The Eastern Distributor is a 6 km motorway and an important link in Sydney’s orbital motorway network. It features a 1.7 km 'double deck' tunnel, with southbound lanes running underneath the northbound lanes. When you use the Eastern Distributor, you bypass 19 sets of traffic lights and save on travel time.

The Eastern Distributor is electronically tolled with no cash tollbooths. To pay for your travel, open an e-TAG account or buy a Visitor's e-PASS.

Download the Eastern Distributor map

Entries and exits

Northbound Entry Exit
Southern Cross Drive, South Kensington Yes  No 
Moore Park Road/Anzac Parade, Paddington Yes  No 
South Dowling Street (from Cleveland Street/Fitzroy Street), Surrey Hills Yes  No 
William Street/Palmer Street (to Cross City Tunnel), Darlinghurt No  Yes 
Macquarie Street, Sydney No  Yes 
Cahill Expressway (to Harbour Bridge and Tunnel) No  Yes 

 

Southbound Entry Exit
Cahill Expressway (from Harbour Bridge and Tunnel) Yes  No 
William Street/Palmer Street, Darlinghurst No  Yes 
William Lane/Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo Yes  No 
Cross City Tunnel, Darlinghurst Yes  No 
Moore Park Road/ Anzac Parade, Paddington Yes  No 
South Dowling Street (to Dacey Avenue/Todman Avenue), Surrey Hills No  Yes 
Southern Cross Drive, South Kensington No   

Tunnel safety

The Eastern Distributor clearance height is 4.4 m.

Do not enter the tunnel if you are driving an over-height vehicle. Observe roadside signs for the alternative route provided.