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Sydney Buses

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From my experience with the Sydney buses I can say that they offer a good service and in many respects better then the CityRail. However, for longer distances CityRail remains the preferred option to travel, because they are not hindered by the street traffic.

Typical bus from Sydney Buses fleet.
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Sydney Buses fleet is comprised from over 1700 buses and uses the following brands for its vehicles: Mercedes, Renault, Scania, MAN. The average age of the fleet is around 11 years which is not a lot for these brands, therefore the level of comfort and cleanness is good and superior to CityRail. Sydney buses are in general low floor permitting the access of the wheelchairs and are fully air-conditioned.

The drivers are usually helpful when you ask for directions. From the timetable point of view, the Sydney Buses are pretty good.

I have only two complaints: they usually speed and in the case of an accident is not good if you stand and on the bus station sign there is only a number which has no relevance to the station name or bus route.

tips...

Sydney Buses logo
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Sydney Buses are stopping in a station if you signal the driver to stop or if you are in the bus you are pressing any of the red buttons.

If you plan to use the bus often is best to buy a day, weekly or a travel 10 ticket. They are cheaper.

You can buy the tickets from news agents, CityRail Stations or from the bus driver. The ticket is magnetic and there is a special machine where you need to introduce the ticket.

SydneyPass vouchers are available from many Australian and overseas travel agents and can be exchanged for tickets at TransitShops, Sydney Ferries Ticket offices or AirportLink ticket offices.

Unused, damaged or lost tickets are not replaced.

sydney explorer...

Sydney Explorer - Bus Station
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
If you are pressed by the time, a quick way of seeing Sydney is to use the Sydney Explorer line which stops in 26 of the most interesting attractions of Sydney. Sydney Explorer line has an audio commentary about each of the locations along the line.

You can stop in any station, take pictures, visit the place and then resume the circuit using an other Sydney Explorer bus.

Where
From Circular Quay, every 20 minutes, from early morning until late evening.

Where to buy
  • Sydney Buses TransitShops: Circular Quay (Alfred Street), Wynyard Station (Carrington Street), QVB Center (York Street)
  • Sydney Ferries ticket offices at Circular Quay and Manly
  • Onboard Sydney Explorer & Bondi Explorer buses
  • Sydney Visitor Center at the Rocks
  • CityRail ticket offices (SydneyPass only)

For more details and prices, please check Sydney Buses web site.

Unused, damaged or lost tickets are not replaced.

bondi explorer...

Bondi Explorer follows the same idea as Sydney Explorer, just a different route. Bondi Explorer goes along the southern part of Sydney Harbour, from Circular Quay up to the South Head, turns south to visit Bondi, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee and then returns to Circular Quay via Centennial Park. Click here for a full list of Bondi Explorer stops.

Where
From Circular Quay, every 20 minutes, from early morning until late evening.

Where to buy
  • Sydney Buses TransitShops: Circular Quay (Alfred Street), Wynyard Station (Carrington Street), QVB centre (York Street)
  • Sydney Ferries ticket offices at Circular Quay and Manly
  • Onboard Sydney Explorer & Bondi Explorer buses
  • Sydney Visitor Centre at the Rocks
  • CityRail ticket offices (SydneyPass only)

For more details and prices, please check Sydney Buses web site.

Unused, damaged or lost tickets are not replaced.

tourist information ...

Contact details:
Transport info line: 13 15 00
Web site: Sydney Buses home page.

Other useful links:
Trip Planner. Enter your departure and destination point together with the time you expect to do your trip and the Trip Planner gives you all the details you need to reach your destination.

Type of tickets:
SydneyPass, Sydney Explorer, Bondi Explorer
DayTripper Ticket
BusTripper Ticket

For more details and prices, please check Sydney Buses web site.
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