"Gettin' around..." Trains Tip by Gwynneth

Trains, Sydney: 65 reviews and 74 photos


Being currently based in Perth Western Australia the only way for me to reach Sydney in about 5 hours was to fly.

Domestic air travel in Australia has taken a harsh hit after September 11 and we soon found out the most damaged company was Ansett, one of Australia's oldest and most trusted airlines. This airline also suffered mis-management from it's international owners and after several failed, but galliant attempts, from enterprising business men from around the world who attempted to save thousands of jobs and a great institution, the Australian public have been left with only one major airline company to cover this vast continent.

Qantas is picking up the slack where it can, and there are many companies trying to fill the hundreds of positions in areas such as freight and travel bookings.

Companies like Virgin Blue are finding a market in our skies, however, their service isn't complete or as available as it's predecessor. As yet they are still the newcomers in the general publics eyes.

I recommend using the train in Sydney... their service is inexpensive and I found I didn't have to wait longer than five minutes for the next train. If your business is conducted in the North Shore area The Duxton provide a complimentary Limousine service to your place of business. Now that's taking care of people.

If your return flight home is in the early hours of the morning, as mine was, then I would recommend a Silver Service Taxi direct from your inner city accommodation to the airport. For about $35 dollars you will be taken straight to the departure terminal without the hassle of walking in the dark to catch your train.

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2005
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