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Best way to travel from Sydney -Out and about with ease

Being one of the best cities in the world, Sydney has everything to make your stay there easy, with efficient transport systems and a variety of options to choose from.


Light Rail

The Light Rail or the Tram is the fastest way to go to and from the Central Station, Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Powerhouse Museum, The Star Casino and Sydney Fish Markets. If you're staying at one of the serviced apartments in Sydney that fall on the parts closer to the Darling Harbour, the Light Rail is your best shot. Tourists also get discounts on the local attractions if they have a Light Rail pass in hand.



Similar to most of the developed cities in the world, Sydney is also cycling friendly and has amazing roads for you to explore if you want to take matters into your own hands and sightsee on a cycle. The parks in Sydney also have bike paths and it makes the touring more fun because you can take the shortcuts through parks and avoid the main roads too.



Sydney ferries usually operate from 6am until midnight and like all public transports, the ferry also accepts the Opal Card and a single fare for most destinations around the harbour costs about $5. A ferry would take you to a lot of tourist attractions if you are staying at a place like Oaks On Castlereagh


Water Taxi

A water taxi literally zooms you from one stop to another and is the fastest way to travel on water and around the harbour. Private firms run these taxis and they have their own prices, but almost all the taxis have a website on which you can double check the prices at.



As much as you can, avoid hiring cars to drive yourself around as Sydney has a complicated system of one way and road rules. The speed limit is 60km/h and goes up to 100km/h on the motorways. Always wear your seatbelt and never use your mobile phone while driving. Random breath tests are common on the Sydney roads and getting caught with an alcohol level more than 0.05% can make you bear hefty punishments. You have to drive on the left side of the road and you will be allowed to use your domestic driving licence for 3 months while in Australia. Private car parks are pretty expensive, but they have public car parks that cost less than $10 per hour.



You can flag down a taxi in any part of Sydney except when it changes over time, which is at 3pm and 3am every day. The fares are standard and all the taxis charge the same but watch out for the surcharges during peak hours and during the night owl hours. The taxis are not just in colour yellow like it is in most countries, but the cars roam the streets with their company stickers on them and are hard to miss.