Before You Go
When You Are There
Offices to Serve You Abroad
Australia has a dense network of domestic and regional air services. Many airlines offer outstanding discount deals, but check before departure whether you need to purchase tickets or passes before you go. Qantas and Ansett Australia are the main domestic airlines. Contact your travel agent for full details. Trains
Most capital cities have frequent services between business districts and the suburbs. Long-distance trains offer sleeping berths and reclining seats, and most interstate trains have dining or buffet cars. Reservations are accepted up to nine months in advance on long-distance trains. Leisure Rail Phone: 0870 7500 2222 (UK). Bus travel
Excellent long-distance express bus services run daily between major cities, serviced by Greyhound Pioneer Australia (Phone: 132 030) and McCafferty's Express Coaches (Phone: 131 499). Coaches are non-smoking, have air-conditioning and bathrooms. Tasmania is serviced by Tasmanian Redline Coaches and Tassie Link. Ferries
The only regular interstate ferry service is TT Line's passenger/vehicle ferry Spirit of Tasmania, between Melbourne and Devonport in Tasmania, departing Melbourne on Mon, Wed and Fri and returning on Tue, Thu and Sat. Phone: 13 2010, (03) 6421 7311, www.tt-line.com.au. Urban Transport
Most state capital cities have good train services and/or frequent bus services that operate between the city centre and the suburbs. Perth, Brisbane and Sydney also have regular local ferry services, and trams or light railways run in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Smoking is not permitted in any public vehicles.