|Address||Sydney Airport, New South Wales 2020, Australia|
|Telephone||+61 2 9667 9111|
|Number of terminals||3|
|Time zone||GMT Australian Eastern Standard Time: GMT/UTC +10 (GMT/UTC +11 from October 4 to April 5, 2014)|
|Location||Sydney Airport is located 9 km (6 miles) south of central Sydney.|
|Transfer between terminals||There are various options for traveling between Terminals 1 and 2. The T-Bus shuttle service (tel: +61 2 9669 1899; www.carbridge.com.au) costs A$5.50, taxi transfers cost A$17-22, and the Airport Link train (www.airportlink.com.au)—which takes just two minutes—costs A$5.40. Qantas and Virgin Australia offer their own transfer options for some passengers. Terminal 3 is adjacent to Terminal 2.|
|Driving directions||Most routes to Sydney Airport are well signed. From central Sydney, follow Elizabeth Street south and turn right onto Bourke Street. From here, take a slight left onto O'Riordan Street at the first set of traffic lights. This road leads directly to the terminal. More detailed driving instructions are available on the airport's website.|
|Car rental||Car rental agencies represented at Sydney Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot, and Thrifty. Desks for these operators are located on the arrivals levels of Terminals 1 and 2.|
|Public transport and taxis||Bus:Sydney Buses (tel: +61 131 500; www.sydneybuses.info) operates bus 400 from Burwood to Bondi Junction, calling at Terminals 1 and 3. The travel time to central Sydney is roughly 35 minutes and the fare is A$12.60. The bus stops are located on the arrivals levels of these terminals.|
Shuttle: Many shuttle bus companies provide a service between Sydney Airport and most city suburbs; these need to be booked in advance (see the airport website for full details). Many hotels provide transfer services for guests—most at an additional cost.
Taxi: Each terminal has its own taxi rank. Taxi companies serving the airport include Taxis Combined Services (tel: +61 133 300; www.taxiscombined.com.au), Silver Service Fleet (tel: +61 133 100; www.silverservice.com.au), Legion Cabs (tel: +61 131 271; www.legioncabs.com.au), Premier Cabs (tel: +61 131 017; www.premiercabs.com.au) and St. George Cabs (tel: +61 132 166; www.stgeorgecabs.com.au). The travel time to the city center is around 30 minutes, and the single fare starts at around A$45.
Rail: The Airport Link (tel: +61 2 8337 8417;www.airportlink.com.au) rail service connects the three terminals to Sydney Central Station (travel time: 29 minutes; fare: AU$16.40) and city suburbs. Terminal 1 has its own railway station; Terminals 2 and 3 share a station.
|Car parking||Sydney Airport has three parking lots. The International Car Park is located opposite Terminal 1 and offers short- and long-term rates. The multistory Domestic At-Terminal Car Park, which is directly linked to Terminals 2 and 3, provides short-term options. The domestic long-term Blu Emu parking lot can be accessed via Ross Smith Avenue from General Holmes Drive or Sir Reginald Ansett Drive; regular courtesy shuttles connect this lot to the terminals. There is a designated pick-up area offering 10 minutes free parking at Terminal 2, while pre-bookable bays are available for those seeking to leave their vehicle to pick up or drop off passengers.|
|Information and help desks||The Tourism NSW information desk is located on arrivals level 1 in Terminal 1. The desk is open from 6:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. and provides information and help with accommodation, tours, and attractions in Sydney. Gold Ambassadors can provide airport information; these volunteers are stationed at help desks in the arrivals and departures areas of Terminal 1 and in the arrivals area of Terminal 2.|
|Airport Facilities||Money: Full banking services are available from ANZ Bank in Terminal 1. Currency exchange facilities are located in Terminals 1 and 2. ATMs are located in all terminals.|
Communications: Postal and photocopying facilities can be found at Australia Post Office, located in the pre-security departures area of Terminal 1. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in Terminals 1 and 2; Internet kiosks are also located both pre- and post-security at these terminals. Mobile telephone rentals are available from Optus and Vodafone in the arrivals area of Terminal 1; an additional Vodafone outlet is located in Terminal 2.
