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Getting Around Australia

There is not much public transportation in Australia. To get to major cities, especially in the Outback, you must fly. Qantas is the leading airlines of Australia. See or call 1 800 227 4500 to book a flight.
You can take the train “Ghan” through Australia. It travels between Adelaide to Darwin. The trains depart Sunday and Friday from Adelaide and on Wednesdays from Darwin. It takes two days to complete. Prices range from $334 to $1,322 for a one-way ticket, depending on how luxurious you want to go. The Ghan does make stops along the way, such as in Alice Springs and Katherine. You can get out and explore and catch another train if you wish.

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There are several long-distance bus companies, with Greyhound Pioneer Australia as the leading company. If you are traveling between major cities, be prepared for a long trip. Visit

Sydney does have a fairly efficient public transportation system. Buses run all over usually every 10-15 minutes. There is also the CityRail, which stops are located near most of the city's major attractions. The trains also travel between the city and the suburbs. You can connect from a city train to a long-distance train at the Central Railway Station. Visit for more information.

Ferries can be caught around Sydney Harbor to connect you to areas reached easier by water.

Sydney also has a metro monorail that connects from the shopping district to other popular tourist destinations.


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