Sydney Airport is Australia's busiest airport, the oldest continually operating commercial airport in the world, and the main gateway to Australia. It is located on the northern shores of Botany Bay.
More than 35 airlines fly in and out of Sydney Airport with daily flights linking Sydney to key destinations around the world.
The international terminal (T1) handles all international flights and some domestic flights. Check your ticket for your itinerary and flight numbers before travelling. Recommended check-in times are no later than two hours before your departure. Customs queues may delay your exit by up to half an hour.
From domestic terminal 2 (T2), the largest domestic terminal, it is possible to fly from Sydney to many regional NSW airports. Airlines using this terminal include Qantaslink, Rex Regional Express, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, FlyPelican and Tigerair.
Domestic terminal 3 (T3) handles Qantas domestic flights to larger Australian cities and towns.
Getting to and from the airport
Sydney Airport is about 10 km from the city centre and easily accessible by train, bus or car.
Trains depart frequently from underground stations in the airport’s domestic and international terminals.
Public buses depart from bus stops outside T1 and T3 (but not T2).
Shuttle buses will deliver passengers to their hotel. Reservations at T1 and T3 information desks.
Taxis are available from organised taxi ranks directly outside the terminals.
Rental cars are available at all terminals from various rental companies.
- Personal pickup – there are various passenger pickup zones. For details, check out Sydney Airport’s website.
The Australian Government's travel security website TravelSECURE, is an online resource which provides information on the security measures in place at Australian airports. Its purpose is to help travellers prepare for their journey and clear the security checks at the airport quickly and easily.