Sydney is located on the southern coast of New South Wales between the smaller coastal cities of Woolongong and Newcastle. The CBD is situated on the southern bank of Sydney Harbour, 10 kms west from the mouth of Port Jackson.
Much work has been done to the Pacific Highway making for a more enjoyable drive from the north and the Hume Highway and the Federal Highway to the south are excellent roads. Driving from Canberra takes just over 3 hours and from Melbourne it takes just under 10 hours. Whenever driving long distances, driver fatigue should be avoided by sharing the driving and taking rest breaks every 2 hours.
Cars are available for rent throughout Sydney and the suburbs with a concentration of rental agencies along along William Street near Kings Cross.
Busses arrive in Sydney regularly at the Bus Depot located at Central Station and can offer a convenient, budget way of getting to Sydney from other centres within Australia. Most bus companies have ticketing offices located at the Bus Depot at Central Station.
interstate and intercity trains arrive regularly at Central Station. A note to international visitors, in Australia, for one reason or another, the train tracks in NSW are a different size to those in Queensland, as such there is no train service from Queensland (without changing to a bus as you approach the border).
For fare and timetable information visit the NSW Government's Countrylink web site.
Sydney's main airport is located 15 minutes south of the CBD at Botany Bay. A secondary airport for light commercial and private use is located at Bankstown (40 mins from CBD).
Airport transfers are readily available from the airport and there is a regular train service straight to the city. For Sydney Flights and more information.