The main public transport available on the Northern Beaches is buses. These connect to main train stations at Chatswood, North Sydney and the city as well as the ferry wharf at Manly. The main bus interchanges are at Pittwater Road at Brookvale, Dee Why and Mona Vale and Manly Wharf.
Visit Transport NSW for bus information and timetables
Forest Coach Lines
Visit Forest Coach Lines for bus information and timetables
Hop, Skip & Jump Bus
Important Information: For your health and safety and that of our staff, temporary capacity restrictions apply on our buses. This allows for appropriate social distancing. All Hop, Skip & Jump buses are limited to 10 passengers.
Council also runs the Hop, Skip & Jump community bus service seven days per week through the suburbs of Manly, Fairlight, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Clontarf and Seaforth. Four routes operate Monday to Friday and three routes on weekends. The bus routes interchange at Stockland Shopping Centre in Condamine Street, Balgowlah.
New Route to Manly Vale
The Hop, Skip & Jump Bus Service now runs to Manly Vale. The new route is part of the “Manly anti-clockwise run” operating hourly from 9am to noon and then hourly from 1.30-3.30pm, Monday to Friday only.
For route destinations and stopping points please refer to the Hop, Skip & Jump Timetable
Please review the Code of Conduct.
Disclaimer: Hop, Skip & Jump Bus Service Timetable App
Northern Beaches Council or its Hop, Skip & Jump Bus Service is not affiliated with the Hop, Skip & Jump Bus Service timetable app developed by Scotch Design Pty Ltd. Northern Beaches Council does not accept any liability for the timetable app and cannot guarantee that the timetable is accurate or that it will be kept up-to-date with timetable changes.
The Manly Ferry is not only a great way to get to and from the city, it's also a unique and memorable experience. Visit Transport NSW for ferry information and timetables.
Manly Fast Ferry
This private service now uses Opal Cards and connects Manly to a number of harbour locations including Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, North Sydney, Rose Bay, Watsons Bay.
Only 18-20 minutes travel time from Manly to Circular Quay. Operates 7 days a week from 6:15am until 9:25pm on weekdays and from 9:45am until 9:00pm on weekends and public holidays.
One-way direct services or sightseeing cruises from Manly Wharf, Terminal 3. Opal Cards rolled out for Manly to Barrangaroo.
- Manly – Barrangaroo Fast Ferry
- Manly - Watsons Bay Sightseeing Ferry
Manly Warringah Cabs
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Premier Peninsula Cabs
Zero200 Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS)
Improving our Transport
Bus Rapid Transport - B-Line
The NSW Government is taking action to deliver transport improvements for the Northern Beaches, including the introduction of the B-Line from Newport to the Sydney CBD. The B-Line provides more frequent and reliable services as well as additional car parking spaces at key stops on the route.
Transport for NSW has launched two trials of “on demand’ travel services:
- Between North Narrabeen and Palm Beach and operated by Keoride using vehicles such as Corollas and RAV 4s and offers a pick up and drop off service from customer homes (or other landmark) to the closest B-Line bus stop. Online booking
- Between four hubs including Manly Wharf, Brookvale, Balgowlah and Manly Vale and operated by Transdev running a shuttle type service between four transport hubs where customers can connect to other transport options. Online booking.
Both are a pay service and do not take Opal cards.
Northern Beaches Tunnel
The NSW Government has started preliminary work on building the Beaches Link Tunnel which will connect to the Warringah Freeway, cross underneath Middle Harbour and connect with the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at Balgowlah. The Wakehurst Parkway will be upgraded to two lanes each way between Seaforth and Frenchs Forest.