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Taxis can be found all over Sydney. However I experienced twice that the taxi driver did not know where the main road was where I was heading to since he was from China. My tip therefore is now the street and the suburb where the street is located to ensure that you not send on a goose chase around town.
The taxi drivers here sometimes won't accept tips. I guess it is part of the custom, but I found it odd coming from the USA, so if you are flying in, dont be afraid to talk to the person you are sitting next to and get the full scoop.
Water taxi is a fast, fun & scenic way to get around Sydney harbour. However, a short trip between wharves can be expensive. For example, from Watsons Bay to Woolloomooloo, it costs around $50. BUT, if you have 4 or 5 people, it makes it well worth it!
Especially if its beautiful, sunny weather (chances are, it will be) then its an experience of Sydney you won't forget!!
It is a relatively short walk out of the terminal to get to the taxi loading area. However, the lines can get very long. If you have a lot of luggage you will want help from one of the local porters to get your luggage efficiently out to the taxi loading area. Taxi’s are regulated so you will have a safe ride to your destination.
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Taxis or Busses or Metro
Taxis are the worst mode of transportation around Sydney. Not only are they expensive, but, most of the drivers are not Australian and belong to other origins like China, India etc. Most of them cant even speak English properly and donot know the destinations properly. I would recommend busses and Metro system. Sdyney has a very elaborate bus and Metro system.
water taxis on the harbour.
A great way to get around the harbour is via water taxi,pick up points are the opera house and darling harbour and they operate a fast shuttle between these points ,its a great way to see the harbour including the the bridge .
Prices are 10$aus departing every 20 minutes , a 40 minute photo tour is also available prices 20$ adults 15$ seniors and 10$ for children under 15 they also do a twilight tour so you can enjoy the sunset and the city lights.
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Taxis are very easy to find all over Sydney. If you need a taxi to pick you up and you don't feel like searching, call the number below for Taxis Combined, which is one of Sydney's biggest taxi companies.
You'll see these things all around the Sydney Harbour's numerous wharfs and quays - Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, King's Wharf, The Rocks, North side of the city, etc. They're small, albeit cool looking boats, that will take you to some other place around the Harbour, or just take you out for a tour.
Taxis Afloat provide transportation around the Harbour and can take you on a good tour. It is a good quick way to get from one point of the harbour to another.
Our pilot took us on a quick harbour cruise from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, underneath the Harbour Bridge, around the Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie's Point, Woolloomooloo Bay, and showed us Australian media mogul Kerry Packer's yacht, Nicole Kidman's home, and the Australian Navy.
You can call the number and they will have a boat to pick you up within minutes. Ask about fares when you call.
Aghh, arrival in Sydney and...
Aghh, arrival in Sydney and the crossing of the wonderful bridge! If you are flying to Australia, chances are you will go through Sydney at some point or another. Getting to/from the airport can be pricey, a cab will run you between $25-35AUS, but there are public buses (Green/White) that will do the same job for much less.
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Sydney Taxi Cabs
Taxis in all parts of Australia are tightly controlled by government regulations. Sydney taxis are all metered and the driver must turn on the meter as soon as you enter the cab. Sydney taxis are generally plentiful and can be ordered by phone, taken from a taxi rank, or hailed in the street. All taxis have a roof-mounted, white illuminated sign with the word `taxi', fitted with a high-intensity, small orange light which can be seen in daylight. While the orange light is on, the taxi is available for hire. Sydney taxis operate on a standard fee which does NOT change regardless of the day or time, however a surcharge of approximately $1 may apply after midnight in some areas
A few phone contacts:
Legion Cabs 131 451
RSL Cabs 132 211
Silver Service 133 100
Taxis Combined 8332 8888
If you are flying into Sydney...
If you are flying into Sydney you can get into the city by taxi, train, or shuttle bus. A taxi fare into the city shouldn't cost more than $20. If you have more than one person I'd suggest to share a taxi. You can also ask other people at the rank to see if they are going in your direction.
In Sydney public transport includes bus, train, taxi, monorail and ferry. You can buy a ticket each time you board or you can buy metro tens or other passes if you are staying for a while.
I don't think public transport is too bad in Sydney, as long as you know where you're going and how to get there. For transport information phone 131500 or visit the website www.131500.com.au
Don't hire a car unless you plan on travelling out of the actual city, you will just have problems parking.
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