Getting To Sydney
Lying on the southeast coast of Australia and facing the Tasman Sea, Sydney, Australia’s most populous city is easily accessible from all over the world. With its ever-rising position in the commercial and tourism industry, over 35 airlines fly in and out of Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport with daily flights linking Sydney to key destinations on every continent. Sydney can also be reached from all other Australian capital cities and from many major regional airports.
From the Airport
Sydney Airport is 9 km from the city center and its sophisticated public transportation makes it easy for you to reach the city center or other suburbs.
- Trains—Airport Link is a fast and convenient way to get to the city. Trains depart around every 10 minutes and the trip takes only 13 minutes. The train stations are located conveniently at both the international and domestic terminals.
- Shuttle Buses—Passengers will be sent to the doors of their hotels in the city. Also check with your hotel whether they have complimentary pick-up/ drop-off service.
- Local Buses—Sydney Buses operates Route 400 between Bondi Junction and Burwood and stops at the International (T1) and Domestic (T3) terminals, connecting the eastern suburbs, Inner West and St. George areas to the airport.
- Taxis—Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. It takes around AU$ 45-55 to get to the city center, and more if you are going further. On top of the taxi fare, passengers are liable for any bridge or road tolls and an AU$ 4.00 airport toll for taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks.
In the City
- Public Transportation—Various means of public transportation make it easy for one to go around Sydney. Terminals for buses, trains and light rail can easily be located in the city and some of the services run almost 24 hours a day. Taking the ferries is the best way to travel across Sydney’s world-renowned harbor while enjoying the fantastic views.
- Sightseeing Bus and Free City Shuttle Bus—The “Hop On, Hop Off” buses leave regularly from Circular Quay and run in a continuous loop around the city’s main attractions. Route 555, the free city center shuttle bus, runs on a circuit from Central Station to Circular Quay every 10 minutes.
- Taxis—Taxis in Sydney can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at one of the several designated taxi ranks throughout the city center. You can also book a taxi directly with the taxi companies.
- Cycling— As the number of people who are cycling around the city increases, new paved cycling lanes were built up, making it safer and more convenient for those prefer biking around. Why not try this environment-friendly way?
- Opal Cards— The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport. It’s the only card you’ll need to get around on all public transport including all trains, all ferries, all buses and now light rail.You can acquire an Opal card: