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12 Aug 2022
Major roads to close for return of City2Surf

Up to 70,000 people are expected to line up for the City2Surf as it returns to Sydney streets this Sunday 14 August.

Major roads will close and parking restrictions will be in force between the Sydney CBD and eastern suburbs for the world’s largest fun run after two years of COVID cancellations.

Transport for NSW Executive Director Customer Journey Planning Craig Moran said from 3.30am Sunday, roads will start closing around the Hyde Park starting line in the Sydney CBD, followed by major road closures in the eastern suburbs from 6am, with most closures in place by 7am.

“We advise motorists to avoid unnecessary travel through the eastern suburbs or expect significant delays and allow plenty of extra travel time, as traffic will be heavy while closures and detours are in place,” Mr Moran said.

“Motorists are also urged to avoid Bondi Road because hundreds of buses will carry tens of thousands of participants between Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction throughout the day.”

From 1am Sunday, special event clearways will be in effect along the entire 14- kilometre course, as well as on Bondi Road, to clear the course of vehicles for participant safety and to keep traffic and buses moving along detour routes.

“These clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicles so make sure you check signs if you park on Sunday and especially if you leave your car overnight between Saturday and Sunday, because vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee will apply,” Mr Moran said.

Roads will start reopening in the city from 11:30am and in the eastern suburbs from 1pm. All roads are expected to reopen by 4pm.

Mr Moran said public transport was the best option for participants to get to and from the event, with plenty of services available.

“We urge all City2Surf participants and volunteers to catch public transport because travel on all modes of public transport is included with event registration – just show your race bib or t-shirt to transport staff when boarding services,” Mr Moran said.

“We’ll have extra trains, buses and light rail services, as well as frequent shuttle buses from Bondi Beach to Bondi Junction to help you get home from the finish line.”

The first group of participants are scheduled to start from 7:40am, with the last runners expected to cross the finish line around 2pm.

Bus customers are reminded that while major roads will close along the course, significant diversions will be in place for bus routes between the city and eastern suburbs – so, plan ahead before heading out.

Attendees travelling to the SCG in the afternoon for the Sydney Swans v Collingwood Magpies match should allow extra travel time as roads are still expected to be busy around the eastern suburbs.

Customers are reminded that face masks are mandatory on public transport and in public transport waiting areas.

For more information on additional and changed public transport services for the event and to plan your trip, visit

For real-time updates on traffic conditions, road closures and special event clearways, visit