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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Used a ferry to hop over to Manly for a few hours. Ferry was very easy to find at Circular Quay and... read more

Reviewed today
Elgin, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great way to travel

With a cap of $15.50 on daily public transport fares, this is a great way to travel. Easy to fit in... read more

Reviewed today
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.
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  • Average3%
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“opal card” (1,160 reviews)
“circular quay” (2,479 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,159 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed today via mobile

Used a ferry to hop over to Manly for a few hours. Ferry was very easy to find at Circular Quay and only took about 20 mins to cross.

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Reviewed today

With a cap of $15.50 on daily public transport fares, this is a great way to travel. Easy to fit in a trip up to Parramatta in the morning and then travel to Watsons Bay for lunch and a walk through the gap park. Do...More

Thank Tina D
Reviewed yesterday

They are iconic, their shape and colours are definitely old fashioned but that is the lure of these boast, however there are some new sleeker models but not quite the same. Take a ferry anywhere, travel the harbour on one ticket enjoy the sun and...More

Thank bobbitt123
Reviewed yesterday

This turned out to be a good way to see the sights of Sydney harbour and a lot cheaper than dedicated harbour cruises. Very busy on weekends but weekdays after the peak they're not bad. Trips to Manly, Watson's Bay and even up toward Parramatta...More

Thank MAK2123
Reviewed yesterday

Traveled to Manly beach and back...most convenient way to travel with breathtaking views. The harbor bridge, Opera house and Sydney skyline.

Thank PunnooseGeorge
Reviewed 2 days ago

the ferry rides were the wonderful experience that i had. The waters and the skies looked pretty. The wind was also very widny

Thank ApprovedGuide
Reviewed 2 days ago

We mostly travelled around by ferry while visiting Sydney. It is a very convenient and inexpensive way to travel. The Opal card for public transport is a genius invention! We used it for all the public transport and it's so easy to get around. The...More

Thank BillieB76
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ferries in and around Sydney Harbour are a fantastic way to get about cheaply and conveniently. We stayed in Manly Vale on our trip and frequently took a bus into Manly, then the ferry to Sydney. The views as you come round the headland...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Decent public transportation system. The ride from Circular Quay to Manly will give you great views of the Opera House.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love ferries and it would almost always be my preferred mode of transport if available, but our experience here was painful to say the least. I could go on about how great the trip might have been and how clean the ferries might have...More

Thank Wilhelm7870
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Lynnette R
8 August 2017|
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Response from Gem P | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps 😊 Opal Travel Caps No matter how much you travel with an Opal card you never pay more than your Daily, Weekly or Sunday Travel Caps. Card type Daily Weekly Sunday Adult $15.40... More
Raymond K
17 March 2017|
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Response from marksmail | Reviewed this property |
Hi, depending on how much you want to yse the buses , trains and ferries you'd say start with 20 to 40 dollars. AND, remember you can top up at multiple kiosks all over sydney. I'd suggest to international visitors start of... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from sue a | Reviewed this property |
An opal card which covers all pt they are available at airport station or Cnr shops to which card is free you just put credit on it.