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

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8 Airport and South Line / ...

$1 - $12

7 alternative options

Train, line 440 bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8 Airport and South Line
  2. Take the line 440 bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand B to Oxford St At Brodie St 440

$13 - $15

Line 400 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Bondi Junction Station, Stand P 400

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington 7.2 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington 7.2 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Paddington

$11 - $90

Towncar  •  13 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Paddington 7.2 miles

$80 - $120

Uber  •  13 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington 7.2 miles

$20 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington is to train which costs $1 - $17 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington is to train which costs $1 - $17 and takes 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington. However, there are services departing from Sydney Airport, International Terminal and arriving at Oxford St At Oatley Rd via Bondi Junction Station, Grafton St, Stand Q. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from International Airport Station station and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Paddington is 8 km. The road distance is 11.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $17.

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The train from International Airport Station to Central Station takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington.
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

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

Sydney Trains operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 12 min. Transport NSW also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Edgecliff Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand B to Oxford St At Brodie St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Bondi Junction Station, Stand P
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$20 - $26
UberX
$20 - $26
Select
$29 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $40
Taxi
$30 - $45
Black
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$60 - $80
Lux
$60 - $80
Taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Paddington
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Paddington
Estimated price
$11 - $90
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Paddington
Estimated price
$80 - $120

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