Sydney by taxi (road and water)
Taxis are a convenient way to cover short to medium distances when you're travelling around Sydney. They can usually be flagged down along major roads, or you can find them at taxi ranks around the city centre and suburban areas.
Taxis are available for hire if the light on their roof is on. You can also order a cab by phone, online or even now by downloadable app such as Taxi Pro.
Taxis will charge extra if booked by phone, or, if you travel through a tollbooth such as on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Most taxi drivers accept payment by credit card. Tipping is not required or expected, but rounding up a taxi fare to the next dollar is common. For more information about NSW taxis and for a full list of numbers go to Taxis NSW.
If you want to travel by water across Sydney Harbour, you can always hire a water taxi. These small boats operate to and from any wharves or waterfront locations that have step access.