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Ferry Services

Ferries are as much a part of Sydney as the Opera House or the Harbour Bridge. Ferries offer a fast, reliable and extensive transport service and are provided by Sydney Ferries and private operators.

Services operate seven days a week, linking Sydney's central business and retail district with many wharves on Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River. The Sydney City terminus is at Circular Quay.
Ferry services connect with Sydney Buses and CityRail trains at Circular Quay.

There are 11 colour-coded routes for Sydney Ferries, these are shown on the map. Buses connect with services at most suburban wharves and at Circular QuayIn 1998 two new Harbour Cats joined the Sydney Ferries fleet, the "Anne Sargeant" and the "Pam Burridge". These low wash vessels seat 150 people and cost $1.7 million each.

Other Harbour Ferry Services

The Rocket
Ph: 9264 7377

Darling Harbour - Casino - Circular Quay: The Rocket runs between Circular Quay (wharf 6) and Darling Harbour. The service operates seven days a week.

Lane Cove: The Rocket
Ph: 9264 7377

The Rocket operates Monday to Friday only.

Circular Quay and Inner Harbour Loop: Hegarty's Ferries
Ph: (02) 9206 1167

This service operates 7 days a week. Service stops are Circular Quay, Luna Park/Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, McMahon's Point, Jeffrey Street, Beulah Street and Circular Quay.

Other locations

In addition to Sydney Harbour, ferries operate at other locations in the greater Sydney metropolitan area.

Cronulla to Bundeena: Cronulla National Park Ferries
Ph: 9526 2990

This service operates 7 days a week. The service has a summer timetable, which operates from November to March, the winter timetable operates April to October.

Palm Beach to Patonga Ferry Service: Palm Beach Ferry Service
Ph: 9918 2747

This service operates 7 days a week. The timetable changes, depending on the season. For more information please phone the operator.


Basin and Mackerel Beach Ferry Service: Palm Beach Ferry Service
Ph: 9918 2747

This service operates 7 days a week. The timetable changes depending on the season.

Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn to Patonga Beach: Hawkesbury Ferry Service
Ph: 9985 7566

The Brooklyn to Patonga Beach ferry service operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Brooklyn to Dangar Island: Dangar Island Ferry Service
Ph: 9985 7605

This service operates 7 days a week. The service also travels to Wobby.

Balmain Ferry Service: Cobb Marine
Ph: 9957 1369

This service operates Monday to Friday only. Services stop at Thames Street, Darling Street, McMahons Point and Circular Quay.

5 steps to enjoy a trip on Sydney Ferries

Step 1: Plan your journey

Use the Sydney Ferries map to select your route.

Step 2: Choose the wharf at Circular Quay

Most services leave from the same wharf at Circular Quay, but there are exceptions. Check the indicator boards and listen toannouncements.

Step 3: Choose your ticket

Try to have the correct change if you plan to use the automatic ticket machines at Circular Quay or Manly.

Step 4: Getting on the ferry

Pass through the automatic ticket barriers. Barrier machines are located only at Circular Quay and Manly Wharf. Insert your ticket into the slot at the front of the machine with the arrow-side up and the arrow pointing into the slot. Get on the right ferry.

Step 5: Completing your journey

At Circular Quay or Manly, ticket machines will keep single tickets. Sydney Buses and some private bus services connect with ferries at most wharves.

For information phone the
 InfoLine 131 500


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