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Maps & Itineraries

How To Get Here

The Blue Mountains is only 90 minutes from downtown Sydney and can be reached by car, rail, shuttle and scheduled services.

Getting to the Blue Mountains Region by Car

From Sydney - Via Great Western Highway (M4)

The most direct approach is to head west from Sydney along Parramatta Road to the M4 Motorway.

The M4 leads you to the foot of the Mountains at Lapstone. We would suggest that you drop in at Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre where you can get some friendly advice from the local information officer, collect maps, walking guides and book accommodation if you plan to stay in the area longer than the day.

From Canberra/Melbourne - Via Goulburn and Oberon at the southern end of The Tablelands Way experience

When travelling North on the Hume Highway turn at Goulburn and proceed through Goulburn turning left at the turnoff to Wombeyan Caves. Proceed along the Taralga Road to Taralga and Abercrombie Road to Oberon and Jenolan Caves.

Via the Bells Line of Road via Windsor and Richmond

From the city, take the Harbour Tunnel or Harbour Bridge and follow the Warringah Expressway straight through to Lane Cove. Follow this through onto the M2 Motorway until you reach the Blacktown exit.

Turn right onto Burns Road and follow this onto Old Windsor Road. This will run into Windsor Road, turn right and it will take you right into Windsor in about an hours drive. Cross the Hawkesbury River at Richmond and onto the Bells Line of Road. At Bell turn left to Mt Victoria or straight ahead to Lithgow.

From the west via Bathurst, Lithgow and Hartley Valley.

If you live in the West of the State you can approach the Mountains via Bathurst and then Lithgow and Hartley Valley along the Great Western Highway.

From the Hunter via Mudgee at the northern end of The Tablelands Way experience

Turn off the Golden Highway towards Ulan then onto Mudgee. In Mudgee follow the Castlereagh Highway to Lithgow then turn right onto the Great Western Highway to Katoomba, or right at Jenolan Caves Road to Jenolan Caves and Oberon.

Getting to the Blue Mountains by Charter

A personalized on-demand shuttle service is available from Sydney Airport or the Sydney Metropolitan Area to and from all Blue Mountains Accommodation Centres.


Panthers Limousines and Chauffeured Hire
Tel: 02 4736 3028
Airport Transfers & Blue Mountains Tours

Other private charters available include helicopters, 4WD Tours & Limousines call 1300 653 408 for details.

Scheduled Services

You can travel to the Blue Mountains by using the daily GX255 service of Greyhound Pioneer or McCaffertys.

Coaches depart Sydney from Eddy Avenue and will set down in Katoomba at the E & W bus stop on the Great Western Highway or at Lithgow at McDonalds Family Restaurant.

Check out the fares and make a booking on their web site call on 13 14 99 or contact your local travel agent.

Day Tours

A number of coach companies offer day tours to the Blue Mountains departing from Circular Quay. Coaches are also available from all major Sydney Hotels. Call 1300 653 408 for suggested operators.


Rail services operate from Sydney to Lithgow, stopping at all major villages throughout the mountains. View recent timetables at Train buffs can experience the past on the Zig Zag railway. Special steam journeys are also available at times throughout the year.

Accommodation is often located very close to train stations, reflecting the historic development of the region in the age of steam.

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