Skip Navigation

Sydney New Years Eve - Transport

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Sydney New Years Eve - Transport

1. Posted by diesel276 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

I can only find accommodation left on the outskirts of the city at this late stage for NYE and am wondering if one of these hotels would be worth booking in terms of trying to get back to it after all the celebrations are over. What is the public transport system like late on NYE? Also would there be plenty of taxis around charging reasonable fares or do they charge extra on the fares with it being NYE?

All replies greatly appreciated thanks!

2. Posted by fires (Full Member 17 posts) 9y

Hi Diesel,
It depends on how far out of the city you will be staying. There will be trains and buses running all night with free transport in the CBD. Depending on what time you plan on leaving the city effects greatly how lucky you will be getting a taxi. Taxis also have a surcharge because it's a public holiday. I've included a link that should give you more information and keep you updated to any changes.


[ Edit: Edited on Oct 4, 2007, at 3:23 AM by fires ]

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

It depends what you mean by the "outskirts". Do you mean the outskirts of the CBD or the outskirts of Sydney as in out in the suburbs?

Forget taxis on NYE, they are as rare as hen's teeth. Train and bus is really the only way to go.

Let me know what hotels/areas you are considering and I'll give yuo the lowdown.


4. Posted by diesel276 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Thanks for the replies, both very useful! Just this afternoon I have found a hotel in Glebe which hadnt been showing before so I'm thinking that would be quite handy to get back to? It seems fairly central.

As for the others, whilst the website has grouped them under Sydney, on looking at the map, some of them (in some cases) seem to be towns outside of Sydney. Here are some examples of places where cheapish hotels are showing, Rooty Hill, Thornleigh, Parramatta, Randwick, Miranda. Would any of these be viable to get back to in the early hours of the new year?

Thanks again!

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 9y

Glebe would be pretty good - it's walking distance from the CDB if I remember rightly. It's also quite a cool area.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Go for Glebe. It's an inner-city area full of like-minded travellers, students and young people. It's a short bus ride to the city or maybe a 20 minute walk if that's your thing.

Randwick is in the eastern suburbs and would be my second pick. Although not within walking distance, there are plenty of buses from Randwick to the city and also to the eastern suburbs beaches, some of which may only be a 5-10 minute bus ride away (Coogee, etc).

Forget Rooty Hill, Thornleigh and Parramatta

As for Miranda, well I actually don't live too far from there. It's a pretty easy/good train trip from there to the city, but it's just an ordinary suburb, so apart from a place to crash on NYE, there's nothing else really there that a traveller would want.

I'd be booking the place in Glebe. Hang on, a mate of mine lives in Glebe and he's coming over for a BBQ and a few beers tomorrow. If you send me the name of the place I'll ask him if he knows it.


7. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 9y

I booked my christmas and new year in dulwich hill. I called them, and booked over the phone, i was searching hostels for new year, and some came back with $99AUD per night. So i say, find a hostel you like, and call them, i got a much better price.

8. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Please if you have any names of your accommodation. Looking as well....
Thanks guys

9. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 9y

Best thing to do is get in contact with a YHA, they had lots of room when i checked them out.

10. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot :) you made my day. Which one would be better any experiences Glebe YHA or Railway Square?