Buses and cycleways

Buses and cycleways

City centre bus network

In 2015 a redesigned bus network was implemented by Transport for NSW in the city centre. It is a key part of an integrated transport plan to meet the needs of Sydney’s growing population.

Buses that used to run on George Street have been re-routed. Buses in the city centre now operate mainly along new priority routes on Elizabeth, Castlereagh, Park, Druitt, Clarence and York streets.

Some buses now terminate outside or at the edge of the city centre, adjacent to other public transport options. Passengers on these services now need to complete their journey by rail, ferry, an alternative bus or walking.

Additionally, private and commercial drivers are being asked to re-route around the city centre as well as reduce peak hour trips and re-time when travelling to, through and from the city.

Better transport integration 

The NSW Government's City Centre Access Strategy aims to better integrate all transport modes, and put the right transport modes in the best places.

More information on the bus infrastructure and cycleways in the city centre is available on the RMS website.

Plan your bus trip in advance

Use the bus tool to find out how your bus is changed.

Use the trip planner to plan your journey.

For updates while you're on the go download a real time transport app.

You can follow Transport Info Twitter accounts for bus service updates in your area:

  • @BusesNorthWest
  • @BusesNorth
  • @BusesWest
  • @BusesInnerWest;
  • @BusesEast
  • @BusesSouth
  • @BusesSouthWest.

You can also call Transport for NSW on 131 500 or TTY 1800 637 500 for more information.


Tomorrow's Sydney: Bus network: City Centre Access Strategy

Last updated: Monday, 1 April 2019