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Sydney trains airport link

Sydney Airport link is extremely efficient easy to use 15 mins into city. Fabulous. Wish Perth had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Travelled from Gosford to Wynyard

The trip took and hour and twenty minutes and the first leg of the trip is very scenic. You have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gosford, Australia
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  • Average8%
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“opal card”(83 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We kept our Opal cards from when we visited earlier this year in February. We had about AUD$5 remaining on our still-good-Opal cards, so we simply topped-up AUD$40 each. As long as you remember to tap on & tap off every trip, you really save...More

16  Thank mzzyap8
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Dirty, unreliable, people eating, people taking shoes off and putting their feet on seats in front, loud phone users, people watching videos without headphones... Whoever gives a good review on this system has never gone overseas and traveled on train/metro/subway.

3  Thank mggegg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going from Newcastle to Airport - where to put your luggage!!! There are one or two compartments with luggage space but these compartments are not indicated! So you have no idea which compartment to climb into! This is not brain surgery guys...same as compartments have...More

Thank Lydia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally dislike the opal card system... if you currently hold a concession card and will be visiting Sydney, order it prior to departure so they can mail it out to you, otherwise you have to visit Central station as this is the ONLY Station...More

Thank Easi_Can
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For visitors to the city this is a great way to get into town. Cheaper than an Uber or Taxi, No Traffic, and very quick. You need an Opal card to use the train, and it is a quick trip into town. Arriving at 8am...More

Thank neald328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sydney Airport link is extremely efficient easy to use 15 mins into city. Fabulous. Wish Perth had one. I was a bit nervous about travelling in a city I was unfamiliar with on my own. But passengers very helpful friendly. I stayed at Mascot 1...More

Thank DebraLetica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip took and hour and twenty minutes and the first leg of the trip is very scenic. You have views of Wondabyne and the Hawkesberry. The trains are quiet old and the seats not that comfy. They have two quiet carriages where must keep...More

Thank 810nataliet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i arrived at Sydney Airport and was told by my hotel that it would be quickest and cheaper to take a train from the airport to the City. The train was dirty, late and i felt unsafe. In Sweden, the trains are maintained and used...More

Thank christinaehomann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sydney train service is very cheap when you use an opal card (like the uk oyster and HK octopus), but the routes and signs are very confusing. They lack the clear mapping of the London Underground and seem to expect everyone to know where...More

Thank Janis G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One way train fare for a family of 2 adults and 2 children from airport to Central $67!!!! How utterly ridiculous! What a joke! It’s a 10min ride if that, appalling!

Thank Nadine H
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I bought a return pass from Sydney Airport to Darling Harbour for approximately $35. This allows me to travel anywhere among these limited areas for a limited amount of time without any hassles. This is quite convenient.

Thank Phuong D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We applied for a NSW Opal Card at Central Railway station and received them on the spot. We have used the Train and ferries so far and all day fare is capped at $2.50! The Stations have staff attending the trains are neat and clean...More

Thank surfaman
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Ginges_revenge | Reviewed this property |
No, you need a card each.
Al T
1 August 2018|
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Response from Brendan248 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely take the train. Very very easy.
10 December 2017|
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Response from DomenicPapa | Reviewed this property |
The trip from Southern Cross in Melbourne to Sydney Central takes about 11 hours depending if you go during the day or overnight. Cheepest fares I have seen are about $92 / aduly and $1-00 per child under 14 However I am not... More