To get around to all those, I have planned the journey using the excellent, but badly named Transport Info 131500. This provides public transport information for Greater Sydney (with Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong and the Illawarra). With this you put in the landmark or locations you want to from and to and the service plots a route by bus, train and freey, taking into account how long it takes to walk between stops.
In this case I am starting from the Annandale Post Office and going to Custom House Square Sydney after 10:30am. The system recommends:
Not all landmarks are in the system. As an example "Paddington Reservoir Gardens" is not. But "Paddington Town Hall" is:
Option 1 : 37 minutes
Mode Details Walk to bus stop Annandale, Booth St Nr Johnston St - 96 metres Take the 470 bus*1 (Sydney Buses)
Dep: 10:36am Annandale, Booth St Nr Johnston St
Arr: 11:03am Sydney, Bridge St Nr Loftus St
Walk to Custom House Square Sydney - 224 metres
Notes1 Wheelchair Accessible
You can slow the walking speed, if set to "high" the system tends to suggest trips with 900 m or more of walking between stops. There is also an option to minimise the walking and for wheelchair accessible services.
From: Custom House Square Sydney
To: Paddington Town Hall
When: Saturday, 3 October 2009
Leave after: 12:00pm...
Option 1 : 31 minutes
The maps are lacking in detail compared to those from systems such as Google Maps, but do show the essentials. The service could benifit from having a simplived version for mobile devices.