Transport

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Sydney has a number of different transport options. Whether you are travelling as a backpacker, in a family or with a group, you will find a city that is well organised with affordable public transport. Visit all of Sydney’s major attractions via road, rail or water.

 

Below we have put together a number of Sydney transport options, that will have you where you need to be, when you need to be.

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 Airports

Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport is Australia’s major gateway to the world and the nations busiest airport. It is located just 8km from the city centre and less than 10km from major tourist attractions in the suburb of Mascot. The convenience of the location has benefits for both business and leisure travellers. The airport is divided into two terminals, so those travelling internationally and separate from those staying within Australia. Sydney Airport offers travellers transport to 46 international, 23 domestic interstate and 28 regional destinations.
2

 Airport Link

Sydney Airport Link
Operating 7 days a week, from around 5am until 12am, to and from the domestic and international terminals and all city circle railway stations, Airport Link is a efficient, hassle free service. The Airport Link station is located under the airport and can be accessed via the lifts or escalators beneath the International T1 and Domestic T2 and T3 terminals. This safe, comfortable service will take around 15 minutes to get to the city centre and once you reach Central Station, you will need to change trains to continue travel on the City Rail network.
3

 Buses

Sydney Bus
Sydney Buses are one of the largest and most modern fleets, operating over 99,000 services per week on more than 300 regular routes across the Sydney metropolitan area, between the major interchanges of Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, Central, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Epping, Chatswood, Manly, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Bondi, Sydney Airport plus many others. To catch a bus, simply hail the bus down at one of the yellow-signed bus stops around the city and be on your way to your destination in no time.
4

 Trains

Sydney Train
CityRail is one of the most economical, reliable and convenient ways to travel throughout Sydney and its surrounds. All of the city’s lines lead to the City Circle, a loop that encapsulates the CBD.

The City Circle is comprised of 8 stations including Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James, Museum, Martin Place and Kings Cross. CountryLink- is the main form of public transportation for interstate travel.

5

 Ferries

Sydney Ferry
Enjoy the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour and the spectacular city, from the water. From the wharves at Circular Quay, ferries provide fast, smooth services to Parramatta, Birkenhead Point, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Manly and Watsons Bay.

The faster pace Jet Cat also glides across the Sydney Harbour to Manly. A truly sensational experience.

6

 Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail
Sydney’s newest transport system, the Metro Light Rail runs from Central Station through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, The Star, the Sydney Fish Markets and Wentworth Park. The Light Rail departs approximately every 10-15 minutes between 6am and midnight, and every 30 minutes between midnight and 6am seven days a week.
7

 Monorail

Sydney Monorail
Enjoy an elevated view of Australia’s liveliest city as the Sydney Monorail travels through the City and winds its way above Chinatown, Darling Harbour and the Sydney central business and shopping districts.

There are eight stations on the circuit, with four trains operating simultaneously, leaving every 3-5 minutes.

8

 Taxis

Sydney Taxis
In Sydney, passengers have a range of taxi services to choose from. Whether you are after a regular cab, a premium service, a maxi cab for group travel or for wheelchair passengers, Sydney cabs cater for all needs. Taxi’s are a convenient, safe and comfortable transport option, getting you where you in need to be in record time. Vacant taxis will advertise their availability by illuminating their rooftop light, and can be hailed provided they have an opportunity to pull over safely.
9

 Hire Cars

Sydney Hire Car
Discover sensational Sydney in a hire car. Having a hire car whilst in Sydney provides total convenience, allowing you to maximise your time without waiting for buses or trains. Suppliers in Sydney that offer a wide range of modern vehicles, quality service and great value, include:
AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty.
10

 DayTripper Ticket

DayTripper Ticket
See the best of Sydney with a DayTripper all-in-one day ticket that provides access to all three modes of Government transport in Sydney. For the price of just one ticket, ticket holders can utilise all regular Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries and CityRail Suburban Services within a bounded area.