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Recommended option

Line 442 bus  •  11 min

  1. 442

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  12 min

  1. F3 Parramatta River / ...

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. 3.7 miles

$16 - $19

Uber  •  7 min

  1. 3.7 miles

$18 - $23

Walk  •  39 min

  1. 2.3 miles

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

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

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
Ferry operators
Sydney Ferries
Website
sydneytrains.info
Ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 5 to Balmain Wharf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Captain Cook Cruises
Website
captaincook.com.au
Ferry from Darling Harbour Wharf 1 to White Bay Cruise Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
captaincook.com.au
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney to Balmain
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$13 - $18
uberX
$13 - $18
TAXI
$18 - $23
UberSELECT
$19 - $25
uberXL
$20 - $26
UberBLACK
$30 - $40
UberLUX
$40 - $55
UberSUV
$40 - $55
Taxi from Sydney to Balmain
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$16 - $19
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Balmain is 3 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Balmain is to line 442 bus which costs $2 - $4 and takes 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Balmain is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $21 - $26.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from QVB, York St, Stand B and arriving at Darling St At Mort St. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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.

The line 442 bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.