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 almost 36 million passengers annually.

The airport has three passengers 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 six miles (9km) 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. The International rail station is located directly below T1 International Terminal and is reached from inside the terminal on the arrivals level; the Domestic rail station is between the Domestic terminals. 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 +10 (GMT +11 from the first Sunday in October to the first Saturday in April).


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. The taxi fare to the city centre in off-peak traffic should be about A$25, excluding tolls.

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. Some passengers may qualify for the Qantas Seamless Transfer service, which is the easiest way to transfer between the Domestic and International terminals. 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, cell phone rental and duty-free shopping. T1 and T2 also have wireless Internet access. Foreign exchange and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Medical facilities and baggage storage are also available in T1. The airport is non-smoking but there are some designated smoking areas. Business services in Terminals 1 and 2 offer meeting rooms, fax and internet facilities. Disabled facilities and access are good.


Both the Domestic and International terminals easily accessible parking areas. Rates are 7 AUD for the first 30 minutes, 15 AUD for an hour and 52 AUD for 3-24 hours. Charges rise considerably after that with day two costing 104 AUD and day three is 156 AUD. Day four onwards only costs AUD 20 per day. Discounts are available by booking online.

Departure Tax





A number of major airlines offer flights to Sydney Airport from destinations across the world. Airlines such as Aeropelican Air Services, Aircalin, Air Austral, Air Canada, Air China, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Norfolk Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Regional Express Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways Australia, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Australia all offer flights to Sydney.


Wifi is available throughout the terminals but it is not free.

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.