Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney, Australia

About The Airport

Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in Australia. It's large and spacious, with 3 passenger terminals, though immigration lines can be slow-moving. Sydney was voted 11th best airport in the world in the Condé Nast Traveller awards 2017.


Free Wi-Fi throughout the airport.

Getting to and from the airport

Kingsford Smith Airport is 8km south of downtown Sydney.

Taxi - taxi ranks are outside each terminal. Curbside Supervisors are on hand to help you find the right taxi.

Bus - buses to Bondi Junction and Burwood stop on the Arrivals level of Terminals 1 and 3.

Trains - Airport Link trains run to Sydney every 10 minutes, stopping at both the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal train stations (accessible from T2 and T3).

Car rental - car rentals are available from the Arrivals halls.

Limousine - limousines can only pick up travelers at the airport if they've been pre-arranged.

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There are parking lots next to each terminal. There's also budget parking for domestic travelers only - this is a 15-minute shuttle bus ride from T2 and T3. An express pick-up zone is located 5 minutes' walk from T1 and is free for 15 minutes; there's a paid waiting area closer to the terminal.

Transit and in-airport hotels

The international terminal (T1) is connected to the domestic terminals (T2 and T3) by a train that costs around AUD$6 per person and takes around 2 minutes. Terminals 2 and 3 are within walking distance of each other. Passengers transferring between Qantas or Virgin domestic and international flights can travel between the terminals by courtesy bus, but be aware this could take up to 30 minutes.

There are no hotels within the terminal buildings. However, Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is a 2-minute walk from T1, and has a rooftop bar overlooking the runways. From T2 it's a 10-minute, signposted walk to the Mantra Hotel. For something a little different, the Felix Hotel has a retro-chic 1960s theme.


Healthy Travel Tip

Enjoy some relaxing stretching before your flight - Lorna Jane Active Living Room in T2 offers yoga classes for travelers.

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