AROUND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
It's easy to get to the Blue Mountains as motorways provide direct road links. The most travelled route from Sydney is to head west on the M4 Motorway and continue onto the Great Western Highway into the surrounds of the region.
An alternative route is via the Bell's Line of Road which starts at Richmond, travel to Mount Tomah and across to Mount Victoria.
The Blue Mountains can also be reached by rail from Central Railway Station in Sydney. Trains generally run every hour and take approximately two hours to reach Katoomba. Many coach companies offer day trips from Sydney to the Blue Mountains.
Travelling within the Blue Mountains region is easy too. The Great Western Highway and the railway run parallel across the mountains providing access to all the towns and villages.
In the upper townships of Leura and Katoomba there are two 'hop on hop off' transport services that run seven days a week and a cab service comprising radio cabs and access-friendly cabs. There is also a shuttle bus that runs on an axis between Katoomba Railway Station, the Three Sisters and Scenic World.
There are also public buses running from outside the Carrington Hotel to Echo Point/Three Sisters and Scenic World. Bus no 686 operated by Blue Mountains Bus Company is the one to catch.
For two wheeler modes of transport there are businesses that offer mountain bike hire and motor bike rides as well.
Free parking is available in all mountain villages. Please note parking at Echo Point is metered. The fee pays for the upkeep and maintenance of the Three Sisters walking tracks and Echo Point precinct enjoyed by over 3 million visitors annually.