Sydney has an extensive rail network that operates in and around the city centre, and beyond, to the greater metropolitan area.
CityRail operates 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 generally based on the distance travelled, and can be purchased from station ticket offices and ticket vending machines.
The main station for both the suburban and country rail services (operated by Countrylink) is Central Station. Other main Sydney rail interchanges are Bondi Junction, North Sydney and Strathfield. Timetable and route planning is available from CityRail.
Most CityRail trains do not operate between midnight and 4.30am, however NightRide buses are provided between these hours.
Travelling between Sydney Airport and the city centre is just a short train trip – AirportLink trains depart every 10 minutes during peak hour.