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Australia Transportation

  • Travel Passes

    Sydney Transportation

    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...

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  • Free City Cats

    Perth Transportation

    One of the things I loved about Perth was the free buses or CaT (Central Area Transit) that operates in the Central Business District of Perth. This is agreat way to get around and a bonus that it costs nothing to use. Each bus (CAT) is color coded to indicate the route: The Red Cat travels in an East-West loop from Queens Gardens in East Perth...

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  • Brisbane Airport

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Airtrain from the Airport to Gold coast is express train, or if that is not available at the time you require, then catch the air train to the city, change at one of the city stations like Roma street or Central station to the Beenleigh line to Nerang, Robina or Varsity Lakes [the end of the line] It is only a matter of changing lines, the one...

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  • Public Transport

    Adelaide Transportation

    Buses # 98 and 99 running in the city center and also the tram in the city center are free, other buses and the tram outside the center are AUD 3,20 between 9 am and 3 pm, at peak hours and weekends AUD 5,10. There are also free bicycles (but a hefty fine if you return it after 4.30 pm). Free Wifi in most of the central city and most museums are...

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  • Buses

    Canberra Transportation

    Sadly this service no longer exists. Apparently, it was too successful! To celebrate the centenary of Canberra ACTION bus (the city bus service) has launched a free half-hourly bus service which does a loop of all the main tourist sites in the central area of Canberra - the Centenary Loop Route Having examined the route it is excellent with...

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  • Public Transport.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Hi, 1) Transport on the Gold Coast is not always the best. Aside from costly taxis, your main option will be buses. Of course take advantage of any courtesy buses provided by many hotels and resorts that often go to the major attractions such as the theme parks (ask on booking what's available). http://translink.com.au/ is the website for the local...

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  • V/Line Train

    Geelong Transportation

    Geelong Station is located 500m from Johnstone Park, which is part of downtown of Geelong. You can get here from Melbourne, Werribee, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Mount Gambier and Ballarat by either bus or train. Geelong Station serves Vline buses and trains. Please check out vline.com for for timetable for buses and trains.

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  • Bus / Coach.

    Hobart Transportation

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting. Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel! Most...

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  • Ferry / Jet Cat / River Cat

    Sydney Transportation

    The best ticket card to buy is the "OPAL"ticket card for unlimited travel on all trains buses and ferries.You can buy single tickets at Circular Quay but it will work out to be more expensive.They can be purchased at any of the ticket offices between wharves 2 and 5 that are open or the vending machines.You can buy a MyMultiDay pass or a Family...

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  • Train Service

    Perth Transportation

    A shuttle bus from the international airport, the only way to the city apart from taxi is $32 for two people one way. The other way is to get a free shuttle to terminal domestic and then a bus to town but thats long winded. The shuttle will drop at your hotel and depending on the route it takes to drop others off can be 30-60mins. The 6 CAT lines...

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  • Brisbane Ferry / CityCat

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Brisbane City Cat and other ferries are the most popular, in my opinion, of the city's transport systems. The City Cat is especially a favourite for tourists - so much of the city layout can be understood by a trip along the Brisbane River from Brett's Wharf to University of Queensland; and what other transport system offers fresh air and...

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  • By Rail

    Adelaide Transportation

    Adelaide’s Outer Harbor train line runs, not surprisingly, between Adelaide Railway Station and Outer Harbor Station on the northern tip of the Lefevre Peninsula on the Gulf St Vincent. I include a review on this specific station for two reasons: 1. Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal is at Outer Harbor. This is the terminal used by ocean going...

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  • Canberra International Airport

    Canberra Transportation

    While officially called Canberra International Airport there are currently no international passenger flights to or from the airport. As with most airports, airport transport options are limited. The airport is approximately 10kms from the city centre (Civic). Note that the airport is currently being expanded and departure points listed below...

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  • Car / Motor home.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    came across redspot through a friend who liked them on facebook and joined their newsletter for discounts etc. ended up getting a deal with 20% off their inclusive rate with nil excess (i've been stung before by another company!) car had very low km and great condition. recommend using them for the future.

