Travel to New South Wales

Flying to New South Wales

Sydney is an international gateway to Australia, and flights from Europe, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Americas all serve the city. The main domestic airlines operating in New South Wales are Aeropelican Air Services (OT) (, Air Link Airlines (DR) (, Jetstar (JQ) (, Qantas (QF) (, Rex - Regional Express (ZL) (, Tiger Airways (TR) ( and Virgin Blue (DJ) (

Flight times:

From London to Sydney is 22 hours, and from New York is 22 hours 30 minutes.

Airport guides

Airport Code: SYD. Location: Sydney Airport is located 9km (6 miles) south of central Sydney. Money: Full banking services are available from ANZ Bank in Terminal 1. Currency exchange facilities are... Read more

Travel by rail

Sydney has through-trains to all other state capitals. The XPT service connects Sydney to Brisbane and Melbourne. An internal system of railways runs throughout the state, connecting all the most important towns, tourist resorts and running through to Canberra in the south. The two main rail operators are Cityrail (tel: 131 500; and Countrylink (tel: 132 232; The main train interchanges are located at Central Station and Town Hall.

Getting to New South Wales by boat

Sydney ( is a major international port, and cruise lines call from Europe, the Far East and the USA.

Cruise ships:

There are also many day and half-day cruises from Sydney Harbour (Circular Quay), offering everything from nearby attractions to sightseeing tours to Aboriginal communities, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley wine region, to night-time cabaret showboats.

Ferry operators:

Sydney Ferries (tel: 131 500; operates across over 30 destinations with travel passes available.

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