UPDATED INFO (December 2013) at my new website: www.whitebaysydney.com
My blog about the difficulties getting to White Bay has been by far the most popular – by a couple of thousand views. I thought somebody might’ve been entrepreneurial enough to start a shuttle from Central to the new cruise terminal by now; alas, no. It doesn’t exist. Come ON! Somebody do it!
Meanwhile, I have managed to track down some small companies that offer coach or mini-bus transfers from other parts of the state, so if you live outside the city, you might be lucky. For other people arriving by train, then a taxi is your only reasonable option. But you can read all about the White Bay train, taxi, bus, light rail and long-term parking in my other post.
These are transfers to White Bay Cruise Terminal that I have found… Just to be clear, these are NOT shuttles where you can rock up and buy one or two tickets. You have to book out the whole vehicle, whether it’s a car or a bus. NOBODY is doing shuttles to White Bay from anywhere, except for P&O from the domestic airport. You can book directly through P&O for $22 each.
FROM CENTRAL STATION
None. Zero. Unbelievably nothing. Get a taxi (approximately $25). No buses go from Central to White Bay.
FROM ANY OTHER TRAIN STATION IN SYDNEY
See above. Nothing. The cheapest taxi from the city train station is Town Hall. I paid $19 near the corner of Druitt St (because that’s where the traffic is moving in the right direction, straight over Anzac Bridge).
THE HILLS AND WEST/NORTH WEST OF SYDNEY
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 CruiseyLife.com
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 CruiseyLife.com.
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 CruiseyLife.com.
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 CruiseyLife.com.
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 CruiseyLife.com.
I haven’t tested any of these options myself, so please make a comment below if you’ve used them. Good and bad feedback encouraged. Thank you, cruisers.
Together, we’ll find the way to White Bay!
– By Louise Goldsbury
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