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

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Sydney Open

Special tours are available on the weekend of "Open Sydney". What a wonderful opportunity to see an icon of Sydney with a noted Guide. Also a wonderful chance to see Sydney... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison S
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was travelling by train to the airport when the lift was out to platform 6. Two very helpful staff carried my very heavy bag down two flights of steps so I could catch my train. They were very friendly and helpful and I noticed other staff helping passengers too. Thanks so much NSW Rail staff. Outstanding service!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special tours are available on the weekend of "Open Sydney". What a wonderful opportunity to see an icon of Sydney with a noted Guide. Also a wonderful chance to see Sydney spread all around you. Seeing the workings of the clock from inside was amazing. Well worth the wait - months after boking. 🙄

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central station is on of Sydney's few remaining old building It has been cleaned and renovated The improvements are great It could do with escalators to and from all platforms because the little lift isn't adequate Per platform and only on one end only It safe a mostly clean

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Chihuahua, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The central railway station is located in the famous George Street in the central business district of Sydney. Is the connection from all Sydney's suburbs to the city center. There are restaurants and coffee shops in the station, the price of the ticket depends of where are you heading but it does not cost more te than 7 Australian dollars.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This busy station is a great way to get about, unfortunately there are NO staff around. No one to ask for help or guidance. Poorly sign posted. Hard to navigate through. Just generally a horrible experience, will avoided it again in the future.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Tried to buy ticket to airport but at ground level saw only 2 ticketing machines. Further enquiries found more at basement level but foreign visitors need some geographical knowledge to decide which destination to choose... Basically good and decent price to take a train to airport.

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Thank Ianfung
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Some of the public transport rides in Sydney only accepts Opal Card (Opal is a smartcard that you load value onto and pay as you go for use across all modes of transport.) I don't mind using prepaid cards as we use it in Malaysia as well. What irks me though, topping up Opal card is bit of a hassle.... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

It is not an easy place to find you way around. Sadly I had to walk around 3 sides of the building to find the main concourse. It does not have many amenities like many principle city railway stations I have visited. There are outdoor coffee places on the north eastern side of the station where the light commuter railway... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe that Sydney's iconic Central railway station is so barren of any food Cafes or places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere while waiting for your train. Only one small mobile coffee cart with a huge line up. No place to sit anywhere !! What on earth has happened here???

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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