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Travel to New South Wales

Flying to New South Wales

Sydney is the 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 Air Link Airlines (, Jetstar (, Qantas (, Rex - Regional Express (, Tiger Airways ( and Virgin Virgin Australia (

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Sydney Airport




Sydney Airport is located 8km (5 miles) south of central Sydney.


+61 2 9667 6111

Sydney Airport
New South Wales

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Flight times

To Sydney from London - 22 hours and 30 minutes (including stopover); from New York - 22 hours 15 minutes (including stopover); from Singapore – 7 hours 45 minutes; from Toronto - 22 hours (including stopover).

Travelling to New South Wales by Rail

Sydney has through-trains to all other mainland 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: +61 132 232; The main train interchanges are located at Central Station and Town Hall.

Driving to New South Wales

There are several national highways leading to New South Wales. The Hume Highway leads from Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra; the Federal Highway and Barton Highway connect New South Wales with ACT; and the Pacific Motorway, New England and Cunningham routes connect New South Wales with Brisbane.

Getting to New South Wales by boat

Sydney (tel: +61 2 9296 4999; is a major international port, and cruise lines call from Europe, Asia and the USA.

Cruise ships

P&O Cruises (tel: +61 132 494; and Cunard (tel: +61 132 441; are among several cruise lines operating from Sydney port.

Ferry operators

Sydney Ferries (tel: +61 131 500; operates across over 30 destinations with travel passes available.

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