When visiting Sydney, travellers will want to make the most of their time spent in this fantastic city. Getting around as quickly and efficiently as possible will make the stay more enjoyable. Sydney provides a variety of public transportation options for tourists to choose from. These include trains, ferries, and bus service. The following information details the different kinds of transportation a tourist can use and costs for each of these.
There are two types of train travel available in Sydney. There is the regular train network that not only runs in the city and throughout the general area but connects to other cities as well. There are several train stations located in the city. These include Central, Town Hall, Museum, St. James, Kings Cross, Martin Place, Circular Quay, and Wynyard. Most train lines run from 4 am to approximately midnight. Each train station provides ticket vending machines 24 hours. Rates vary extensively depending on where a tourist would board the train and where he would finish the trip. A single adult ticket from Central to Martin Place would be $3.80 one way. There is also a light rail line system in the city. This train operates on a regular basis as well, but in a more limited area.
Buses run close to 24 hours a day. To keep delays to a minimum most buses require riders to purchase prepaid tickets. If a visitor is planning on only using buses to get around the city, purchasing a MyBus ticket is probably the ideal choice. A MyBus ticket is valid on all private and government buses in Sydney. These tickets can be purchased in a few different ways. MyBus Single tickets can be bought for one, two, or three single trips. There are other ticket combinations available as well. There are buses that are accessible for those using wheelchairs, ride-on-scooters, and prams.
There is a free city bus shuttle that operates every ten minutes. It is limited, however, on where it goes. Currently this bus runs in both directions on a loop from the Central Station to Circular Quay. This route runs through George Street. The hours of operation are Weekdays from 9am to 3:30 pm. Thursdays, however, the bus runs until 9pm. On weekends the bus runs from 9:30am to 6pm.