We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
Review Highlights
Sydney from the sea

Taking ferries to look around the places near the sea coast along the coast of Sydney is really a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ahmedabad, India
Worth the trip

Im so glad to have taken a trip to Watson Bay. Nice veiw of sydney bay, the harbour bridge and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Silvia R
via mobile
Read all 16,471 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“opal card” (1,127 reviews)
“circular quay” (2,421 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
Write a Review
Reviews (16,471)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 14,649 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Taking ferries to look around the places near the sea coast along the coast of Sydney is really a beautiful experience. the access to the ferry stations is very convenient and well connected. one shall not miss this experience.

Thank R_Saksena
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Im so glad to have taken a trip to Watson Bay. Nice veiw of sydney bay, the harbour bridge and the opera house. The ferries well kept. All great

Thank Silvia R
Reviewed yesterday

Went to do the sight-seeing on Sunday, and it was all worth it. The train is $2.50 for the whole day! We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour and the short journey was fantastic. The staff are very professional and friendly.

Thank Foxxed_my
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the Sydney Ferries many times, to Manly, Pyrmont Point, Watson's Bay and Parramatta. They leave frequently.

Thank gwendolineofPerth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the ferry from Darling Harbour around to circular quay on my way to the airport as I wanted to get a look at the bridge and the Opera house. The views from the water are by far the best you will get of either...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the slow ferry over to Manly beach (there is a fast one that is slightly more expensive) but it only took 25 minutes and was a great experience. It is very busy but it's fine once on the ferry. Cost is about 9 Australian...More

Thank Mez M
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are some great ferry rides - to Watson's Bay, Balmain, Taronga Zoo,Manly, Parramatta, are all fabulous in their own right, and also get to to great places let alone where they take you to great places that are not easily accessed otherwise We take...More

Thank kay024
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. This is one of the most memorable and wonderful ferry trips that one can take, the views of Sydney Opera, Sydney Bridge is breathtaking. A must for any visitor

1  Thank RBhose
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Try to pick a good weather day and you will have a perfect experience!!! I recommend to take ferry both, day and night because view of the city is amazing! We took Circular quey to darling harbor ferry. Highly recommend!

1  Thank LikMar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You don't need to shake your purse to get around in Sydney The public transport is excellent and the ferries are part of it. There are always on time, clean and comfortable. Never crowded enough to feel uncomfortable. There is a ferry dedicated to visit...More

Thank Andrea Z
Nearby Restaurants
The Spice Room
721 reviews
.12 km away
Cafe Sydney
3,146 reviews
.14 km away
Eastbank Cafe Bar Pizzeria
694 reviews
.14 km away
Gateway Sydney
7 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of Contemporary Art
935 reviews
.18 km away
Justice & Police Museum
195 reviews
.16 km away
Customs House
153 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lynnette R
8 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.