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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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The Must-Do Sydney Experience

If you do nothing else while in Sydney, take the ferry from Circular Quay to Manley. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
d f
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Great way to get around

I loved the ferries and enjoyed using them to get from two different areas of the city to the main... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you do nothing else while in Sydney, take the ferry from Circular Quay to Manley. It's economical, cozy, and spectacular. Aussies love to talk to strangers and if you're gregarious (especially if you have an American accent) you're sure to engage in friendly conversation...More

Thank d f
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved the ferries and enjoyed using them to get from two different areas of the city to the main hub of activity. The stops are clearly marked but be sure which one you want before you board. There is no personnel to ask questions...More

Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to get around Sydney (like the trains), cheap and efficient and clean. They get busy at peak times as they are used by people to get to work and are not just for tourists.

Thank Terry Q
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having travelled by train buss and foot around the city for a while, it was a refreshing change to board a clean and comfortable ferry with many destinations and a great timetable very fitting the pace of life here. Recommend a visit to manly via...More

Thank Funky_da_junky
Reviewed 3 days ago

Basically its free travel on your Opal Card on a Sunday ($2.60) and at a great cruisy pace. Caught the ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Habour via Luna Park. Nice out on the harbour, you get to see the Bridge up close and a...More

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 3 days ago

I suggest taking a ferry early in the morning or at night, as there is massive crowds during peak time. I really wanted a selfie on the deck, but next time I visit Sydney i will take a ferry very early in the morning. But...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an efficient ferry company. Departed to Manly and back exactly on time. Smooth ride. Courteous staff. Worth making the effort to sit outside where there is limited seating. Panoramic views of the harbour and beyond.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the pleasure to do a return trip from Circular Quay to Manly on their Fast Ferry & it was fabulous and highly recommend to anyone visiting fabulous Sydney The staff were friendly and very helpful

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did all our travelling in our 4 day stay in sydney via ferry and foot (other than the airport run by train). The Ferries are a great way to get from Circular Quay to Manly Pier and Taronga Zoo, as well as from the...More

Thank JohnMac15
Reviewed 4 days ago

An integral part of life in Sydney for commuters as well as tourists for work as well as leisure activities.

Thank hakccmd
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Julie B
28 November 2017|
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Response from mel754 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know just ask them there...
Lynnette R
8 August 2017|
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Response from Gem P | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps 😊 Opal Travel Caps No matter how much you travel with an Opal card you never pay more than your Daily, Weekly or Sunday Travel Caps. Card type Daily Weekly Sunday Adult $15.40... More
Raymond K
18 March 2017|
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Response from marksmail | Reviewed this property |
Hi, depending on how much you want to yse the buses , trains and ferries you'd say start with 20 to 40 dollars. AND, remember you can top up at multiple kiosks all over sydney. I'd suggest to international visitors start of... More