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  • Travel Tips in Sydney

    Posted by Casey D'Souza March 20, 2014 - 1,317 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #sydney  #travel  #tips  #transport  #weather 



    Try to avoid travelling via public transport during peak hours (8:30am -9:30am) and (4:30pm -5:30pm), when everyone is commuting to work, school or uni as it may be difficult to get a seat! If you do happen to travel on public transport during peak hours allow extra travel time and expect the unexpected. Walking is great exercise and will probably get you to your destination faster than public transport during peak hours!


    If you are travelling around the city, the best option is to do so via bus, except during peak hours as traffic can be difficult to avoid. There is a free city shuttle bus that travels from Central Station to Circular Quay and back. If you plan on travelling elsewhere by bus, purchase your ticket from a convenience store or newsagent as most city buses operate via pre paid tickets.


    The Sydney Train network is huge with stops in most suburbs and significantly cheaper than hiring a car and paying for petrol.


    If you are travelling around the city from or to the inner west suburbs, Sydney Fish Markets, The Star Casino, Darling Harbour or Chinatown you can do so via the easily accessible tram network and avoid the crowds on other modes of transport.


    If you love the sea, view Sydney Harbour from a ferry! It is usually less crowded than trains and buses and travels all around the Harbour. You can even take a ferry to the infamous Manly Beach or to Taronga Zoo. If you are after a scenic route opt for the Watson’s Bay ferry as it stops at Darling Point, Double Bay and Rose Bay, Sydney’s Eastern suburbs with high real estate values.


    If you would like unlimited access to buses, trains and ferries purchase a MyMulti ticket!


    If you are travelling with family, on Sundays you can purchase ‘Family Funday’ tickets for only $2.50, which provides unlimited access to buses, trains and ferries.


    There are various smart phone applications that allow you to plan trips, have instant access to timetables and be updated on the public transport services.





    Always carry a poncho or umbrella with you, the weather is unpredictable and can go from raining and hailing to sunshine all in the one day!


    Be sure to bring a jacket along, as the whether may become chilly and windy, especially if you are venturing out by the sea.


    Read more and feel free to ask questions about my life in Sydney via my group!