Getting Around New South Wales
With good roads and integrated public and private transport networks, getting around NSW is easy. You’ll find transport options to suit all budgets, from self-driving to trains, planes and coaches.
NSW Public Transport
Explore 365+ destinations on the NSW TrainLink regional coach and train network. Intercity and regional trains depart from Central Station in Sydney for many NSW destinations, including the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Central Coast, North Coast, Country NSW and Outback NSW. To find out more and to book, visit Transport NSW or call 13 22 32.
Regional coach services
Private coach companies run daily services along the coast and to the Blue Mountains and some wine regions from Central Station. The Sydney Coach Terminal Office is on the Grand Concourse inside Central Station. During the ski season there are extra coaches to the Snowy Mountains.
Firefly Express: 1300 730 740
Greyhound: 13 14 99
Murrays: 13 22 51
Opal Cards or contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards can be used to pay for travel on public transport, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. In other areas tickets can be purchased from stations or online.
Wheelchair accessible transport
All trains and new buses in NSW are wheelchair accessible, providing easy access for mobility devices. You can ask for assistance boarding or leaving public transport. Visit Transport for NSW’s accessible travel web page for more information.
Sydney Airport is Australia’s busiest airport and connects the city to both domestic and international destinations. The airport has three passenger terminals: T1 for international flights and T2 and T3 for domestic flights. You can access the airport by train from the city centre. There are also taxi, shuttle bus, and car rental services.
T3: Domestic Qantas
NSW regional airports
The major regional airports across NSW are:
- Shellharbour Airport, near Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama
- Moruya Airport in Moruya, near Batemans Bay
- Merimbula Airport in Merimbula, on the Sapphire Coast
- Newcastle Airport, near Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens
- Port Macquarie Airport in Port Macquarie
- Coffs Harbour Airport in Coffs Harbour
- Clarence Valley Regional Airport, near Grafton
- Lismore Airport in Lismore
- Ballina Byron Gateway Airport in Ballina, near Byron Bay
- Albury Airport in Albury
- Armidale Airport in Armidale
- Bathurst Airport in Bathurst
- Dubbo City Regional Airport in Dubbo
- Griffith Airport in Griffith
- Moree Airport in Moree
- Mudgee Airport in Mudgee
- Orange Regional Airport in Orange
- Parkes Airport in Parkes
- Tamworth Airport in Tamworth
- Taree Airport in Taree
- Wagga Wagga Airport in Wagga Wagga
- Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma
- Broken Hill Airport in Broken Hill
Car hire and road trips
Car rental options are available in major regional towns and at major regional airports. You can also hire 4WDs, campervan and classic cars.
Discover fantastic road trips across NSW. From the Tablelands food and wine trail to the Greater Blue Mountains Drive, you will discover spectacular scenery and gourmet delights.
Ride-sharing services such as Uber are available in some major regional cities. Uber is available in Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay and Wollongong and Bolt and Ola in Sydney. Please check your smartphone App for services.
Cycling is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of Regional NSW. Check out the Cycleway Finder for routes. You’ll also find plenty of cycling options in spectacular national parks.
Travel apps and information
Live Traffic NSW App
Receive up to the minute news of road incidents and conditions that may affect your journey in Regional NSW.
Download the Live Traffic NSW App from the App Store
Download the Live Traffic NSW App from Google Play