on the northern shoreline
of Botany Bay, Sydney
Airport is Australia’s premier gateway, handling 24.3
million passengers per year, arriving on flights from 53
international, domestic and regional airlines.
(telephone: (02) 9691 3636 or 131 313, Australia only) is
the national airline.
Other major airlines include:
Korean Air, Lauda Air, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines,
Air New Zealand, Alitalia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific,
Air Canada, Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Garuda, Japan Airlines,
South African Airways, Thai Airways, United Airlines and
Approximate flight times to Sydney:
It takes 20 hours and 10 minutes traveling from London.
It takes 20 hours and 25 minutes traveling from New York.
It takes 14 hours and 40 minutes traveling from Los Angeles.
It takes 19 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Toronto.
Airports Corporation Limited, PO Box 63, Mascot, NSW 1460,
airport is located 9 kilometres (6 miles) south of Sydney.
Greenwich Mean Time + 10 (GMT + 11 from the last Sunday in
October to the last Sunday in March)
2 9667 9111
2 9667 9111
or via the airport’s website
Number of terminals
Most routes to Sydney airport are signposted, these signs indicate
the most direct route to the airport. Please visit the airport’s
website for detailed driving directions from specific areas in Sydney.
Transfer between terminals
An underground Airport Link connects the Domestic and International
terminals. Kingsford Smith Transport buses operate recurrent services
between the terminals. Travellers changing between domestic and
international flights (either way) may be eligible for the Qantas
Seamless Transfer (telephone: 13133) service.
The airport has 3 car parks, The T1 International Terminal Car Park
is situated on the Arrivals level of the T1 International Terminal.
Domestic Multi Storey and Long Term car parks are also accessible.
The Long Term Car Park can be accessed via Ross Smith Avenue from
General Holmes Drive or Sir Reginald Ansett Drive, follow the signs
to the car park located near the heliport, there are regular courtesy
shuttles to the terminals. Valet parking is also available (telephone:
(0)2 9667 6010).
Europcar, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Red Spot and Thrifty are all represented.
Offices are situated in the Domestic Multi Storey Car Park, between
T2 Domestic Terminal and T3 Qantas Terminal.
An Airport Link rail service connects T1 International Terminal,
T2 Domestic Terminal, T3 Qantas Terminal, central Sydney and the
Sydney suburbs (telephone: (02) 8337 8417 or 131 500).
Airport Link stations are situated at all terminals. Trains run
to the Sydney Town Hall (the journey time is 13 minutes). Tickets
can be purchased online.
Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank,
a taxi rank is located outside the mid point of the Arrivals hall
in T1 International Terminal (the journey time to the city centre
is 30 minutes).
Pre booked limousines are accessible with pick
up and drop off directly outside each terminal.
The Kingsford Smith Transport Sydney Airporter hotel bus
service (telephone: (0)2 9666 9988) operates services
to all B & B's, hotels, and hostels in the Kings Cross, city
centre and Darling areas.
Many shuttle bus companies provide a service between
the airport and most regional areas and Sydney suburbs, these need
to be booked in advance. The Tourism NSW Information Desk in T1
can provide information (see below). Many hotels will provide a
transfer service for their guests.
Arrival and departure tax
Departure, security and baggage screening taxes amounting to A $120.33
are included in the price of your ticket.
and help desks
The Tourism NSW Information
Desk is situated in the centre of the T1 International
Terminal Arrivals level 1 and is open from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm,
providing information and help with accommodation, tours and dining
who can provide information and answer queries on the airport, are
stationed throughout the airport, opposite exit A and B in Arrivals
and mainly near counters D and H on the Departures level.
Bureaux de change are situated on the Arrivals level 1 of the T1
International Terminal. ATM's are located in all terminals and postal
and photocopying facilities can be found at Australia Post Shop,
which is situated in the centre of Departures level 2. Internet
access terminals are located all over the terminal.
Eating and drinking
There are many cafés, restaurants and bars at the airport
offering a wide variety of international and Australian cuisine.
There are over 150 retail and service outlets, including an Australian
produce shop, beauty and hair salons, duty free, a wine store, international
and Australian fashion stores, and a host of specialty stores.
Tempo Services (telephone: (02) 9667 0926) offers a left luggage
service on Arrivals level 1 of T1 International Terminal, there
is also a baggage storage facility on the Arrivals level of T2 Domestic
Trolleys are available throughout the airport and there is a lost
property office on level 3 of the T1 International Terminal (telephone:
(0)2 9667 9583).
There is a medical centre in T1 International Terminal on the administration
level 3, and also a pharmacy in the Departures area.
Free showers are accessible in both the Departures and Arrivals
area of the T1 International Terminal. A prayer room is situated
on level 3 of the T1 International Terminal.
There are child activity centres in T1 International Terminal and
Kid’s Cinemas are situated after immigration, near Gate 33.
Child sized toilets are installed in all female toilets, and baby
changing rooms are situated at convenient locations throughout the
Conference and business
Sydney Airport Executive Services (telephone: (02) 9667 6534)
hires out a number of business and conference venues in both T1
International Terminal and T2 Domestic Terminal.
There are 2 meeting / function rooms (the Kingsford Smith Suite
holds up to 400 delegates) and 2 V.I.P suites in T1, while T2 has
meeting rooms, conference space and a function area catering for
up to 1,000 people.
A catering service is also available and screens, overhead projectors,
flipcharts and whiteboards come as standard, while AV equipment
and sound systems are available on request.
There are 7 airline lounges in T1 and one in T2. Mobile phone hire
is available from Vodafone Rental stores in T1 Arrivals.
Facilities for disabled passengers include toilets, showers, ramps
and lowered telephones, telephones fitted with induction loops,
text telephones, and drinking fountains.
Passengers with special needs should inform their airline at least
72 hours before departure. Wheelchairs are available from the Tourism
New South Wales desk and disabled parking spaces are situated at
the front of the T1 International Terminal, for valid badge holders.
Nearby hotels include:
Airport Sydney International Inn
Address: 35 Levey Street, Arncliffe
Telephone: (02) 9556 1555)
This has meeting facilities.
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
Address: Corner of Bourke Road and O’Riordan Street
Telephone: (02) 9330 0600)
This has meeting and banquet facilities
Ibis Hotel Sydney Airport
Address: 205-213 O’Riordan Street
Telephone: (02) 8339 8500)
Stamford Sydney Airport Hotel
Address: Corner of O’Riordan Street and Robey Street
Telephone: (02) 9317 2200)
This has a business centre, secretarial services and conference
The Tourism New South Wales Travel Centre can help arrange accommodation