How To Get From Sydney Airport To Sydney City

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Home to one of Australia’s most popular major international airports, Sydney is a great place to land as you begin your East Coast adventure! After you touchdown in the stunning capital city of NSW, there are plenty of ways to get into the heart of the city from Sydney Airport!

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How To Get From Sydney Airport To Sydney City

The easiest way to get around from the Sydney Airport is either with the train, shuttle bus or by using rideshare options such as Uber. Here is a breakdown of each option. Once you arrive, check out our favorite free things to do in Sydney and day trips from Sydney!

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Sydney Airport Link 

Taking just 13 minutes to get into the CBD from Sydney Airport, the Sydney Airport train is a smooth, quick and cheap way to leave the airport. The best train line to get into the city centre is the T2 Airport line which is Macarthur to City via Airport, which runs roughly once every ten minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends and public holidays. Operating between 6 am and 10 pm every weekday, buy your Opal Card at the Airport Station ticket booths and get travelling!

Cost: around $15 one-way using an Opal Card

Sydney Trains in the city


Another good option, yet a slightly more expensive option for getting out of Sydney Airport and into the action, is rideshare. Both Uber and DiDi are widely-used around Inner Sydney and can be both convenient and personalised options. A great option for those travelling in a group, as most apps offer a split fare tool, making your trip far more affordable and seamless! 

Cost: ranges from $40 - $80 from Sydney Airport to Central Station. Busy peak periods often cause fares to surge.

Sydney Rideshare app

Shuttle Bus 

Grab a ticket for a city shuttle bus to transport you and your crew right into the CBD. Offering both a one-way and return ticket, this can be a great option for heading directly to your accommodation. Or, check out the range of local shuttle bus services that depart from Sydney and can take you to an array of destinations across the East Coast for you to start your journey! Available for both pre-booking and available for purchase as you land in Sydney, travel in comfort as you hop on your shuttle awaiting you outside of the airport! 

Cost: between $20 - $30 one-way, with a variety of providers available.

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Check out our list of local favourite things to do in Sydney.

Ready to get stuck into the trip of a lifetime? You've started in the perfect city, and we're here to make your adventure dreams a reality!

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