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Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD)

Whether you’re going from Sydney Airport to the city or from Central Station to Sydney Airport, count on Uber to get you there.

Mascot, Sydney, NSW 2020, Australia
+61 2-9667-6111

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How to get a ride from the airport

Find your pickup location

For Uber Premium, head to the Limo Pickup area (kerbside); for other ride options, head to the Priority Pickup area.

Check the app for details

Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app. You can also look for signs at SYD that point to the designated Priority Pickup, Limo Pickup, and general passenger pickup areas.

Meet your driver

Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Sydney Airport map

The designated pickup areas are located outside the terminal on the Arrivals level. The pickup area where you meet your driver will depend on the terminal you're requesting from and the ride option you select.

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Earn Qantas points with Uber

Earn Qantas points when you ride with Uber to or from eligible Australian airports using the Qantas app. Terms and conditions apply.

How to connect to wifi

  • Go to settings and select FREE SYD WiFi
  • Launch your browser
  • Register your details and proceed to connect

Pick up a local SIM card

At T1 International Terminal, you can purchase a prepaid SIM card from the Optus store near Exit A or the Vodaphone store near Arrivals A. At T2 Domestic Terminal, you can purchase a prepaid SIM card from the Vodaphone store after security.

Top questions from riders

Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Sydney Airport.

Uber can get you from:

  • Sydney Airport to Hyde Park starting at $34
  • Sydney Airport to Bondi Beach starting at $37
  • Sydney Airport to the Opera House/Circular Quay starting at $37
  • Sydney Airport to North Sydney starting at $42

These are estimated fares. Actual fares vary based on time of day and pickup and dropoff location. Trips originating from Sydney Airport are subject to an airport pickup fee.

Yes, Sydney Airport charges an access fee for Uber pickups, and it’s automatically added to your fare when you request a ride from SYD.

The access fee amount depends on the terminal the trip is requested from and the ride option selected:

  • Domestic Terminal UberX pickups: $4.20
  • Domestic Terminal UberXL and Select pickups: $4.20 or $8.40
  • Domestic Terminal UberBlack pickups: $8.40
  • International Terminal UberX pickups: $4.20
  • International Terminal UberBlack pickups: $11

Your pickup location at Sydney Airport depends on your terminal and ride option.

At the International or Domestic Terminal, head to Limo Pickup for Uber Premium. For all other ride options, follow the bright green signs to Priority Pickup.

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Sydney Airport visitor information

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the busiest airport in Australia.

The airport is about 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, located in Mascot and south of the city center.

Sydney Airport terminals

Sydney Airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 serves international flights, while Terminals 2 and 3 serve domestic flights.

Sydney International Terminal

Terminal 1 serves all international airlines. In addition, Terminal 1 hosts the following airline lounges:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Qantas
  • Singapore
  • SkyTeam
  • American Express

Sydney Airport Terminal 2

Terminal 2 serves all domestic airlines, including:

  • Airlink
  • FlyPelican
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas flights QF1600 and above
  • Regional Express (Rex)
  • tigerair
  • Virgin Australia

Sydney Airport Terminal 3

Terminal 3 is dedicated to serving domestic Qantas Airways flights QF0400-1599.

Things to do at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport features a variety of dining options, duty-free facilities, shops, and leisure areas for passengers.

Currency exchange at Sydney Airport

Foreign currency can be exchanged at Global Exchange kiosks located on Levels 1 and 2 of the International Terminal (T1) or at the Travelex store on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal (T2).

Medical services at Sydney Airport

The Sydney Airport medical center is located on Level 3 of the International Terminal (T1) and offers a range of general medical services for airport visitors. Pharmacies are also located throughout Sydney Airport on Level 2 of the International Terminal (T1) and Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal (T2).

Hotels near Sydney Airport

Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near Sydney Airport, there are multiple hotels and accommodation options nearby.

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