Best for: Day trips to Sydney suburbs and beyond the city limits
Price: From $2.42 off-peak up to $8.50 per trip (with a daily price cap of $15.80)
With most inner city trains running till around midnight, the train network will get you around the CBD and link up with north, south, east and west lines to the surrounding suburbs. You’ll have quite a hike or a bus ride in store if you want to make it to the famous sands of Bondi, with Bondi Junction the most easterly stop (buses run from the station to the beach). But the trains are your ticket out of the city if the mood strikes. On the NSW TrainLink service you can take a day trip down South Coast or head to the Blue Mountains. But consider the Sydney train schedule as a guideline; commuters are no stranger to weather events, driver shortages and equipment malfunctions delaying services.