Travelling to and from Sydney Airport
When making your accommodation reservations, check to see if there is a complimentary pick up/drop off service being offered.
Sydney Airport is located 9km (6 miles) south of Sydney's city centre.
Sydney is serviced by several taxi companies, and taxi ranks are located outside each of the terminals. Depending on traffic conditions, a trip into the city CBD takes about 20 minutes and should cost around AUD $30. This online taxi fare calculator can provide you with an estimate for your chosen journey. Please note, a $3.50 toll is charged by Sydney Airport, payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of the Airport's taxi ranks. More information including taxi phone numbers, is available on the Sydney Airport website.
Sydney Airport train stations are located at both the International and Domestic Terminals and are accessible from the Arrivals level in each. Trains run every 10 minutes and the journey to Central Station in the City takes about 13 minutes. Adult one-way fares to any of the City Stations are AUD: $15 from the Domestic Airport Station / $15.80 from the International Airport Station. More information
From Central Station you will probably need to catch a taxi to your accommodation, which if for example is located in Camperdown will cost around AUD $10.
Shuttle bus services
Several private companies run shuttle services between the Airport and various city hotels and motels. They depart regularly from the front of the terminals and cost around AUD $16$18 per person one-way. Group booking discounts are usually available. Please see websites such as KST Sydney Airporter and Sydney Airport Shuttle for more details.
Useful links for travellers
TravelSECURE: Australian airport security information
Australian Customs Service: Information for travellers
Department of Immigration and Citizenship: Visas
Bureau of Meteorology: Sydney weather forecast
XE.com: Currency exchange rate calculator
Time Zone Converter
Sydney.com: Accommodation, dining, shopping, events and sightseeing
City of Sydney - What's On!: Theatre, festivals, major events and other highlights