Flight Access to Sydney AirportsSydney's main airport is Kingsford-Smith, 8 km (5 miles) south of the city. Direct flights arrive from Asia, UK, Europe, Japan, North America and New Zealand.
Please find below a list of the airlines that fly to Sydney Kingsford-Smith International Airport.
|Adagold Aviation PTY LTD
Air New Zealand
Air Tahiti Nui
Cathay Pacific Airways
|China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
MEA - Middle East Airlines
SAS – Scandinavian Airlines
South African Airways
Thai Airways International
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Australia (ex Pacific Blue Airlines)
Virgin Australia (ex V Australia)
Access from Sydney Airport to Sydney City CentreBy Train - Airport Link
The Airport Link is probably the fastest way to get to the Sydney CBD from the Airports (and to the Airports from the City). Train stations are located directly below the International T1 and Domestic T2 and T3 terminals. Follow the train signs to the lifts or escalators to the stations.
Tickets can be purchased from any station in the CityRail network and direct services operate between the City Circle stations and the Airport. You will have to change trains at the Central station to connect to the greater CityRail network of stations. You can buy tickets to go to the Sydney International or Sydney Domestic Airport stations and board the train from any of the City Circle stations (Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James or Museum).
Tickets cost just under A$ 10.00 for the City Circle to Airport route and can also be purchased as pre-paid tickets in bundles of 10 tickets or more.
There are many bus services that operate to and from Sydney Airport - most of which require pre-booking. See some options below to determine which service best suits your needs.
Sydney Buses has a timetabled service, route 400, between Bondi Junction and Burwood with stops at both 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 www.sydneybuses.info.
Hotel transfer - Sydney CBD area
When making your accommodation reservations, check to see if there is a complimentary pick up/drop off service being offered.
Metropolitan and regional suburb transfer
Many shuttle bus companies provide transport between the airport and most Sydney suburbs and regional areas. These buses need to be pre-booked. Check the Yellow Pages under "Airport Shuttle Services" for services to and from your area.
Car rental services at Sydney Airport are provided by the following operators. You’ll find the car rental desks located on the arrivals level at both terminals.
|AVIS||13 63 33||www.avis.com.au|
|Herz||13 30 39||www.hertz.com.au|
|Europcar Sydney||1300 13 13 90||car-rental.europcar.com.au/car-hire-sydney|
|Budget||13 27 27||www.budget.com.au|
|Thrifty Car Rental||1300 36 72 27||www.thrifty.com.au|
|Redspot||1300 668 810||www.redspotrentals.com.au|
Taxis are available from the ranks outside both the international and domestic terminals.
The fare to city accommodation is about $20. There may also be charges for baggage.
Shuttle – book in advance service direct to your hotel
Airport Tranfers / Shuttle Service by bus for a quick, relaxing, direct and inexpensive trip between Sydney Airport and the city. Book in advance. Competitively priced to your hotel door. This service must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to arrival and cannot be arranged when you arrive so get in early and book online today. Costs: range from AUD$26
Getting Around in SydneyFerry
Traveling by ferry around Sydney is really the best way to get around. The Four Seasons Sydney is conveniently located beside Circular Quay where the ferries depart for:
- Double Bay
- Taronga Zoo
- Darling Harbour
- Cockatoo Island
Captain Cook Cruises also depart from Circular Quay.
Choosing the right fare
For a single trip, ferry users will choose a MyFerry1 or MyFerry2 ticket.
For occasional users, a MyFerry1 TravelTen or MyFerry2 TravelTen may be appropriate.
From Circular Quay:
- a MyFerry1 ticket is required for the following wharves – Woolwich/Balmain, Darling Harbour, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and stops on the Parramatta River between Circular Quay and Cabarita wharf.
- a MyFerry2 ticket is required for Manly and stops on the Parramatta River between Kissing Point and Parramatta.
Visitors' passports must be valid longer than the intended period of stay. Some countries do not allow entrance if the holder's passport expires in less than six months; returning home with an expired passport is illegal and may result in a fine. Apart from New Zealand nationals, all other visitors must also have a visa that is issued in their own country at the appropriate Australian embassy. When applying for a visa, you will have to provide proof of a return ticket and explain your reasons for travels to Australia. To find an Australian embassy in your home country, and for other information regarding Australian Visas, visit the Department of Immigration website.
Useful Travel WebsitesDo you require further travel and tour assistance around Australia and New Zealand?
If you would like some assistance regarding special tours and travel around Sydney, Australia and New Zealand please visit AAT Kings. AAT Kings will take the pleasure in organising your trip! They work on a book early receive discount system so get in touch sooner rather than later and save. You can call AAT Kings who are happy to assist with your plans. Click on the ‘Contact Us’ page on the AAT Kings website.
Another really useful website for organising day trips around Australia and New Zealand are Gray Line Tours. They cover trips to Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road tours and many more.