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Transport in NSW

Transport in NSW

One of the biggest worries faced by new migrants in Australia is how to get around or travel to a particular destination. There are many transport options for travelling across suburbs, town or across the country

Transport options for travelling across NSW:

Public transport

Travelling by train, bus, trams or ferries is  the easiest and cheapest way to get around NSW. Public transport  is not free, but reduced fare are normally available for students, seniors and Health Care Card holders and for everyone during weekends.

• Plan your trip: Plan end-to-end journeys, comparing driving, public transport, walking and cycling options. 
• Departure times: Check departure times for train, metro, bus, light rail and ferry services. 
• Save and access trips: Save your regular trips and easily access your saved and recent trips.

Taxi services

Taxis or ‘cabs’ operate 24 hours a day in most parts of Australia. A meter on the dashboard of the taxi shows the fare. Most cities have special taxis available for people using a wheelchair or with a disability. If you travel with young children, let the taxi company know when booking that you will need a child seat


It is important to know and understand the road rules first before you use a bicycle to get around. If you ride a bike, you and any passenger must wear a helmet. Your local area or city may have special arrangements in place to encourage cycling, such as designated bicycle paths (on or off the road), or storage areas for bicycles.


Walking is a popular recreational activity in NSW, although it is not practical for long-distance travels. Only cross the road safely using crossroads at traffic lights or pedestrian crossings. Look carefully to your left and right before crossing.