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Address: Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9379 1777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Just another way to get around

You have to know the platform to catch your trains. Since we are new to the system, we had no idea whether our Opal Card balance is enough for the fare. Luckily there was a staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NAA1111
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had the necessity to visit Central a few times over the past 12 months and each time I have had to shake my head in disbelief at the lack of amenities here.I know that a fire occurred hence the closure of the couple of café 's but nothing has been done in this very long time to replace them.... More 

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Thank Keith N
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to know the platform to catch your trains. Since we are new to the system, we had no idea whether our Opal Card balance is enough for the fare. Luckily there was a staff there helped us to google on the fare. Clean and new trains with upper and lower levels.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the nsw link train to melbourne from this station. The waiting area was very clean so was the toilets as well as the entire station, quite impressive. There's a charging station at the luggage area by the entrance for only $2. Comes very handy for travellers with low batt!

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Thank LeahK16melb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not impressed with the noise that continued on outside my room window until 2.30am MIDWEEK. Great location and friendly staff! Bring your ear plugs so you can get some sleep...and hold your nose when you open any over the fridges.

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Thank Nadine M
Warnervale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never cease to be amazed at the number of different rail lines running into and starting from Central Railway Station. Our forefathers sure displayed a great vision for the future of Sydney, unfortunately our current group of politicians lack the vision and determination of those who went before us.

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Thank Paul R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Information was easy to find and decipher. If you needed assistance many local aussies were happy to help, and there are many onsite uniformed railway staff.

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Thank Shane B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the average reviews of the this station, I researched the central stations of London, Tokyo and New York and found seating to be sparse there, too! I found that during peak hours that the wide open spaces in the station are justified not to be covered in seating. When trains arrive the concourse is full of commuters and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My worry when travelling on public transports would be accessibility for families like us who have young children in strollers. In our case a 2-seater stroller. However I was relieved that lifts are plenty especially to and fro the train platforms even though we have to walk till the end of the platform. There was also a proper exit/entry gate... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To pay a premium of over $17 to travel to airport on a normal city train is a waste of time. If you have suitcase/s you will be forced to stand near doorway as majority of seats are up/down stairs Get an Uber for similar cost if travelling 2 or more people and if you want to be a lot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Sydney for ten years, I know Central like the back of my hand. But returning after a couple of years overseas, I can see how confusing it can be. No clear signage and a distinct lack of customer service people now (all replaced by machines). If you arrive at the wrong wntrance, it is impossible to to... More 

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