- Mar 30, 2007
If you're driving that way, and as you say you haven't drive to Sydney before, keep in mind there are tolls on that road so you might want to get a toll brick for your car.
Alternatively you can pay afterwards, though there are surcharges. But then to set up an account there are deposits as well, so it may be easier just to do the single payments as you go. Something to think about...
Sounds too complicated? This is the quickest suggested by Transport for NSW trip planner:
Bomaderry Station, Platform 1
Kiama Station, Platform 1
Kiama Station, Platform 2
Wolli Creek Station, Platform 3
Wolli Creek Station, Platform 1
Domestic Airport Station, Platform 1
Total trip time between 2 hr 35 min and 2 hr 42 min
Changing at Wolli Ck means negotiating lifts/stairs and a change of platform. My suggestion is the same as yours without the extra steps. Don't assume the automated trip widget was programmed by someone who actually works on the railways.
The are three daily trains from Canberra railway station (in Kingston) that also stop at Queanbeyan. From memory both have car parks.
NSWTrainLink, the government-owned operator has special spacing (you know the term) on its trains while coronavirusaus is with us. Book online or by calling 13 22 32 0700-2200 hours daily.
The XPlorer railcar set has a buffet car on board. Seats are far more comfortable than the bus, and scenery away from the freeway/highway is pleasant.
More relaxing than driving!
You can change at Central to go to Sydney Airport.
I don't know why so many Canberra area residents seem unaware that there's trains to Goulburn, Bowral, Campbelltown and Sydney.
There are also NSW TrainLink road coaches from the south coast (such as Eden) than connect in Canberra with the train. See the 'southern NSW' timetable at the Transport for NSW site.
Alternatively, you could join the other rail line's train at Bomaderry station (Nowra, just over the river) where there is a good service to Wollongong and then on to Wolli Creek, where one can change for Sydney Airport trains. Easy - I've done it.
It’s fine. Recommend staying at the Ibis, which is right opposite the Virgin end of the domestic terminal, and picking up your car next morning. There is a pullman next door to the ibis, but it’s usually $90 a night more, for not much difference in the room.So what's Brisbane airport like?
Fantastic thankyou. I think we will get two rooms at the Ibis, is there anywhere we can walk to from here for the kids for the afternoon? Playground, shops etcIt’s fine. Recommend staying at the Ibis, which is right opposite the Virgin end of the domestic terminal, and picking up your car next morning. There is a pullman next door to the ibis, but it’s usually $90 a night more, for not much difference in the room.
Might save you a bit in car hire and will save you the $40 a night parking fee at those hotels. That’s it for the hotels at the domestic terminal. There are other hotels in the area to navigate to, but leaving from one of those you drive straignt onto a dual carriageway that leads you onto the motorway north.
Ahhh I thought you had to have a connecting flight to use that bus
Thanks for that information