Goods Line, has opened between Darling Harbour, Ultimo and Railway Square.

The Goods Line provides two new east-west connections between the city and Ultimo and one new north-south connection between Ultimo/Darling Harbour and Central Station.

The new east-west connections are at Mary Ann Street and Darling Drive at Macarthur Street. The Mary Ann Street connection is accessible. While both of the new east-west connections have accessible access onto and across The Goods Line, unfortunately, the grade of Macarthur Street itself is too steep and is not accessible.

The new north-south connection runs from the southern side of Ultimo Road, across the rail bridge to Darling Drive, near the end of Macarthur Street. This is an accessible path.

 

NEW CBD BUS NETWORK CONSTRUCTION OF CBD AND SOUTH EAST LIGHT RAIL

Construction of the CBD and South East Light Rail means that a new bus network now operates in the Sydney CBD. Buses in the city operate predominantly along Elizabeth Street, Castlereagh Street, Park Street, Druitt Street, Clarence Street and York Street. Buses no longer operate along George Street. Construction will continue throughout 2016 and until late 2017.

ALTRAC Light Rail is working hard to keep businesses, residents and local communities informed about construction activities and provide information to help manage impacts in the CBD and along the 12km route. Further information is available on the project website at sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au.

For more information about the transport projects transforming Sydney CBD, go to mysydney.nsw.gov.au or follow on Twitter @mysydney.

 

IMAX / Ribbon Redevelopment Retail, Entertainment, Accommodation and Event Space

“The Ribbon” is a 25-storey hotel and serviced apartment development that will provide modern new premises for the IMAX theatre, along with retail and entertainment space. Public space improvements are planned for the surrounding area and include an extension to the current children’s playground, a casual seating area, and a large outdoor screen for viewing big events at Darling Harbour. It is due for completion in early 2019.

 

Changes to Wheat Road Infrastructure Diversion Works

From 29 January 2017, a small section of Wheat Road will be closed to allow infrastructure diversion works to commence. The taxi rank in this area of Wheat Road will be relocated to Sussex Street; other taxi ranks in the area will remain open. This includes the nearby taxi rank on Harbour Street in Darling Quarter.

The Sydney Explorer bus stop will be relocated to Harbour Street, adjacent to the Chinese Garden.

 

Palm Grove temporarily without toilet facilities No toilet facilities 3–6 April, temporary facilities from 7 April

The public toilet blocks located in Palm Grove are being removed as part of the IMAX/Ribbon redevelopment. The toilet blocks will be closed for removal from 3 April.

Please note that from 3 to 6 April there will be no toilet facilities in Palm Grove. The nearest public toilets are located at: Darling Quarter, Cockle Bay Wharf and the new ICC Sydney, each just a few minutes’ walk away.

From 7 April, temporary toilet facilities will be available in Palm Grove, located next to the Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Mothers’ Room and First Aid Room located in Palm Grove will remain open until 31 October 2017.