Wake up with the best of Sydney right outside your doorstep.

Ideally located opposite Sydney’s Central train station, Wake Up!'s unbeatable location provides convenience, no matter your travel style.

Buses and trams are situated footsteps from the property, connecting you to the main sights of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach in a breeze. Experience day trips to the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park easily by trains located opposite. Or enjoy a 10-15 minute walk to the classically-cool Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Glebe and more.

By Tram

15 minutes to Circular Quay (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks)

On Foot

10 minute walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Surry Hills, Hyde Park

By Train

Central Station is opposite, for the Blue Mountains, South Coast, Central Coast & more


509 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Wake Up! Sydney Central's prime location means that you have easy access to… everywhere! Be part of a thriving traveller community in Sydney’s Central district, where the people, surrounding places and pumping vibe make for a most memorable backpacking experience.

Getting Here

By shuttle bus from airport

This is the most economical way to get to Wake Up! from Sydney Airport – catch the bus with one of Sydney’s many Airport Shuttle companies. Shuttle services generally run between 5.00am and 10.00pm.

Expect to pay between AU$14-$37* and the journey will take between 40 – 60 minutes.

*Prices may change at any time

By train from airport

The train leaves the international and domestic terminals of Sydney Airport regularly. Follow the signs that say ‘Trains’ inside the terminal and buy a ticket before you board – choose Central Station as your destination. Wake Up! is situated across the road from Central Station, on the Pitt Street side.

Expect to pay approximately AU$18* for a one-way ticket – the journey will take approximately 15 minutes.

*Prices may change at any time

By taxi or rideshare from airport

Taxi and rideshare prices from the airport to Wake Up! can vary depending on the time of day, traffic and route taken. With a rideshare service like Uber, it also depends on the ride option chosen, with UberX being the cheapest option.

Expect to pay around AU$45 – $60* and the journey will take between 30-60 minutes.

*Prices may change at any time

By coach

If you’ve arrived in Sydney by coach, you will have been dropped off within 100 metres of Wake Up! Coaches drop off on Pitt St, the Western Forecourt of Central Railway Station* or Railway Square. Wake Up! is located across the road from the Pitt St bus bays.

*Subject to road works

Finding your way from wake up to the major sites

Darling Harbour, Paddy’s Markets and Chinatown are just minutes away. Refer to a map or simply ask our friendly staff on arrival.

For the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, follow directions to Circular Quay – approximately a 30 minute walk down George St.

Feel like a swim? Buses depart regularly for Bondi Beach from Hyde Park and for Coogee Beach from Railway Square. Both bus stops are less than a five minute walk away – see our friendly staff for directions!

*Subject to road works

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