Transport in Sydney

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Find out about timetables and services for Sydney buses, ferries and trains. You can plan your journey using the online trip planner widget or phone 131 500.



Driving directions, bus routes, City Rail train maps, monorail, ferry routes



Whether it's a car, bike or boat you are after, Sydney offers numerous options for hire



Cycling in Sydney

Find out about cycle routes, bike hire, events and maps so that you enjoy great bike riding in Sydney.


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See Sydney and Beyond

See Sydney and Beyond Smartvisit Card offers admission to over 40 attractions including museums, galleries, wildlife parks, historic houses, tours and cruises, all for the one price. Shopping and entertainment offers are also included, and discounted travel for an extra cost. Phone 1300 661 711.


Sydney Buses

Buses are a great way to travel around Sydney for visitors. Extremely user-friendly, Sydney buses go everywhere. For timetables and routes, call 131 500.

Major bus routes in the city centre are on Pitt, Castlereagh, George streets and around Circular Quay. Make sure you buy your ticket before getting onto the bus.  Buses are PrePay-only between 7am and 7pm on weekdays. Find out more about PrePay buses

Find out more about accessible bus services.

Shuttle buses to Sydney Airport

Shuttle buses operate to and from the domestic and international terminals at Sydney Airport from various locations around the city including Central Station, Circular Quay and hotels.

Shuttle bus in city centre 

A free shuttle bus service runs from Central Station to Circular Quay via George and Elizabeth streets in the city centre. The service operates 9.30am to 3.30pm weekdays, Thursday until 9pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9.30am to 6pm.



The CityRail network is a convenient way to get around Sydney and is especially useful for travel to Sydney's outer suburbs.

Find out more about accessible train stations and services.


Travel from Sydney Airport to the city centre is just a short train trip with AirportLink trains departing every ten minutes during peak hour.


Sydney's Metro Monorail is one of the few above-ground rail systems in the world. The circular route winds its way through the city centre and around Darling Harbour.

The Metro Monorail is accessible for people with disabilities.

Light Rail

Light Rail is the environmentally friendly way to travel from Sydney Central with stops at Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Star City, Sydney Fish Markets, Glebe, Leichhardt and Lilyfield.

The Light Rail is also accessible for people with disabilities.



Sydney Ferries

Ferries are the most sublime form of public transport on Sydney Harbour. There are regular Sydney Ferry services to Manly, Parramatta, Balmain, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo and other locations.

The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is wheelchair accessible with 20 accessible ferry wharves.

Matilda Cruises

Matilda Cruises has ferry services from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and Fort Denison.

Palm Beach Ferry

Palm Beach Ferry has ferry services from Palm Beach to Central Coast destinations including Ettalong, Wagstaff, Basin and Mackerel.  

Bundeena and Royal National Park 

Cronulla Ferry Cruises operate hourly services from Cronulla to Bundeena and return.


Taxis have their own taxi ranks in Sydney or can be hailed from the street. From 10pm to 6am higher tariffs apply.

Find out more about accessible taxis on the zero200 website or phone 8332 0200.


Toll roads around Sydney

Sydney's Orbital network is made up of ten motorways linked with expressways, freeways and other main roads. All of the motorways are owned and operated by private operators (except for the Sydney Harbour Bridge) and a toll is charged for their use. 

How you pay the toll depends on which motorway you use, and how often you use them. While some accept cash, the newer motorways are fully electronic. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is completely cash free. This means you need an electronic tag or pass.

The toll roads in Sydney are the M2, M4, M5, and M7, the Lane Cove Tunnel, Falcon Street Gateway, Eastern Distributor, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel and the Cross City Tunnel. Find out more about Sydney toll roads and motorways on the RTA website.

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