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Sydney Airport (SYD) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Sydney Airport
Airport Code:
Sydney Airport is located 9km (6miles) south of Sydney
(0)2 9667 9111

Directions & Transportation

Taxis are available in a sheltered rank at the terminals. Kerbside supervisors organise whatever taxi you need; station wagon for bulky luggage, maxi taxi for large groups, wheelchair accessible taxis or baby capsules. Please note that you will have to pay road or bridge tolls as well as the taxi fare. Combined Taxi Tel: 133 300 ( For a limousine check at the Tourism NSW Information counter. Limousine costs range from AU$55.00 to AU$120.00.
Kingsford Smith Transport buses go to all places of accommodation in the City, Kings Cross and Darling Harbour areas and leave every half hour. Many shuttle buses operate between Sydney suburbs and surrounding areas but need to be pre-booked.
Airport Link is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to reach Sydney city centre. Trains leave every 10 minutes and costs AU$11.00 from the Domestic terminal and you reach Sydney in a mere 13 minutes. The train station is reached from inside the T1 International Terminal on the Arrivals level.
Options of travel from the Airport include; train, bus, taxi and limousine.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
Tourism NSW Information Desks are located in the Arrivals and Departure levels to help with any query you may have. Gold Ambassadors in their Gold jackets are on hand to assist and you will find them all over the terminal. Service is friendly and efficient.
There is a large storeroom where baggage can be left at AU$8.75 per item per day.
ATMs are located throughout all the terminals. Bureaux de Change are located on level 1 Arrivals in the International Terminal.
A prayer room for everyone's needs is located on level 3 in the T1 International Terminal.
Showers are located in the Arrivals and Departure levels of the International Terminal.
More Services:
Telephone and Internet access is available throughout the terminals. The Airport Medical Centre is located on level 3 and the Airport Pharmacy is located in Departures in T1 International Terminal. Australia Post Shop provides postal, banking, courier and photocopy service. At TRS; Tourist Refund Scheme you can claim a refund on tax on goods bought in Australia. Smoking Lounges are on level 1 In the International Terminal for passengers only. Kids Cinema and Playground are on Level 1 in the International Terminal and is for passengers only. Toilets and Baby Change facilities are located in all the terminals.
Eating & Drinking:
Dome and Esky Bar offer dedicated smokers rooms. You can choose from more than 20 eating and drinking places in the airport. Starbucks Coffee, Soy Cafe, Observation Deck Cafe and Bar, Bistro Bistro and Doctor Juice are some of the places you can go to relax and eat and drink.
Fashionwear stores include; Toorallie. Scribble Kids Wear, Canterbury, Australian Icons and Bally. Australian wine and foods can be bought at Airport Fine Foods and Australian Wine Growers. You will find Australian gifts at Australian Woodwork, Chocolat, Virgin Music, Newslink and Rainbow Serpent. Terminal Fun, Sydney Specs and Occhiali are among a hundred and one stores to satisfy your shopping spree.
Business Facilities:
Executive conference facilities to accommodate any number up to 400 delegates with overhead projectors, television and video, data projectors, slide projectors, flipcharts, whiteboards and more is available. High speed wireless Internet service is also provided.
Disabled Facilities:
Dedicate parking bays are available for cars displaying the Disabled Card. Special Bays at the drop-off zone are available for wheelchair users. Unisex Toilets and Showers as well as low water fountains are located throughout the terminals. Wheelchairs are available on request and Gold Ambassadors are on hand to help with your queries. The Airport is fully wheelchair accessible. All the public phones in the airport are Hearing Aid compatible and TTY Phones are located in the terminal.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Aerolineas Argentina, Aeropelican, Aircalin, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Pacific, Air Vanuata, Alitalia, Alliance Air, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Eastern Australia Airlines, Emirates, Freedom Air, Garudas Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lauda Air, Malaysia Airlines, Norfolk Jet Express, Philippine Airlines, Polynesian Airlines, Qantas, Regional Express (Rex), Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Thai Airways, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue.
Airport Taxes:
Departure tax is AUD38.00 for all passengers over the age of 12. Departure tax as well as all other taxes must be included at the time of ticketing
Activities near the Airport:
If you are delayed for more than four hours hop on the train and you can be in Sydney within 15 minutes. Darling Harbour is a vast amusement park with much to entertain, amuse and interest you. The Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Aquarium are among the attractions worth some time. A trip on the Manly Ferry is a fine way to enjoy Sydney Harbour and spend some leisure time until your next flight connection.
Other Interesting Information:
Sydney Airport has its roots from 1920 when it was declared an official aerodrome and in 1935 it became an international airport.1947 was the year work on the International Terminal was started. In 1953 the Airport was named Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. 1965 saw the installation of the Instrument Landing System and work on the new international terminal which was officially opened by HM Queen ElizabethI II in 1970. Federal Airports Corporation took over ownership of the Airport in 1988. Contstruction of a third runway and expansion of the International Terminal was begun in 1989. With privatisation came the corporate restructure and today it is known as the Sydney Airports Corporation.