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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern by train, bus, taxi, shuttle, towncar or foot

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Recommended option

Train  •  11 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Central Station T8

$18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International to Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A N20

$2 - $4

5 alternative options

Train, line 309 bus  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from International Airport Station to Green Square Station T8
  2. Take the line 309 bus from Green Square Station, Botany Rd to Redfern St At Pitt St 309

$21 - $22

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern 9.4 km

$40 - $50

Shuttle  •  10 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Redfern

$15 - $120

Towncar  •  10 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Redfern 9.4 km

$100 - $150

Walk  •  1h 31m

  1. Walk from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern 7.6 km

Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern by train

The train journey time between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Redfern is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 8 km. The fastest train normally takes 11 min. Operated by Sydney Trains, the Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern train service departs from International Airport Station and arrives in Central Station. Typically 1042 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern train schedules

Sydney Airport (SYD) → Redfern
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Redfern is 1800 020 080.

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The social distance requirement in Redfern is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern is to bus which costs $2 - $4 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern is to taxi which costs $40 - $50 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International and arriving at Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 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 five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Redfern is 6 km.

The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern without a car is to train which takes 11 min and costs $18.

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The train from International Airport Station to Central Station takes 11 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern bus services, operated by Punchbowl Bus Company, depart from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International station.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern train services, operated by Sydney Trains, depart from International Airport Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern is to train which takes 11 min and costs $18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $4 and takes 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern.
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  • Distance: 5.8 km
  • Duration: 11 min

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

Sydney Trains operates a train from International Airport Station to Central Station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, Punchbowl Bus Company operates a bus from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International to Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A every 3 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 18 min.

Train operators
Sydney Trains
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from International Airport Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Train from International Airport Station to Green Square Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus operators
Punchbowl Bus Company
Phone
+61 2 8522 5000
Email
admin@punchbowlbus.com.au
Website
punchbowlbus.com.au
Bus from Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International to Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Punchbowl Bus Company
State Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Green Square Station, Botany Rd to Redfern St At Pitt St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
State Transit
Other operators
Taxi from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
WAV CABS
Phone
+61481 700 500
Website
wavmaxicabs.com.au
St George Cabs
Phone
312166
Website
stgeorgecabs.com.au
Silver Service
Phone
+61 9088 0445
RSL Cabs
Phone
+61 2  9581 1111
Website
rslcabs.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au
Legion Cabs
Phone
131451
Website
legioncabs.com.au
GM Cabs
Phone
131001
Website
gmcabs.com.au
13MaxiCabs
Phone
+61412093850
Website
13maxicabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Redfern
Estimated price
$15 - $120
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Redfern
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern bus services, operated by Punchbowl Bus Company, arrive at Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Redfern train services, operated by Sydney Trains, arrive at Central Station.

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