Accessible public transport

Accessible public transport

Accessible public transport

Public transport services in NSW are constantly being improved to help residents and visitors have a smooth and safe journey. If you are planning a trip, or need more information on accessible transport, visit the NSW Government's Transport Info website.


Accessible Sydney buses display the international wheelchair symbol. These buses include ramps and kerbside kneeling technology to provide easier boarding. Priority seating and extra room inside allow for a more comfortable journey.

As all buses are not accessible, passengers are advised to visit the Transport Info website or call 131 500 to check which services best suit your needs.


All ferries are accessible. However, some wharves have stairs that mean restricted access.

Accessible wharves have level or ramped access to allow passengers of all abilities to board easier.

The Transport Info website has information about accessible wharves. You can also call 131 500 for more information.


Some train stations have stairs that mean restricted access. However, all trains are accessible. Boarding ramps are available to help people using mobility aids. Just ask one of the station staff to help you board the train and let them know your destination.


Taxis can be hailed at legal parking zones on-street or at designated taxi ranks.

Some taxi ranks are supervised on Friday and Saturday nights. These ranks are secure until 5am Saturday and until 2am on Sunday.

People who carry an Australian subsidy voucher or card are entitled to a taxi fare subsidy. There is no 'lift' fee for taxis in NSW. Ramps have been provided at 10 key taxi ranks around Sydney.


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Last updated: Thursday, 16 June 2016