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 transportnsw.info to plan your travel.
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 www.opal.com.au
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. Visit Transport for NSW’s accessible travel web page for more information.
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
Trains depart Central Station for many NSW destinations, including the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Central Coast, North Coast, Country NSW and Outback NSW. Travelling long distances is easy and affordable on regional train and coach services. NSW TrainsLink +61 13 22 32
One of the world's top ten rail journeys, the Indian Pacific is 4,325km from coast to coast across outback Australia. The trip from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa) includes a stopover in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. For more information, visit the Great Southern Rail website.
Cruise ship terminals
Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world and the busiest airport in Australia. It is located about 8 kilometres south of Sydney's city centre in the suburb of Mascot.
Three passenger terminals at Sydney Airport are:
T1: International Terminal is used for international flights. It is open every day from 3am to 11:30pm. Customs are opened for departures passenger processing at 4am daily.
T2: Domestic Terminal is used by domestic and regional airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. T2 Domestic Terminal is open every day from 4am to 11pm.
T3: Qantas Domestic Terminal is used for Qantas domestic flights. It is open every day from 4:45am to 10pm.
Looking for help at Sydney Airport? You'll find help desks in both the arrival and departure halls of T1 while a commissionaire's desk located in T3 is available to passengers needing wheelchair or other assistance.
For international passengers, trolleys are located in the baggage reclaim hall following Customs processing, and are free of charge.
Transport services such as buses, taxis, car hire, rail and shuttle bus services are conveniently located at Sydney Airport.
Regional Bus Services
Regional Air Services
Taxis and water taxis are a convenient way to get around Sydney.
Legion Cabs: 13 14 51
Premier Cabs: 13 10 17
Silver Service Cabs: 13 31 00
St George Cabs: 13 21 66
13CABS: 13 22 27
Fantasea Yellow Water Taxis: 1800 326 822
Water Taxis Combined: 02 9555 8888
- V.I.P Water Taxis: 0418 847 777
Majestic Water Taxi: 0439 625 377
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: www.sydneycycleways.net