Transfer to/from - Sydney airport (SYD)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Sydney airport (SYD)

Transportation

Ride-sharing

Uber and Ola services are available to pick up passengers in front of the terminals in the priority boarding area. You can also communicate with your driver directly from the app once your transfer is confirmed.

Bus

Line 420 from Sydney Buses (Tel +61 131 500) runs between Mascot Station and Burwood, and stops on the Arrivals level of terminals 1 and 3. It also stops at Arncliffe, Banksia, Rockdale, Bexley, Kingsgrove, Campsie and Croydon Park. The journey to the city centre takes about 35 minutes.

Mozio (Tel +1 855 980 5669) provides door-to-door transport to various destinations and accommodation in Sydney, with desks in the Arrivals Hall of terminals 1 and 2.

Train

The Airport Link (Tel +61 131 500) runs from 4:20 am to 1:00 am (weekends from 4:40 am to 0:30 am) to Sydney Central Station in 13 minutes, with a 10-min. frequency. Intermediate stops include Mascot, Green Square, Museum, St. James, Circular Quay, Wynyard and Town Hall. The airport station is located at the north end of Terminal 1. An Opal card is required to use the service, which can be purchased at the station or at WH Smith shops, or can be paid for on the train by credit card.

 

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Taxi

Each terminal has its own covered taxi rank, with supervisors available during peak periods. Taxi drivers are not permitted to pick up passengers outside the designated taxi ranks. Travel time to the city centre is around 20 minutes.

Companies operating at the airport include: 13Cabs (Tel +61 132 227), Legion Cabs (Tel +61 131 451), Premier Cabs (Tel +61 131 017), RSL Ex-Servicesmen€™s Cabs (Tel +61 295 811 111), Silver Service Fleet (Tel +61 133 100), St. George Cabs (Tel +61 132 166), GM Cabs (Tel +61 131 001), Black & White Cabs (Tel +61 133 222).

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Latest updates: September 13, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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