State of New South Wales Transportation

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State of New South Wales Transportation

  • Travel Passes

    Sydney Transportation

    Sydney has not long since moved into the 21st century and come up with its Opal Card – Sydney’s version of London’s Oyster card, if you like. The Opal Card, which you pre-load with cash, works on (most of) Sydney Ferries, Sydney and metropolitan trains, the light rail system and Sydney Buses. I say most of, as some stations – a minority and...

  • Trains

    Sydney Transportation

    This is the simplest form of Sydney public transport to tell you about as there is only one line, though as a write (June 2015) construction of an extremely controversial line connecting Central Station and Circular Quay via a track down George Street is about to get underway and, according to its detractors and other more supportive observers like...

  • Ferry / Jet Cat / River Cat

    Sydney Transportation

    Another good way to get around Sydney is to get a combined Rail/Bus/Ferry pass so you can try out a variety of transportations. In 2015, Sydney's reusable plastic transport card, Opal, began (I guess they will now start phasing out the paper tickets the way they have done in Melbourne) I really recommend the Ferry. It's very nice out on the...

  • Buses

    Sydney Transportation

    There are actually two free bus services in Sydney, Routes 555 and 900. The latter operates in Parramatta and is of less use to the average tourist though good to know it is there if you include Parramatta on your itinerary. Route 555, with its green and white buses, operates in the city centre connecting Circular Quay with Railway Square (Central...

  • Airways / Airports

    Sydney Transportation

    Sydney Airport is Australia's biggest, and the hub of its national airline, Qantas. Several other airlines, mostly budget ones, also use Sydney as a hub and have multiple destinations, including Jetstar, Virgin, Tiger Airways and Air New Zealand. Emirates also runs a few extra routes to New Zealand, as its flights there use Sydney as a stop-over....

  • Monorail

    Sydney Transportation

    I am not accustomed to writing reviews on things which do not exist but will make an exception in this case solely to ensure that potential visitors are not mislead by older out of date reviews here on VT and indeed elsewhere. The Sydney Monorail, which never really went anywhere useful anyway, though it was a nice trip giving great views into...

  • Public Transport

    Sydney Transportation

    Sydney Transport has introduced the Opal Card. The website has facts, questions and answers. The card is free to purchase. It can be ordered online (and credit added to it by credit card), or it can be purchased at convenience stores, etc. The trains, ferries and most buses use Opal cards now. A big tip: on Sundays, there is a cap...

  • Taxis / Water Taxis

    Sydney Transportation

    Water taxis are a great way of traveling in Sydney (that's if you don't mind paying the steep price). They'll pick you up at most piers they can navigate to, just think "private" when you ride on one of these. Check out their website for a more extensive listing of pick-up and drop off locations as well as prices.

  • Tour Buses

    Sydney Transportation

    The hop-on & Off-bus The Hop-on-Hopp-off-bus is a perfect way to explore Sydney and get a first overview of what might be worth a closer look. It is also the hight of about 4 meters above the ground that gives you a different and sometimes unique angle to see the sights of a town. And at the end of my stay in Sydney I even took the hop-on&off-bus...

  • Driving and Vehicle Rental

    Sydney Transportation

    Driving around Middle Head on a week day was quite pleasant and there were no problems with parking at Bradley's Head...Georges Heights....Balmoral Beach....Chowder Bay but you certainly need to carry your golden dollars for parking. There was just no free parking even in the quiet areas that we could find. And at $4 per hour you needed quite a few...

  • Walking

    Sydney Transportation

    I will always recommend walking as your best mode of getting around a city, and Sydney is no exception. Walking is the best way to find those off the beaten path places, nice little pubs and shops, or wandering around with no set agenda but to enjoy the weather and the atmosphere. There are so many wonderful sights to see, and walking allows you to...

  • General in Sydney Advice

    Sydney Transportation

    The Sydney Pass is the best way to go if visiting Sydney. Its the cheapest and most economical way to travel around Sydney. You have a few options of choosing a 3/ 5 or 7 day pass. The best thing about the Sydney Pass is that you have unlimited travel on Sydney's transport System. Sydney Pass 3 days 5 days 7 days Adult $100 $130 $150 Child $50...

  • Various Maps

    Sydney Transportation

    I had purchased the Lonely Planet city map of Sydney, and this was the best thing I could have done for getting around. The map was very up to date, showed all the various modes of transportation, and where to get on and off, and had many of the city highlights pointed out. This made getting around painless and within the hour of getting there we...


    Are you in a hurry to reach Melbourne from Sydney?Then take the HUME HIGHWAY (M31) to get from A to B. I say this as you will bypass all the towns and there are plenty of interesting ones to venture into.It is a 4 lane highway either sealed with concrete or bitumen and in good condition.I'm told it is a 10 hour trip over the 807 kms, although we...

  • I rented a so-called "Spacecamper"

    Renting a car is the best way to explore New South Wales !I rented a so-called "Spacecamper"it was a funny experience with some disadvantages of that car:1) NO moskito-nets at the windows, although their brochures told me something like that in advance. The only part of the car that has moscito-nets is the extra "Rucksack" that you can fix at the...

  • train-trafic in New South Wales

    Trains are in Australia not really an important means of transport for local people or tourists and you will find a lot of trainlines that are used only for transportation of goods and there are only a few trains per day or week. Lots of trainstations are un-manned, and you just might find a ticket-machine and a place, where you can speak with a...

  • New South Wales by Tour Bus

    New South Wales is a large and diverse area, which can best be covered by tour bus. Since obviously everyone has different ways to travel, some may disagree with this statement. The reason I believe this is the best way, is that each of the tour operators that drive this bus are trained to give you history on each part of the trip, and stop at...

  • Sydney Airport

    The Sydney Airport is the biggest airport in Australia and the gateway to New South Wales by air. There is an international airport and a domestic airport (consisting of 2 terminals). If you need to do a domestic transfer, remember to check with the airlines whether you need to claim your check-in luggages and re-check in again to the domestic...

  • The Ferry from Manly Beach, Sydney

    The Ferries around the harbour are just the very best way to go anywhere or to just relax and watch the boats go by. Going by ferry is the most relaxing way to see the harbour or visit Manly or the Zoo. The feeling of travelling by ferry is hard to describe because it is usually quite calm and therefore suits those who feel like fresh air and...

  • Just one of the ferries of Sydney...

    This was taken on a Monday, November 2003 and a beautiful spring day. Sydney Harbour ............ let's go cruisin'. Circular Quay is the hub or the Centre of many activities in Sydney. It accommodates the Opera House, it leads you to the Botannical Gardens, it shows you the Domain and around the other way Darling Harbour. You can catch trains,...

  • Sydney Airport has hundreds of flights...

    Even Coffs Harbour has a number of regular services around NSW on a daily basis. Many country areas are easily accessed by makes day tripping to various places an easy proposition.

  • Car or Bus

    Since New South Wales is such a large state, unless you plan to stick to the main tourist route along the coast, I think you'd be well advised to have your own transport, so you can get off the beaten track and travel more conveniently.Here's a map to give you a better idea of NSW.

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