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GETTING AROUND


Finding the best way around Greater Sydney can be a daunting task. So we have tried to make it easy for you.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Sydney’s excellent public transport system is the most convenient and economical way for to get around.

Value Travel and Tours: CityRail, Sydney Ferries and Sydney Buses all have special discount off peak, multi-day passes and combined travel and attractions tickets. We recommend the DAYTRIPPER all-in-one day ticket for unlimited CityRail train, Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries travel. (Cond. Apply) Includes discount offers to major Sydney attractions


PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFO LINE

Tel: 131 500

For all bus, train and ferry information, timetables, tickets and fares, network maps, trip planning, disability access, service interruptions and travel to special events: www.131500.com.au


NSW country and Interstate rail travel

Tel: 13 22 32 www.countrylink.info


SELF DRIVE

There is a map of Sydney’s toll roads and main arterial road system on the back cover, maps of Greater Sydney on pages 48 and 49, a CBD map on Page 50 and information below to help you find your way around Greater Sydney including Sydney CBD. Wherever possible stay on the motorways and main arterial roads, all of which have numbered blue hexagonal signs.


DRIVES AND DETOURS

Throughout this Guide we have prepared some ‘Sydney Drives and Detours’ which will help you to discover interesting places in and around Greater Sydney. They generally follow main arterial roads and destinations are usually signposted.


EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

NRMA 13 1111

www.mynrma.com.au



For local advice and maps call

into a Visitor Information

Centre displaying this sign


FLYING TO SYDNEY

All domestic and international flights into Sydney arrive at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport at Mascot in Eastern Sydney.  The fastest and easiest way to get to and from Sydney Airport and the Sydney CBD is by Airport Link train. 

You can connect by rail, bus or ferry to the whole of Greater Sydney.

Tel: 131 500 or go to

www.airportlink.com.au.

Sydney Airport Flight Information

(02) 9667 9111

www.sydneyairport.com.au


TAXIS & OTHER TRANSPORT

Premier Cabs 13 10 17

Premier Maxi Cabs (02) 8868 4555

Wheelchair accessible Taxis

(02) 8332 0200

Water Taxis Combined (02) 9555 8888

Sydney Coach Terminal (02) 9281 9366

Metro Monorail & Light Rail (02) 9285 5600


CAR RENTAL

We use and recommend Avis Parramatta Tel: (02) 9630 5877

www.avis.com.au

E: avis.parramatta@avis.com.au

Or Thrifty Tel: 1300 367 227

www.thrifty.com.au

(quote DISCPARRA for discount rate)


FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND GREATER SYDNEY


SYDNEY’S MOTORWAYS

There are more than 110 km of connected motorways for motorists travelling in and around Sydney. Most of the motorways on Sydney’s orbital network require a toll to be paid to use them. Some are also ‘cashless’, so you can’t pay the toll with cash at a tollbooth. Instead, you need to pay the toll with an electronic tag or a pass. Only the M2, M4, M5 and Eastern Distributor have cash booths.

Beware: The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel are completely ‘cashless’. Time of day tolling  also applies. The toll you pay depends on the time of day you cross. Toll is cheapest outside peak hours and on weekends. Southbound travel is not possible without an electronic tag or pass.

Before you visit Sydney, visit www.sydneymotorways.com

This is the official Roads & Traffic Authority’s web site with a complete guide to using Sydney’s motorway network. Calculate the cost of your trip, check traffic conditions via live web cam, view detailed interchange maps and find out about electronic tags and passes.

But if you use a toll road without a tag or pass DON’T PANIC!  You must pay the toll within 48 hours. There are signs on every motorway with the number to contact. Fines apply for non-payment.


HOW TO PAY SYDNEY’S MOTORWAY TOLLS

Depending on how often or how long you plan to visit Sydney, there is an E-Toll Pass or Short-term Tag to suit you. Call in to your local Roads & Traffic Authority Motor Registry. Tel: 131 865 or online at www.rta.nsw.gov.au/myrta/myetoll/

Interstate visitors can use Interstate e-tags on NSW toll roads.


ROADS & TRAFFIC AUTHORITY

For more information go to www.rta.nsw.gov.au and click on ‘Using NSW Roads’ then click on ‘Tourists and visitors’ or go direct to: www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/tourists_visitors.html


SYDNEY METROAD SYSTEM

There are alternative non-toll routes to every motorway.

The maps on pages 48 and 49 will help you find an alternative

route. Slower and more difficult to use, but free. Just “follow the numbers” on the blue hex shaped signs to guide you along the easiest routes through and around Greater Sydney.

SYDWAY GUIDE

We use and recommend ‘Sydway Greater Sydney Street Directory’, available at newsagencies & Visitor Information Centres.

This information is provided by by Greater Sydney Tourism Inc to help make it easy you to drive around Greater Sydney. Enjoy your stay!






 
WELCOMEwelcome.html
CENTRAL SYDNEYcentral-sydney.html
SYDNEY HARBOURsydney-harbour.html
MANLYmanly.html
HAWKESBURY RIVER
AND HAWKESBURY CITYhawkesbury.html
HURSTVILLEhurstville.html
CRONULLA COAST AND
SUTHERLAND SHIREcronulla.html
FAIRFIELD CITY’S CABRAMATTAfairfield.html
LIVERPOOLliverpool.html
MACARTHURmacarthur.html
RYDEryde.html
SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARKsydney-olympic-park.html
PARRAMATTAparramatta.html
BLACKTOWNblacktown.html
PENRITH VALLEYpenrith.html
DRIVES AND DETOURSdrives-detours.html
SYDNEY’S GREAT LANDMARKSlandmarks.html
WALKING & CYCLINGwalking-cycling.html
TRAINS AND FERRIEStrains-ferries.html
GETTING AROUND
MAPSmaps.html
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