Sydney public transport
Getting Around in Sydney and NSW
There are plenty of transport options in Sydney:
Sydney Buses are user-friendly, punctual and cheap. To ride express bus routes and weekday services between 7am and 7pm you’ll need a prepaid ticket, sold at newsagents, Post Offices and Sydney Trains stations.
Sydney Trains offer a fast and easy way to get around Greater Sydney.
AirportLink departs every 10 minutes during peak hours from Sydney’s domestic and international airports to the city. Shuttle bus services also link our airports to the city, inner west, and eastern suburbs.
Light Rail consists of electric trams. They operate between the city centre, Darling Harbour, Star City, the Sydney Fish Markets, Glebe, Leichhardt and Lilyfield.
Sydney Ferries are the city’s most relaxing and scenic form of transport. Services connect Circular Quay in the city to Manly, Parramatta, Balmain, Watsons Bay and other locations.
Taxi ranks can be found all over Sydney. Taxis can also be called from the street, or booked over the phone or online via Taxis Combined. Wheelchair accessible taxis are also available.
Car hire offers freedom away from public transport routes. Road tolls are charged for use of Sydney’s orbital motorways as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel. Some accept cash but most are cash-free. If your vehicle is without an electronic tag, an eMU Pass, sold at participating petrol stations, offers a convenient way to pay tolls via your credit card.
Free shuttle buses run from Central Station to Circular Quay.
See Sydney and Beyond Smartvisit Card offers admission to more than 40 attractions, plus shopping and entertainment offers.