Transport in NSW


NSW is connected by a network of trains, buses, coach services and regional airlines. Visitor facilities such as car hire, tour guides and transfers are available at most major centres. Make sure you contact the visitor information centre in each destination to assist with local contacts on arrival.

  • Plane landing, Lord Howe Island
  • Southern Aurora train

Getting around NSW

NSW’s system of roads, as well as its integrated public and private transport network, makes it easy to get around and explore the state on holiday. There are also options to suit all budgets, whether it’s a two hour train journey to a regional centre or a flight to one of Australia's state capitals.

If you know where you want to go, it’s a good idea to book as far in advance as you can. Often this will result in cheaper fares than waiting until the last minute, especially for flights and coach journeys. Some modes of transport will require identification on check in, so make sure you have that with you. Always arrive a little earlier than you think you need to, just in case.

  • Parkes Railway Station


    Sydney Trains has a comprehensive rail network extending as far as the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Southern Highlands, the Central Coast and Newcastle, and NSW TrainLink can take you as far as Canberra, Bathurst, Brisbane, Melbourne and even Broken Hill.

  • Murrays Coaches

    Buses and Coaches

    Greyhound Buses travel Australia-wide, while Murrays Coaches services Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and surrounds. Book Premier Motor Services for journeys between Melbourne to Cairns via the coast, while Greens Northern Coaches services Wollongong and surrounds.

  • Sydney airport

    National Airlines

    Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar operate between major cities. Sydney airport is located in Mascot, just a 7km from the city centre, with both the domestic and international terminals accessible via train on the AirportLink. Mascot has many good accommodation options if you’re looking to stay close to the airport.

  • Rex €Regional Express

    Regional Airlines

    The main carriers servicing Australia’s regional areas are AirLink, Flypelican and Rex €Regional Express. With regional airports in Tamworth, Newcastle, the Snowy Mountains, Dubbo and Ballina, you can travel around NSW in no time. You can rent a car from most airports to explore the region at your own pace.

  • Bald Rock National Park

    Travel Tips

    Health and safety are important considerations to make your holiday as stress-free as possible. Plan your trip in advance and check weather conditions in the area. Let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back, especially if you’re planning a bushwalk. Make sure you have everything you need with you.