We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
Review Highlights
Harbour cruise

A cheaper way to see the harbour compared to the more expensive organised tours. Admittedly you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve B
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The way to see our beautiful harbour is by ferry, Go from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sydney, Australia
Read all 17,200 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“opal card” (1,225 reviews)
“circular quay” (2,551 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,173 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
Write a ReviewReviews (17,200)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 15,248 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A cheaper way to see the harbour compared to the more expensive organised tours. Admittedly you don't get any service, but hey, it's cheap!

Thank Steve B
Reviewed yesterday

The way to see our beautiful harbour is by ferry, Go from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour if you only want a short trip. If you want a longer trip, go to Manly and see all the waterside mansions on the way. If you go...More

Thank jenni4711
Reviewed yesterday

The great thing about the location of the ferries is that they're at the same location of the Circular Quay train station. Also, there are more than one ferry operator that go to multiple locations. If you buy a train pass and have enough money...More

Thank 327Aries
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You get to see more of Sydney. You just use your opal card and you're on your way. Lovely view no matter where you'll go with the ferry.

Thank Dina P
Reviewed yesterday

The Sydney Ferries are like the pulse of Sydney moving people around this great city. We found it so easy to use and so relaxing. I wish this was my commute!

Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the Manly ferry for a bargain cruise across Sydney harbour. Best seats are in the bows and stern for great views

Thank Arron L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Theses are used for tourists and commuters accross the harbour they are well appointed niwcevdn the older ones. The outside hold great history to the harbour and inside us as modern as ever very safe and comfortable. So many destinations to choose.

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great way to see much more than just the centre of Sydney. It also allows you the chance to see the main attractions from the waterfront, which is amazing and even more so at night/dusk. Use your Opal card as costs are capped at...More

Thank DerekO27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a must-do when in Sydney, even when you don’t have to travel anywhere via ferry. That said, the route from Circular Quay to Manly offers some of the most scenic views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. To maximise your fare, do...More

1  Thank Perdana P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cheep, clean and efficinet and always on time! Good value for money, perfect to get around. Beautiful Harbor wiews.

Thank villagatan2a
Nearby Restaurants
The Spice Room
773 reviews
.12 km away
Cafe Sydney
3,275 reviews
.14 km away
Graze MCA
356 reviews
.15 km away
Four Frogs Creperie
134 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vivid Sydney
1,294 reviews
.16 km away
Museum of Contemporary Art
964 reviews
.18 km away
Justice & Police Museum
203 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 December 2017|
Response from AussieRicho1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I suggest 3 different options. 1. Catch a Manly Ferry from Circular Quay. Good ride across the heads to the famous Manly Beach. 2. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Darlin Harbour. The ferry crosses the harbour under... More
Julie B
28 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from mel754 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know just ask them there...
Lynnette R
8 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Gem P | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps 😊 Opal Travel Caps No matter how much you travel with an Opal card you never pay more than your Daily, Weekly or Sunday Travel Caps. Card type Daily Weekly Sunday Adult $15.40... More