There are these old looking trolley's that shuttle you around town. You can buy a day pass for $15 or a single ride for $2.60. We bought the single rides, once to get to Echo Point and once to return from the train. If you plan to get on and off the trolley, the day pass is definitely worth it, but I don't think its neccesary to get off in other places.
Getting here by CityRail train from Central Station (Blue Mountain Lines) to Katoomba via Emu Plains (or you may take the North Shores and Western Lines, get off at Blacktown interchange station and catch another train to Katoomba)
As soon as you get off the train, there's a tourist info center right there at the exit. Book the double decker hop-on hop-off Explorer Bus ticket, sight-seeing around the great Blue Mountains until late 4 p.m. (the last Explorer Bus runs until 4:55) Enjoy shopping at the market enroute, I recommend the candy store, wide-variety of sweets and also some kick-ass postcards.
There are quite a few of these trolleys around the Blue Mountains these days. I haven't actually been on one (I'm a local) but they don't ever seem to be packed with tourists and the locals will always wave (I don't know why we get such a thrill out of it).
They are quite open and airy looking and you get quite a good deal - $15 for an all day pass (Hop On Hop Off)
You can buy tickets on board, or from The Trolley Shoppe located opposite Katoomba Railway Station.
The tour is once around but you can get off the trolley at any of the 29 stops. A tour takes about 1 hour and allows you to hop on or off as often as you like.
They have wheelchair accessible trolleys but prior notification is required.
You can start at any one of the stops on route.
While at Katoomba, we tried the Scenic railway, which is claimed to be the steepest Railway journey in the world. The journey doesnt last for more then 5 mts but these 5 minutes is the most exciting part of Katoomba experience. The railway track is constructed at an angle of 40 to 45 degrees. The speed is controlled and the rack passes through dense rainforest.
For experiencing the Scenic Railway, one has to visit the Scenic World, located at Corner Violet Street and Cliff Drive, south of Katoomba Station roughly 1.5 KM away.
The ticket for a 'Valley return' costs around 30 Dollors. One can utilize this ticket to go the bottom of the Jamison Valley by scenic railway, do a walk along any of the three Elevated Walkway and return to Flyway Bottom station, to take the Flyway up to reach Scenic World.
The last ride starts at 1650 hrs.
The train from Central will take about two hours to get to Katoomba (the main tourist destination). Be sure to take an express train that bypasses all the suburban stops. There are many TV screens with timetables on them at Central that will tell you which platform to go to. The trains run every hour or so, more often in peak times. The ticket will cost no more than $20 AUD return.
You can book day trips to the Blue Mountains. Just ask at your travel desk. If you want to get there yourself, the best way is by train. Get off at Katoomba and there are bus connections to the lookout, bushwalking and scenic railway.
It's only takes about 1 and half hours to get there.
The site below has all you need to know as well as train timetable.
There are many tour operators selling tours to the Blue Mountains, however it's cheaper to go on your own and eactually see something of the Blue Mountains, other than just a stop at Echo Points to just see the Three Sisters. That might of course be the only thing you're interested in but anyway....
If you want to go to the Blue Mountains NP on your own there are trains running every hour from Sydeny Central to Wenworth Falls, Katoomba and Leura. The sights from the train are great, so don't fall asleep. The train takes around two hours so that's not too long for most people (it is if your're from the Netherlands that is).
Forget about money, just do it. The guys that run this can be found in the car park while you're waiting to get on the Scenic Railway or the Skyway.
Powered, in fact, by VW engines, they drive and you sit in the back. It's a hoot.
If you're just doing a day trip to the Blue Mts from Sydney & taking the train up you can buy cheaper return tickets(almost half price, ~$14 return) after 9am weekdays or anytime weekends.
But being that it takes 2 hours to get there by train, you will be cutting your day short.
There is a weekday train leaving at 9.02am, the next is 9.57am. To buy your ticket at 9am, & run to the train at 9.02am is possible if you check beforehand which platform the train leaves from & you ask the ticket seller if you can buy the cheap return ticket alittle early so you can catch the train !
You can get to the Blue Mountains which is about an hour away by train from the Sydney Central Station.
A shuttle that takes you to the different points of interest around Leura and Katoomba for an entire day. The ticket is sold just next to the Katoomba train station.