South Wales Getting There
Sydney is an international gateway to Australia, and international
flights from New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas
all serve the city.
The major domestic airlines operating in New South Wales are: Rex
– Regional Express, Eastern Australian, Qantas, Aeropelican
Air Services, Air Link, Jetstar, Sunshine Express and Virgin Blue.
Approximate flight times
It takes 9 hours and 20 minutes traveling from Sydney
It takes 25 hours and 15 minutes traveling from Sydney toLondon.
13 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Sydney to Los
It takes 21 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Sydney to
New York .
It takes 23 hours and 5 minutes traveling from Sydney to Paris.
8 hours traveling from Sydney to Singapore.
(SYD) is Sydney’s international airport, it is 8 kilometres
(5 miles) from the city centre, and the travel time is 10 minutes
by rail link or 20 to 30 minutes by car. For more information.
Sydney is a chief international port, and cruise
lines call from Europe, the Far East and the United States of America.
There are also many day and half day cruises from Sydney
Harbour (Circular Quay), offering everything from sightseeing
tours to nearby attractions such as wildlife and aboriginal communities,
the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley wine region, to night time
There are through trains to all other State capitals
in Sydney. The Great South Pacific connects Sydney to Cairns and
An internal system of railways runs throughout
the State, connecting all the most significant towns, tourist resorts
and running through to Canberra in the south. The two main rail
operators are Cityrail
The main train interchanges are situated at Central Station and
Sydney is the central point of
a network that connects every major city in Australia. Road distances
from many places, however, are vast, and a journey on even the fastest
coach to Darwin, on the northern coast, takes over 92 hours.
The State is well served with an brilliant road system,
as required by the most heavily populated region of the country.
Main highways are the Barrier Highway, running west to Adelaide,
the Hume Highway running south to Melbourne and
Canberra, the New England Highway running north
to Brisbane, the Pacific Highway running along
the coast to Brisbane (1 of Australia’s most popular touring
routes), the Princess Highway running south along
the coast to Melbourne, and the Mitchell Highway
running northeast to Charleville and connecting with the routes
to Mount Isa and Darwin in the north. The State is well served by
regional bus lines and national coach operators.
Sydney’s broad electrified suburban rail network
includes a city centre underground link, lightrail and a monorail
link. The monorail runs in a loop, linking Darling Harbour and several
Lightrail services run from Sydney Central through Chinatown, Darling
Harbour and other sights to Star City and Wentworth Park. There
are also bus and ferry services, there is an official
website to find out additional information.
Weekly and other period passes are available, as well as multi journey
tickets. The Sydney Explorer Bus stops at over 20 attractions on
its route and visitors can join and leave it at any point.
Discount travel tickets
There are several saver passes
for transportation to a range of tourist attractions. A special
Sydney Pass, valid for 3, 5 or 7 days, offers unlimited travel on
Sydney’s public transport including sightseeing tours, Sydney
Ferries’ harbour cruises, Manly Ferry, JetCat and RiverCat
services, the Sydney, Bondi and Bay Explorer buses and return travel
to the airport. Prices start at A 100 for an adult 3 day pass.
Further passes include Sydney/Bondi Explorer Ticket,
Sydney Bonus Ticket, See Sydney and Beyond Pass and Sydney YES ticket.
For more information contact Tourism New South Wales (see Contacts
Meter operated taxis service all main towns and
cities. Taxi ranks can be found at major hotels, transport terminals
and shopping centres or they can be hailed in the street.