Explore the city at your ease

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, is located in the historic Rocks district. The hotel is close to Sydney’s numerous transit options, including rail, bus and ferries which all lie within a short walk from the hotel.

Opal Card

The Opal Card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on transport services including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. 

 Instead of buying a paper ticket, you load value onto your Opal Card via a range of convenient options.  

The Opal Card is introducing a new era of convenience and provides the following fare incentives: 

  •  Take eight (8) paid journeys from Monday to Sunday and enjoy free travel for the rest of the week  
  •  Sunday AUD 2.50 travel cap - travel as much as you want as an Opal customer from 4am, Sunday to 3.59am, Monday  
  •  A 30% off-peak discount via the external website on full-price Opal fares applies to all train journeys taken:  
    •  On weekends (up to AUD 2.50 cap on Sundays)  
    •  On public holidays  
    •  Before or after weekday mornings and afternoon peaks  


For more information on the Opal Card, click here or call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL). 


Taxis are available 24 hours, but higher rates apply between 10pm and 6am. Taxis can be booked in advance by calling any one of several taxi networks. 

Please enquire with the hotel staff for assistance.

Public Transit


The State Transit Authority operates Ferries from Circular Quay to Manly, Darling Harbour, Eastern suburbs, North Shore and Taronga Zoo. River Cats also operate from Parramatta and Homebush Bay to Circular Quay.

Timetables are available by calling 131 500 or visiting

Light Rail 

Sydney's newest transport system travels from the city to Sydney's inner west including the Sydney Fish Markets, Darling Harbour and Star City.


The State Government-owned State Transit Authority operates Sydney Buses and Newcastle Bus Services. Timetables are available by calling 131 500 or visiting Please note the majority of buses are pre-paid only; ticket stands are located in the main station areas.  

There are also numerous private bus companies providing services throughout New South Wales. Tourist buses such as Sydney Explorer and Bondi Explorer operate hop on / hop off services with commentary and guidebooks.

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