The Sydney Public Transport Trip planner is probably my most frequently used website for planning social outings or meetings for work.
It’s the best way to plan a trip on public transport in Sydney, whether by Train, Bus or Ferry or a mixture of methods allowing you to state exactly when you want to leave for/reach your destination and allow to/from destinations of streets, locations like shopping malls, bus stops, train stations etc.
An ideal way for tourists or backpackers to plan their day trips in Sydney as well as for locals like myself.
The best ticket if you’re going to catch several trains/buses/ferries is the MyMulti Day Pass, currently priced at $20 for an adult and $10 for a child/concession (as at Feb 2011).
MyMulti Day Pass****
An all-in-one day ticket that gives you unlimited travel on CityRail train services**, All government and private bus services*,All Sydney Ferries* and Newcastle Ferries services
MyMulti Day Passes are available from station ticket offices, TransitShops, Sydney Ferries ticket offices, and selected 7-Eleven stores, newsagencies and convenience stores. Please note that MyMulti Day Passes cannot be purchased on board Sydney Buses PrePay Only services.
Family Funday Sunday****
You don’t have to spend a lot on a fun day out for the whole family.
For $2.50 per person, your family can enjoy a great value day out anywhere in Greater Sydney with unlimited travel on all CityRail train services**, all regular State Transit and private buses, all regular Sydney Ferries and Newcastle Ferries services. Conditions Apply***
All-day CityRail travel** for pensioners and seniors costs just $2.50 per person.
Also includes travel on Sydney Buses, Sydney and Newcastle Ferries and all privately operated bus services in the metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas – Newcastle, the Lower Hunter, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.
Available to people holding a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs pensioner concession card, NSW Seniors Card or NSW or Victorian War Widow(er) concession card. It can be purchased at CityRail stations, on board buses (except Sydney Buses PrePay services) and Sydney Ferries ticket offices.
*MyMulti DayPass is not valid for travel on CountryLink services, Sydney Buses special event services, Sydney Explorer, Bondi Explorer, Sydney Ferries cruises, private ferries.
** Please note that DayTrippers, Family Funday Sunday and Pensioner Excursion tickets cannot be used on the Airport Line to get on or off at Green Square, Mascot, Domestic or International stations as an access fee GatePass is required (buy it at those stations).
*** The travelling group for a Family Funday Sunday ticket must be related and include at least one child and one adult. A child is classified as anyone under 16 years of age and school students aged 16, 17 and 18 attending NSW or ACT schools, holding a current 202 NSW or ACT concession card or equivalent valid private bus school travel pass. Children under four travel free with a Family Funday Sunday ticket holding adult.
**** Metro Light Rail and Sydney Monorail are privately owned and not covered by MyMulti DayPass, Family Funday Sunday or Pensioner Excursion tickets.