The International Airport in Sydney is only 8 kilometers from the centre of the city. There are both international and domestic terminal with free shuttles between them. You can find many things in the airport – luggage carts, wheelchairs, a post office, currency exchange, duty-free shops, restaurants, bars, stores, showers, luggage lockers and a Baggage Held Service for larger items. You will also have available ATMs, tourist information desks and a Sydney Visitors Centre bookings desk where you can book hotels, rent a car or simply buy a map or a Sydney Pass. The airport is working pretty well, there is no smoking there and the quarantine rules are very strict. Be sure to get Sydney The Official Guide before the passport control – you will find there tickets for various discounts. Alcohol and perfumes can be bought on arrival to the international terminal.
The main train station is called Central Station and it supports both trains between the states and in the city. It is located on George Street in the centre of Sydney. Near the place is the Railway Square from which many buses depart to Town Hall, Circular Quay and other places.
Next to the Central Station you will find Sydney Coach Terminal. It is on the corner of Eddy Avenue and Pitt Street supports greyhound coaches.
By Cruise Ship
If you travel with a cruise ship it will dock either at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks, or in Darling Harbour if the first one is full.
Sydney can be entered by car on the Pacific Highway on the north, on the M5 or Princes highways on the south or on the Great Western Highway on the west.
The buses, trains and ferries are managed respectively by State Transit, CityRail and Sydney Ferries. There are some private buses, as well as a monorail.
If you by the Sydney Pass, you will get to travel on Sydney Explorer coaches, Bondi & Bay Explorer coaches, three Sydney Harbour cruises, the JetCat to Manly, the high-speed RiverCat to Parramatta, Sydney buses, Sydney Ferries and CityRail trains. The unlimited train travel is limited to the "Red TravelPass" travel zone – the city centre and Bondi Junction, including Darling Harbour and a tram line connecting the Central Station and the Wentworth Park in Pyrmont.
By Public Bus
There are buses covering the whole area of Sydney. They are frequent and reliable, but might be a little confusing in the suburbs.
By Sydney Explorer Bus
This bus is very suitable for sightseeing as it covers a 28 kilometer route and makes 26 stops around various attractions. The interesting places include the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the State Library, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Kings Cross, Elizabeth Bay House, Wynyard CityRail station, the QVB, Sydney AMP Tower, the Australian Museum, Central Station, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and The Rocks. The journey begins from Circular Quay.
By Bondi Explorer bus
The route of the bus is 30 kilometers long and includes the eastern harborside bays and coastal beaches. Some of its stops are Kings Cross, Double Bay, Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach, Bronte Beach, Coogee Beach, Paddington, Oxford Street, and Martin Place. It also begins from Circular Quay.
Travelling by taxi can be an economical means of transport. There are several companies, covering Sydney. The price is determined by the distance travelled.
By Water Taxi
Harbour Taxis are available non-stop and are a good way of reaching the waterfront restaurants, harbor attractions, and some suburbs. You can book one for private use.
Please for Flights, Car-rental and other transportation bookings refer to the general Australia Transportation Reservations page.