- 1 How do you get from Sydney to the Blue Mountains?
- 2 How much is train from Sydney to Blue Mountains?
- 3 How much is train from Sydney to Katoomba?
- 4 How many days do you need in the Blue Mountains?
- 5 What is the best time to visit Blue Mountains?
- 6 Is it safe to visit Blue Mountains now?
- 7 Is Blue Mountain worth visiting?
- 8 Can I use Opal card in Blue Mountains?
- 9 Do you have to pay for Blue Mountains?
- 10 Is it cheaper to use an Opal card?
- 11 Can you do the Blue Mountains without a tour?
- 12 Can I travel without an Opal card?
- 13 How much does it cost to visit the Blue Mountains?
- 14 Why are the 3 sisters famous?
How do you get from Sydney to the Blue Mountains?
The most popular means of transport to the Blue Mountains is by car. The entrance to the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook/Lapstone is only around 50 minutes drive from Sydney. From the city, follow the signs to Parramatta. The M4 Motorway starts at Strathfield and takes you through to Lapstone in the Blue Mountains.
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 train from Sydney 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 many days do you need in the 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.
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 it safe to visit Blue Mountains now?
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 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.
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.
Do you have to pay for Blue Mountains?
There are no designated entry points to the Blue Mountains National Park, which is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, for the simple reason there are hundreds of roads accessing the park. There are thus no fees. The Blue Mountains City Council does however charge parking fees.
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.
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.
Can I travel without an Opal card?
If you don’t have an Opal card or contactless payment card or device, you will need to buy an Opal single trip ticket to travel. Designed as a back-up option, Opal single tickets are available for metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail.
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.
Why are the 3 sisters famous?
The Three Sisters play an important part in Aboriginal history and, according to legend, were once three beautiful sisters called Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo. Leaving the three sisters to remain as the large rock formations for all eternity. Standing mournfully high above the Jamison Valley, never to be human again.