IEA SolarPACES Australia
Solar Thermal 2000
The 10th SolarPACES International Symposium on Solar
Thermal Concentrating Technologies
Arriving in Sydney
If you are an overseas visitor, you will most likely arrive at the International
Terminal of the Sydney Airport. If you arrive via an Australian internal
connection, you will arrive at either the Qantas or Ansett Australia Domestic
Terminals. All three terminals are within minutes of each other by bus
and the services listed below are available at both the international and
Transport to the City
There are several modes of transport available into the city:
Taxis - These are probably the quickest and easiest method. There are
taxi ranks outside the terminals. The trip to the Central Business District
hotels will take around 20 to 40 minutes depending on traffic and hotel
location. The fare will be around A$25.
Express Buses - These green and yellow buses will take you to near
many of the major hotels in the city. The buses depart every 10 minutes
during the day, slightly less frequent on weekends and at night time. They
only operate between 05:00 and 23:00. The fare is A$6.50 (A$11.00 return),
tickets can be purchased from the driver and there is room for luggage.
There are several routes, depending on your final destination. The Hilton
and Park Regis Hotels are easiest reached by route 300, stop No 9. The
All Seasons Hotel is stop No 8 on route 350 and the Novotel Sydney on Darling
harbour Hotel is stop 9 on route 350.
Hotel Courtesy Buses - Some hotels may provide courtesy bus pick-ups
from the hotel. Check with your hotel please.
Walking - This is not an option if you have luggage and is certainly
not recommended in other cases.
Hotel (conference venue) is located in the heart of the city. It can
be easily reached from the other recommended hotels by way of the monorail,
which connects the CBD with Darling Harbour. The
monorail travels in an anti clockwise direction, trains depart every
five (5) minutes and the cost is A$3.00. There are Monorail stops in or
near the Hilton Hotel, the Park Regis Hotel, the All Seasons Hotel, the
Novotel as well as other places.
The Hilton Hotel can also be reached on foot. Depending on the walker's
fitness and the number of red lights encountered, the walk should not take
more than 20 to 30 minutes from anywhere within the monorail loop (NOTE:
The author has not done this walk for many years, so the information is
not 100% reliable!)
Please follow this link for a larger map
showing the Sydney CBD and the possibility to download it.
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