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Great way to see Sydney

Cheap, regular and and fabulous way to see this wonderful city. We used the ferries time and time... read more

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Patrick H

Beautiful going in a ferry in a fresh breath of air , getting full view of harbor bridge, Opera... read more

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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...more
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Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Cheap, regular and and fabulous way to see this wonderful city. We used the ferries time and time again but get a card and top it up. It is cheaper.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful going in a ferry in a fresh breath of air , getting full view of harbor bridge, Opera House, plenty of ferries going up and down. Plenty of tourists all around.Lot of history

Thank kusumrudra
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Short trip across the bay!! Love the ferry service ☺️ Cheap fairs, ran to timetable and even offers free WiFi aboard! When visiting Sydney it would be a shame not to experience the ferries!

Thank Heather Jayne E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A cheap alternative to the other ferries and the same views! Whats not to like? All you need is an opal card and you're good to go, $7.50 each way approximately.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whenever we come to Sydney we go for ferry rides. Sometimes to get off and look around [Paramatta] sometimes after dinner at night, just for a ride. Dress warm and sit outside.

Thank jenpickard
Reviewed 3 days ago

On time and gets you where you need to be. Easy access to the services and comfortable seating. Great public transport.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great way to get to work, I wish I could work in every day, the ferry is so relaxing and the view is incredible!

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go on a ferry anywhere, they're all scenic and full of character - the older the better. Go all the way down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay then across to Manly to see the harbour and ocean.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had taken ferry from Circular quay to Torango Zoo. One of the most amazing experience in ferry. It is cheaper also as comparison to other modes and time saving too.

Thank RekhaJ77
Reviewed 4 days ago

not only do you reach your destination but you also get a fantastic view of the city and harbour bridge as well as opera house for the ferry. we took the circular quay to manly - definitely a must

Thank AnitaDidi
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Henry V | Reviewed this property |
No, i believe you need one each. You can load it with a small amount say $20.
26 June 2018|
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Response from Ray E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get on and off the ferry at anytime you like. Also you can get on and off the buses and trains anytime you like and resume your travel, with the OPAL card