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  • GTS Bus

    Geelong Transportation

    The Benders buses (local buses to suburbs in Geelong) and McHarrys (which go down to Torquay and Anglesea, etc) now operate on the myki system. It is an electronic card so you swipe on when you enter the bus and swipe off when you leave and it calculates the lowest fare for your trip (which is usually around $1.80 for an adult). You can top your...

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  • Ship / Boat.

    Hobart Transportation

    If you are a visitor to Tasmania the only practical way to get to and from Bruny Island is by ferry. The ‘mainland’ ferry terminal is located on Ferry Road, Kettering – about 45 minutes drive south of Hobart city. Perhaps I should explain ‘mainland’ – it is the term used by those living on Bruny to describe the main island of Tasmania. Prices are...

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  • Buses

    Sydney Transportation

    Made the trip out to Bondi Beach while staying in Sydney centre.The famous beach is about 7 km from Sydney CBD and can be reached by catching the 380 or 333 bus.The other way is by using the Hop-On,Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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  • Renting a Car

    Perth Transportation

    Car Parking fees are different from what I am used to from where I came from. Back home, when parking, there is the hourly charge subject to a maximum of certain amount payable for the day. Beyond the maximum payable, you didn't need to pay anymore and can continue to park at the carpark for the day. In Perth, the system seems to be based on that...

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  • General

    Brisbane Transportation

    For larger Ships that cruise into Brisbane, they have to dock at Fisherman Islands at the grain wharf, not a very nice entry port into Brisbane. Buses ferry the passengers into Brisbane, and visitors are NOT allowed on the dock. To view these larger ships, like the Queen Mary II, you need to go to Pinkenba on the north side of the Brisbane River....

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  • Self-drive

    Adelaide Transportation

    Driving in Adelaide is very easy. The roads are very open and the traffic is quite light compared to other capital states in Australia. With only two highways in Adelaide it is quite easy to get back on track if you make a wrong turn.

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  • Cars.

    Canberra Transportation

    Driving around of Canberra is so easy and relaxed: the streets have lots of sidetracks and the trafic was very low while I was there on an ordinary weekday and you will have no hard time to find a parking-space even in the very centre of town, like next to the old parliamenthouse where my car was the only one on a wide carpark (my 4th Picture ) or...

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  • Air Ways.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Although Brisbane Airport is not the closest airport to the Gold Coast, this is typically the airport you will end up landing at if you are coming from further than Sydney or Melbourne. Brisbane is the International Arrival Airport for Queensland, so it is important to know about it. Brisbane's Airport Code is BNE, so if you are searching for...

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  • Travel by Car

    Geelong Transportation

    I usually recommend car for getting anywhere around vast Australia, and this is no exception. Sure there are buses that can get you to the Great Ocean Rd, and 'off the beaten track' bus tour companies like Oz Experience, but there are so many great off the beaten track things to see that if you don't have your own transportation, you'll miss a...

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  • Trains

    Sydney Transportation

    The best transport travel card to buy is the "OPAL"card which allows transport on any bus,train and ferry using the "tap on","tap off" system at any times.You can buy single train trip tickets from the vending machines or ticket office but these work out to be far more expensive.The airport train leaves central station from platform 23 and takes...

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  • Transperth Bus Service

    Perth Transportation

    Both of Perth’s central bus stations, as well as the local train stations one stop on either side of the main train station, are within the Free Transit Zone, or FTZ. Most buses passing through the FTZ offer free travel within it, as do the snazzy “CAT” (Central Area Transit) buses serving the city centre. You can board the buses at special CAT...

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  • Brisbane Bus

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Spring Hill FREE BUS takes you a little further out of the city centre of Brisbane. You will pass by Brisbane Private Hospital, King Edward Park, Post Office Square, Roma Street Parkland, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, and Wickham Park. Stop and hop off and on when ever you wish! The Spring Hill loop bus operates approximately every 10...

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  • By Road

    Adelaide Transportation

    I took the Firefly bus from Stawell to Adelaide and it was really a comfortable 6hr trip!. The bus was quite new and had lots of leg room. There's a toilet on board and dvds are shown throughoutr the journey. Firefly Express serves the route Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide daily. The ticket from Melbourne to Adelaide is e.g. 55 AU$.

