Using the train is perhaps one of the most popular ways to get around Sydney, here’s a guide to the different services and lines. There is the new Sydney Metro line and Sydney Trains servicing CBD and suburbs. See here for Sydney Light Rail and Regional train services.

Using Trains in Sydney

For fares, use your Opal Card, you tap on when entering and tap off when exiting. The fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card. More about Opal Cards.

You can also purchase single journey tickets at the station or alternatively use your credit card. You need to have a “contactless” type of credit card and tap on and tap off in the same way you would use an Opal Card.

For journey planning, you can use several APPS, or use the journey planner at and more info on using buses here.

Sydney Metro

Currently consisting of one line with the Metro North West Line open to public. In 2024 the Sydney Metro West is set open extending the current Metro line under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD, and to Bankstown in the south-west.

Metro North West Line – runs from Tallawood to Chatswood with 13 stations.

Sydney Trains

Currently consisting of nine lines

T1 North Shore & Western Lines
T2 Inner West & Leppington Line
T3 Bankstown Line
T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
T5 Cumberland Line
T7 Olympic Park Line
T8 Airport & South Line
T9 Northern Line

Sydney Train Network Map

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