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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  11 min

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

$18

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Bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Sydney Airport, Terminal 3 Domestic Pm2 / ...

$2 - $25

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Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) 15 km

$65 - $80

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) 15 km

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney to Sydney Airport

$15 - $120

Towncar  •  14 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney to Sydney Airport 15 km

$120 - $170

Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Sydney Airport (SYD) is around 10 min and covers a distance of around 8 km. The fastest train normally takes 10 min. Operated by Sydney Trains, the Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) train service departs from Central Station and arrives in International Airport Station. Typically 1161 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 to Sydney Airport (SYD) train schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sydney Airport (SYD) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Sydney Airport (SYD) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) is to train which costs $18 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Sydney Airport, Terminal 3 Domestic. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at International Airport 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 and Sydney Airport (SYD) is 9 km. The road distance is 15 km.

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

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

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Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) is to train which takes 11 min and costs $18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $25 and takes 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD).
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  • Distance: 8.6 km
  • Duration: 11 min

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

Sydney Trains operates a train from Central Station to International Airport Station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Sydney Airport, Terminal 3 Domestic every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $7 and the journey takes 15 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Sydney Airport
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Premier Motor Service
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Sydney Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $9
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$6 - $9
Advantage
$4 - $7
Premium
$6 - $9
Punchbowl Bus Company
Phone
+61 2 8522 5000
Email
admin@punchbowlbus.com.au
Website
punchbowlbus.com.au
Bus from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H to Sydney Airport, Terminal 1 International
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Punchbowl Bus Company
Other operators
Taxi from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney to Sydney Airport
Estimated price
$15 - $120
Towncar from Sydney to Sydney Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Sydney Airport, Terminal 3 Domestic station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD) is 15 km. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Sydney to Sydney Airport (SYD).

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