Before planning your trip to the Blue Mountains region, consider your transport options by using the following as a guide.


Motorways provide direct road links from Sydney to the Blue Mountains. Car rentals are available at Sydney Airport or various locations throughout Sydney. Please note, there are limited car hire opportunities in the upper mountains.


NSW TrainLink run the Intercity train services to and from the Blue Mountains. There are many daily services stopping at all the Blue Mountains Villages & Towns including a new express "Tourist train" service on weekdays departing Central at 8:50am to start your Blue Mountains adventure. Get more information about Intercity train services

Passengers travelling on Intercity services must have a valid Opal Card for travel. Get more information about Opal Cards

NSW TrainLink also runs Regional train and coach services which travel through the Blue Mountains. Get more information about these services

Bookings for Regional services online or call 13 22 32.


A wide selection of coach companies depart from Sydney on a daily basis for day or overnight sightseeing tours.

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus offers hop on hop off sightseeing services around the major attractions in Katoomba and Leura. The company's offices are adjacent to Katoomba railway station, or look for the 'red poles' along the routes to hail a driver.

Local buses operate throughout the mountains until 5pm daily.

There are also public buses running from outside the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba to Echo Point and Scenic World. 

Electric Vehicles

View where you can charge your electric vehicle while on your daily journey or for part of your big road trip: Charging map.

Click on the markers for location, ports, contacts, and costs involved for each site. Search for a location in the search box.


You can download the ‘PlugShare App’ via Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Taxi services operate in and around the Blue Mountains with ranks at major tourist staging points, including railway stations. Access cabs are available on request.

Other options

You can also delve deeper into the chasms and explore more than 140 km of walking tracks, go canyoning, abseiling or eco adventuring with one of our Blue Mountains tour operators on a guided sightseeing or 4WD tour.  See Visit NSW - Blue Mountains Adventure