Sydney by train
Sydney has an extensive rail network that operates in and around the city centre to the greater metropolitan area. A light rail and interstate service also operate as part of the country’s extensive rail network.
Sydney by train
Sydney Trains operate metropolitan train services with a network that includes suburban Sydney and extends to the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, and South Coast regions.
The network is made up of several easy-to-follow, colour-coded lines. Ticket prices are usually based on the distance travelled, and can be purchased at stations, selected convenience stories and newsagents or online.
The main station for both the suburban and country rail services (operated by TrainLink) is Central Station. Other main rail exchanges are Bondi Junction, North Sydney and Strathfield. Timetables and route planning are available from the Sydney Trains website.
Most Sydney Trains services do not operate between midnight and 4:30am, however NightRide buses are offered between those hours.
Travelling between Sydney Airport and the city centre is made easy with Airport Link, which departs Central Station every 10 minutes during weekday peak hour. Weekend services run every 20-40 minutes.
Please note there are some upgrades and improvements are currently in place for commuters around Wynyard Station. Passenger services will be maintained and the station will remain open for business during the upgrade, but before you start your journey you should check whether any of these will affect your trip. Click here to find out more.
Sydney Light Rail is the environmentally friendly way to travel between Central Station and the Inner West suburbs of Glebe, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Leichhardt and Dulwich Hill. This route also stops at popular destinations like Haymarket, Paddy’s Market, Darling Harbour, The Star, and Sydney Fish Market.