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  • Overview

    Canberra Transportation

    Airport : Major airlines serve Canberra and there a feeder services to provincial cities close by. There are long-distance express trains which run every day to Sydney and Melbourne. Coaches : There are coaches which run several times every day from Sydney, Melbourne as well as to the surrounding areas of Canberra. Murray's Coaches, Greyhound,...

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  • Airways / Airports

    Sydney Transportation

    From the airport to central Sydney, many accommodations are offering a free transfer (but often with a minimum amount of nights) The train from Sydney Central station to domestic airport is AUD to 17 (from January 2015, with a AUD 13 airport fee) Shuttle buses picking you up at your accommodation from AUDo 14 (from domestic airport AUD 15) Cheapest...

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  • Ferry

    Perth Transportation

    The green and white Transperth ferry across Swan River connects Barrack Street Jetty with South Perth and the zoo. The standard fare for adults is $ 1.60. Tickets can be obtained from the counter or ticket machine on the jetty, not on board.

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  • QLD Rail

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Airtrain is a innovative technological rail service that runs passengers and business from Brisbane's city center to both the International and Domestic sections of the Brisbane International Airport as well as commuters and tourists to various parts of Brisbane.

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  • By Air

    Adelaide Transportation

    The frequent public buses # J1, J2 and J3 are AUD 3,20 between 9 am and 3 pm, AUD 5,10 on peak hours and weekends.The ticket includes transfer on trains and buses for 2 hours, you can buy at the driver (but if your transfer is for instance at 4.01 pm you need the peak hour ticket).

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  • Monorail

    Sydney Transportation

    Here you see some of the great constructions that were built in the centre of town in order to make the Monorail run through it. I think these constructions added some great and interesting features to a grown city, it even looked a bit "futuristic" Maybe it did not bring enough money, maybe it did not get enough passangers, BUT I enjoyed seeing...

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  • By Air

    Perth Transportation

    Perth International Airport isn't a large airport but contains the essentials needed for air travelers. A card is needed to be filled in for custom clearance. This is, preferably, done whilst on the plane. This form is, also, available at the arrival before immigration. Going through immigration, visitors arriving from certain countries, can be...

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  • Car Rentals

    Brisbane Transportation

    If you are coming to Brisbane and have a large family, then you will most probably need to hire a Tarago, Mini bus or similar. Tarago rentals is a family owned company with these available for hire. A Tarago has 5 doors, is air-conditioned, has power steering and is automatic. The Tarago can seat 6 - 8 people LOCATIONS........Brisbane Airport &...

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  • Public Transport

    Sydney Transportation

    Sydney Transport has introduced the Opal Card. https://www.opal.com.au 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...

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  • Indian Pacific Rail

    Perth Transportation

    I bought it in Kaho San Road, Bangkok, for about 4 Euro. And it worked! In Australia I saved a lot of money in trains and bus journeys, and in museums. I rememebr than in Perth I got 50 per cent discount in my ticket to Sydney on the Indian Pacific.

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  • Taxis / Water Taxis

    Sydney Transportation

    We took a taxi five times in Sydney. Once from the airport to the hotel ($54+ and included several tunnel and freeway tolls). Once from the hotel to go over the Sydney Bridge and then to be dropped off at the Sydney Tower. Once to get home from the Aquarium, once to get from the hotel to the domestic airport (about $38), and the last time was to...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Walking

    Sydney Transportation

    We always do a lot of walking in Sydney. It's a very walkable place and you see so much of the city when on foot. My favorite walk is from Potts Point into the Botanical Garden and around Circular Quay to the Rocks. It is a fun walk and we always make some fun discoveries along the way.

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  • 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...

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  • Cruising from and to Sydney

    Cruising from and to SydneySydney is in my personal opinion one of the 3 most scenic and perfect cruiseports in the whole wold, togeather with New York and Rio de Janeiro. I started in Sydney for a cruise of 14 days to Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu onboard the Dawn Princess, a ship of 77.000 GRT and about 2000 passangers onboard plus 900...

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  • Sydney: The hop-on & Off-bus

    The hop-on & Off-busIn Sydney the Hop-on & Hopp-off-bus is in my personal opinion a perfect way to explore the city and get a first overview of what might be worth to hop off for and take a closer look at. These buses with a hight of about 4 meters above the ground that gives you a different and sometimes unique angle to see the sights of a...

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