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Airports in Sydney

Kingsford Smith (Sydney) Airport (SYD)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +61 (0)2 9667 9111.

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

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