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You've arrived. Now you want to get into the city or suburbs by public transport. Sydney Australia's Kingsford Smith Airport gives you some choices.
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Information on services inside Sydney Australia airport.
The fastest way down town.
The fastest airport transport Sydney offersTrains run every 10 minutes and take 13 minutes to reach Central Station. From there you can change to any suburban service. Central also links to the City Circle, so it's easy to reach any part of the city centre.
You'll find train stations at
The fare from the international airport to the city is around A$16 per adult (same day return is around AUD$26) and $11 per child. You can pay by credit card or cash.
MyMulti passes are the cheapest and easiest tickets to buy if you'll be staying in Sydney for more than a few days.
Transport Sydney: Local Bus StopThere is a timetabled bus service between Burwood and Bondi Junction which stops at International (T1) and at Domestic (T3). It's cheaper than the train or shuttle buses but it's very slow, stopping at every local bus stop.
So don't take it unless you have plenty of time and saving money is critical. Even if you're going to Bondi Junction, or Burwood, it's much faster to take the train.
Australian airport hotels often charge a minimal fee for shuttle bus transfers. Check when you make a booking. Also ask about their timetables. They don't meet every flight that comes in.
General (non-hotel) shuttle buses are mainly used for suburban and Australia regional transport. Sydney to Canberra buses also stop at the airport in the mornings. All these shuttles need to be booked in advance. Go to Sydney Australia Yellow Pagesfor details.
Limousine Transport Sydney Australia
Pre-booking is the name of the game if you want your choice of limousine companies for transport. Sydney Australia has many to choose from.
Otherwise, Royale Limousines have two desks inside the international terminal
North, towards the entry to the train Station
South, towards the rental car desks
Each terminal has a taxi rank which is patrolled and managed by airport staff. Cabs are not allowed to pick up passengers outside these ranks - there's a $5,000 fine for the driver who does so.
Sydney Transport: Airport cabs are okAirport cabs are usually pretty quick in getting people away. In peak hours it's common in Australia to share a cab with others going in the same direction. The taxi rank manager will organise this. You'll still pay the normal fare.
Approximate charges for taxis outside peak hours (in Australian dollars):
Expect to pay more during peak hours, as roads are more congested and traffic is slower. Taxi fares work on a combination of distance and time. Extras - above the metered fare - are (per cab) $4.10 airport toll plus any Sydway (bridge, tunnel and motorway) tolls applicable.
Transfers between International and Domestic require transport. Sydney passengers travelling with Qantas or Virgin can use their 'seamless' transfer service between the two terminals. Check the details when you book.
Otherwise your options are: