An efficient network of transport options makes travelling to attractions in Sydney and regional NSW affordable and enjoyable. The Sydney public transport system, provided by Transport for NSW, consists of trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Use the trip planner at transportnsw.info to plan your travel.
It becomes easy and convenient for your travel on public transport in Sydney by using the Opal card. It’s the only card you’ll need to get around on all public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail.
TripView displays Sydney train, bus, ferry and light rail timetables, showing your next services.
Wheelchair Accessible Transport
All ferries, trains and new buses in NSW are wheelchair accessible, providing easy access for prams and other mobility devices. You can ask for assistance in boarding or leaving transport. Visit Transport for NSW’s accessible travel web page for more information.
Sydney’s main terminus for local and regional trains and buses is Central Station at Railway Square, close to Chinatown.
Intercity and Country NSW Trains
Trains depart Central Station for many NSW destinations, including the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Central Coast, North Coast, Country NSW and Outback NSW. Travelling long distances is easy and affordable on regional train and coach services. NSW Trains Link +61 13 22 32
One of the world’s top ten rail journeys, the Indian Pacific is 4,325km from coast to coast across outback Australia. The trip from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa) includes a stopover in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. For more information, visit the Great Southern Rail website.
Cruise ship terminals
There are two cruise ship terminals in Sydney Harbour. The main Overseas Passenger Terminal is on Circular Quay’s western side in the historic Rocks and opposite the Sydney Opera House. The White Bay Cruise Terminal is near Anzac Bridge and is best accessed from James Craig Road in Rozelle.
Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world and the busiest airport in Australia. It is located about 8 kilometres south of Sydney’s city centre in the suburb of Mascot.
Three passenger terminals at Sydney Airport are:
- T1: International Terminal is used for international flights. It is open every day from 3am to 11:30pm. Customs are opened for departures passenger processing at 4am daily.
- T2: Domestic Terminal is used by domestic and regional airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. T2 Domestic Terminal is open every day from 4am to 11pm.
- T3: Qantas Domestic Terminal is used for Qantas domestic flights. It is open every day from 4:45am to 10pm.
Looking for help at Sydney Airport? You’ll find help desks in both the arrival and departure halls of T1 while a commissionaire’s desk located in T3 is available to passengers needing a wheelchair or other assistance.
For international passengers, trolleys are located in the baggage reclaim hall following Customs processing and are free of charge.
Transport services such as buses, taxis, car hire, rail and shuttle bus services are conveniently located at Sydney Airport.
Regional Bus Services
Private bus companies run daily services along the coast and to the Blue Mountains from Eddy Avenue, outside Central Station.
- Firefly Express: 1300 730 740 within Australia
- Greyhound: +61 13 14 99
- Murrays: +61 13 22 51
- Priors Scenic Express: 1800 816 234 within Australia
Regional Air Services
Several airlines from Sydney Airport service destinations in the NSW regions. There are charter services, too.
- Virgin Australia
- Rex Regional Express
Taxis and water taxis are a convenient way to get around Sydney.
- Legion Cabs: 13 14 51
- Premier Cabs: 13 10 17
- Silver Service Cabs: 13 31 00
- St George Cabs: 13 21 66
- 13CABS: 13 22 27
- Wheelchair Accessible Taxis (WATS)
- Fantasea Yellow Water Taxis: 1800 326 822
- Water Taxis Combined: 02 9555 8888
- V.I.P Water Taxis: 0418 847 777
- Majestic Water Taxi: 0439 625 377
Car rentals in Sydney
You’ll find a range of car rental options in Sydney, including car, 4WD, campervan and classic car hire.
A bicycle is a great way to get around. Cyclists use kerbside bike lanes and are permitted on most of Sydney’s multi-lane roads.
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