Parking & Transport

Transport, dining, access and seating maps for our principal venue, the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, on Sydney Harbour.

Public Transport


Circular Quay station is the terminus for many services and is linked to the Sydney Opera House by a covered walkway. 


The closest station servicing the Sydney Opera House is Circular Quay, located on the City Circle Line.

For public transport information for Sydney


Or call Transport NSW on 131 500


A taxi rank is situated on Macquarie Street. There is also a rank at Circular Quay.

Water Taxis

Water taxis provide a spectacular way to travel to the Sydney Opera House, mooring at the Man O' War Steps.
Yellow Water Taxis: 1300 138 840
Water Taxis Combined: 9555 8888
Taxis Afloat: 9955 3222
Banks Marine: 9555 1222

Courtesy Shuttle from Circular Quay

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. 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.

Circular Quay Location: The courtesy shuttle leaves from the vehicle turning circle/parking area on the pedestrian concourse (underneath the Cahill expressway).

Running times for the Concert Hall:

  • Before a performance: Bus starts 75 minutes before matinee and evening performances and runs continuously for 1 hour.
  • After a performance: Bus starts 10 minutes after the performance finishes and runs continuously for 45 minutes.

Parking at the Sydney Opera House

Wilson Parking manages and operates Wilson's Sydney Opera House car park, which is a public car park serving Sydney Opera House visitors and ticket buyers, as well as visitors and residents of East Circular Quay and Macquarie Street.

Being a public car park, availability is difficult to predict and may be limited, especially at times of busy activity at Sydney Opera House and its surrounding areas. Sydney Opera House recommends that those wishing to use this car park arrive early.

Wilson's Sydney Opera House car park is located at 2 Macquarie Street (northern end) with vehicular access adjacent to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.

There are 11 accessible parking spaces on Level 1 and 12 spaces on Level 6 of the car park for holders of RTA Mobility Parking Scheme permits. Car spaces on Level 6 also have direct wheelchair access to lifts.

There is undercover access to Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse from the car park. The car park is open 6am to 1am seven days.

To confirm pricing please visit

Discounts of $5 per visit and the convenience of monthly billing apply with a Wilson Platinum Card; contact Wilson Parking on 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464) for an application form or apply online at

You can also pre-pay your parking when you arrive to speed up your exit.

Discounted Parking at the Sydney Opera House, save with Book A Bay.

As a proud Sponsor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Wilson Parking are offering a discount when you choose to Book A Bay. Enter promo code SSOPARK to receive $5 off when you pre-book for evening concerts, or a flat rate of $25 for matinee concerts. 
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On the Way Out

Sometimes the car park can be congested when everyone is leaving after the concert, especially if several Sydney Opera House events finish at around the same time. Consider having a late supper or dessert at a nearby cafe while the rush clears.

Remember, there's a free shuttle bus back to Circular Quay.

Taxis leave from just past the roundabout on Macquarie Street.

New passenger drop-off system

From February 2016 the Opera House will be phasing in a new passenger drop-off system at the entrance to the precinct. These changes are designed to enhance safety, security and the visitor experience at the Opera House - removing vehicles from the Forecourt to enable the creation of more pedestrian-friendly public spaces at this World Heritage site.

  • Taxis will be asked to drop-off visitors to the Opera House at a designated area near the Macquarie Street Gatehouse entrance.
  • People leaving the precinct will be directed to the taxi rank on the eastern side of Macquarie Street for pick-ups.
  • The SOH Shuttle Bus will continue to be granted access to the Opera House Vehicle Concourse for drop-offs and pick-ups. 
  • Visitors with accessibility needs will be taken via a convenient cart to the venue entrance from the gate house.

Alternative Parking Options

If Wilson's Sydney Opera House Car Park is full, the closest public car parks to Sydney Opera House are:

  • Gold Fields House, 13-17 Pitt Street.
  • Sir Stamford Hotel car park, Alfred Street.
  • Intercontinental Hotel car park, Phillip Street.
  • Secure Parking at 131 Macquarie Street.