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Train from airport to central Sydney?

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colombo
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Train from airport to central Sydney?

I have three questions:

1. How much is the train from the airport to the Museum train station?

2. How often does the train come? My flight arrives around 7 in the night so I'm guessing by the time I need the train it would be around 8-8.30

3. Do the train stations have escalators to help those of us carrying baggage from the airport? Because it's just me travelling and lugging up a big suitcase up a long flight of stairs is not very practical..

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1. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

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2. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

As I recall the museum stop has only stairs when I was there, so a lot of big bags can be a problem. I took a cab to my hotel near there (long flight, did not know sydney, luggage) but used trains rest of trip including more trips to and from airport.

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3. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

1. $15.40pp

2. airportlink.com.au/time-table-to-city-weekda…

3. No escalators or lift, stairs only at this station.

Where are you staying?

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4. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

There are stairs out of museum. Not a long flight, about 6-8 then a few sets of 3-4 depending on the exit you take.

You may be better getting off at St James, Central or Town Hall depending on where you are staying.

Check for track works on the city rail website if it is a weekend

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5. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

We travelled by train TO the airport on Sunday from Central Station. There was a lift there. One way ticket cost us $15.40.

There is a light rail service nearby Central Station, which we took earlier in the day to Darling Harbour (got off at Convention) and this cost us $4.95 (or similiar).

colombo
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6. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

staying at Hyde Park Inn, so the nearest station is Museum...

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7. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

Museum is indeed the nearest station to the Hyde Park Inn.

Normally, I would say that some other passenger will probably offer to help if you are struggling, but Museum tends to be more a commuter station and so can be quite deserted at night. There may be no one else around.

If you really can't manage the stairs with your luggage, you may want to consider getting off the train at Town Hall where they do have lifts and escalators and walking back to the hotel.

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8. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

Yes it's a fairly flat walk, 15 mins or so from Town Hall station.

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9. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

At that hour of the night the only exit open at Museum will be near the rear of the train arriving from the Airport. There will be staff on the platforms and should be at the exit barriers.

There are 2 sets of stairs from the platform to the exit barriers each has about 6/8 steps. There are a similar number of steps to Elizabeth St.

Train frequency at that time will be not less than every 15 minutes.

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10. Re: Train from airport to central Sydney?

Get off at Town Hall and take a taxi to your hotel - it would be less expensive than taking a taxi from the airport, but easier than dragging your luggage to your hotel yourself. I've dragged luggage around cities and on and off buses and trains and its not worth it.