WHIT THE PLANE....Sydney, with a population of almost 4 million, and covering almost 1120 square kilometres (700 square miles), is a remarkably easy city to move around in. An excellent train, bus and ferry service covers all points of the greater metropolitan area. Most Sydney tourist attractions are either within the central business district, close to the CBD, or at points around the harbour.
OK, now this depends on where you are coming from. Obviously if you are coming from overseas, you are going to want to get a plane unless you are planning to break some world record by swimming!! Travel within Australia can be expensive by plane and LONG if you get a bus. A train is around the same price as a plane ticket and it takes a long time to reach your destination. If you are travelling on a tight budget, the best way to get from place to place is to get a bus. it is around $150 (maybe not even that much) from Brisbane, Queensland to Sydney, which is about a 14 hour ride on an air conditioned coach.
Getting around Sydney is easy with public transport. Buses run from here to there and back again at regular intervals. You just need to know where you are going and which bus to get. This can be a little tricky because some buses only stop at certain stops. If you are not sure, all you have to do is ask someone at the bus stop which bus to get on or ask the bus sriver if they go to whereever it is you want to go. Travelling by bus can get a little expensive at times especially if you have to take a couple of different buses to your destination. If you are travelling within the city or to places such as the blue mountains, a train might be more convenient and a little cheaper. Taxis are available but are also expensive. It is around $3.00 just to get in!!
With the waterways, it makes travelling around Sydney a nightmare at times, especially at peak hours.