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
Bus Rapid Transport - B-Line
The B-Line provides more frequent and reliable services from Newport to the Sydney CBD 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.
Forest Coach Lines
Visit Forest Coach Lines for bus information and timetables
Hop, Skip & Jump Bus
Important Information: From Tuesday 24 August, in line with NSW Government Health Orders, we'll be running to a Sunday timetable. Capacity is restricted to 8 passengers per bus and masks are mandatory. This is for your health and safety and that of our staff to ensure appropriate social distancing.
For route destinations and stopping points please refer to the Hop, Skip & Jump Timetable
Council runs the Hop, Skip & Jump community bus service 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.
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.
Manly Warringah Cabs
13 16 68
Premier Peninsula Cabs
Zero200 Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
Easylink Community Transport Northern Beaches
A range of transport services for people with disability with wheelchair accessible options available. NDIS registered provider. See NDIS Fees schedule
On Demand Transport – Keoride
Keoride is new low cost public transport service that will pick you up from either home, a designated pick up point or the nearest bus stop (Palm Beach to North Narrabeen - see map) and take you directly to the closest B-Line transport hub at Narrabeen, Warriewood or Mona Vale.
To book your trip or a wheelchair accessible service call 1800 536 743 or download and book on the app.
Improving our Transport
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.