The Sydney Airport is both a domestic and international airport in the city and the busiest in the whole country. It is sometimes referred to as the Kingsford Smith Airport, and it is located approximately eight kilometres from the CBD within the suburb of Mascot.
Its strategic location means that it is Australia’s busiest domestic and international airport.
Sydney Airport, Parking, Hotels, Domestic & International Terminal Map
The airport has three major passenger terminals. The International is separated from the Domestic Terminals, so those making a connection to a domestic flight need to allow sufficient time to transfer between the terminals.
Terminal 1 is the International Terminal, and Terminals 2 & 3 are the Domestic Terminals. If you are flying with Qantas or Virgin, they offer a transfer service, so contact the airline to see if your flight is eligible. Otherwise, passengers transiting between terminals can use the T-Bus Service. This is Sydney Airport’s complimentary shuttle bus service which operates between the T1 International and T2/T3 Domestic terminals. The service runs seven days a week, between 6am and 8.50pm and the trip takes around 10 minutes.
Alternatively, passengers can use the Airport Link, which offers a single transfer ticket for passengers travelling between the T1 International and T2/T3 Domestic terminals.
Some of the airport’s amenities include car parks (for short and long-term to cater for domestic and international visitors), a bicycle track, a pedestrian path, as well as bicycle racks that are easily accessible. There are duty-free stores, ATMs and money changers, as well as bars, cafes and casual dining restaurants.
To get to and from the airport, the easiest way is to use the Airport Link. The trip takes just 13 minutes to the Sydney CBD and trains run every 10 minutes. Visitors will need to purchase an Opal Card from the train station before travel.