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Address: City Circle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9379 1777, 131500

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Busy but efficient

The busiest station I've experienced in Sydney. Services both city & country train network. I purchased an Opal card to get around, which can be used on buses, ferries and trains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The busiest station I've experienced in Sydney. Services both city & country train network. I purchased an Opal card to get around, which can be used on buses, ferries and trains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The sydney central station sounds very daunting giving the 4.5 million people that live there and want to get into the city. Yet while it was busy it was very easy to get tickets and find where we needed to be. All staff where helpful.

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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Main hub for trains. Need to look for lift if disability getting up stairs. Most people chasing trains so take care. Of a night choose your exit a lot of homeless about generally fine but can be off putting if walking across park area.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Central station and the areas surrounding it are very busy. The local roads are busy morning noon and night!! The station itself is a large historic building on the outside, just like a traditional station in the UK. The station operates to local stations and also national lines.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The wonderful reception staff approach on arrival was outstanding. I will be staying there again. Room and hospitality was fantastic. If your travelling to Sydney CBD I recommend staying at Central Station Motel.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

as a traveller with a heavy bag (23k), no wheels, I had already struggled to the main entrance. Surely now there would be at the very least the means to rent a trolley. Why is it any different for heavy luggage at train stations than it is at Airports? Not a trolley to be seen, nor a porter to hire.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a particularly sprawled out and badly signposted station. For tourists I would advise trying to avoid this place unless you're getting a Country Link or XPT train because this is the only place where they leave and you can't avoid it. The Country trains (platforms 1-6) are well organised and easy to access platforms 7-25 are a world... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is an historic building, but it's essentially a transit point. So don't think that it can be used for anything else. The train system is good, and it's a good system to get a train from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

While planning for a tour around the World to include Australia, we decided to finally try a trip with Rail Australia’s Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth in Western Australia. We booked a Gold Service Cabin in mid October 2014. Arriving at Sydney’s Central Station more than two hours before the train was supposed to leave, we found very little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Compared to the grand rail stations of Europe and North America, there is not a lot here. A big building it is, but not the architectural master piece. It is quite busy and security is everywhere.

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