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Central Railway Station

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Address: Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9379 1777
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Arrival into Sydney

Having flown in from Tas i was advised the best way to get into Sydney is via the underground rail system. We don't have passenger rail in Tas so it would be a unique experience... read more

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Hobart, Australia
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101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having flown in from Tas i was advised the best way to get into Sydney is via the underground rail system. We don't have passenger rail in Tas so it would be a unique experience. Google told me to travel to Central and get off to connect to a service going close to my hotel. What Google didn't tell me... More 

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Quezon City
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241 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy to have stayed in a hotel near the Central Railway Station. This railway station was our starting point everyday with our travel itinerary. Instructions are clear as day; very easy to navigate.

Thank bunko007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our main trips to locations out of the CBD from the Central Station while we were on holiday in Sydney, and we found the train services to be quite convenient as a central hub, as the name suggests

Thank Hashani87
Casablanca, Morocco
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422 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First get your Opal card, most convenience stores. Traveled a 150 kms for like $8.60. The stations and trains are clean. Also have quite cars. The Opal card is for all public transportation.

Thank G L
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It only took us 5 mins from where we were staying , well explained only thing is they could ha e more shops and seats

Thank spooky08
Leicester, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main hub for changing trains or catching the tram, it's a big place with lots of platforms and if you're on the airport train quite a walk to the tram terminus, having said that it's quite easy to find your way around. Worth noting that any line with a prefix of T is for local trains, the tram is... More 

Thank crushertim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a scary place to be the grounds are full off homeless with tents the local indigenous people hang around the entrance and ask people for money or cigarettes there is no security or police around even rail staff are no where to be found If u go make sure u implement safety procedures and keeping you valuables safe and... More 

Thank bcamron
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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318 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent way too much time here due to rain delays on the SW lines. These was no place to sit for a coffee or a sandwich. All food was vending machines or a news vendor.

Thank ScoutMidwest
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review will concentrate on the Grand Concourse of Central Railway Station which has the long distance trains running from platforms 1 to 15. The adjoining commuter part of Central Station are for local suburban trains running on platforms 16 to 25. You will probably be coming through the Grand Concourse if you're catching a train to the Blue Mountains,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking to get out of Sydney but the thought of driving does not appeal then catch the train! We took the Newcastle train to Tuggerah as we were meeting up with an old friend, but the surprise was the train ride. It winds it way through Eucalyptus forests and at part clings to the edge of the shore... More 

Thank Mags M

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