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Sydney

Sydney has a range of different transport options including trains, buses and ferries. To find timetables, routes and the best way to commute to events and tourist attractions, log on to the website www.transportnsw.info If you have a bicycle, you can also use this website to find cycle routes and secure places where you can lock up your bike.

If you are using public transport, you must get an Opal card and register it online. This free card gives you access to all the types of transportation and after the 8th trip in a week, you can travel for free the rest of the week! Find out more at www.opal.com.au

Ferry

Sydney Ferries operate public ferry services on Sydney Harbour to touristic attractions like Cockatoo Island, Manly and Taronga Zoo. It’s a great option for tourists and people who enjoy a great view as you travel around the city.

Bus/Train

There is a range of buses and trains covering the entire city of Sydney and its suburbs. Check the timetable information and routes online to create your own itinerary at www.transportnsw.info

Tramlink

Sydney Light Rail is a touristic attraction with a very efficient and fast service that will take you around the city of Sydney to famous attractions such as the Sydney Fish Market, The Star Casino, Darling Harbour and Chinatown.

Free Shuttle Services

If you are visiting Sydney or live closer in the CBD, you can catch the free bus (number 555), which runs through the city from Circular Quay to Central Station. The buses run between 9:30am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and until 5pm on Thursday.

Melbourne

In Melbourne, the easiest way to commute is by public transport. Trams, trains and buses operated by MetLink will take you anywhere you want to go. From 2016 Melbourne will have 24 hour service on public transport!

If you are visiting Melbourne, a ‘mykiis’ is the ticket that you will need to move around. Please check the official website of Public Transport Victoria and use the journey planner to check your trips.

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Tram

The best way to get around in Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD) is the City Circle Tram, a free service that runs up and down most of the city's main streets. Most of the accommodation organised by 2Stay’s is located around the free zone so you can easily commute at any time!

Train

The best way to travel throughout the greater Melbourne area is by train. Flinders Street station in the CBD is the main terminal for Melbourne metropolitan rail services, and Southern Cross Station is the main hub for country rail services in Victoria.

Gold Coast

On the Gold Coast you can use the traditional modes of public transport like the bus, train or ferry, or you can hire a scooter to ride around Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta in style.

Shuttle buses run from the Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport and take you to your accommodation or t any of the theme parks you want to visit. There are more than 60 bus routes operating seven days a week.

For surfers, the Gold Coast's main bus line Surfside has an extensive route system and timetable. For timetable information visit translink.com.au

Trains

If you like nice landscapes and beautiful sceneries you can use one of the several daily express train services that run along the Gold Coast into Brisbane. For timetable information visit translink.com.au

Ferries and Water Taxis

Gold Coast Ferries offer a regular service between Couran Cove and the mainland, and give you the opportunity to explore the network of canals that are more extensive than those in Venice, and see some spectacular waterfront homes along the way. You can also book group transfers anywhere on request. Visit goldcoastferries.com.au for more information.

Trams

By ready to jump in the new G: light rail system that operates from 5am to midnight on weekdays and throughout the weekends. The route connects Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

Brisbane

One of the biggest cities in Australia, Brisbane has a great transport system including the iconic CityCat and CityFerry network. You can also discover great trips on the CityCats by watching the CityCat journey videos.

CityCat and ferry services

These services run from The University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton and offer great views enjoyed by tourists and commuters.

CityCats operate seven days a week with regular services every 13 minutes for most of the day, and express routes and more frequent services during peak times.

Go Card

Go Card is the perfect way to travel around the city by bus, train or ferry. You just need to top up the card balance and you’ll have access to all transportation, and after your 9th trip in a week the rest of the trips are free! Find out more by visiting www.gocard.translink.com.au

Free transport

In the inner city you can jump on the City Loop or Spring Hill Loop to go on weekdays to the CBD for free!

Buses

Bus services run throughout the city, linking the outer and inner suburbs to the CBD, railway stations and ferry terminals. Enjoy the special NightLink bus services running after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for late-night travellers.

Trains

Brisbane’s electric trains have the region covered and provide direct access to the city, different precincts, and outer suburbs. TheAirtrain service is completely integrated into the Queensland Rail suburban network, and has regular trains operating from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast.

Bikes

Brisbane’s beautiful climate is perfect to discover the city by bike. There are extensive bicycle paths throughout the city that will allow you to keep fit and save money! Rent a CityCycle bike at key inner-city locations and prepare to explore.

Adelaide

Apart from the main public transport links such as rail, bus and tram, Adelaide is now the only Australian city with a suburban rail network which is not electrified and the lines are operated by diesel railcars. A free bus service also loops around the central area of the city from Monday to Saturday.

You can also catch the Adelaide Connector, a free minibus service that runs between Adelaide and North Adelaide and does a circuit of each. This service operates every hour in both directions seven days a week, but does not run on public holidays.

There is also a tram which runs every 15 minutes on a 10km route that takes half an hour. The route was originally built as a railway line that opened in 1873, and electric trams were introduced on 14 December 1929. The trams have been running here ever since, and are a great way for tourists to see the city.

If you are getting around Adelaide, a one-day ticket will give you access to buses, trains and trams and are the best value for money. There are also two-hour tickets available to use across all modes of public transport. Otherwise, you can take advantage of Adelaide's great free public transport system.

If you are planning a visit to Adelaide, or if you are planning to move there, visit the Transport Information Centre, or designated tickets sales agents such as post offices, newsagents, shops or one of the manned railway stations. Be aware that some tickets need to be bought in advance.

Perth

If you're visiting Perth, Transperth transperth.wa.gov.au provides public transport services within the Perth metropolitan area, with an integrated bus, train and ferry network that will take you to the main points of interest and tourist attractions. With the SmartRider card you can use any combination of bus, train and ferry services to different parts of the city and save money.

If you are in Perth, don't miss the ferry ride to Rottnest Island. You can ride a bike and spend the day exploring this island paradise where you can see kangaroos and go swimming with turtles and sting rays.

You can also take a train to Fremantle and visit the famous Fremantle Market where you can see street artists and performers while you shop.

Transperth provides timetables in a variety of formats, including timetables that you can download and view on your mobile phone.

CAT Buses

CAT are the Central Area Transit buses which are free and run around the CBD, where most of our accommodation is located. You can get on and off without paying and commute while saving money. Check the timetables on line and plan your trip!