There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Opera House to Balmain by ferry, bus, train, 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

Ferry  •  24 min

  1. Take the ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 5 to Balmain Wharf F8 Cockatoo Island / ...

$3 - $5

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the bus from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand A to Victoria Rd At Hornsey St 500 / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Train, line 442 bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Circular Quay Station to Town Hall Station T2 Inner West and Leppington Line / ...
  2. Take the line 442 bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St 442

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney Opera House to Balmain 4.5 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  10 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sydney Opera House to Balmain 4.5 miles

$14 - $19

Walk  •  55 min

  1. Walk from Sydney Opera House to Balmain 3.6 miles

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand A and arriving at Victoria Rd At Hornsey St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Circular Quay, Wharf 5 and arriving at Balmain Wharf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Sydney Opera House and Balmain is 3 km.

The best way to get from Sydney Opera House to Balmain without a car is to ferry which takes 24 min and costs .

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The ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 5 to Balmain Wharf takes 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Sydney Opera House to Balmain bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand A station.

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Sydney Opera House to Balmain bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Victoria Rd At Hornsey St station.

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There are 2013+ hotels available in Balmain. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Opera House to Balmain.
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  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Sydney Opera House, NSW, Australia and Balmain, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a bus from Sydney Opera House to Balmain every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 19 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand A to Victoria Rd At Hornsey St
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.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
Ferry operators
Sydney Ferries
Website
sydneytrains.info
Ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 5 to Balmain Wharf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney Opera House to Balmain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$14 - $19
UberX
$14 - $19
Select
$21 - $27
UberXL
$21 - $28
Taxi
$25 - $35
Black
$30 - $40
Black SUV
$45 - $60
Lux
$45 - $60
Taxi from Sydney Opera House to Balmain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
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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