Due to Australia’s geographic isolation and the vast distances between cities, there’s a good chance you’ll be flying into Sydney.
Sydney Airport is just 10km south of the city centre.
You can get to both the international and domestic terminals on CityRail from Central Station in about ten minutes and from Kings Cross in about 18 minutes.
There are two Airport Express bus routes, labeled with numbers 300 and 350. They both follow the same routes into the city up to Central Station. After that the 300 runs straight up through the centre of Sydney to Circular Quay and The Rocks area, while Route 350 diverges to Darlinghurst, King’s Cross and Woolloomooloo.
There are also three ordinary and cheaper bus routes running via the airport. Route 100 starts at the airport and runs north to and through the city and then right up to Dee Why, in the north. Routes 353 and 400 run northeast to Bondi Junction. Route 400 runs beyond the airport north-west to Burwood.
There are also a number of shuttle buses offering good hotel drops.
Sydney is not always easy to get around. The cheapest and quickest ways though are bus and train or even walking. If you can, leave the car at home when you head into the city because traffic can often be a nightmare.
Taxis are a relatively affordable way to cover short to medium distances in the city.
Sydney ferries and jetcats are also a good way to explore the harbour and the suburbs. They operate between Darling Harbour and Parramatta, Manly, Mosman, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Woolwich and Neutral Bay.
Bicycles can be hired all over town, but be warned, Sydney is hilly.