As in the States, most people drive here, so train services aren't brilliant and can often cost more than other options. It is possible to travel by train to the Blue Mountains with Sydney's Cityrail commuter trains. CountryLink trains link Sydney to towns in the Hunter Valley and towns along the North Coast. Canberra is not a convenient destination to get to by train, so unless you're a rail enthusiast, it's quicker to drive or catch a bus.
Sydney Trains (13–1500. www.sydneytrains.info.)
NSW TrainLink (13–2232 or 02/4907–7501. www.nswtrainlink.info.)
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