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The railway network spreads from Bondi Junction in the east to the Blue Mountains in the west. Services depart at least every 30 mins to most areas and inner city trains depart every few minutes.
Sydney Monorail operates every day of the year except Christmas Day. The Monorail runs every 3 to 5 minutes linking the City with Darling Harbour providing easy access to many of Sydney's tourist attractions. For more information about the route the monorail takes, have look at the Metro Rail Route Map.
There are monorail stops at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Haymarket, World Square, Park Plaza, City Centre and Darling Park. The standard fare is $4.80 and all day tickets are available for $9.50. For more information, visit Metro Rail.
Sydney Light Rail operates 24 hours a day every day of the year. Trams run 10 to 15 minutes apart. Services run from Sydney Central to Star City and Lilyfield. Fares are between $3.20 and $4.20 each way. For more information about the route the Light rail service takes, have look at the Metro Rail Route Map. For more detailed information, visit Metro Rail.
There are bus routes to everywhere, however, frequency varies and some services only operate in peak times.
The water transport network is excellent with regular services for the Sydney Harbour foreshore suburbs departing Circular Quay. Ferries terminate at Circular Quay and service the harbour area and Manly. Jetcats only service Manly and Rivercats service the suburbs along Parramatta River to Parramatta. State Transit also operate day and evening sightseeing cruises every day of the week. Tickets for normal ferry services including Jetcat and Rivercat services cost between $3.20 and $5.20.
Two Airport Express bus services operate 7 days a week between 6:00am and 10:00pm.
The Airport Express 300 operates between Sydney's International and Domestic Airports and the City Centre, including Town Hall, Wynyard and Circular Quay.
The Airport Express 350 operates between Sydney's International and Domestic Airports and Oxford Street Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Potts Point.
The CityHopper ticket gives visitors to the City unlimited all day train travel on CityRail services in the area bounded by Kings Cross, North Sydney and Redfern and unlimited bus travel on Sydney Buses in the City Centre, Darling Harbour, Moore Park and Kings Cross.
The Sydneypass (available for three, five, and seven days) provides unlimited travel within a seven day period on all CityRail trains within a bounded area, on Sydney Buses and on all Ferries, including premium services and cruises.
The DayRover gives unlimited all day travel on CityRail trains within a bounded area, Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries.
Tickets for the above are sold at most CityRail ticket offices and State Transit sales outlets. SydneyPass may also be bought on State Transit tourist services, including all Explorer and Airport Express buses.
Transport Infoline provides up-to-date information on train, bus and ferry travel in an area spanning Port Stephens in the North, Scone and Dungog in the Hunter, Bathurst in the West, Goulburn in the Southern Highlands, Bomaderry in the South and Sydney in the East. Use the excellent Trip Planner utility to work out the best way to get from A to B.