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

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great location for getting to know Sydney as most buses start or end here - the train to the airport is also very convenient easy to get lost here however - our hotel was nearby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

great location for getting to know Sydney as most buses start or end here - the train to the airport is also very convenient easy to get lost here however - our hotel was nearby but sometimes difficult to get to as the station area itself is so big and confusing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Less and less staff doesnt help but the staff that are their are very helpful. Annoucements are not too loud or too often. Clients dont listen to them. Shops close to early. Got their at 9pm. One store open. Too many people do didnt wait

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Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's been about 15 years since I've lived in Sydney so it's been a while since I've had to battle the crowds of Sydney. I flew in to town yesterday and decided I would catch the train. It seems as if the crowds have gotten even bigger and the city is now even busier however it looks like the train... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Central station is a very busy and efficient railway station. The staff (and most Sydney people) are friendly and helpful. The ticket system is fantastic. Our all day ticket was $24 and took us on all trains buses and harbour ferries. Signage needs improvement to help find the correct platform.

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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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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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