The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
To get information about public transport around Sydney call 131 500 or visit the Transport Info website.
Passenger drop-off system
Visitors and patrons with accessibility requirements arriving by taxi or private car can be dropped at the designated point near the Macquarie Street Gatehouse where Opera House staff are on hand to arrange transfers to the building via a wheelchair-accessible shuttle service (Monday – Friday, daytime only).For those attending evening and weekend performances, an alternative underground drop-off and pick-up point is in operation (as required, based on performance schedule).
All other visitors and patrons arriving by taxis and private vehicles must be dropped-off at the designated area near the Gatehouse.
People leaving the precinct will be directed to the taxi rank on Macquarie Street.
Designed for elderly and less mobile customers, the free Courtesy Bus operates between Circular Quay and the street level entrance of the Sydney Opera House foyer (lift access inside).
Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Circular Quay Location: It leaves from the vehicle turning circle/parking area on the pedestrian concourse (underneath the Cahill expressway). Running times vary dependent on performance times.
The Courtesy Bus is wheelchair accessible and is the only vehicle granted Forecourt access for drop-offs and pick-ups for matinee and evening performances.