Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (IATA abbreviation: SYD) is the main airport of Australia. With 44,443,927 million passengers in 2018, Sydney Airport is just one of the 30 busiest airports in the world. It is home to Qantas and the gateway to the largest city Down Under.

This Sydney airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 is the international terminal, 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 through the outside air to the other terminals. This takes an hour and a half, and offers a nice view of landing planes.

There are two major destinations where most flights depart for. Those are Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore, Asia. Together good for more than 3 million passengers. Sydney Airport uses three runways for all these departures.

sydney airport departures of busiest international routes

Every ten minutes an Air Link train 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 15 minutes.

The 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.

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