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Great way to get to Manly Beach

The ferries are the best way to get to the various towns around Sydney harbour. The ferries have a... read more

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The best way to travel around Sydney

Transport Sydney's ferries are the best and most scenic to travel around the city and surrounding... 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 today

The ferries are the best way to get to the various towns around Sydney harbour. The ferries have a set schedule and they run on time (do not be a minute late). The trip to Manly (a wonderful beach) is about 35 minutes. When traveling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rdholler
Reviewed yesterday

Transport Sydney's ferries are the best and most scenic to travel around the city and surrounding area. They offer breathtaking views of the city and are affordable. Be sure to have an Opel transit card.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arthur211
Reviewed yesterday

Ferries come frequently every 15 to 30 min depending time of day and where you want to go. We got an opal pass and put $20 on the card and you tap when you get on and tap when you get off. Sundays its capped...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank A and Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time marveling the harbour. This time I decided to enjoy the harbour from a different perspective. After ending work early, I took a walk from the harbour across the bridge which gave me a view of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ferry system is good to get around different parts of Sydney, it is fast and has excellent views of the harbour and the opera house. Much cheaper than the harbour cruise. Especially good price on Sunday when the transit fare is cap at $2.70

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Panda156
Reviewed yesterday

When I first came to Sydney to live I knew nothing about getting around and was told 'Just get on a ferry and watch the world sail by'. I did just that. Getting on the ferries is really easy and will take you to places...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wadlyn
Reviewed yesterday

The Ferry system is part of the Sydney public transportation, and is great, but be aware, that there are other ferry's that are not so great. The public transportation system puts a cap on travel expense on week days, and on Sunday's and holidays. On...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a public ferry option to all beaches and islands in greater Sydney. Cheap, clean, and frequent service. A nice opportunity to view places from the water, meet locals and enjoy relaxed sail.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SHM1948
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the ferry on our way back from a day-long visit to the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters (about an hour and half away from Sydney). Coming from the US, it’s amazing to see how organized and efficient the Australians are about moving...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jay A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really High maintenance atmosphere place circular quay have really nice and modern old ferry to across the city. Nice mixed feeling I like it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Karen L
16 December 2018|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay on holidays. The last ferry from Circular Quay in the city to Manly departs at midnight.
28 September 2018|
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Response from miriam515 | Reviewed this property |
You both need an opal card So 1 each
28 September 2018|
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Response from PeterCatramados | Reviewed this property |
No you need one each.