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  • Waiting for a Ferry to Manly
    Waiting for a Ferry to Manly
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    Travel Pass: My Multi

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 13, 2012

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    The color coded travel passes went away in 2010 and were replaced with the My series of tickets. MyMulti replaced these specifically and allow you to travel on all city buses, all state ferries and light rail while also allowing City Rail within three zones. These zones create the MyMulti1 for the most restrictive and MyMulti2 as an intermediate and MyMulti3 which allows travel on all of City Rail.

    The information below is older and may or may not be relevant at this time.

    These travel passes are really quite the bargain. For $48 you can get the green travel pass which is good for seven days from date of purchase or seven days from the next day if you buy it after 3pm. If you're going to be there more three days, these are a better option than the DayTripper ticket. It allows unlimited access to all ferries except the Manly JetCat and also most all buses except the Sydney and Bondi Explorer buses. The trains are a little more limited but not badly. My personal call for all your transit needs.

    If you need to travel further out on the City Rail system there are other levels of transit pass topping out at purple for $63 per person per week. This will allow you almost the entire City Rail network until getting out into the regional rail market. Based on where my friends live and the areas I choose to explore more often than not I always buy a purple pass now.

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  • Sydney Airport Buy MyMulti 1 WEEKLY $41

    by suchness Updated Jun 29, 2011

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    Sydney Airport Buy MyMulti 1 WEEKLY $41

    CHEAPEST way to get in & out of Sydney Airport & get around Sydney for next few days is to fly in
    p.u. your bags then go downstairs & buy a
    MyMulti 1 WEEKLY Ticket $41 from the underground Airport train station
    but - DONT catch the train at the Airport - It will cost extra.

    Head back upstairs & catch the 400 bus to Bondi Junction,
    change at UNSW for the City.

    The MyMulti 1 WEEKLY $41 gets you unlimited trips 24/7 on
    trains around the inner suburbs also
    all private & government scheduled buses,
    all Sydney Ferries & light rail for all suburbs of Sydney for
    7days for $41 including to & from the airport on 400 bus only. (not airport trains)

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    Heading TO the Airport Catch the 400 Bus from UNSW on ANZAC Parade.
    This will take you all the way into the Airport.

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    If you time you flights to arrive in the 'arvo' (afternoon) then make your
    first trip using MyMulti 1 WEEKLY $41
    - AFTER 3pm - you get to travel for the rest of that day
    - PLUS the next 7 days.
    Valid until 4am the following morning of the expiry date.

    So that makes it a 7 + 1/2 day TRAVELPASS for $41

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    MAP MyMulti 1 WEEKLY $41

    http://www.sydneybuses.info/tickets/mymulti-tickets.htm

    http://www.131500.com.au/tickets/fares/myzone

    http://www.cityrail.info/tickets/which/mymulti

    http://www.sydneyferries.info/myzone-tickets-and-fares.htm

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    Limitations

    MyMulti cannot be used:

    * on Sydney Explorer buses
    * on Bondi Explorer buses
    * Special Event Services on Sydney Buses or Sydney Ferries
    * to enter or exit Domestic and International Train stations.
    - A station access fee must be paid.

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    Great deal for seniors/pensioners

    by sirgaw Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This tip is for Australian seniors/pensioners.

    OK we work hard all our lives and then reach that age when we qualify for a seniors card – along with reading glasses, a sign that we are getting older. To qualify for a seniors card in my own state of Victoria, the applicant must be 60 years or older and work 30 hours or less per week. I would assume that the rules for other states and territories of Australia are the same.

    In 2009 there was an agreement between the Australian states and territories to extend the privileges for discounted travel to all card holders regardless of where they live in Australia (sorry, not applicable to overseas seniors/pensioners, although a polite request to a friendly ticket staff member may get you the discount – no harm in asking).

    The cost for all day travel on Sydney and Newcastle trains, buses and ferries is $2.50 and that is a great deal. The discounted ticket does not include travel on certain premium services and nor does it allow access to the domestic and international terminals at Mascot Airport. Sydney’s monorail and light rail are also excluded. In spite of these restrictions, it is a great deal to get around Sydney and beyond by public transport. See the web site for coverage area map.

