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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Great way to venture out and see Greater Sydney

We took the ferry in a different direction each day from Circular Quay, which is in downtown... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave V
Mokena, Illinois
via mobile
Great way to see the harbor and beaches!

The ferries are clean, on time and efficiently operated. This is a great way to see the harbor and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susanne R
Fort Wayne, United States
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“opal card” (1,138 reviews)
“circular quay” (2,438 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,144 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the ferry in a different direction each day from Circular Quay, which is in downtown Sydney. Spent time at a Manly Beach one day, the next to Watson, and Parramatta River. Very efficient and cost effective way to enjoy the Harbor and all...More

Thank Dave V
Reviewed yesterday

The ferries are clean, on time and efficiently operated. This is a great way to see the harbor and to visit the beaches.

Thank Susanne R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had my wonderful grandkids on weekend,,age 4 and 2.We had a ride on the Manly Ferry,they where so excited seeing all the boats and the amazing houses.My 4 year granddaughter she was going to buy me one those big houses,when she becomes famous.It's the...More

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to see the sights of Sydney by Ferry. We had an Opal card which gets you onto all Ferry services. Just tap and go. What an easy and economical way to see the city sights. The ferry time tables are at the front...More

Thank joanozzy
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ferries are not senior citizen friendly for visitors as the concession tickets are not available. Also you have to pay for your tickets from news vendor costing you a surcharge. The Wharf located automatic ticket machines are likely to take your money and issue...More

Thank twread1948
Reviewed 3 days ago

have done a lot of travels around sydney on the ferries staff are helpful and attentive ferries are always clean and tidy

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Neutral bay and took the ferry daily to Circular quay from where we took others to Darling harbour (goes under the harbour bridge), taronga zoo and Manly. They were on time, quick and well indicated. Just make sure you know the frequency...More

Thank travel2dive
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ride was very comfortable and not too crowded. They were efficient and everything was clean. We took the ferry from the main harbour to Manly Beach. Make sure you get the Opal card.

Thank tqdesign
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seems a bit expensive for public transport, but a bit of fun and easy as a way of getting around. I did the trip with my young son and he really enjoyed himself.

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant.. Sydney ferries are the best! They should never disappear! My experience, always on time, clean, polite stuff, efficiently run! A contributing, necessary part of living or being a tourist in Sydney Sydney ferries should never disappear, not one service! Ideal for travelling with children!

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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.