Public Transport

Our bus top just outside the village
Our bus top just outside the village

Bus Services

A small side gate in the western fence of the village leads to a pedestrian crossing and a public bus stop.

The public bus service, No 63, runs past the village roughly once per hour most of the day and every half hour or so in peak times. It travels via the Saratoga Shops, past Aldi, Erina Fair Shopping Mall and then on to the Gosford bus interchange which is adjacent to the Gosford railway station. The journey is quite long (around 45 minutes) for the distance travelled as the bus winds its way around many suburban areas and back streets. The route can vary at some times of the day so it is a good idea to consult a timetable schedule for each trip or ask the driver as you board.

Pensioners can take advantage of the single cheap all day pensioners fare which allows unlimited travel on all Sydney trains, busses and ferries for that day. This includes our local busses for travel around the Central Coast area. Pensioners need to obtain a gold Opal Card from Transport NSW to access this cheap all day fare. In February 2018 the daily pensioner fare was capped at $2:50.

From the Gosford bus interchange at the Gosford train station there are many local bus routes going to a range of areas of the NSW Central Coast.

Here is a link to our local bus company;

http://www.busways.com.au/region/central_coast

Trains

Train

Trains leave Gosford station every half hour going both south to Central Station in Sydney and North to Hamilton where a bus will take you on to Newcastle. The services down to Sydney alternates between a limited stop service taking around 1 hour 10 minutes and a slower service with more stops which adds around 10 minutes to the journey time to Central. It is advisable to avoid peak hour trains if possible because they are often very full with working  commuters and finding a seat can be difficult.

**NOTE: Car parking spaces anywhere in the Gosford CBD area are very difficult to find, including at the railway station, during the week. However on Saturdays and Sundays there are usually ample free parking spaces in the station car park unless there is a major football match scheduled at the adjacent grounds that day.

http://www.sydneytrains.info/

Woy Woy Ferry

The Saratoga
The Saratoga

A short stroll down to the Davistown waterfront brings you to the wharf which is used by the privately operated Woy Woy ferry service. This ferry runs between Davistown and Woy Woy and pulls in just a short stroll from the Woy Woy railway station.

It should be noted that this ferry only runs several times per day therefore some pre planning is needed to ensure that you arrive at the wharves in time for your journey. Also, the pensioners all day fare IS NOT accepted by the ferry operators. The fare for seniors is $4:00 one way or $8:00 return. Double that for the full adult fare. Even so,  it is still a pleasant and relaxing 10 minute cruise and a nice way to get to the train for Sydney rather than the long bus journey to Gosford station. Below is a link to  the ferry web page which shows timetable information.

http://www.centralcoastferries.com.au/timetable.html

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