One of the most common questions I get asked when fellow travellers travel to Sydney is the mode of transport from the airport to the city. So, I decided to write a post about it.
Sydney has two airports – one for domestic and the other for international flights. The airports are around 7 kilometres from Central. Taxis are the fastest way to get to airports undoubtedly, but both these airports are accessible through public transport.
There are two modes of public transports:
- Trains – The most popular and quickest way to travel from and to Sydney airport is by train. There are plenty and very frequent trains (T8 airport train) between the Central station and the airport stations. Note: The two airports are two different stations. It takes about 10 minutes from the Central station. Opal card is the best way to travel on trains in Sydney and around. The cost for one way travel is around AUD 18.70.
- Buses – Route 400 travels frequently between Sydney airports and Bondi junction or Burwood stations. The cost for one way ticket is around AUD 5.80.
Tip: One of my friends suggested that the best way to avoid AUD 18.70 is by taking a train till Mascot train station and then taking the bus (400/420) from Mascot to the airport. This costs around AUD 3.5.
More up-to-date information about the timings, routes and the cost can be found on the Transport NSW website.