- 1 Can you get to the Blue Mountains by train?
- 2 How much is train from Sydney to Blue Mountains?
- 3 How much is the train from Central to Katoomba?
- 4 How do you get around the Blue Mountains without a car?
- 5 How many days do you need in Blue Mountains?
- 6 Can I use Opal card in Blue Mountains?
- 7 What is the best time to visit Blue Mountains?
- 8 Is Blue Mountain worth visiting?
- 9 Is it safe to go Blue Mountains today?
- 10 Is it cheaper to use an opal card?
- 11 How much is the Scenic Railway?
- 12 What platform is Blue Mountains line at Central?
- 13 How much does it cost to visit the Blue Mountains?
- 14 How do I spend a day in the Blue Mountains?
- 15 Can you do the Blue Mountains without a tour?
Can you get to the Blue Mountains by train?
The most convenient and hassle free way to get to the Blue Mountains is via train. Trains depart Sydney Central Station every half hour until 9am, then every hour afterwards. The earlier you arrive in the Blue Mountains, the more time you will have to explore at your own pace and see more.
How much is train from Sydney to Blue Mountains?
The best way to get from Sydney to Blue Mountains is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs $75 – $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 46m.
How much is the train from Central to Katoomba?
From Sydney Central the cost of the adult train fare is $6.20 single off peak with an Opal card ($2.60 on a Sunday) $16.80 off-peak day return  and the one way trip time is about two hours. The train gets you to the centre of Katoomba.
How do you get around the Blue Mountains without a car?
The best way to get around the Blue Mountains without a car is the Blue Mountains Explorer bus (tel. 1300/300 915 in Australia or 02/4782 1866; www.explorerbus.com.au). You can buy a combined train/bus pass.
How many days do you need in Blue Mountains?
If you fancy getting out of the city, away from the beaches and spending a couple of days in land, there’s really nowhere better – ideally you need at least 2 days in the Blue Mountains to explore properly.
Can I use Opal card in Blue Mountains?
Getting to the Blue Mountains You’ll need to tap on and tap off with an Opal card or contactless credit or debit card or linked device to travel on NSW TrainLink Intercity services, including to and from the Blue Mountains.
What is the best time to visit Blue Mountains?
Best time of the year to visit the Blue Mountains
- Summer (December to February) Although warmer in summer the Blue Mountains is normally a bit cooler than Sydney.
- Autumn (March to May) This is the true walking season at the Blue Mountains, the days are cooler and the rain is easing.
- Winter (June to August)
Is Blue Mountain worth visiting?
Scenic World remains open, including all the rides and walking paths, and continues to offer visitors extraordinary experiences in the Blue Mountains. Offering you the chance to explore the spectacular forest, the walking paths and lookout points around the area are still well worth the journey from Sydney.
Is it safe to go Blue Mountains today?
The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
Is it cheaper to use an opal card?
Opal is cheaper. using the Opal card gives you a discount on the full fare. using a credit card means you are charged the full fare.
How much is the Scenic Railway?
Katoomba Scenic Railway is indeed the world’s steepest railway, descending through a cliffside tunnel at a gradient of 52 degrees. Now owned by Scenic World, the cost to ride this railway the 415 metres (1360 ft) down the mountain is a whopping $35pp (for adults) at publication.
What platform is Blue Mountains line at Central?
Central Station, Platform 21.
How much does it cost to visit the Blue Mountains?
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions. Park entry fees: $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.
How do I spend a day in the Blue Mountains?
There are several ways you can experience the Blue Moutains. You can take a day tour out of Sydney, rent a car and drive to the hot spots yourself, or take the train to the mountain town of Katoomba.
Can you do the Blue Mountains without a tour?
Do it yourself or join a tour? If you want to learn about history and visit some of the less accessible and beautiful parts of the mountains, then a day tour is the best choice. There are many great operators to choose from; I suggest you look over the itineraries very carefully and find one that matches your interest.