A comfortable hotel in the heart of Sydney

As our name suggests, we’re just minutes from Central Railway Station, the transport hub of Sydney. Located in the trendy suburb of Surry Hills, the Central Railway Hotel is close to many of Sydney’s best restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

Local attractions

Not only is Surry Hills packed with excellent restaurants, bars and shops – our hotel is the best possible base from which to explore everything Sydney has to offer. So if you’re in town to see friends, attend a sporting event or business conference, you’ll find we’re the perfect place to stay.

600 m  to Central Station
1.3 km to Sydney CBD
1.5 km to China Town
1.6 km to World Square
1.6 km to Sydney Entertainment Centre
1.6 km to Oxford Street
1.9 km to Australian Technology Park
2.2 km to Darling Harbour
2.2 km to Entertainment Quarter
2.3 km to Sydney Tower Eye
2.8 km to Sydney Football Stadium & Sydney Cricket Ground
7.5 km to Bondi Beach

How to find Central Railway Hotel

You will find us at 240 Chalmers Street near Sydney’s CBD. We’re just a 7-minute walk from the Central Station transport hub so it’s easy to reach us by train or bus, and it’s just a short drive from Sydney airport.

Did you know: We’re right next to Elizabeth Street, which takes you directly to Circular Quay. So it’s an easy taxi ride if you’ve arrived on a cruise ship.

Coming by train?

All Sydney’s train routes pass through or terminate at Sydney Central Station, so you can catch any train and stay with us. If you have a lot of luggage you can catch a taxi directly to our door. You’ll find the taxi rank just outside platform 1.

Coming by bus?

Sydney Buses routes M20, 343, 303 and 309 are the most popular local buses to catch to Central Railway Hotel. You can get off the bus at Central Station, at Railway Square, Eddy Avenue or Elizabeth Street bus stops – all a short walking distance to the hotel.

Directions from the station

Follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in no time:

  • Exit via Elizabeth Street
  • Walk south and into Chalmers Street
  • Continue along Chalmers Street for 600 metres
  • Cross the Cleveland street intersection and we are approximately 50 metres on the left

Coming from the airport?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is a 25-minute drive (around 15 kilometres/9 miles) from Central Railway Hotel. You can reach the hotel by:

  • Taxi: A one-way trip costs approximately AU$45
  • Shuttle bus: A one-way trip costs approximately AU$19 and the shuttle bus will drop you right at our door. We can book your shuttle back to the airport for AU$14.
  • Train: A one-way trip cost approximately AU$16. It’s a short journey, and trains run every ten minutes
  • Limousine: Limo and car hire services can be arranged on request.

Our friendly reception team are more than happy to arrange transportation to and from the airport if required. Just call us on +61 (2) 9319 7800

Directions from the airport

Follow the directions below and get to the Central Railway Hotel:

  • Drive out of the airport onto Qantas Drive
  • Qantas Drive becomes Joyce Drive then General Holmes Drive
  • Turn left onto Southern Cross Drive, which merges into South Dowling Street
  • Continue along South Dowling Street
  • Turn left onto Cleveland Street
  • Turn right onto Chalmers Street

Need parking?

There’s a secure undercover parking at the hotel. The cost for parking is AU$35 per day (unlimited entry and exit).