Photo: Light Rail in the Sydney City CBD (Chinatown)
Light Rail from the City Central Train Station has been a convenient way to get to Sydney places for a number of years, but they are creating new routes. Places you can get to now are Chinatown, Darling Harbour and the Star Casino, as well as points beyond.
New routes being built and planned include places like Surry Hills, Moore Park, Kensington/Kingsford and Randwick.
The route that operates now travels between Central Station and Dulwich Hill, with a total of twenty three stops. During busy hours, this has light rail vehicles arriving and departing every four minutes.
There is a variety of train tickets that are on offer. These tickets are available from train stations, Sydney ferry ticket offices as well as many newagencies and convenience stores.
The easiest way to travel on Sydney’s Light Rail is to obtain an Opal Card. Another way is to purchase an Opal single trip ticket from machines at the stops along the way.
Available in Youth or Adult tickets, they are priced according to the length of your journey. Adult fares apply for those 16 and older.
When travelling, simply tap you Opal Card, or single trip ticket at the start of your journey and tap off when you get to your destination. Single trip tickets end when you exit the Light Rail vehicle (trams to some) you will need another one when resuming your journey or returning.
A new 12km route has been announced by the present NSW government for the light rail network to serve the inner west of Sydney, from Westmead to Carlingford:
Central Train Station, Circular Quay, Town Hall and Wynyard are major city terminals for taxis and buses, as well as trains. You can catch ferries at Circular Quay and at various points around the harbour. See the Sydney Circular Quay Map.
The Seven Day Rail Pass allows you to unlimited train travel within the area and dates indicated on your ticket. You can purchase them from vending machines at any Sydney train station or at the railway ticket office.
With train tickets, if you buy a weekly or fortnightly after 3pm, you can travel for the rest of that day as well as your seven or fourteen starting the next day.
City trains are an easy way to get to and from Sydney Airport. See more about Sydney Airport.
Finding the best Sydney Suburbs to Visit.
See the Previous Page: Sydney Transport.
Search the Australia Tourist Guide