Arriving in Sydney

The Kingsford Smith Airport is the main international and domestic airport. It is serviced by over 40 international airlines and all domestic carriers. It is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) south-west of the Central Business District and Sydney Harbour and is serviced by train, private coach service, shuttle buses and taxis (cabs).

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Airport transfers

Shuttle buses

Airport tranfers/Shuttle Service by bus for a quick, relaxing, direct and inexpensive trip between Sydney Airport and your hotel, or to any address in the city. Book in advance. Competitively priced to your hotel door.  If you wish to pre-book your transfer before your arrival into Sydney please go to the Redy2Go website. Ground transport travel desks; desks are located at both T1 and T2 arrivals lounges.

Rental Car

Many rental car providers are available at Sydney Airport including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Redspot. Rental car desks are located on the arrivals level at both terminals. To search and compare the best Sydney Airport rental car deals please view

Airport train

Sydney Airport is located just 13 minutes by train from the city. There are train stations located at both the International and Domestic terminals, which operate as part of the Airport Link train service.

The Domestic terminal train station is located directly between T2 and T3 terminals and is accessible from within the terminals from the Arrivals level.

The International terminal train station is located at the northern end of the terminal and is accessible from the Arrivals level.

For more information about Airport Link, including fares, maps and travel planners, visit the Airport Link website or phone +61 2 8337 8417

By Taxi

Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. Kerbside supervisors can also organise taxis with baby capsules, wheelchair access, five-seaters and maxi taxis for larger groups or station wagons for large amounts of baggage.


All limousine services to and from the domestic and international terminals must be pre-arranged at Sydney Airport. It is against the law for drivers or their agents to approach you or to solicit a fare from you. If you intend to use a limousine but have not pre-booked, a reservation counter operated by Royale Limousines is located inside the arrivals area of the International Terminal (T1).

Bus services

There are many bus services that operate to and from Sydney Airport. See the options below to determine which service best suits your needs.

Sydney Buses operates a timetabled service, Route 400, between Bondi Junction and Burwood which stops at both the International (T1) and Domestic (T3) terminals. Clearly marked bus stops are located on the arrivals level outside each of these terminals. General information about fares, timetables and connections to other parts of Sydney is available at

Newslink, Relay and WH Smith all sell and top-up Opal public transport cards (