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GettingAround Sydney


Getting around Sydney is easy with an affordable, user-friendly public transport system that connects the central business district with the broader metropolitan area. You’ll need an Opal card to travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail.

You'll need an Opal card

Opal is a smartcard for travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

Load currency on to your card to pay-as-you-go on all four modes of transport. You can do this at retailers, online or at one of the Opal top-up machines at selected train stations. Simply tap on at the beginning of your trip and tap off at the end to be charged the correct fare.

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Transport Options

Bus Bus

Buses are an easy way to travel in and around metropolitan Sydney. Most major bus routes operate 24 hours a day. Timetables are displayed at many bus stops – showing the route number, expected arrival time and destination.

Greenwich College is a short 5 minute walk from Town Hall and Central Stations, which are both major bus terminals.

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Train Train

Trains are a quick, frequent and reliable way to travel throughout the Sydney Central Business District and metropolitan areas. Train services in Sydney stop between midnight and 4:30am.

Greenwich College is a short 5 minute from Town Hall, Central and Museum Stations.

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Light_Rail Light Rail

Sydney's light rail network is comfortable, convenient and efficient. It connects Central Station with the inner western suburbs via Pyrmont, Glebe, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Leichardt through to Dulwich Hill.

Greenwich College is located a short 5-minute walk from Capitol Square Light Rail stop.

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Ferry Ferries

Sydney Ferries provide a unique public transport service to the people of Sydney. It’s a practical way to travel between Sydney’s Central Business District and areas adjacent to Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River such as Manly, Double Bay, Mosman, Taronga Zoo, Balmain, Parramatta, Cockatoo Island and Darling Harbour. Ferry services operate daily, ending at midnight.

To get to Greenwich College, take the ferry to Circular Quay then transfer by bus or train to Town Hall or Central Station.

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Taxi Taxi

Taxis provide door-to-door service, 24 hours a day. Fares are calculated based on time and distance travelled – and are displayed on a metre. You may need to pay extra for tolls and booking fees.

A taxi from Sydney Airport to the city costs approximately $30-35.

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Uber Uber

Uber is a smarter, more cost efficient, safe way to get around Sydney when compared to a regular taxi. You’ll need to download the Uber app to your smartphone and set-up a user profile including your credit card details. From there, you can use the app to book a car at the tap of a button.

Best of all, Uber is cashless - your credit card is automatically charged - and there’s no need to tip.

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car Car

If you have an international drivers license, you may choose to travel by car. You’ll need to cover the cost of registration, compulsory insurance, maintenance, petrol, tolls and parking if you have your own car.

Bike Bikes

Riding a bike is a fun, healthy and sustainable way of getting around the city. Using 2 wheels can also save you time and money. However Sydney is not as friendly to bike riders as Melbourne and so you need to be careful. There are many cycle ways though when you know where you are going. As such it is important to plan your route and take great care.

Note that riding without a bike helmet is illegal in Australia. In Sydney, you must carry identification.

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Your guide to Sydney Suburbs


Key Sydney Suburbs

Check out our list of the best suburbs for international students, within the Sydney metropolitan area.

  • Sydney City
  • The Rocks
  • Kings Cross
  • Surry Hills
  • Newtown
  • Pyrmont
  • Enmore
  • Alexandria
  • Moore Park
  • Redfern
  • Bondi
  • Bronte
  • Coogee
  • Cronulla
  • Manly
  • Dee Why
  • Mona Vale
  • Newport
  • Avalon
  • Palm Beach
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Chatswood
  • North Sydney
  • Hornsby
  • Miranda
  • East Gardens
  • Campelltown
  • Rhodes
  • Olympic Site