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Public transport

Hi All,

I have read through the FAQ questions regarding public transport and I just wanted to confirm with you (seems a bit too good to be true).

We are planning on using the ferries, buses and trains I guess to get around to from The Rocks to the main attractions of Sydney.

Would my best option be a Multi Pass 1 or 2?

Additionally, my Mum has a Seniors Card, and it looks like the Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PET) for $2.50 per day is the best option for her?

I appreciate your feedback, just in case I have misunderstood something?

Cheers and thanks again, Steph

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1. Re: Public transport

Unless you are getting the train more than 10km from the city centre get a MyMulti1.

All buses and ferries are covered by this ticket.

Most of the main attractions of Sydney are closer than 10km to the CBD, or you would get there by bus or ferry.

A PET covers all travel on trains, buses and ferries. No zones. If she does more than one trip in a day she will be better off.

Edited: 9:18 pm, January 07, 2013
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2. Re: Public transport

If you want to go to Star Casino, that's Zone 2; Blue Mountain, that's Zone 3.

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The Star Casino is well and truly covered by a MyMulti1. You can't even get a train there - and as I said, all buses, ferries and lightrail are covered by a MyMulti1.

The Blue Mountains are 100km from the City, and therefore are outside of the 10km radius where you can use a MyMulti1 on the train. It isn't worth getting a MyMulti3 just to go there, though.

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The $2.50 pensioner ticket is the best bargain to be had. The ticket, valid for the day, will take your mum west to Mt Victoria, north to Newcastle, south to Nowra and South west to Goulbourn. Just be careful if purchasing more than one ticket at a time. Tickets purchased on buses, at train stations, from vending machines or at ferry wharves are date stamped and only valid that day. Tickets purchased at other outlets can be used anytime.

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5. Re: Public transport

Thankyou so much for your helpful replies, I really do appreciate it.

One more quick question, would Watsons Bay be covered? I am not sure if it's within 10kms?

Wow, that sounds like a killer deal, especially the PET ticket. evamelb, I will ensure that we purchase only one per day, or find an outlet. When you say outlet, do you mean station? 7 eleven? We are staying at the Shangri la. When I stayed at the Four Seasons, I think I remember a 7 eleven across the road somewhere?

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Hi Steph:

The MyMulti1 definitely covers Watsons Bay either by ferry from Circular Quay or train to Edgecliffe and bus from there.

The only limitations on the MyMulti1 are for the trains. It's valid for ALL buses and ferries.

This map shows the different train zones

131500.com.au/tickets/…myMultiMap.pdf

It's a strange anomaly that the MyMulti1 ticket will get you to Parramatta on the River Cat, but if you decide you want to come back on the train, you're not covered as P'matta is outside the train boundary. Weird!

Most 7/11s, newsagents and convenience stores sell tickets - there will be a sign out the front.

Although bus drivers sell tickets, on some buses (Red Metro Buses) and at some times (7 am to 7 pm Mon to Friday in the city and other places) it's pre-pay only on the buses. So it's a good idea to already have a ticket.

Unless you are going to be doing a lot of zipping around on public transport, it may be cheaper for you to just buy single tickets than a MyMulti1 day ticket. For mum, the $2.50 ticket is a no brainer.

If you are flying in and taking the train from the airport, buy her $2.50 PET at the airport station and ask for a concession gate pass. Should be $11.90 (unless the fare went up in the last couple of weeks). She will be covered for all transport for the day.

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Evamelb, thankyou so much again. I really appreciate your post, fabulous info.

Cheers,

Steph

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