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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 and Regional Express Airlines.


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
  • Emirates


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, Sydney

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


Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, Sydney

Rydges Sydney Airport is taking hospitality to new heights. We are located a mere 181 steps from the International Terminal Check-in desks, an easy 15-minutes to Sydney’s CBD and the only hotel with public transport facilities at the doorstep.

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, Sydney

Situated in the heart of Sydney CBD, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is just 2 minutes’ walk from St. James and 5 minutes from Town Hall train station.


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.


Mercure Sydney Wynyard, Sydney

Mercure 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: Taronga Zoo Ticket with Return Ferry & Cable Car

Experience the animal world at the Taronga Zoo with an entry and ferry return ticket from Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, or Watsons. See many native animals and get access to Sky Safari Cable Car.


From Sydney: Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that takes you to Featherdale Wildlife Park. See a variety of native Australian animals, stop at Echo Point for panoramic views and enjoy 3 different rides at Scenic World.

Tour & transport

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Tour

Journey to the Blue Mountains on the outskirts of Sydney and go on a guided bushwalk to remote lookouts and waterfalls. Explore a mountain village and see kangaroos and koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park.


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