Sydney Transport – Public Transport
- Transport Infoline for public transport in and around the Sydney area. Up-to-date information on train, bus and ferry travel in an area spanning Port Stephens in the North, Scone and Dungog in the Hunter, Bathurst in the West, Goulburn in the Southern Highlands, Bomaderry in the South and Sydney in the East. See map of the Transport Infoline region, plus trip planner, timetables, ticket types and fares,
- Sydney Buses and Ferries
- Sydney Metro Lightrail and Monorail – Sydney lightrail and monorail. Includes maps, schedules, fares and information.
- City Rail train services and maps effective, reliable and convenient ways to travel around Sydney and beyond. CityRail is the main mode of transport for people travelling to the city centre.
- Connex NSW A transport operator listing bus timetables, maps, fares and charter information for the Sydney region.
Sydney Transport – Airport Transfers, Limos and Taxis
- Sydney Airport & Cruise Port Transfers private transfers and shuttle services – book online
- City Rail train services – a rail service runs from Sydney airport to the city
- See Sydney Airport hotels here
Sydney Air Transport
- Aeropelican Air Services is a domestic airline serving five locations in one of Australia’s most beautiful regions – New South Wales: Sydney, Newcastle, Narrabri, Mudgee and Snowy Mountains
- Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport is the main international and domestic airport and is approx. 10 kilometres (6 miles) south-west of the Central Business District.
- Virgin Blue flights within Australia
- Virgin Atlantic is the second largest long haul airline in the UK and the third largest European carrier over the North Atlantic. Their routes include destinations in the US, Caribbean, Far East, India, Australia and Africa
More Sydney Transport Information
- Sydney Electric Train Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Sydney’s heritage electric trains. Includes photo gallery, newsletter, online shop, tours and information about electric trains.
- Sydney Port
- Lonely Planet – Sydney
- History behind the Name
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith the name behind Sydney AirportSir Charles Kingsford Smith – skilled pilot and energetic adventurer – was one of the worlds leading pioneer aviators. Better known to his fellow Australians simply by his nickname Smithy, he was born in Brisbane on 9 February, 1897The thought of conquering time and distance by air was a passion from an early age and following service as an infantryman in Gallipoli, Smithy joined the Royal Flying Corps. In 1928, while in the USA, he purchased a Fokker Tri-Motor and named the aircraft Southern Cross in honour of Australia.Soon after he set out on a record-breaking flight that would capture the imagination of the world. On 31 May Smithy took off with a crew of four to fly from the USA to Australia. After flying 83 hours and 42 minutes, refuelling at tiny islands along the way, Smithy and his crew arrived in Brisbane having created the first air link between Australia and the United States. The spanning of the ocean was acclaimed as the most brilliant feat of aviation and navigation the world has witnessed.Kingsford-Smith was knighted in 1932 for services to aviation and later was appointed honorary Air Commodore of the Royal Australian Air Force.
After a lifetime of accolades for record- breaking flights and heroic feats, Smithy was lost attempting a world record flight from England to Australia in November 1935. Some months later a wheel was salvaged off the coast of Burma.
Sydneys Kingsford Smith Airport was so named to honour an Australian pioneer of the skies and one of the worlds greatest aviators.
(from Sydney Airport Media Centre)