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Central Railway Station

Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9379 1777
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Convenient and busy

As expected, it's commonly busy and crowded, yet very convenient and accessible. It's where I go... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Always busy.

Love central Station. It's well staff. Lots of police always there. Best way too travel in Sydney... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jen N Brett S
Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Inner West
+61 2 9379 1777
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Reviewed yesterday

As expected, it's commonly busy and crowded, yet very convenient and accessible. It's where I go, mostly for changing trains to go to different parts of the city. Staff are attentive and platforms are labelled nicely. There are also options for stairs or escalators, so...More

Thank nurulshima14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love central Station. It's well staff. Lots of police always there. Best way too travel in Sydney. Could ppl watch for hours here.

Thank Jen N Brett S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a big station with a lot going on, so it will help if you know the times of your train and where to go. We love it, as it has a real buzz, there are buskers at various spots, some good some not...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having flown in from Tas i was advised the best way to get into Sydney is via the underground rail system. We don't have passenger rail in Tas so it would be a unique experience. Google told me to travel to Central and get off...More

Thank W3557OOpatrickc
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Happy to have stayed in a hotel near the Central Railway Station. This railway station was our starting point everyday with our travel itinerary. Instructions are clear as day; very easy to navigate.

Thank bunko007
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We took our main trips to locations out of the CBD from the Central Station while we were on holiday in Sydney, and we found the train services to be quite convenient as a central hub, as the name suggests

Thank Hashani87
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First get your Opal card, most convenience stores. Traveled a 150 kms for like $8.60. The stations and trains are clean. Also have quite cars. The Opal card is for all public transportation.

Thank G L
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It only took us 5 mins from where we were staying , well explained only thing is they could ha e more shops and seats

Thank spooky08
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The main hub for changing trains or catching the tram, it's a big place with lots of platforms and if you're on the airport train quite a walk to the tram terminus, having said that it's quite easy to find your way around. Worth noting...More

Thank crushertim
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

What a scary place to be the grounds are full off homeless with tents the local indigenous people hang around the entrance and ask people for money or cigarettes there is no security or police around even rail staff are no where to be found...More

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Hi I'm seeking recommendations for a quality hotel within 5 minutes walking distance of Sydney's Central Railway Station please. I will have carry on luggage. Catching a bus from Central to Canberra. Thanks in advance.
25 April 2017|
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Response from Alison S | Reviewed this property |
The Mecure is very close; Ridges is also nearby. Research with Trip Advisor.
Hi We are thinking of booking the train from Sydney to Melbourne and was wondering if anyone had done this trip and how they found it Thanks
14 July 2016|
Response from Yutong Z |
ride XPT, 10 hour trip
I wish to commend First Aid staff at Central for the assistance given to me yesterday. To what address do I send this info?
2 February 2016|
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