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Central Railway Station

Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9379 1777
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“light rail” (26 reviews)
“busy station” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Inner West
+61 2 9379 1777
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely building with so much history but like so many public buildings it is an odorous relic populated with some very questionable characters some of whom think it is okay to use an outside corner wall as a urinal. Ugh

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is by far the largest train station and during our stay had to use this station a few times. Bug bear: lack of appropriate signs to direct you to the many platforms, etc. the very fact that we have to constantly ask the staff...More

Thank Edmund E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we used the train from the airport. Yep, you do have to be organised and get a transport card - we ordered that 3 weeks before so we had it with us. Was so handy and quick getting the train to and from...More

1  Thank Janni_NZAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central station is the hub of activity and ease of getting to and from Airport and to other stations. I have read some reviews about signage and all I can say is I am not from Sydney but I found the station staff very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank DocRah6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For me, rail is still one of the quickest ways to travel within Sydney, and Central Station is at the heart of the network. Finding one's way within the station can be confusing at times, but I generally find visiting the station to be a...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled to many different destinations involving rail travel, what a disappointment Sydney is !!! We had just over an hour before our train north to Newcastle, so went in search of a coffee shop!!! We wanted to sit down as we had luggage and...More

1  Thank Mary-Anne J
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Worst train station I have ever passed through. Looking for a network map or platform list is like searching for the holy grail! Put up some maps for visitors to this city!

1  Thank Renee C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our rental unit was just across the street and we picked up the local tap and go card to save on ticket prices (which do not have a charge for the actual card). It was grat to look over the top of the platforms and...More

1  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Central Railway Station in Sydney IS a beautiful building (or series of buildings) but The Main Concourse near the interstate and inter-urban, o country train platforms is not as user friendly as to once was or as it should be. There is no food court,...More

3  Thank John P
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

A stunning old building with gorgeous architecture. This is the main train hub and is hugely busy. We found the signposting a bit lacking especially when we entered it from the George st southern end. Its a maze of shops and tunnels. Eventually we found...More

Thank Ah62
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25 April 2017|
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Response from BuddhaTrailTraveller |
Thank you David. I booked the Mercure. Cheers
14 July 2016|
Response from Yutong Z |
ride XPT, 10 hour trip