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A list of transfers to White Bay Cruise Terminal, Sydney, and the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. Because nobody else has one!

These companies can pick you up from the airport or your home.

Of course, there are lots of car services that will take you anywhere you like, but these ones specifically advertise themselves for cruise passengers and have been recommended by people who’ve used them.

The following services are NOT shuttles where you can turn up and buy a ticket. You have to book the vehicle (days, weeks or months in advance), whether it’s a 4-seater or a 40-seater. Some do allow sharing, if they have other passengers booked to go to the same cruise, so always ask!

For shuttles from the airport or Central station, you can book directly through P&O. Onboard the ship, you can also buy a transfer to Central Station.

Sydney Ports Corporation White Bay first Passenger ships arrives ©Brendan Read 2013Pic courtesy Carnival Australia

P&O has a shuttle from Central for AU$15. Or get a taxi (approximately $25) = cheaper for two people.

No public buses go from Central to White Bay. The closest stop is Roberts Road, Rozelle, but it’s a looooong walk to the ship. Definitely not recommended with luggage, even if you are fit and healthy. For more information about the inconvenient but cheaper public transport options, see White Bay, Wrong Way.

No shuttles. The cheapest taxi from a city train station is Town Hall. I paid $19 from the corner of George Street and Druitt Street. This is the best place to catch a taxi to White Bay because that’s where the traffic is moving in the right direction, straight over Anzac Bridge, to the terminal. (Tell the driver to get in the far left lane on the Anzac Bridge, as it is the first left hand turn at the traffic lights at the end of the bridge.)

Sydney City Shuttle has coaches, mini-buses and cars to take you door-to-door if you live within the area on this map. Penrith, Richmond, Blacktown, Parramatta, Dural, Horsely Park, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Kurrajong, Wetherill Park, St Marys – you’re all good. They have 13-seater, 7-seater and 4-seater vehicles, so handy for families or small groups of friends travelling together. Call 0404 694 577 and tell them you found them on :)

Prestige also offers an exclusive service from The Hills and North West, which means your group must book out the whole bus. Phone 02 9654 3330 and tell them you found them on

The Shire Shuttle Bus has a bus for hire or up to 37 passengers on cruise days. Phone 1300 857 589 and tell them you found them on

Collaroy Airport Transfers, despite its name, does drop-offs and pick-ups to White Bay. Phone (02) 9984 1420 and tell them you found them on

By the Sea Luxury Cars has a door-to-door service in late-model vehicles to White Bay. Extras include child booster seats, trailer for excess luggage, and individual pick-ups for your travel group. Please tell them you found them on

Ace Airport shuttle service does not have a dedicated website, so call 02 4653 1150 and tell them you found them on In this case, you might be able to share the vehicle with other passengers coming from the same area to White Bay.

Southern Cross Truck & Bus Driver Hire provides a door to door service to White Bay Cruise terminal.
– Luggage trailer included
– Booster seats available
– No toll charge
Call (02) 4647 1877 and tell them you found them on

Canons services the Southern and Southwest regions of Sydney. From Helensburg in the south and Picton in the Southwest and all areas in between to Sydney Airport or cruise terminals. Phone 02 9522 6868 and tell them you found them on

I haven’t personally tested any of these options, so please leave a comment below if you have. Good and bad feedback encouraged. Thank you, cruisers.

Together, we’ll find the way to White Bay!

– By Louise Goldsbury

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  2. julianne johnson at 2:08 pm

    Very informative better info than White Bay .

  3. We provide cruise transfers services for people from the NSW South Coast (Illawarra region – Wollongong and beyond). Hope this is helpful for your readers from the South Coast in NSW. Thanks

    • Hi fifi,
      Could you please advise how much it would cost for transfers to white bay 23/5 and pick up 3/6 for 4 people to Windang. Thanks mark

    • How much for transport for 2 people from Shellharbour to White Bay 10 April return 20 April

      • Sharon at 8:22 am

        Hi John,
        My name is Sharon we (2) are leaving from Oak Flats travelling to white Bay on the same dates as you would you like to share a car?

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  7. Eleanor Samson at 3:16 pm

    Hi Louise, I went on a Pacific Pearl 3-night cruise 2 weeks ago and just like you and other cruise passengers had to find affordable and easy way to reach White Bay Cruise Terminal. Lucky, I came across some very nice people at Birkenhead Point Shopping Outlet Parking Centre. After explaining our predicament, they offered a discounted parking, $12/night!! So it costs us only $36 for 3 nights + taxi ($19 one way=$38 return) divided by 4 people. Less than $20 per person!!! My first time cruising and I enjoyed it so much I will be doing it again in January. Cheers!—-Elinorigby

  8. glen morris at 2:58 pm

    lol i see you say 25 dollars. well thats correct if yalucky eneough not to hit traffic we had to go 2.4 km to white bay 44 dollars. its a joke you cant tell me they cant come up with some thing to shuttle people to the nearest train station or some thing like that

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