If you are planning to use public transport to get around Sydney than an Opal Card will be a worthwhile investment. The Opal Card will allow you to catch trains, buses, ferries and the light rail.
The opal cards are electronic cards that allow you to load a dollar amount. The minimum amount to load is $10 for Adult Opal Card and $5 for a Child Opal Card. There is no charge to get the card. The cards can be purchased from train stations and local retailers such as newsagents and convenience stores.
For public transport information and timetables head to Transport NSW where you will find a journey planner to help you get around.
The Sydney Train network covers much of Sydney Central and the outer suburbs. Trains can also take visitors out to the Blue Mountains, Sydney Airport or even out to Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Public buses operate in Sydney and public transport timetable and bus routes can be found on the Transport NSW website.
The ferry network is extensive and is a great way to see the city as a visitor. Circular Quay is the main hub in the CBD district and head to Watsons Bay, Manly, Mosman Bay, Pyrmont Bay, Cockatoo Island and Parramatta.
Light Rail services are available from Central to The Star Casino 24 hours a day and operate approximately every 15 minutes and every 30 minutes overnight.
Taxi services are available in and around Sydney. To arrange a taxi head to a taxi rank or book by phoning any of the following taxi companies
ABC Cabs 132 522
Legion Cabs 131 451
Manly Cabs 9972 5600
Premier Cabs 131 017
RSL Cabs 9581 1111
Silver Service 133 100
Taxis Combined 133 300
Hotel concierges are also happy to organise taxi services for you.
Getting to and from Sydney Airport
The train station is located directly underneath the Domestic and International Terminals at the Sydney Airport.
Public transport buses also run from the airport to transfer between terminals and the city centre. The route 400 operates in both directions from Bondi Junction and Burwood.
Taxi ranks are available outside of each terminal when you land at Sydney Airport.