getting around the manly area
Walking & Cycling
Manly’s main destinations are only a short walk or cycle ride and most are clearly signed. For destinations outside Manly, cycling is a fun and affordable transport option. Cycle maps are available here or from Manly Town Hall, Information Centre at the Wharf or from cycle hire and bike shops. Manly Bike Tours, situated close the wharf, offers hourly and daily rates on both kids and adult bikes, as well as accessories like baby bike seats, tag-a-long additions and kids trailers.
sydney Public buses
Public bus services operate from interchanges on Belgrave Street and West Esplanade (Manly Wharf). These provide regular and efficient services within Manly and beyond.
199 from Stand B - West Esplanade gets you from Manly to Palm Beach
Timetable information is
available from 131500.com.au
manly public ferry
The famous Manly Ferry provides a picturesque 30-minute ride between Manly Wharf and Circular Quay. This is one of the most scenic ways to get between Manly and Sydney CBD. If you are lucky, you might spot dolphins, humpback whales or even a seal.
For general information and
trip planning go to Transport
NSW – 131500 or visit:
Manly fast Ferry
The Manly Fast Ferry service operates between Manly and Circular Quay every 20 minutes, seven days a week. This service takes about 18 minutes and operates from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay. Manly Fast Ferries also offers a service to Darling Harbour on weekdays. You can use Opal cards on this service under the OpalPay system or a fast ferry card or the myfastferry app.
For tickets & timetables visit
or call: (02) 9583 1199
If you plan on using public transport, the easiest way forward is to buy an Opal card and put some dollars on it. There are adult, child, senior/pensioner and concession cards available from newsagents and small shops. They are available from Humphreys newsagent at The Corso and Manly Wharf. These can be used on state provided transport throughout NSW on buses, trains, ferries and light rail. Opal cards cannot be used on Manly Fast Ferry. You just tap on and off journeys although no tap-off is required for the Manly ferry.
For more info go to www.opal.com.au
FREE - Hop Skip & Jump Bus
The Hop, Skip & Jump community mini buses run local routes, seven days a week. The bus routes interchange at the Stockland Shopping Centre in Balgowlah and run to Manly, Seaforth, Balgowlah Heights, and North Balgowlah (Monday to Friday only).
To use the Uber you need to download the
app- available for both iOS and Android - and create an account. You must provide your debit or credit card information so you can be charged through the app. To order an Uber, open the app and make sure your location is correct, then choose what type of Uber you want. At the end of the trip, you don't need to physically pay as all payments are handled by the app.
The last step is rating your driver out of five stars.
Driving on the Beaches
Australians drive on the left side of the road and the majority of vehicles have the steering wheel on their right side. Around 70% of Australian cars are automatic transmission. When hiring a car, manual transmission (stick-shift) is generally only offered as an option.