Sydney Airport Departures SYD

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About Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport departures

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (IATA abbreviation: SYD) is the main airport of Australia. With 44.428.845 passengers in 2019, Sydney Airport is just one of the 30 busiest airports in the world. There were in total 327,190 Sydney Airport departures that year. Due the pandemic they felt back to just 11.226.525 passengers in 2020. At the end of 2020 the numbers were climbing again. That is mainly because of the domestic Sydney flight departures. The international flights are mostly on hold. The airport is home to Qantas and the gateway to the largest city Down Under.

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Terminals Sydney Airport

This Sydney airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 is the international terminal for Sydney departures, Terminal 2 offers space to regional airlines and Terminal 3 mainly to the domestic flights of Qantas. The international Terminal 1 is on the other side of the runway than the other terminals. Due to a transfer with the free Air Side Shuttle, a minimum transfer time of more than one hour must be taken into account. It is possible to go on bus T1, for example, but it costs AUD 5.50. If you have the time, you can even walk outside to the other terminals. This takes an hour and a half, and offers a nice view of Sydney airport flight departures.


Most popular routes from Sydney Airport

There are two major destinations with the most SYD departures. Those are Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore. Together those destinations are good for more than 3 million passengers a year. Sydney Airport uses three runways for all these Sydney airport departures. To complete the international destinations list: Los Angeles, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Denpasar, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Nadi, Doha, Tokyo, Christchurch, Shanghai and Honolulu.

sydney airport departures of busiest international routes

Domestic routes

Most important domestic Sydney international airport departures leave to Perth, Gold Coast Airport OOL, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Besides Qantas, the airlines Regional Express Airlines and Jetstar offer also many domestic flights.

Transportation to/from Sydney Airport

There are every ten minutes Sydney Airport departures with an Air Link train that leaves from Sydney Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 2/3 and on to the center of Sydney. The price is 15 to 16 AUD, depending on where you board, and the journey takes about 15 minutes.


Sydney Kingsford Smith departures by local bus 400 towards Bondi Junction is the cheapest option. The bus leaves from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. It costs slightly more than 3 AUD. There is not much room for luggage though.

Address and contact
  • Sydney International Airport
    Locked Bag 5000
    International Terminal NSW 2020
    Sydney, Australia
  • Telephone: +61 (0) 2 9667 9111
    Fax: +61 (0) 2 8338 4919
    Email: via contact form
  • Airport codes
    • IATA airport code: SYD
    • ICAO airport code: YSSY