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Central Station

Travel in the correct car

Some Intercity trains may be longer than the platform.

Plan your trip to choose the correct car for your destination.


  • Wheelchair accessible car space
  • Kiss and ride stopping area
  • Taxi rank
  • Bike racks
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet (MLAK)
  • Baby change table
  • Emergency help point
  • Payphone
  • Free WiFi hotspot
  • Next service display
  • Luggage storage
  • Opal card top up or single trip ticket machine (Cash or Card Payment)
  • Opal card top up machine (Card Payment only)

Train station staffed hours

Staff are on duty at this station during these hours:

Weekdays Weekends/public holidays
24 hours 24 hours


  • This location is Independent Access
  • Wheelchair ramp boarding assistance
  • PA system for announcements
  • Platform edge tactiles
  • Stairs
  • Lift
  • Escalator

Opal fare peak times

Get a 30% discount when you travel on the Opal network on Fridays, weekends, public holidays, and outside peak times. Off peak fares apply on metro/train, bus and light rail service, and the Newcastle Stockton ferry. Please note:

  • The off-peak discount does not apply to Opal single tickets.
  • Your fare is calculated from the time you tap on with your Opal card or contactless card or device.

At this location, the peak times are Monday to Thursday as follows:

Morning Afternoon
6.30am-10am 3pm-7pm

Finding your way around Central Station

Central Station is comprised of multiple concourses, platforms and exits. There are three main concourse levels:

  • Grand Concourse (GC)
  • Concourse (C) and
  • Lower Concourse (LC).

The NSW TrainLink information point, secure luggage storage services, luggage collection and drop-off, Sydney Visitor Centre, coach terminal and transport information are all located in the Grand Concourse. Regional and Intercity trains run from platforms 1 to 14 on the Grand Concourse.

The Concourse contains platforms 16 to 23 for Sydney and suburban trains.

Train services to the airport depart from Platform 23, which is accessible by both the Concourse and Lower Concourse.

The Lower Concourse contains platforms 12 to 25 for Sydney and suburban trains.

Customer information screens are located around the station to inform of departing services and interchange options.

Central Station has six main exits:

  • Exit 1 (Grand Concourse): From here you can access:
    • Railway Square, where there are bus stops, coach bays, taxi ranks, and a kiss and ride area.
    • L1 light rail services.
    • Pitt Street where you can join L2-L3 light rail services at Haymarket light rail stop.
    • Eddy Avenue Plaza – Note stair and escalator access only from Grand Concourse, please exit via Exit 2 Eddy Avenue for level access.
  • Exit 2 - Eddy Avenue, where you can catch buses from Stands A - D.
  • Exit 3 - Elizabeth Street, where you can catch buses from Stands E – F.
  • Exit 5 - Chalmers Street, where you can join light rail L1-L2 services.
  • Exit 6 - Devonshire Street, where you can catch buses from Stand G
  • Exit 7 - Railway Square, where you can catch buses from Stands J - N

Eastern Stairs is an underpass for access to Chalmers Street. Note the Eastern Stairs is a stair exit only, please exit via Exit 5 Chalmers Street for lift access.

Public transport maps

Central - Station map
Central, Chalmers Street - Light rail stop guide
Central, Grand Concourse - Light rail stop guide
Central - Local area map

Stop information

Eddy Ave, Haymarket