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Sydney Airport

General information

Sydney Airport is the largest airport in Australia in terms of passenger numbers. It consists of three terminals and three runways. About 50 airlines offer flights to and from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. The airport is mainly used by Australian airlines Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines and Tigerair Australia.


Where is Sydney Airport situated?

Sydney Airport is located south of Sydney’s city centre. From the city centre, you can reach the airport by following the M1 (Eastern Distributor).

How many terminals does Sydney Airport have?

The airport has three terminals, one international terminal (T1) located on the west side of the airport and two domestic terminals (T2 and T3) located on the east side. The terminals are connected by the T-Bus Service (free of charge) and the train Airport Link (6.70 AUD).

Airport Map



The distance from Sydney Airport to the centre of Sydney is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Sydney.

From SYD Airport to Sydney City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Sydney Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Sydney Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Sydney Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Sydney Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Sydney is about A$ 55.-. Book your taxi at Sydney Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SYD Airport to Sydney City centre by Taxi
12 km
25 min
A$ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Sydney Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Sydney Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Sydney Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Sydney Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Sydney Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Sydney Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Sydney Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Regional Express Airlines
  • Air New Zealand


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Sydney Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, Sydney

Boasting a combination of modern, urban and a 1960s style, Citadines Connect Sydney Airport is located within a 2-minute drive from Sydney Domestic Airport and 10 minutes’ drive from the international terminal. Free high-speed WiFi is provided.


CKS Sydney Airport Hotel (formerly Quality Hotel), Sydney

Just 5 minutes' drive from Sydney International Airport, and 10 minutes' drive from the Domestic Terminal, Quality Hotel CKS offers modern rooms with free WiFi. Guests also enjoy an on-site restaurant and bar.


Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, Sydney

Located opposite Sydney International Airport, Rydges Sydney Airport boasts free transfers for all guests, to and from the domestic and international Sydney Airport terminals.

Hotels in Sydney

Looking for the best hotels in Sydney? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park (formerly Sheraton On The Park), Sydney

Situated in Sydney CBD, overlooking Hyde Park, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park (formerly Sheraton On The Park) offers a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre.


Napoleon On Kent, Sydney

Napoleon On Kent offers modern self-catering accommodation in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), only 5 minutes’ walk from Darling Harbour. Each studio and apartment includes a kitchenette and cable TV.


Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard, Sydney

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard offers accommodation nearby many of Sydney's popular attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the historic precinct of The Rocks.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Sydney Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

Choose from 4 of Sydney's best sites with a 2, 3, or 4-attraction combo ticket. Head toward the Sydney Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney before checking out the Sydney Tower Eye and rub elbows with waxen celebrities at Madame Tussauds.


2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass with Cruise & Sydney Tower

See the best of Sydney from land, sky and sea with this deluxe, 2-day hop-on hop-off ticket with entry to Sydney Tower, a 60-minute cruise, and a free guided walking tour of the historic centre of Sydney, The Rocks.

Tour & transport

Sydney & Bondi: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Tour

See the best of Sydney at your own pace with a Classic or Premium ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy panoramic views aboard the double-decker bus on both the Sydney and Bondi routes and listen to the recorded commentary.


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