Getting around

Getting around

Public transport

There are a variety of public transport options around the City of Sydney. You can catch a bus, hop on a train or get on a ferry. On the Transport for NSW website you can plan your trip using just one or different modes of public transport.

The light rail route along George Street from Circular Quay to Kingsford and Randwick via Central, Surry Hills and Moore Park will transform the city centre when it is expected to start operating in 2019. 


For information about bus services you can visit a kiosk at Circular Quay, Wynyard railway station or outside the Queen Victoria Building on York Street. You can also visit the Sydney Buses website.


For information about ferry services visit a kiosk at Circular Quay or visit the Harbour City Ferries website


For information about metropolitan services visit a kiosk at Circular Quay and Central railway stations or visit the Sydney Trains website.

For train travel to NSW country areas and interstate, visit the NSW TrainLink website.

The airport train runs daily from approximately 5am until midnight from city circle railway stations to the domestic (T2 and T3) and international (T1) terminals.

For more information visit the AirportLink website.

Light rail

The inner-west light rail line connects Central to Dulwich Hill via Haymarket, Pyrmont and Glebe.

For more information visit the Transdev Sydney website

Cycling and walking

More and more Sydneysiders are riding bikes for transport, with a 100% increase since 2010. Twice as many are riding bikes for transport than the national average, and some 31,600 local residents get on a bike in a typical week (2013 Australian Bicycle Council survey).

We are supporting this growth in cycling by building a 200km bike network which includes dedicated bike paths separating riders from traffic and pedestrians. 

Walking is a great way to get around and experience hidden Sydney life – one of the most interesting and quickest ways to get around our city.

From the harbourside through to hidden laneway gems, experience Sydney like a local, from the bustling city centre with tower blocks overhead to the more relaxed village main streets with their unique character and charm.

Walking benefits the individual and the community through reduced traffic and public transport congestion, particularly around schools, workplaces and universities, as well as better lifestyles.  

Last updated: Thursday, 23 July 2015