Australia Transportation

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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

    Located close to the Airport is the DFO & AIRPORT VILLAGE........ Direct Factory Outlets [DFO] are Brisbane's biggest outlet sale super stores, with the Airport DFO having 120 individual stores. As with all these outlet stores, make sure you have an idea of prices. I usually come away with some good bargains. We come by car to shop, the worst part...

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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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  • Public Transport

    Adelaide Transportation

    A Daytrip Metroticket costs $9.40 and gives you a full day of unlimited travel on buses, trams and trains in the very large Adelaide area. It is valid to 4.30am the following morning. Multiday tickets are not available. The Daytrip Metroticket is pretty good value if you are going to use public transport outside the free areas(see below). A...

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  • Buses

    Canberra Transportation

    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 stops at all the key places on the parliamentary triangle and very helpful...

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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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  • Trains

    Sydney Transportation

    http://www.sydneytrains.info For timetables, information about tickets and fares, and information about trackwork and service disruptions, the above website has the relevant information. It is compulsory to buy a ticket to travel on the train PRIOR to boarding the train. It is not possible to buy a ticket on the train. There are random...

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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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  • General

    Brisbane Transportation

    We really did not do anything actually in Brisbane at all. We got in the bus and drove out of the city, and then returned late in the afternoon. So all I observed about the city was -- it looks like there is a LOT of traffic.

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  • Car / Motor home.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Parking in the streets of Surfers Paradise is done on a pay-to-use basis requiring payment at a pay station after which, the ticket produced by the machine is displayed...usually on the dashboard of the vehicle. Parking costs $2.90 per hour Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Parking at all other times is free. Tickets can be...

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  • By Rail

    Adelaide Transportation

    Tip duplicated on my Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide pages. The Ghan is one of the Australian legendary journeys that I have been reading about since I was a kid and then as I grew up – although there are some who’d say that never did happen – another story for another day perhaps. The Ghan run by Great Southern Railways (GSR) is number 29 on...

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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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  • 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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  • Airways / Airports

    Sydney Transportation

    We arrived in Sydney by plane once and departed from Sydney twice. Each time we flew QANTAS and each time I asked for wheelchair assistance. We arrived early in the morning after an overnight flight from LAX. When we disembarked, one of the flight attendants was wheeling my 'wheelchair' and then she handed over to another lady who was dressed...

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  • Renting a Car

    Perth Transportation

    Was recently in Perth again for about a week to see family and we decided we needed a rental car this time since our relatives had sold the spare car we usually used. We did the normal google search to see what rental car companies had to offer and decided to go with a smaller company called Cottesloe car and Ute hire based of the google reviews...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    The most common form of getting around the Capital and its surrounds is by private car. Particularly for our family, it is four wheel driving. However, this time, we have changed our gas guzzling Suzuki Grand V6 to a more fuel economical SX4, also a Suzuki. There are several rules regarding four wheel driving and driving in general around...

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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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  • Ferry / Jet Cat / River Cat

    Sydney Transportation

    When I get into a place in the morning after an overnight flight, I like to do something that will keep me awake until a reasonable hour to go to bed on the new schedule. Outdoors if possible. Sometimes we take the hop on hop off bus and ride up on the top in the fresh air. But someone told me that if I took the Manley ferry over to Manley and...

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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

    This 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 minutes...

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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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  • Buses

    Sydney Transportation

    Route 555: Free Sydney CBD Shuttle The free Sydney CBD Shuttle runs every 10 minutes. The service operates in both directions on a loop from Central Station to Circular Quay via George Street. Hours of operation are: Weekdays: 9.00am to 3.30pm, with a late finish of 9pm on Thursday evenings. Weekends: 9.00am to 6.00pm.

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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

    South Australia's Capital City, Adelaide is serviced by one of the premier airports in Australia. Named as the Australian Capital City's Airport of the Year, ADL is no slouch on the airport circuit. Great facilities, plenty of direct and indirect connections, and a larger number of international carriers bless this tiny regional outpost's main air...

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  • Monorail

    Sydney Transportation

    UPDATE - Sadly the Monorail is to close shortly and then dismantled, so hurry, hurry before it all goes for good. An excellent way to see the City of Sydney, Darling Harbour, Chinatown, the Chinese Gardens of Friendship and so much more is from the comfort of the elevated Sydney monorail. My suggestion is to get on at one of the 8 futuristic...

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  • By Air

    Perth Transportation

    The Quantas Lounge at the airport was a big dissapointment. The Lounge was only made available an hour before our boarding time which forced us to sit out by the gates with hordes of other passenegrs waiting for flights to Asia. When we got into the lounge I was alread ticked off and further so at the lack of service in this lounge. Food was...

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  • Car Rentals

    Brisbane Transportation

    In my home country Singapore, the prices of cars are crazy. Take for example, a simple Toyota Corolla in Singapore costs about US$90,000. So I find it a thrill when I do get to drive overseas. Why? I can rent a bigger car and also, choose a more comfortable ride. Also as I would very much prefer a frills-free holiday, choosing the right car rental...

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  • Public Transport

    Sydney Transportation

    Notwithstanding my second picture I recommend this service if your final destination in Sydney is within walking distance of a train station. Catching the train is the fastest way to reach Sydney Airport or to get to the city from the airport. Services run directly to/from the city centre to/from stations located inside the Domestic and...

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  • Indian Pacific Rail

    Perth Transportation

    You can take the Indian Pacific train between Sydney and Perth, but it's also possible to get on at Broken Hill, Adelaide, Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie. You can also start at Melbourne. I started at Adelaide because you miss out on a lot of beautiful scenery when you get on earlier. The most amazing thing about the train ride, which takes 2 nights...

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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

    We took this tour bus all around Sydney - both routes. It was a bit cold and windy up on the top because it was winter. But we got some great views so it was worth it. We went from Stop 11 Botanic Gardens which was near our hotel for four stops Stop 12 Parliament House Stop13 Hyde Park North Stop 14 Australian Museum to Stop 15 Central Station....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Country Link

    Country Link is a railway services operated on the east coast of Australia; New south wales, Queensland and Victoria. I've made two trips with them; one form Sydney to a place called Griffith; an 11 hour commute total, and another from Sydney to Melbourne.Make sure you check in your luggage no less than 30 mins prior to the departure. I was a few...

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  • GO GREYHOUND!

    Travelling on a Greyhound bus is an easy way to see most of Australia. The routes cover every state but Tasmania.They have quite a few different passes available, so I'm sure you will find one to suit you. There is a pass called the "All Australia Backtracking Allowed Flexible Pass Hop on/Hop off Pass"The Greyhound Kilometre Pass gives you up to...

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