Transport & Services
Elite Athlete Airport Transfer Information
Airport transport is offered to all Elite athletes free of charge.
Transfers available from Saturday 2 April to Tuesday 12 April.
To arrange airport transfers (Elite athletes only) email Kezzia Taylor from the LOC by Friday 25 March indicating your preferred transfer time. Bookings will not be accepted after this date.
Sydney has Australia’s largest public transport system comprising rail, bus, ferry, taxi, monorail and light rail. Public transport operators in NSW carry over two million passengers each weekday on rail, bus, ferry and taxi services.
Transport Info provides public transport users with information to plan an efficient and successful journey on trains, buses and ferries in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area (including Newcastle, the Central Coast, Wollongong and the Illawarra)
Transport information is available online 24 hours a day at www.131500.com.au
Call 131500 for automated service changes, trackwork and transport to events 24 hours a day with call centre operators available from 0600-2200 seven days a week to answer transport queries.
Transport Info services include –
- timetables for train, bus and ferry services
- ticket and fare information
- trip planning for combined transport modes
- travel to special events and attractions
- accessible travel information for people with disabilities
- service interruptions and developments across the transport network, including CityRail trackwork
- feedback service
- TTY response for hearing and speech impaired customers – call 1800 637 500
Buses are a great way to travel around Sydney for visitors. Extremely user-friendly, Sydney buses go everywhere.
Buses in the Sydney CBD on Pitt, Castlereagh, George Streets and around Circular Quay-are prepay-only between 7am and 7pm on weekdays
This is your passport to the city, offering unlimited travel in air-conditioned buses to Sydney's biggest and best tourist attractions. Hop on and off anywhere along the Sydney Explorer route.
Bondi Bay Explorer
For great sights, great shops and great surf, you can't beat the Bondi Bay Explorer, which travels to the eastern suburbs beaches. You have unlimited flexibility – jump on and off as you please.
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.
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. Phone 8584 5288.
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.
Phone 8584 5288.
Ferries are the most sublime form of public transport on Sydney Harbour with 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.
Discount travel passes
Sydney Pass is available for 3, 5 or 7 days with unlimited travel on Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries and CityRail services in and around the city. Get your Sydney Pass from a bus, ferry or rail ticket office or on board the Explorer buses.
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.
If you require a rental car while staying in Sydney, there are car rental companies at Sydney Airport available to assist you when you arrive. Car rental services are provided by the following operators:
|Rental Car Company||Contact||Website|
|Avis||13 63 33||www.avis.com.au|
|Budget||13 27 27||www.budget.com.au|
|Europcar||1300 13 13 90||www.deltaeuropcar.com.au|
|Hertz||13 30 39||www.hertz.com|
|Redspot.com||1300 66 88 10||www.redspotrentals.com.au|
|Thrifty||1300 36 72 27||www.thrifty.com.au|
Most street parking in Sydney has time restrictions and associated fees. Several car parks are located within the central business district. You can expect to pay about $4.40 per hour for inner city parking with daily and early bird rates also available in most car parks.
In Australia driving is on the LEFT hand side of the road, and ALL passengers are required (by law) to wear seatbelts or be fitted with an appropriate child restraint device. The speed limit in built up areas is 40km/h, unless otherwise sign posted and varies between 40km/h and 110km/h in non-built up areas and motorways. When driving in Australia, you are required to be in possession of a valid Australian or international drivers licence.