New South Wales (NSW) is a state on the East Coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. NSW’s capital is Sydney, which is also Australia’s most populous city. It’s not surprising because they have over 8.10 million populations in June 2020 that spread along 658 suburbs in 33 local government areas. With the 809,435 km2 total area, NSW has a lot of local potentials to be explored. But don’t worry because NSW provides many public transportation to get around. For the easiest Let’s check it out.


1. Metro

Introducing Public Transport In NSW

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Like many countries in Europe, NSW also has the metro as their fast, safe, and reliable public transportation. The metro stops at 13 stations along the Metro North West Line, including 8 new metro station and 5 upgraded stations. The 13 stations are Tallawong station, Rouse Hill station, Kellyville station, Bella Vista station, Norwest station, Hills showground station, Castle Hill station, and Cherry brook station. Sydney metro is part of the Opal card network, so you can use yours to pay the fare.

For the information, Opal card commonly used by Sydneysider for paying the public transportation’s fare because it’s easy and convenient also it can be used on all public transportation includes metro, train, buses, ferries, and light rail. You can choose daily or weekly plan caps in the Opal network, which means you can travel as much as you like within the Opal network and never pay more than the capped fare. Fantastic! More information about Opal card please visit


2. Train

Introducing Public Transport In NSW


Apart from the metro, you can also use rail transportation to get around in Sydney. Sydney Trains is a rail service operator that also controls trains and most of the infrastructure used by NSW TrainLink. The difference is, Sydney Trains serves trips in the metropolitan area that includes Berowra to the north, Bondi Junction to the east, Waterfall to the south, Macarthur and Leppington to the southwest, Emu Plains and Richmond to the west.

Meanwhile, NSW TrainLink serves intercity and regional travel outside the metropolitan area ranging from the Blue Mountains to the west, Central Coast and Hunter to the north, Illawarra and South Coast to the south, and Southern Highlands to the southwest.

If you choose to use the train, make sure you recognize the train code for your destination. You can learn about it here  


3. Light rail

Introducing Public Transport In NSW


The Sydney Light Rail is a Light Rail Transit (LRT) transportation system operating in Sydney since 1997. Light rails are generally smaller capacity and at a slower than the Metro. Currently, the Sydney Light Rail serves 3 passenger routes which are L1 Dulwich Hill which operates between Central Station and Dulwich Hill by stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations, L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford serving the area between Circular Quay and Randwick and Circular Quay and Kingsford. Both lines travel via George Street, Central Station, and forward Devonshire Street in Surry Hills up to Moore Park. Sydney Light Rail is the second-largest light rail network in Australia under the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne, Victoria.


4. Bus

Introducing Public Transport In NSW


Another alternative mode of transportation that you can use while in Sydney is Bus. There are various services offered by Sydney Buses such as regular buses, regional buses, and B-Line. Regular buses are commuter buses that operate within the city during weekdays. Regular Buses connect areas that are inaccessible by train or water transportation. They also have a Night Ride service which runs from midnight to 4 a.m. when you miss the last train. These bus routes include Circular Quay to Bondi (333), Wynyard to Palm Beach (L90), Wynyard to Mona Vale (B1), Circular Quay to Coogee (373), and Watsons Bay to Bondi Junction (380).

Especially for the Wynyard to Mona Value (B1) route, the Sydney Bus provides a fleet of modern yellow double-deck buses called the B-Line. B-Line offers more seats, more onboard comfort, more services, and more departure schedules include in-seat USB chargers and priority seating for people with accessibility needs. The B-Line operates 7 days starting from 4.30 am until 12.30 am. Meanwhile, Regional buses are Private bus companies that run daily services along the coast and to the Blue Mountains from Eddy Avenue, outside Central Station.


5. Ferry


Known as the harbour city, it’s no wonder that Sydney has Ferry as public transportation. Sydney Ferries operates both commuter and tourist ferries on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. Harbour is for commuters and leisure users while Parramatta river is for leisure and tourist trips. Ferries sped from Circular Quay to Parramatta, with stops along the way along Cockatoo Island, Cabarita, and Sydney Olympic Park. From Circular Quay, you can take the F1 to Manly, the F2 to Taronga Zoo, and the F4 to Watsons Bay and Rose Bay.


6. Taxis


Want more exclusive public transportation? You can use a taxi to travel. In Sydney, there are an estimated 6,000 taxis ready to serve passengers around NSW. There is a 50% subsidy of the taxi fare, up to a maximum subsidy of $ 60, and pay only the remainder of the cost for the Sydneysiders with disabilities, this includes travel by wheelchair-accessible taxis.


7. Cycling


Cycling can be an option for getting around Sydney although cyclists often have to competing with motorbike users. Cyclists use roadside cycle lanes and are permitted on most Sydney multi-lane roads. Apart from traveling, many Sydneysiders have also started cycling to get to work. If you are tired in the middle of the road, you can take public transportation or park it in parking facilities around the station or other public transportation locations.


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