There are 6 ways to get from Central Station to Balmain by tram, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Tram  •  12 min

  1. Take the tram from Central Station station to John Street Square station L1 Dulwich Hill Line

$1

5 alternative options

Line 442 bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 442 bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St 442

$1 - $6

Line 433 bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 433 bus from Pitt St Opp Barlow St to Darling St At Mort St 433

$1 - $3

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Central Station to Balmain 3.6 miles

$15 - $18

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Central Station to Balmain 3.6 miles

$13 - $18

Walk  •  57 min

  1. Walk from Central Station to Balmain 3.2 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Central Station to Balmain is to tram which costs $1 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Central Station to Balmain is to taxi which costs $20 - $25 and takes 7 min.

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The distance between Central Station and Balmain is 4 km.

The tram from Central Station station to John Street Square station takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pitt St Opp Barlow St and arriving at Darling St At Mort St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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The nearest airport to Balmain is Sydney (SYD) Airport which is 8.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Newcastle (NTL) (132.2 km), Orange (OAG) (197.6 km), Canberra (CBR) (243.2 km) and Dubbo (DBO) (304.1 km).

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Map of how to get from Central Station to Balmain.
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  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

What companies run services between Central Station, NSW, Australia and Balmain, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a bus from Central Station to Balmain every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 11 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Tram from Central Station station to John Street Square station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Pitt St Opp Barlow St to Darling St At Mort St
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Central Station to Balmain
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$13 - $18
UberX
$13 - $18
Select
$19 - $26
UberXL
$20 - $26
Taxi
$25 - $35
Black
$30 - $40
Black SUV
$40 - $55
Lux
$40 - $55
Taxi from Central Station to Balmain
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Silver Service
Phone
+61 13 31 00
Website
silverservice.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
+61 13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au

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