Northern Beaches Transport Options
Manly is the gateway to the scenic beauty of the Northern Beaches. Today, a trip to Sydney is not complete without an excursion to Sydney's famous Northern Beaches, that is why Manly and the Northern Beaches continue to attract more then 8 million visitors per year. People travel from all over Australia and the world, drawn by the many natural attractions, restaurants, shops and cultural events.
"7 Miles from Sydney and 1000 miles from care" - This was the slogan used by the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company in 1940 to describe Manly “Australia’s Premier Seaside Resort”.
A short 7 nautical miles via the magnificent waterway of Sydney Harbour is the original and still best way to travel to Manly Wharf. Since 1855 ferries have been servicing this spectacular 30 minute route between Circular Quay and Manly, enticing travellers with fabulous views of Sydney Harbour and surrounds.
The best way to explore the Northern beaches via public transport is to jump on a bus from Manly Wharf and enjoy the short trip to one of our many seaside destinations.
30 Minutes to Manly by Ferry
Since 1855, Sydney Ferries’ famous Manly Ferry is a "must do" for visitors and makes the 30 minute trip regularly, day and night. Manly Ferry timetables and information about fares, passes and attractions are available from the Sydney Ferries website.
Transport Info Phone: 131 500
17 Minutes by Fast Ferry
Also departing from Manly Wharf and Pier 2 are high speed ferry services operated by Sydney Fast Ferries and Manly Fast Ferries.
Sydney Fast Ferries operates between Manly and Circular Quay from Monday through to Friday in the Morning and returning to service in the afternoon. The journey takes approximately 15 - 30 minutes.
Manly Fast Ferry offer an hourly service through the day, to Manly, Monday to Friday, along with extra services on the weekend.
Travel the waterways by water taxi... below are a few water taxi providers:
- Manly Water Taxis
- Peninsula Water Taxis
- Sydney Water Taxis
- Yellow Water Taxis
- Palm Beach Water Taxis
By road, Manly Warringah Cabs has been servicing the Northern Beaches since 1953.
Bus services connect Manly with the City, the Northern Beaches and to the west, St Leonards and Epping and Manly Hospital.
See also Manly Bus Routes and Bus Stop Guide >>
Transport Info Phone: 131 500
Airport Bus Transfer
Travel time to Sydney Airport is approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
Airport Transfer Providers include:
However you make your way to the Northern Beaches, we know your visit won't be your last.
Our resort suburbs of the City of Sydney will be something to write home about!
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