SYD Sydney Airport Info & Guide
Where is Sydney Airport?
Boasting the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney is one of the world's greatest cities.
Brimming with nature, history, art, culture, fashion, design and cuisine, Sydney is set next to miles of ocean coastline. Among its many sandy surf beaches, Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are world famous.
Sydney International Airport (IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY, ASX: SYD), officially Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport or Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, or simply Sydney Airport, is located in the suburbs of Arncliffe and Mascot in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. SYD is the sole airport serving Sydney.
In 2012, Sydney Airport served 36,920,000 passengers, making it the busiest airport in Australia, and one of the busiest in the world.
SYD Airport is a primary hub for Qantas, as well as a secondary hub for Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.
Other airlines that fly to SYD include Aerolíneas Argentinas, AirAsia, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways, United Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
The top international destinations served by Sydney Airport are Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Christchurch, Dubai, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Nadi (Fiji), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand and Tokyo. There are also flights to Manila, New York, San Francisco, Taipei, Toronto and Vancouver, and many more.
The busiest domestic routes from SYD are Adelaide, Albury, Ballina, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sunshine Coast.
Your best bet for a Sydney Airport transfer is the bus. Details on all options are included in this guide.
Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Sydney Airport International Terminal transfer from IHateTaxis (also available: private Sydney Airport Domestic Terminal transfer).
Distance from Sydney Airport to City Centre or CBD
The Sydney Airport GPS position is 33.946° S 151.177° E or 33° 56.767' S 151° 10.633' E.
Sydney Airport WiFi & Internet
There is free WiFi at Sydney Airport throughout Terminals 1 and 2, for up to 2 hours.
There is a AUD 5 fee to access wifi at the Quantas terminal (T3), for 1 hour.
- Be a smart traveller and be in the know about some Wifi at Sydney Airport Connection and Security tips before you connect
SYD Sydney Airport Map
Official SYD Sydney International Airport International Terminal 1 Map
Official SYD Sydney International Airport Domestic Terminal 2 Map
Official SYD Sydney International Airport Qantas Domestic Terminal 3 Map
Other Items of Interest at Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is the International Terminal, while Terminals 2 and 3 are Domestic Terminals (T3 is dedicated to Quantas). The International Terminal is separated from the other two by a runway, therefore connecting passengers need to allow for longer transfer times (as high as 1 hour and 15 minutes). An intra-terminal Sydney Airport shuttle service runs between the terminals at a cost of AUD 5.50.
Sydney Airport services include:
- SYD iPhone app
- Medical Centre - Terminal 1, level 3
- Pharmacy - Terminals 1 and 2
- Post office - Terminal 1
- Sydney Airport COMPANION magazine - Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4
- StudioT2 - brands include: technology (Sony, Apple, Bose, Canon, Nikon); fragrances (Chloe, Dior, DKNY); cosmetics (MAC, OPI, Clarins); sunglasses (Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Prada, Gucci)
You are well advised to watch your money at SYD Airport: In 2010, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a report sharply critical of price gouging at Sydney Airport, ranking it fifth out of five airports in the country.
Sydney Airport Departures and Arrivals Airlines
Closest Airports to SYD Sydney Airport
Official SYD Sydney Airport Website Links
More Sydney Airport Transfer & Airport Connection Options
- Sydney Airport Train & Subway
- Sydney Airport Hotel Shuttle Transfers
- Sydney Airport Shuttle
- Sydney Airport Buses & Coaches
- Sydney Airport Limo & Private Car Transfers
- Sydney Airport Car Hire/Car Rental
- Sydney Airport Other Ground Transportation
- Sydney Airport Parking & Passenger Pickup
- Sydney Airport Stopover & Layovers
- Closest Airports to SYD Sydney Airport