There are 7 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  •  29 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

$13

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 444 bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Beamish St At North Pde 400
  2. Take the line 444 bus from South Pde Opp Campsie Station to Darling St At Nicholson St 444 / ...

$4 - $7

5 alternative options

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 - $90

Towncar  •  17 min

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

$85 - $120

Uber  •  17 min

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

$24 - $35

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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, International Terminal and arriving at Darling St At Nicholson St via South Pde Opp Campsie Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 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 29 min and costs $18.

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It takes approximately 29 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, International Terminal station.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Darling St At Nicholson St station.

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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: 29 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 Beamish St At North Pde and South Pde Opp Campsie Station in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Tram from Central Station station to The Star station
Ave. Duration
11 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 Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Beamish St At North Pde
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from South Pde Opp Campsie Station to Darling St At Nicholson St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Balmain East
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$24 - $35
UberX
$24 - $35
Select
$35 - $45
UberXL
$35 - $45
Taxi
$40 - $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 - $90
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Balmain East
Estimated price
$85 - $120

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