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Sydney Airport

Kingsford Smith (Sydney) Airport (SYD)


Sydney Airport, which is sometimes known as Kingsford-Smith Airport, is efficient and clean, well-connected to both Sydney and the rest of the world. It is one of the oldest continuously running airports in the world and handles well over 30 million passengers annually.

The airport has three passenger terminals, divided into the two Domestic terminals (T2 and T3) and the International terminal (T1). Each terminal hosts a range of restaurants and shopping facilities as well as many other amenities designed to ensure a world-class experience for all passengers.


The airport is situated about 9 miles (15km) south of Sydney.

Getting to the city

The Airport Rail Link is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the city centre and the suburbs. Trains run every 10 minutes and the journey to the centre takes 13 minutes, from where connections can be made for all suburban services. There are two railway stations at the airport: one is located directly below Terminal 1, and the other between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Public bus 400 runs between the airport and Bondi Junction. Shuttle bus companies provide direct transport to and from the airport and must be pre-booked; hotel buses are also available.


GMT +11 (GMT +10 from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in October).


Tel: +61 (0)2 9667 9111.

Car rental

All the main car hire companies are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There are supervised taxi ranks outside the terminal; regular taxis and maxi taxis (for groups) are available from here.

Transfer between terminals

The Airport Rail Link connects the international (T1) and domestic terminals (T2 and T3), and the T-Bus provides a frequent service between T1 and T2. The Domestic terminals are walking distance apart.


There are a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants throughout the terminals, as well as shower facilities, internet kiosks, designated smoking areas, cell phone rental and duty-free shopping. Foreign exchange and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Medical facilities and baggage storage are also available in T1. Business services in Terminals 1 and 2 offer meeting rooms and internet.


Both the domestic and international terminals have easily accessible parking areas. Discounts are available for booking online in advance.



A number of major airlines offer flights to Sydney Airport from destinations across the world and low-cost airlines are also well-represented.


Free wifi is available throughout Terminals 1 and 2.

Business Lounges

Conference and business facilities are available in all the terminals. Facilities in T3 can be hired through Qantas, while T1 and T2 have larger, fully equipped conference rooms with whiteboards, flipcharts and AV equipment.

Sydney Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.