Public Transport, Sydney

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  • Airport Link - Not so nice train
    Airport Link - Not so nice train
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  • Airport Link - City Connections
    Airport Link - City Connections
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    Where the shuttle bus can be booked
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    Excellent all purpose website

    by aussiedoug Updated Oct 10, 2005

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    This website is an excellent resource for the prospective traveller to Sydney. It covers all the public transportation options of bus, train & ferry with timetables, fares etc, in fact everything you could want to know

    Although I had to choose above that this tip is "around" Sydney you can also find out information about travel to other parts of New South Wales from Sydney.

    Lastly, the photo I have attached here is the ferry "Queenscliffe" which plies the Manly - Sydney route one of the nicest ferry rides you can have here in Sydney just for the scenic pleasure. I tool it when I was on a school excursion (field trip to you Americans) to Many Ocean World which is just across from where the ferry comes in from Circular Quay in the city.

    Many Ferry
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    You MUST Buy a SydneyPass!

    by dennyandconnie Written Jan 11, 2005

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    When we arrived at the airport we immediately bought a SydneyPass which provided all of the transportation that we needed during our time in Sydney. For about $70US each our pass was good for 3 days travel during an 8 day period. It provided: rapid transit to and from the airport (this does not count as one of your days and the return is good up to 2 months); use of all city buses and ferries; the SydneyExplorer buses (provide a tour of city that includes over 25 on and off stops - good for 12 hours); the BondiExplorer that is similar but covers the nearby beaches and suburbs; and a variety of habor cruises (we took the 2 hour night cruise and had fabulous views of the city). We got our money's worth on the first day alone! A must unless you don't do public transportation.

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    Sydney City Rail

    by MikeAtSea Updated Jan 11, 2005

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    Another convenient form or transport in Sydney is the City Rail with links to almost all of the city.
    The web page link below offers great information as well as tariffs for using this form of public transport.

    City Rail Station
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    amazing public transport

    by dodgbowski Written Mar 27, 2004

    Sydney has quite possibly one of the best public transport systems I have ever seen. They are almost always on time, vary in the methods of transport, and can get you around the city in no time. One good(and cheap!) thing to do is to take the bus or train upriver away from Sydney, and then take a ferry back down to Circular Quay. Very impressive scenery.

    darling harbour
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    Gettin around

    by ASTIEL Written Mar 25, 2004

    Sydney, with a population of almost 4 million, and covering almost 1120 square kilometres (700 square miles), is a remarkably easy city to move around in. An excellent train, bus and ferry service covers all points of the greater metropolitan area. Roadways, although congested in peak hour times, are generally still very confusing to navigate.

    The monorail

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    Getting around...

    by CandS Updated Mar 14, 2004

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    There's most types of transport...the buses are good and so are the trains - although leave yourself plenty of time to get places as it seems to take longer than you might think.

    You can also get the monorail in the centre of Sydney. It's easy enough to walk around most of the places since everything is fairly close together.

    Sydney City
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    Transportation fares in Sydney

    by 2b_true Written Oct 3, 2003

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    Transportation in Sydney is quite expensive but if you are from rich European countries, it shouldn't be a problem. It's even more expensive since August 1, 2003 that the fares for all public transports were increased. If you are staying in Sydney for a week, it's better to buy weekly TravelPass. Now it costs 32$ for a Red TravelPass which covers the travel from the city to some suburbs. The TravelPass gives you unlimited travel on train, buses and ferries over the period.

    For short-stay tourists, a day-tripper ticket can be good if you want to travel in the city center and to some suburbs. It costs 15$ each for unlimited travel on any mode of transportation in a single day. For unlimited travel within the city circuit, City Hopper is the best solution, it's 6.80$ per person.

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    Metro Monorail & Light Rail

    by sunnywong Written Nov 16, 2002

    Metro Light Rail is Sydney's newest transport system that commenced operation in August 1997. It is the environmentally sound transport system of the future. Safe, efficient and quiet the Metro Light Rail transports passengers quickly to key destinations around Darling Harbour and the city.

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    If you want bus information,...

    by Skylink Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you want bus information, you can pick up schedules and ask questions at the booths near the bus stops in Circular Quay and the Queen Victoria Building (on the York Street side of the building). There is also a telephone number (131 500) but I never used that service.
    At the Circular Quay and QVB terminals, there are posters that list popular destinations, which bus goes there, and where the bus line starts. As you will quickly notice, many of the buses start at one of a few places in central Sydney (such as Circular Quay, Wynyard Terminal, QVB-Queen Victoria Building, Railway Square).

    Some examples include Wynyard to Chatswood (bus 272, 273), Circular Quay to Bondi Junction (the terminal) and Bondi Beach (bus 381), Circular Quay to Bondi Junction only (bus 327), Railway Station (across the street from the station) to Fox Studios (bus 339).

    This photo is the King Street Wharf where you can board a ferry to Circular Quay. The ferry also stops at the north end of the maritime museum.

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    WHIT THE PLANE....Sydney, with...

    by ankx Written Aug 25, 2002

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    WHIT THE PLANE....Sydney, with a population of almost 4 million, and covering almost 1120 square kilometres (700 square miles), is a remarkably easy city to move around in. An excellent train, bus and ferry service covers all points of the greater metropolitan area. Most Sydney tourist attractions are either within the central business district, close to the CBD, or at points around the harbour.

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    OK, now this depends on where...

    by Josh_Melanie Written Aug 24, 2002

    OK, now this depends on where you are coming from. Obviously if you are coming from overseas, you are going to want to get a plane unless you are planning to break some world record by swimming!! Travel within Australia can be expensive by plane and LONG if you get a bus. A train is around the same price as a plane ticket and it takes a long time to reach your destination. If you are travelling on a tight budget, the best way to get from place to place is to get a bus. it is around $150 (maybe not even that much) from Brisbane, Queensland to Sydney, which is about a 14 hour ride on an air conditioned coach.
    Getting around Sydney is easy with public transport. Buses run from here to there and back again at regular intervals. You just need to know where you are going and which bus to get. This can be a little tricky because some buses only stop at certain stops. If you are not sure, all you have to do is ask someone at the bus stop which bus to get on or ask the bus sriver if they go to whereever it is you want to go. Travelling by bus can get a little expensive at times especially if you have to take a couple of different buses to your destination. If you are travelling within the city or to places such as the blue mountains, a train might be more convenient and a little cheaper. Taxis are available but are also expensive. It is around $3.00 just to get in!!

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    Bus, Ferry, Train, Car

    by AussieKitten Updated Mar 10, 2003

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    With the waterways, it makes travelling around Sydney a nightmare at times, especially at peak hours.

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    FOOT...What else? Of course...

    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    FOOT...What else? Of course there are buses,trains and ferries, but walking is the best deal in this great city

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