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There are 8 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain by train, tram, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, tram  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8 Airport and South Line
  2. Take the tram from Central Station station to John Street Square station L1 Dulwich Hill Line

$12

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Balmain

$11 - $85

6 alternative options

Train, line 442 bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8 Airport and South Line
  2. Take the line 442 bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St 442

$13 - $17

Train, line 433 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8 Airport and South Line
  2. Take the line 433 bus from Pitt St Opp Barlow St to Darling St Opp Gladstone Park 433

$12 - $14

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain 8.4 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain 8.4 miles

$1 - $2

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Balmain 8.4 miles

$80 - $120

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain 8.4 miles

$22 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain is to shuttle which costs $15 - $120 and takes 15 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Balmain is 9 km. The road distance is 13.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain without a car is to train and tram which takes 31 min and costs $18.

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It takes approximately 31 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain is 13 km. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain.

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There are 2104+ hotels available in Balmain. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain.
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  • Distance: 5.4 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Balmain, NSW, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain. However, you can take the train to Central Station, take the walk to Central Station station, then take the tram to John Street Square station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain via Central Station, Town Hall Station, and QVB, York St, Stand B in around 34 min.

Train operators
Sydney Trains
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Tram from Central Station station to John Street Square station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from QVB, York St, Stand B to Darling St At Mort St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Pitt St Opp Barlow St to Darling St Opp Gladstone Park
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$22 - $28
UberX
$22 - $28
Select
$30 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $45
Taxi
$35 - $50
Black
$45 - $60
Black SUV
$65 - $85
Lux
$65 - $85
Taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Silver Service
Phone
+61 13 31 00
Website
silverservice.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
+61 13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Balmain
Estimated price
$11 - $85
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Balmain
Estimated price
$80 - $120

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