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Address: Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9379 1777
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The building facade is beautiful (more so at night) but once you get inside and get over the structure aesthetics... you now start to wonder how oh how to move to what platform... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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Walpole, Australia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we'd go to Newcastle by train for the day, having never been there before. Walked to Central Station the day before to "suss" out how everything works, as we didn't wish to arrive early in the morning only to find crowds of people and us not knowing where to go. Very helpful staff gave full explanation. Today we duly... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building facade is beautiful (more so at night) but once you get inside and get over the structure aesthetics... you now start to wonder how oh how to move to what platform what track you need to be at and as the trains leave like clockwork, you can't afford to take much time but go and ask the those... More 

Thank Babut_Bacena
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This multi-leveled building shows the grand nature of buildings from the past with the large sandstone(?) blocks, but with all the exits on the different levels, it makes navigating difficult, at least for first timers! As return trips from other locations deposit you to different platforms, it took several journeys before being able to successfully exit from the correct door... More 

Thank PerthBookWorm
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135 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very poorly set up Central station where it is hard to know how to get everywhere. There's like two toilets in the place, so good luck.

Thank JasonDoz
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food facilities very ordinary and basic.Fine as transport hub/go elsewhere for meals etc.Staff are helpful.

Thank 2014Golfin
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best way - download 'Tripview Lite' on Android or iOS. you can monitor which train to take & from what platform. Station is a little bit complicated as there are over 25 platforms & a train is leaving in every 15 mins. I got lost in NYC but 'Tripview' helped me a lot while I was in Sydney.

Thank Mithila D
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were a bit nervous about catching our first Australian train, but we wanted to go to Scenic world. We got to the station very early in the morning and went to the ticket kiosk. The gentleman behind the counter was very helpful and buying the right ticket was a simple affair and we found the right platform easily. The... More 

Thank emtrey
Sydney, Australia
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508 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Central Station is the main train station in Sydney with lots of history and original architectural features. It's a beautiful building and well worth visiting whilst in Sydney. It's free to view however you'll need a train ticket or Opal card to travel on the trains. Central Station also has a few eateries if you get hungry.

Thank KylieIsTravelling
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307 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

we end up going to the central station more than twice weekly .i love the way one can catch anything from here to anywhere you want to go. i hve taken the light rail to paddys market and the train to gosford and then taken the bus everywhere

Thank Saintjoan2001
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151 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Central Station may be in a nice historic building but that is no consolation when you want to find coffee and breakfast on a Saturday morning before catching the XPT to Melbourne. There were only a couple of places open and all they had was yesterdays heroes. Very disappointing and not what you would expect from Australias largest city. If... More 

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