Getting here, getting around and getting away
How to get there
Bondi Beach is well serviced by public transport with buses that will get you right down to the beach. Bondi Junction is the closest train station to Bondi Beach. This is the place where buses and trains link together. From the train station you will need to take a bus down to the beach.
If you’re traveling between Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach the buses you want are the 333, 380 or 381. You will need to stand at Stand A3 for the 333 and A1 for 380, 381 and 382. It costs $2 to travel from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach, $4 for a return trip. The buses are quite regular, and here is a handy timetable.
Do yourself a favour and buy a travel ten – huge hassle saver! Many buses in the area do not take cash and you need to use a travel pass. You can purchase these from Bondi Junction Interchange vending machine, or at most convenience stores.
It takes about 15 mins to get to Bondi Beach from Bondi Junction or you can walk which should take you about 45 mins. There's more information on transport here.
The seats at the front of the bus are for elderly, pregnant or less mobile passengers. There are also three seats at the front of the bus for fitting wheelchairs and strollers. You can sit in these seats, but please vacate when a pregnant, elderly or disabled person, or someone with a stroller gets on the bus.
Going into the city?
Catch the bus to Bondi Junction and then a train to the city. All trains leaving Bondi Junction go to the city. They leave about every 3-10 minutes from both platforms at the station. Town Hall station and Central Station are the best stations for you to jump off at if you need to transfer to other destinations.
Catching a plane?
Catch the train from Bondi Junction and transfer to Airport station at Central. Catch a shuttle bus that will get you straight there.
Taxis stands are located on Campbell Pde across from the beach. More information on taxis and to book one click here.
Avoid the Backpacker Express!
Most buses from Bondi Junction will make their first stop at the south end of the Bondi Beach. It's a beautiful spot and you can see right across the beach.
People unfamiliar with this area tend to jump right off the bus and into the ocean here.
This area of the beach is notoriously ‘rippy’ with ocean rips that can be dangerous. Stay on the bus for 1 more stop and you will arrive at calmer waters at the middle of the beach, and always, ALWAYS swim between the flags.
Walking is an awesome way to get around Bondi and you will discover some beautiful spots where it’s worth taking some pictures.
Some of the scenic walks include:
Bondi to Bronte Walk
There is nothing in the world quite like the coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte. The spectacular cliff tops, glorious beaches and crisp salty air have been know to inspire, relax and delight travelers from across the globe. Locals love it too!
The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
The walk begins at the north end of Bondi Beach at Ben Buckler Point. You can also join just on the footpath at the South side of Bondi (near Icebergs). It covers the headlands and bays of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches with a cliff-top path from Bondi to Tamarama. The walk is 4km and takes around an hour and a half, depending on your speed.
You’ll pass through Mackenzies point, down to Tamarama and wind up at the scenic (perhaps more beautiful cemetry in the world?) Waverley Cemetery.
From Waverley Cemetery you can walk another hour and wind up at Coogee Beach. Click here to view a map of the Bondi to Bronte walk.
Weird facts: Tamarama was once home to a theme park with mimi-railway along the cliff top. Lots of Australian films are shot at the Waverley cemetery. It's an operating cemetery and you can still buy lots there.
What to pack: Super comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, swimmers and a towel (if you want to jump in at one of the beaches along the way), and a camera.
Christmas time is always a bit of an excuse for some over-indulgence, and a great time to kick start your summer health kick by walking the ‘Green Link’ from Bondi Junction down to Bondi beach.
The Green Link is scenic and signposted walk with information about local sights. It takes about 40 minutes to walk from Bondi Junction down to the beach. It beats heading straight down Bondi Road any day!
There are a few of these Green Link walks around the area, taking you from Centennial Park to Bondi Junction and on to the beach. Check out the Waverley Council website for maps and more information.
Map of Bondi
A map of Bondi and it’s services can be downloaded for printing here or please see our interactive map here.