NSW-Government-official-logo.jpgInformation 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 Plannertransport 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.

If you are feeling unwell stay at home or get tested if you have any symptoms.

Further information

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.