Food: There are many restaurants, cafés, and bars at Sydney Airport offering a wide variety of international and Australian cuisine. Places to eat and drink include sushi specialists, Chinese eateries, Italian restaurants, and licensed bars.
Shopping: There are more than 150 shops at Sydney Airport, ranging from souvenir retailers and designer outlets to wine merchants and specialty stores. Duty-free shopping is available in Terminal 1.
Luggage: Smartecarte operates luggage storage services in Terminals 1 and 2. Inquiries about lost items should be made to Sydney Airport Corporation Lost Property in Terminal 1 and 2 (tel: +61 2 9667 9111) or Qantas for luggage misplaced in Terminal 3 (tel: +61 2 9952 9312). Baggage trolleys are available throughout the airport.
Other facilities: Other facilities available at Sydney Airport include a medical center, located on the third floor of Terminal 1; pharmacies, in the public and departure areas of the same terminal along with an additional pharmacy in Terminal 2; and showers, a prayer room, and a child activity center, all of which are located in Terminal 1. Children's toilets are installed in all female toilets and baby-changing rooms are conveniently located throughout the terminals.
|Conference and business facilities||Qantas (www.qantas.com.au) rents a number of meeting rooms in Terminal 3, while Virgin (www.virginaustralia.com) offers similar services in its lounge in Terminal 2. The Kingsford Smith Suite in Terminal 1 (tel: +61 2 8889 3760) has space for up to 200 delegates. Overhead projectors, screens, flipcharts, and whiteboards come as standard, and AV equipment and sound systems are available on request. Several nearby hotels also offer conference and meeting facilities. There are seven airline lounges in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2. There are also two VIP lounges in Terminal 1.|
|Disabled facilities||Facilities for disabled passengers include ramps, adapted drinking fountains, showers, and dedicated toilets. Lower-height telephones, text telephones, and telephones fitted with induction loops are also available. Wheelchairs are available from the Tourism NSW desk. Parking spaces for disabled visitors are located at the front of Terminal 1 for valid badge holders. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before traveling.|
|Airport hotels||There are two on-site hotels at Sydney Airport, with several others within a 3 km (2-mile) radius. It should be noted that while many hotels provide shuttle services to and from the terminals, a fee is often charged.|
Airport Hotel Sydney
One of the more economical options near Sydney Airport, this 3-star property offers a shuttle service to the airport (for a small fee), while bus 400 can transport passengers from the terminals to the hotel. A restaurant serving Italian fare is available on-site.
Arncliffe, 185 Princes Highway, Corner of Forest Road
New South Wales 2205, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9567 8910.
Ibis Hotel Sydney Airport
Ibis Hotel Sydney Airport is located just 3 km (2 miles) from Sydney Airport's international terminal and a short walk from the domestic terminals. The hotel runs a shuttle bus service to each terminal (for a small fee). Other facilities include a restaurant and high-speed Internet access.
Mascot, 205 O'Riordan Street
New South Wales 2020, Australia
Tel: +61 2 8339 8500.
Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel
Boasting a rooftop swimming pool, sauna, and gym facilities, Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel is located a short drive from Terminal 1, and very close to Terminals 2 and 3. Business guests can make use of 11 function rooms, and on-site parking is available.
Mascot, Corner of O'Riordan & Robey Streets
New South Wales 2020, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9317 2200.
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
The Holiday Inn Sydney Airport is a good mid-range option for those seeking easy access to the airport with its shuttle bus service to/from the terminals and Park, Stay and Go parking facility. Among the hotel's on-site facilities are a 24-hour business center, fitness room, restaurant, and bar.
Mascot, Corner of Bourke Street and O'Riordan Street
New South Wales 2020, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9330 0600.
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
The only hotel within a terminal at Sydney Airport, the Rydges is in the perfect position for access to the international terminal's facilities and services. But it has attractions of its own, such as a grill restaurant, meeting space, and a sports bar.
Sydney International Airport, 8 Arrivals Court
New South Wales, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9313 2500.
|Full airport name||Sydney Airport|
|State or province||Australia|