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

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Central transport centre

Hub of the rail transport system in Sydney, catch a train here to all parts of Sydney and New South Wales even the Airports. Found the staff helpful and generally friendly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 25, 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Hub of the rail transport system in Sydney, catch a train here to all parts of Sydney and New South Wales even the Airports. Found the staff helpful and generally friendly. Adequate coffee and food shops to stock up for the journey. Lovely old sandstone building with beautiful architecture, atypical of all stations it can be confusing so check your... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We decided to travel by train to Sydney before flying off overseas for a Holiday. We found that Central Station was a Dirty place full of Unhelpful staff. The direction signs are very confusing and presume that people know there way around . We decided to have a coffee and sandwiches in the cafe just outside the platform area. Whilst... More 

1 Thank David P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a regular user of public transport, it's always a pleasure to visit a location such as Central Station. The history seeps through the walls and certainly makes you think what it would of been like in the bygone days.

Thank Marsman351
Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Lot of work going on when I was there but staff available and willing to help. Trains regular and well signed, there are a lot of different exits which is confusing till you know the street names and I wandered around a few times till used to it. Quite a few good takeaway food stores all around the station. Opal... More 

Thank BoethiusRTW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

1 Thank neilalexander
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Jeffrey W
Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Shonaralee
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Whitwillow
Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Maureen A
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Michael W

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