First time users

Waratah train with the Sydney Harbour BridgeSydney Trains is one of the most economical, reliable and convenient ways to travel throughout Sydney and its surrounds.

Our network covers suburban Sydney and the NSW TrainLink Intercity network extends to the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions. View our network map.

The network is made up of several colour-coded lines. Trains from different lines can share the same platform, so check display screen and listen to announcements.

Ticket prices are generally based on the distance travelled. Visit for details.

Getting to the City

In Sydney, if you're near a train station, you're on your way to the City. Every rail line leads directly or indirectly to the City Circle. It's the rail loop around the central business district of Sydney. Most City stations are underground so look out for the signage on street level.

Automatic ticket gatesAutomatic ticket gates

Large stations have automatic gates for entry to, and exit from, the station. You may use the wide gate for wheelchair, pram or luggage access. Station staff will assist you.

NightRide buses

Most trains do not operate between midnight and 4.00am. For your convenience a special NightRide bus service is available between these hours on most Sydney suburban lines. Visit for details.


In order for the tracks to be maintained we sometimes have to replace trains with buses, particularly at weekends. Please check the trackwork section for the latest service alterations on your line.