Sydney’s cheapest train stations to rent a room near
on 21 June 2017 by Aaron
Living close to a train station in Sydney can be a welcomed convenience, particularly if you don’t have a car—but like everything else in the harbour city it can also be super expensive.
In fact, data from Flatmates.com.au showed that renting a room within 1km of a station was more expensive than the suburb average in 69% of suburbs considered.
Epping saw the biggest disparity between station and suburb, where a room within 1km of the station averaged $283, a whopping 66% more than the suburb average of $170.
Not all is lost, however, with the data also showing there are still a few affordable options left.
Of the cheapest stations to rent a room within 10km of the city, Hursltone Park came out on top with a weekly private room average of just $247 per week.
Croydon and Dulwich Stations rounded out the cheapest three with average rents of just $248 and $256 per week, respectively.
Average room prices for the 10 cheapest all fell under the $300 mark, a far cry from the cities most expensive station Circular Quay where rooms fetch an average of $542 per week.
|Station||Avg. Rent Per Week||Postcode||Dist. to CBD (Km)|
|Hurlstone Park Station||$247||2193||9.2|
|Dulwich Hill Station||$256||2203||8.5|
|Summer Hill Station||$290||2130||7.7|
|Wolli Creek Station||$296||2205||8.8|
Data based on all room listings created on Flatmates.com.au for the previous six months to April 8, where that listing fell within 1km of a train station. Only stations with more than 10 rooms listed were considered