Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Sydney, Australia

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry in Sydney - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Sydney get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Sydney walk each day. See which Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry and stations are most popular in Sydney, and more!

Sydney has 4 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry, operated by several transit agencies, including Sydney Trains, Sydney Light Rail, Sydney Ferries, NSW TrainLink, State Transit Sydney, Hillsbus, Busabout & Stuarts Coaches

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In Sydney, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 46 min. Over 47% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Sydney each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Sydney is 8.5 km. Yet 47% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Sydney is 37%. On average, 40% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Sydney, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.66 km? Approximately, 19% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Sydney

How long do people usually commute in Sydney by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Sydney spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 46 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Sydney, Australia?

The percentage of transit riders in Sydney who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry for more than 2 hours every day is 47%.

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Waiting Time in Sydney

How long do people usually wait at a station in Sydney every day?

The average amount of time people in Sydney wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry line on a weekday is 10 min.

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How many people in Sydney usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Sydney who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 29%.

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Trip Distance in Sydney

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Sydney?

The average distance people in Sydney usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Train, Bus & Ferry is 8.5 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Sydney?

The percentage of people in Sydney that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 47%.

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Number of Transfers in Sydney

How many people perform single line trips in Sydney?

The percentage of people in Sydney who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 37%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Sydney?

The percentage of people in Sydney who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 37%.

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Walking Distance in Sydney

How far do people usually walk per trip in Sydney?

The average distance people in Sydney walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 8.5 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Sydney?

The percentage of people in Sydney who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 47%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • M20 - Prepay Only - Botany to Gore Hill
  • M52 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay (Limited Stops)
  • 343 - Kingsford to Chatswood

Most popular Bus stations

  • Town Hall Station Park St Stand K
  • Pitt St Opp Barlow St
  • Town Hall Station Park St Stand H

Most popular Train lines

  • T1 - T1 North Shore Northern & Western Line
  • T2 - T2 Airport Inner West & South Line
  • T4 - T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Most popular Train stations

  • Central Station
  • Town Hall Station
  • Wynyard Station

Most popular Bus lines

  • M20 - Prepay Only - Botany to Gore Hill
  • M52 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay (Limited Stops)
  • 343 - Kingsford to Chatswood

Most popular Bus stations

  • Town Hall Station Park St Stand K
  • Pitt St Opp Barlow St
  • Town Hall Station Park St Stand H

Most popular Train lines

  • T1 - T1 North Shore Northern & Western Line
  • T2 - T2 Airport Inner West & South Line
  • T4 - T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Most popular Train stations

  • Central Station
  • Town Hall Station
  • Wynyard Station

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