How to get to International House

From the Airport

Airport link

International House does not have a pick-up service. Instructions on how to get from the airport are as follows:

There is an Airport Link train service with stations in both the Domestic and International terminals. The journey time to the city is about 11 minutes. Space for luggage is limited. The cost is (at time of printing) $13.00 one way or $19.30 return. The closest stop to the University of Sydney is Central Railway Station (on Eddy Avenue). It is then a short ride to the University by taxi or public bus.

Shuttle bus
Sydney Airport provides a shuttle bus service to city-area hotels at a cost of (at time of printing) $18. The nearest stop to International House is Unilodge (five minutes’ walk to the main campus, ask the busdriver for directions to International House). Their website is

There is a taxi rank at the airport; you should only use taxis from the taxi rank. Taxis take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city from the airport and cost around $40. Fares in all Sydney taxis are determined by the meter on the dashboard. Passengers pay any bridge or road tolls. A surcharge of 20% of the distance rate can apply between 10pm and 6am. There is a designated taxi area at the airport, please ask and airport employee to direct you to the taxi area.

Taxi companies:
Legion Cabs 13 14 51
RSL Cabs 13 22 11
Premier Cabs 13 10 17
St George Cabs 13 21 66
Taxis Combined 13 33 00

From Central Station

International House is about a 15 minute walk from Central station. however, as most of you will have luggage this is not a viable option.

Central Station

International House is a quick ride away from International House along Broadway and City Road. Head out of the main station building towards George Street. Look for signs to Railway Square, George St and bus terminal.

The buses to International House leave from Railway Square bus stand D. The following buses all stop directly outside International House: 422, 423, 426, 428, M30. Ask the bus driver to tell you when the Seymour Centre stop is if you are unsure of International House's location, we are right next door.

Bus stop in front of International House

IH is a short taxi ride from Central station and will probably cost you between $10 and $15. There is a taxi rank outside the station just follow the signs from the platform.

By car and parking at IH

International House is located at 96 City Rd. Our closest major cross street is Cleveland St. If you are driving it is best to go around to the back of the House.

To access the House from the back, drive past IH along City Rd until you reach Butlin Ave. Turn left into Butlin Ave, then immediately left again into Maze Crescent. Follow Maze Crescent for approx 200m and you will see a sign for International House to the left. Turn into our driveway and there is visitor parking available.

Checking In at International House

phone panel

Our complete street address is 96 City Road, Chippendale and we are located on the main campus of the University of Sydney (right next to the Seymour Centre). Reception is open from 9 to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Check-in time is after 2pm. However, should you arrive earlier than this time, if your room is ready you can access it otherwise you may leave your luggage in the office until your room is ready.

If your arrival time is before 9am or after 5pm or during weekends, reception will be closed. When you arrive at International House please dial the after hours number on the intercom keypad of the main entrance to speak to the Senior Resident on duty. The Senior Resident will check you in and show you to your room.