Discover the Blue Mountains and its World Heritage wilderness by train.
Just a couple of hours west of Sydney’s Central Station, the Blue Mountains is a perfect day trip to visit friends and relatives, or stay longer and experience the cultural elegance and natural wonder of the ‘mountain life’.
Most of the area is World Heritage wilderness, but the villages that dot the railway and highway corridor offer more than just access to the natural beauty.
Katoomba is an historic town that is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage Blue Mountains, known for its bushwalking, lookouts and the iconic Three Sisters.
Scenic World is a few kilometres west of Katoomba where you can ride the world's steepest incline railway, or the Scenic Skyway for 360 degree views of the magnificent Jamison Valley.
Hop on a train here to explore more of the mountains – from Springwood and Wentworth Falls in the east and Blackheath and Medlow Bath in the west – home to the famous art-deco Hydro Majestic hotel.
Getting to the Blue Mountains
NSW TrainLink Intercity trains travel from and to Sydney at least every hour, and take around two hours to reach the top of the Blue Mountains, with stops at Parramatta, Westmead, Penrith and Springwood. There are express services with limited stops, including Katoomba. Check the Trip Planner for details.
You’ll need an Opal card to travel on NSW TrainLink Intercity services, including to and from the Blue Mountains.
Getting around the Blue Mountains
NSW TrainLink Intercity services stop at most Blue Mountains stations.
There are public buses in Katoomba to Echo Point or the hop on, hop off Blue Mountains Explorer Bus runs from Katoomba Station for a circuit of the major attractions from Scenic World to Leura.
Local taxis and bus services will get you to all the key locations and attractions.