Information and guidance on minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission when using public transport, taxis and rideshare services.
Using public transport and when to wear a face mask
You must wear a face mask on public transport when required by public health orders.
Wearing a face mask is also strongly recommended when you are unable to physically distance on public transport.
To protect your health and others
- plan ahead and travel during the less busy times between 10am and 3pm if you can
- check the capacity of services before you travel with the Trip Planner, transport apps or social media to see which services have enough space for you to maintain physical distancing
- where available, sit or stand in the places marked with a green dot
- observe capacity limits and wait for the next service if the bus, ferry or train has reached capacity
- practise good personal hygiene.
Visit Transport for NSW for COVID safe guidance on
- increased capacity
- sharing space
- sitting next to others on public transport.
Wearing a face mask continues to be mandatory in airports and on flights in NSW.
Learn more about face mask rules.
Taxis and rideshare services
Wear a face mask when required to under the public health orders.
To protect your health when you are a passenger in a taxi or rideshare service
- sit in the back seat
- use contactless payment
- avoid travelling if you are unwell.
Visit NSW Government website https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/public-transport for the complete resource and up-to-date information and rules.