Sydney has the best public transport system in Australia, making it easy and convenient to get around the city. Trains or replacement buses run all night and return tickets purchased for use on a particular day are valid until 4:00am the following morning.
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The rail network is extensive and is operated by CityRail.
The buses in central Sydney are operated by Sydney Buses. They are blue and white in colour.
This has to be one of the best public transport systems in the world. Stand out ferries are Circular Quay to Manly.
The Sydney Metro light railway runs from
Central Station via Darling
Harbour to Lilyfield,
a distance of 6.7 kilometres.
The Sydney Monorail runs around the central entertainment areas and links Darling Harbour and Chinatown. The monorail runs every few minutes.
Sydney taxis work well and are controlled.
Water taxis buzz around the harbour and a quick way to travel. The water taxi rank is at Circular Quay or they will pick you up like a convential taxi by calling 9299 0199, 9955 3222 0r 9555 1155.
You can just get on a bus, train or ferry and pay the appropriate fare, but there are ways of saving money by purchasing special tickets which are outlined in this section. The following special tickets are available.
This is a special bus service which travels round all the interesting sights of the city and King's Cross, crosses the harbour by the tunnel and returns via the Harbour Bridge.
Building on the success of the Sydney Explorer, the Bondi Explorer offers much the same service for the Bondi area.
Transit shops have all the information, brochures and maps that you might need for Sydney transport. They are located at Circular Quay (near McDonald's); Wynard Station (Carrington Street); Queen Victoria Building (York Street Entrance). The Sydney Visitor Information centre at George Street, The Rocks and the Sydney Ferry Ticket Office at Wharf 4, Circular Quay will be able to help.