Bondi Beach is perhaps the most famous beach in Sydney. It is located a mere 7km away from the centre of Sydney, and it is very popular with tourists, daytrippers, backpackers, residents and all Sydneysiders.
Bondi has become a favourite of the “barmy army” of British tourists, who annually gather on its sands for a Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the sun.Bondi is home to numerous youth hostels with backpackers who congregate mainly in the summer months. It is not uncommon to hear Norwegian, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish or Spanish while walking across the beach or through the cafes.
How to get to Bondi Beach
Some people confuse Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach. Getting to Bondi Junction may be the closest rail station to the beach but is still 3 km from it.
Although there are direct buses from the city centre to the beach, you will save about 30 minutes by taking the train/subway and bus as opposed to bus only. Unless you have a MyMulti period ticket (which is recommended), there are rail tickets to “Bondi Beach” which include the bus.
From/to the city centre
From Central station, take a suburban train on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line (stopping on track 24) bound for Bondi Junction and get off at the terminus.
The train/subway runs every 10 minutes during off-peak and every 5 minutes during peak; it also stops at Town Hall, among others. At Bondi Junction, get to the A3 stand of the connecting bus terminal and hop on the 333 (or the slightly slower 380 or 389) bus which connects with the suburban trains. After about 10 minutes get off at Campbell Pde Nr Hall St and the beach will be on your right. The total travel time is 28 minutes from Central and as little as 25 minutes from Town Hall.
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