Sydney airport (SYD)

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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, also known as Mascot Airport and opened on January 9, 1920, is the busiest in the country and one of the most modern in the world. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in all continents.

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Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1 (international flights, open from 3:00 am to 11:00 pm), 2 and 3 (domestic flights, open from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm). Terminal 1 is connected to the others through the Airport Link train, from 5:00 am to 0:00 am, and the T-Bus shuttle, from 6:00 am to 8:50 pm. Qantas and Virgin Australia provide exclusive transfer services for their passengers.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 41.8 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +61 133 793 / 296 676 111. There are information counters in the Arrivals and Departures areas of Terminal 1 and the Arrivals level of Terminal 2. In the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 there is also a tourist office.


Sydney airport is located 9 km (6 miles) to the south of the city.

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Offices available on the Arrivals level of terminals 1 and 2.

Avis (Tel +61 136 333 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +61 132 727 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +61 1300 131 390 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +61 133 039 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Redspot (Tel +61 1300 668 810 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +61 1300 367 227)


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Bus - Line 400 from Sydney Buses (Tel +61 131 500) travels between Bondi Junction and Burwood and stops at the Arrivals level of terminals 1 and 3. It also stops at Arncliffe, Mascot, Eastgardens, Maroubra, Kingsford, Randwick and Waverley. The trip to the city centre takes about 35 minutes.
Redy2Go (Tel +61 1300 246 669 / 295 340 820) provides door-to-door transportation to several destinations and hotels in Sydney, with desks in the Arrivals Hall of terminals 1 and 2.

Train - The Airport Link (Tel +61 283 378 417) runs from 4:20 am to 1:00 am to Sydney Central Station in 13 minutes, with a frequency of 10 min. Intermediate stops include Mascot, Green Square, Museum, St. James, Circular Quay, Wynyard and Town Hall. The airport station is found on the northern end of Terminal 1. To use this service you will need an Opel Card, which you can get at the station itself or at the Relay or WH Smith stores.

Taxi - Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank, with supervisors available during peak hours. Journey time to the city centre is around 20 minutes. Companies operating at the airport are: 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), Taxis Combined Services (Tel +61 133 300), GM Cabs (Tel +61 131 001), 13Cabs (Tel +61 132 227).


Short- and long-term areas are available, as well as valet parking services outside terminals 1 and 2. Prices and reservations

P1 & P2 - Located between terminals 2 and 3, for short stays.
P3 - Situated 8 minutes away from the terminals, ideal for longer periods and with 15 minutes for free.
Blu Emu Car Park - Low-cost parking lot for one or more days, with free shuttle buses. 1 complimentary hour.
P7 - Multi-storey facility with covered spaces in front of Terminal 1, with a guidance system to find empty bays.
P9 - Outdoor car park opposite the international terminal. The first 15 min. have no charge.


Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to notify their airline or travel agent about their needs at the time of their booking. All car parks have reserved parking spaces close to the terminals. Transportation systems in and around the airport are accessible. Inside the terminals there are lifts, special lanes through the security control, tactile surface markers, escalators and travelators, ramps, skybridges, Braille signage, automatic doors, adapted telephones and restrooms.