Getting around Sydney

An efficient network of transport options makes travelling to attractions in Sydney and regional NSW affordable and enjoyable. The Sydney public transport system, provided by Transport for NSW, consists of trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Use the trip planner at to plan your travel.

Opal Card

The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney. It's the only card you'll need to get around on all public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. For more information, visit


TripView displays Sydney train, bus, ferry and light rail timetables, showing your next services. By TripView Pty Ltd.

Wheelchair Accessible Transport

All ferries, trains and new buses in NSW are wheelchair accessible, providing easy access for prams and other mobility devices. You can ask for assistance boarding or leaving transport.

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Central Station

Sydney's main terminus for local and regional trains and buses is Central Station at Railway Square, close to Chinatown.

Intercity and Country NSW Trains

The NSW TrainLink runs inter-city services from Central Station to the Central Coast, the Southern Highlands, the South Coast and the Blue Mountains. Travelling long distances to regional destinations in Country NSW and Outback NSW is easy and affordable via NSW TrainLink train and bus. TrainLink: +61 13 22 32


Regional Bus Services

Private bus companies run daily services along the coast and to the Blue Mountains from Eddy Avenue, outside Central Station.

Regional Air Services

Several airlines from Sydney Airport service destinations in the NSW regions. There are charter services, too.


Taxis and water taxis are a convenient way to get around Sydney.

Car rentals in Sydney

You’ll find a range of car rental options in Sydney, including car, 4WD, campervan and classic car hire.  



A bicycle is a great way to get around. Cyclists use kerbside bike lanes and are permitted on most of Sydney's multi-lane roads. For more information go to:


Live Traffic NSW App

Receive up to the minute news of road incidents and conditions that may affect your journey in Sydney and the NSW regions.

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