This trip is in three sections, coach/train/train. From Eden, the trip takes 10 hours to Central station. The trip can be done any day of the week. Before your departure date, call Premier Coach Service on 13 34 10 and make a booking to Bomaderry Rail. Make sure that they know you have a Seniors card and make certain the amount you pay is just $2.50. The agent will ask you for your Seniors card number. You can pay on the coach, but give the poor coach driver a break, he has enough to do driving the bus and dealing with passengers, let alone scratching around for change. So pay for your ticket using your credit or debit card when you make the booking.
Eden (or any town in between) to Bomaderry
Arrival at Bomaderry Rail is at 12:20. You have nearly an hour before the train departs, there is a cake shop, cafe and fast food outlet across the road from the station. Here’s a link to Bomaderry Rail on Google maps
Bomaderry Rail to Kiama
You’re now in Opal country so don’t forget to tap on using your Seniors Opal card. The train departs Bomaderry Rail for Kiama at 13:16. (M to F) Here’s the full timetable Bomaderry Rail to Sydney
If you’re doing this trip on the weekend or a public holiday the train departs Bomaderry Rail at 12:29. That’s only 9 minutes between the arrival of the bus and the train departure. If you do miss the train, there is another Sydney bound train at 14:29. Take a walk down to the Shoalhaven River or settle in somewhere for a long lunch if you miss the 12:29.
Kiama to Sydney
If it’s a weekday you’ll arrive in Kiama at 13.43 and change trains to the Bondi Junction bound train which departs at 13:55. You only have 12 minutes here in Kiama, so there’s no time for scenic tours or cappuccinos.
Arrival at Central is at 16:04. From Central the train proceeds to Bondi Junction.