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

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Recommended option

Train, tram  •  26 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 The Star station L1 Dulwich Hill Line

$12

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 389 bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International to Bondi Junction Station, Stand P 400
  2. Take the line 389 bus from Bondi Junction Station, Grafton St, Stand R to Pirrama Park, Pirrama Rd 389

$5 - $7

6 alternative options

Train, line 442 bus  •  38 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 Nicholson St 442

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East 9.1 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East 9.1 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Balmain East

$11 - $85

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Balmain East 9.1 miles

$80 - $120

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East 9.1 miles

$23 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East is to shuttle which costs $15 - $120 and takes 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East. However, there are services departing from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International and arriving at Pirrama Park, Pirrama Rd via Bondi Junction Station, Grafton St, Stand R. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Balmain East is 9 km. The road distance is 14.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East without a car is to train and tram which takes 26 min and costs $18.

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It takes approximately 26 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East, including transfers.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International station.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Pirrama Park, Pirrama Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East is 15 km. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East.

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There are 2213+ hotels available in Balmain East. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East.
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  • Distance: 5.6 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East via Bondi Junction Station, Stand P and Bondi Junction Station, Grafton St, Stand R in around 1 h 49 min.

Train operators
Sydney Trains
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Tram from Central Station station to The Star station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Nicholson St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International to Bondi Junction Station, Stand P
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Bondi Junction Station, Grafton St, Stand R to Pirrama Park, Pirrama Rd
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$23 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
Select
$30 - $45
UberXL
$35 - $45
Taxi
$35 - $55
Black
$50 - $65
Black SUV
$70 - $90
Lux
$70 - $90
Taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$35 - $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
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Balmain East
Estimated price
$11 - $85
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Balmain East
Estimated price
$80 - $120

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