    Similar all day adult tickets cost $17.00 or child $8.60 and do include discounts to a number of popular Sydney attractions - see http://www.cityrail.info/tickets/casual/daytripper

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    Cheap Sundays in Sydney

    by ashutoshg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Families in Sydney on a Sunday can enjoy all day travel for $ 2.50 per person.

    Family Funday Sunday tickets are valid for travel on buses, trains and ferries around metropolitan and outer metropolitan Sydney, including Newcastle and Wollongong.

    To purchase these tickets, a travelling group must be related by family and include at least one child and one adult.

    Tickets can be bought from bus drivers (excluding PrePay services), CityRail stations, ferry ticket offices, authorised newsagents, 7-Elevens and convenience stores.

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    Sydney Pass

    by pmarshuk Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    To get around Sydney buy a Sydney Pass. This will let you use the Explorer buses, ordinary buses, trains, Harbour cruises and ferries.
    It's available for 3,5,or 7 days
    Also if you get it at the airport you can use it on some coaches into the city (but not trains)

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  • Sydney Airport Buy RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY $41

    by suchness Updated Feb 1, 2010

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    Sydney Airport Buy RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY $41

    CHEAPEST way to get in & out of Sydney Airport & get around Sydney for next few days is to fly in p.u. your bags then go downstairs & buy a
    RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY Ticket from the underground Airport train station
    but - DONT catch the train at the Airport - It will cost extra.

    Head back upstairs & catch the 400 bus to Bondi Junction,
    change at UNSW for the City.

    The RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY gets you unlimited trips 24/7 on
    ferries, buses & trains around the inner suburbs of Sydney for 7days for $41 including to & from the airport on 400 bus only. (not airport trains)

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    Heading TO the Airport Catch the 400 Bus from UNSW on ANZAC Parade.
    This will take you all the way into the Airport.

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    If you time you flights to arrive in the 'arvo' (afternoon) then make your
    first trip using RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY
    - AFTER 3pm - you get to travel for the rest of that day
    - PLUS the next 7 days.
    Valid until 4am the following morning of the expiry date.

    So that makes it a 7 + 1/2 day TRAVELPASS for $41

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    MAP RED TRAVELPASS WEEKLY

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=105686047848531438589.0004650a56d062f8e7108

    http://www.sydneyferries.info/maps.htm

    http://www.sydneybuses.info/tickets/combined-tickets/travelpass.htm

    http://www.cityrail.info/fares/travelpass.jsp

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    Limitations

    TravelPasses cannot be used:

    * on Sydney Explorer buses
    * on Bondi Explorer buses
    * on Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries special event services
    or private bus company services
    * to enter or exit Green Square, Mascot,
    Domestic and International Train stations.
    - A station access fee must be paid.

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    bus passes

    by adventureDreaming Updated Jun 15, 2009

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    If you're just going to the Blue Mountains once (even if it's over a couple of days), you might be better getting a cheaper weekly ticket and buying separate tickets to the Blue Mountains - a weekly pass is priced on the assumption that you commute daily.

    Another tip is that if you start using your pass after 3pm then it is valid for that day plus the next 7 days - so you might get 8 days for the price of 7 depending on what time you arrive.

    Even though the airport train line is privately owned, your weekly ticket is valid on it. You just have to pay an additional station access fee - $2 - $3 from memory.

    Probably the most useful tip I can give you is to go to Sydney's public transport web site - www.131500.com.au - it covers trains, buses and ferries, plus the price of the various kinds of passes.

    Have fun in Sydney...

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    Cheap 7 Day TravelPass for Buses, Trains, Ferries

    by Kakapo2 Written Jun 27, 2008

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    Passing Harbour Bridge in a train.

    Nothing is more effective to get around in Sydney than with public transportation. You just get everywhere - by train, bus, and ferry.

    But there are different kinds of transportation passes which can make travelling cheap or blow your budget.

    If you click on tourist links on the transportation websites you immediately get to those expensive passes like Sydney Pass and Sydney Explorer. But really, you do not need a hop-on and -off pass to quickly get around, public transport is as effective as this. It takes a lot to make a Sydney Pass which also includes rebates for Sydney attractions worth the purchase.

