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You can get just about anywhere in Sydney by bus.
Bus services complement the CityRail network by:

>   Connecting with trains at many railway stations
>   Serving those suburbs which are not close  to a railway line
>   Providing cross-regional bus services
     between major suburban centres.

Buses-which numbers go where

Sydney Buses is the largest bus operator in Sydney with a network extending north to Palm Beach, west to Lidcombe, south to Miranda and east to Bondi. Over 35 private bus companies provide a comprehensive network of services to the remaining areas of Sydney.

Bus routes are numbered according to the area they serve:

100-199 Manly and Northern Beaches
200-299 Lower North Shore and Northern
             suburbs
300-399 Eastern suburbs
400-499 Inner Southern and Western               suburbs
500-599 North Western and Upper North               Shore
600-699 Parramatta and outer North               Western suburbs
700-799 Outer Western suburbs
800-899 South Western suburbs
900-999 Southern suburbs

Services to get you across Sydney
Many cross-regional bus services operate in Sydney linking outer suburbs and major suburban centres and rail stations en route. Services provided by Sydney Buses include:

>   100 Metroline: Dee Why - Sydney City-Sydney Airport
>   200 Metroline: Chatswood - Sydney City -Bondi Junction
>   400 Metroline: Bondi Junction - UNSW - Sydney Airport - Rockdale - Campsie -
  Burwood

Services provided by private operators include:

>   610 Castle Hill - Sydney City
>   550 Parramatta - Chatswood

Express and Limited Stop Buses

Sydney Buses runs express bus services between Sydney City and the suburbs during morning and afternoon peak periods. These bus route numbers begin within an X or an E, and stop at major stops only in the inner suburbs.

On some longer services to and from Sydney City to the suburbs, Sydney Buses runs limited stop services. These bus route numbers begin with an L. Buses only pick up and set down at major bus stops and offer a faster journey.

Sydney Buses Information Offices

Sydney City

>   Circular Quay, Loftus Street       Kiosk
     8.00am-8.00pm weekdays
     9.00am-6.00pm weekends

>   Queen Victoria Building
     8.00am-6.00pm weekdays

>   Sydney Town Hall, York Street
     9.00am-2.00pm Saturdays

>   Wynyard Park, Carrington          Street Kiosk
     8.00am-6.00pm weekdays
     9.00am-2.00pm Saturdays

Handy phone numbers

InfoLine: 131 500
For CityRail, Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries. 6am to 10pm. Seven days a week.

Hearing impaired
Teletypewriter 1800 637 500
or fax 1800 632 500
 
The

Sydney Explorer

Sydney Explorer is your passport to the sights of the city, offering unlimited travel in air-conditioned buses to Sydney's biggest and best tourist attractions.You can get on and off anywhere along the route, joining the bus again at any time.
With a Sydney Explorer ticket, you have the ultimate in freedom and flexibility of travel, with the finest sights Sydney has to offer.
A total of 24 diverse stops offer spectacular sightseeing.

There's so much to see - and the perfect opportunity to take it all in when you travel on Sydney Explorer. Planning your own itinerary for getting the most out of your visit to Sydney is made even easier with the comprehensive and complimentary "Explorer Guide" you`ll receive on board. Pre-recorded commentaries contribute background information about the points of interest along the way, supplemented by freewheeling commentaries by the experienced drivers, who share their own insights into the city

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