Get around Sydney is by its excellent public transport system and MyMulti tickets. These tickets give you unlimited travel on all trains, buses, light rail and ferries. Some tickets offer more services, so check the fine print or ask for details.
Some of the best places to visit by bus include Palm Beach and Manly, north of the Harbour Bridge, Watsons Bay and Rushcutters Bay to the east and Balmain and Leichhardt to the west.
Daily full time limited stops service between Burwood, Croydon Park, Campsie, Bexley North, Bexley, Rockdale, Banksia, Arncliffe, Sydney Airport (International and Domestic), Mascot, Eastgardens, Maroubra Junction, Kingsford, University of NSW, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Waverly and Bondi Junction.
The Free Sydney CBD Shuttle service operates from Central Station to Circular Quay via George Street in both directions. This city funded service runs every 10 minutes. Hours of operation are: Weekdays: 9.30am to 3.30pm, with a late finish of 9pm on Thursday evenings. Weekends: 9.30am to 6.00pm.
Drop into Sydney Coach Terminal (02 9281 9366) for more information. They sell tickets for Greyhound, Murray’s, Firefly, Premier and Port Stephen’s Coaches.
The majority of ferries operate from Circular Quay. You can also reach Balmain, Manly and Watsons Bay via ferry.
There are numerous lines into the City and the main railway stations are Central, Town Hall and Wynyard. Use the railway map opposite to see which line you need. NSW Trains run regularly and are clean, safe and efficient.
Taxis in Sydney operate 24 hours a day and are very efficient. Ask your accommodation to call Legion Cabs on 13 14 51 to book or simply flag one down on the street.
For further public transport information visit 131500.com.au
New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell’s announcement to provide discounted public transport fares for the state’s international student population is very welcome.
The changes mean that international students will have access to discounts of up to 35% on MyMulti passes, offering periodic unlimited travel on buses, trains, light rail and ferries in Greater Sydney, Hunter and the Illawarra.
The discounts allow for potential savings of more than $800 on an annual MyMulti3 pass and more than $450 on an annual MyMulti2. International students can also save more than $200 on a MyMulti3 90 day pass and $133 on a MyMulti2 90 day pass.
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