    The cheap transportation pass is called TravelPass which is valid for seven days. It is available in different colours, depending on the areas you want to cover.

    If you are in Sydney longer than a day or two I would always recommend the TravelPass. The seven day red pass costs $ 35, whereas three single day trippers would cost 3 x 16 $, so $ 48. (For comparison: The 3 day Sydney Pass would cost $ 110.)

    The seven day green pass costs $ 43, and includes all ferries except the Manly JetCat.

    More info here:

    http://www.sydneybuses.info/tickets/prices.php#travelpass

    The best thing always is to go to a ticket counter upon arrival and ask for the cheapest way of getting around, without any fancy extras.

    Map of the railway network here:

    http://www.sydneybuses.info/tickets/cityrailmap.php

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    Easy, safe and cheap !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated May 27, 2008

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    on the way to Manly

    Upon arriving is Sydney consider buying a Sydney travel pass that allows you unlimited access to the buses, the ferries, and trains all over Sdyney and it includes the Sydney explorer buses that included the red line and blure line in the city....Sydney transportaion system is very easy to navigate and very tourist friendly.......passes are avaiable for 3,5, and 7 days stays....and it includes to and from the airport....checkout the web site below for more info !!!!! and by buying the pass....your intitled to various discounts at serveral tourist sites such as the zoo, the AMP tower, the aquarium, etc.,.....HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT !!!!!

    UPDATE: MAY 2008

    The price of a 5 day pass is now $169 AU !!!! we paid $99 AU in 2004 again, prices going thru the roof !!!!

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    Day tripper

    by leffe3 Written Sep 6, 2007

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    The daytripper ticket is great value at A$15.40. Trains, buses and ferries are all included in the one ticket. If you plan to travel by ferry anywhere and catch a couple of buses or trains, totally worthwhile. Considering the return ferry to Manly from Circular Quays is A$15, it gives you an idea of the value of ticket.

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  • DayTripper tickets and others

    by cyclops25503 Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Don't bother buying single tickets for anywhere. Grab a $15.40 DayTripper pass. It costs $15.40 and you get unlimited travel for that day on Sydney Buses, Trains and Ferries until 4 am the next morning.

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    Sydney Explorer Pass

    by arv1 Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    This was such a great pass!!

    There are two main bus routes that tour around Sydney, both are available on the same pass, and you get to see the whole of Sydney! It stops in all the main tourist spots, as well as other places you would not have thought to stop off!

    The bus stops are easy to find, and are located quite near to one another, so if you miss the bus at one stop, you could walk to the next stop in 20 minutes and make it!! Thats provided you now where you are going!!

    This was probably the best thing I bought in Sydney!!

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    Sydney Pass

    by CharleneP Written May 18, 2004

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    To make the most of your visit, inclusive sightseeing package that combines the harbour, city, bay and beach.

    Your get a Sydney Pass for 3, 5 or 7 day tickets include unlimited travel on the Sydney, Bondi & Parramatta Explorer buses & on Harboursights cruises + travel free on regular ferries, buses & City Rail trains. That includes direct train transfers to and from the airport on Airport link

    It offers deals and discounts on numerous Sydney attractions.

    Fares for Sydney Pass:
    3 day for adult $90
    5 day for adult $120
    7 day for adult $140

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    Day Tripper

    by zlatoamor Written Aug 31, 2003

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    The Day Tripper costs 13.40 (australian dollars) & allows you unlimited use of the local buses, trains & ferries. You can buy it on the local bus or at most train stations or at the transit shops. However, be advised that it does not work for the train stations in Mascot or at the airport. I was staying in Mascot so I utitilized the public buses from there to town. It is a good bargain.

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    Red Zone Pass

    by Gypsy_Saskia Written Jun 28, 2003

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    If you plan to see a fair bit of the city, get a travel pass. For AUD 30, you get a one week pass in the red zone, which takes you just about everywhere in the city and the surrounding suburbs. it is valid on the bus, train and feryy and is very good value.

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