There are several transport options in Sydney:
university is well serviced by buses that operate from upper and lower
campus. Buses to Sydney’s city centre run frequently along Anzac Parade,
at the lower end of the campus. The trip takes about 20 minutes.
Usually you buy your ticket when you get on the bus. However, in peak hours, many buses are ‘Prepay’. This means you have to buy your ticket before you get on the bus.
More Information For details of Sydney’s bus network, including timetables and tickets, visit the Sydney Buses website.
rail network radiates from the centre of the city to suburbs in the
north, west and south, and a short rail link connects the city to Bondi
Junction. (Bondi Junction is about 2 kilometres from Bondi Beach.) The
rail network does not service the university or the city’s coastal
More Information For details of Sydney’s rail network, including timetables and tickets, visit the CityRail website
Light rail & monorail
light rail service operates from Central Station to the inner-western
suburb of Lilyfield, connecting the suburbs of Pyrmont, Glebe, Annandale
and Rozelle. A monorail, which runs above the city’s streets, operates
on a continuous loop through Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and
More Information For details of Sydney’s light rail and monorail networks, including timetables and tickets, visit the Metrotransport website
Ferries & Jetcats
hub of Sydney’s ferry network is Circular Quay, at the northern end of
the city centre between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Heading
east from Circular Quay, ferries and jetcats (high-speed catamarans)
travel to suburbs on the northern side of Sydney Harbour and to Manly in
the north-east. Heading west, ferries and jetcats travel to suburbs
along the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour as it narrows to become the
Parramatta River. They provide a link to the large urban centre of
Parramatta, 30 kilometres to the west.
For details of Sydney’s ferries and ‘jet cats’ networks, including timetables and tickets, visit the Sydney Ferries website
From early 2013, full fee paying international students may be eligible for MyMulti 2 & 3 long-term discounted tickets. Please note there is no discount on MyMulti 1 tickets. For further information go here
Taxis are a convenient but expensive alternative to public transport. They can carry up to four passengers. You can hail them on the street or you can phone one of the taxi companies and ask for a taxi to come and pick you up. There are several taxi companies operating in Sydney, and they are all privately owned. The taxi metre calculates the fare according to the distance the taxi travels as well as the time the taxi is stopped in traffic. It costs $20 to $30 to travel from the university to the city, or from the university to the airport.
don’t recommend that you commute to the university by car. Parking on
the university campus is restricted and it is difficult to find parking
on the residential streets around the campus.
If you hire a car for sightseeing or other purposes, you can use your overseas driver’s licence for up to three months. (If your licence is not in English, make sure you have a certified translation of it.) Alternatively, you can obtain an international driving permit before you leave for Australia.