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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport – Bus lines and shuttles to city centre

Since travelling by road to Sydney city centre can be a little bit slower than taking the train, by bus you have several available options, each one according to your budget and your final destination as well:

Sydney Super Shuttle

Many hotels of Sydney arrange shuttles and private transfers for their customers to ease their transportation between Sydney Airport Domestic or International Airport to the hotel.

Hotels who uses this service: Mercure Sydney Airport, Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, Ibis Hotel, Airport Sydney International Inn, Holiday Inn, Meriton Serviced Apartments. 

In order to ride a shuttle bus, you need to previously arrange your trip with your hotel, since many it is a pre-paid bus.

It is a purple bus with “Airport Hotels” on the side. 

Travel time will be up to the location where your hotel is and the number of passengers there will need to be picked up and drop off, but normally the ride will take no longer than 90 minutes. 

Opening hours

Pick up from the International Terminal: From 6:25 am to 23:20 pm

Pick up from the Domestic Terminals: From 6:30 am to 22:50 pm

Drop off and pick up points outside Sydney Airport will be stablished by the hotels. 


You can pick up this shuttle bus from several locations along Sydney Airport:
International Terminal (T1): At the bus station, outside Arrivals Hall, at Bay 12.
Domestic Terminals (T2 and T3): At Bays 4 to 7, on the curved section of the road between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.


The cost to take this shuttle bus is AUS$7.00 per person one-way. 

Where do I buy my ticket?

You can pre-book your ride while you are booking your hotel. 

Route 400

Though is the cheapest way to get to Sydney city centre from the Airport, it is also the slowest one as it stops at every local bus stop (it takes almost 1 hour to complete one direction). 

Take this line at Sydney Airport to get to the city centre. This route moves between Bondi Junction and Burwood. 

It has the following stops: Bondi Junction, Randwick Junction (Belmore Rd), Kingsford (Anzac Parade & Gardeners Rd), Maroubra Junction (Anzac Parade & Maroubra Rd), Pagewood (Eastgardens), Mascot Shops (Botany Rd & Robey St), Domestic Terminal (Lower Level), Intl Terminal (Lower Level), Rockdale Railway Station, Bexley Noth Station, Campsie station and Burwood Rd at Westfield.

Opening hours: From 05:27 am to 23:21 pm (Monday to Friday), From 05:46 am to 23:18 pm (Saturdays), From 05:48 am to 23:18 pm (Sundays and Public Holidays), between 20 to 30 minutes in each direction. 

Total trip time is of 1 hour. 


This bus line stops at either International and Domestic Terminals. You can find the pick-up and drop off points outside the Arrivals Hall. 


Total trip fare will be established according to the distance you travel until you get to your final destination.

To ride the bus, you can either use Opal Card, MyBus tickets (Which can be purchased at ticket sellers, ticket offices, ticket vending, transport shops and for a one-way ticket to driver on-board).

Opal Card

Opal Card is a smartcard tickets which you can easily use for travel on public transport. 

You can add value, reload and reuse this cards to pay in order to ride your next journey. 

Travel by using Opal Card will allow you to save money, since trips will be cheaper for you than using a single ticket. 

By having this card, you can ride in all kind of public transport: train, bus, ferry and light rail services. 

Also, the card will allow you to travel not only within Sydney, in Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Illawarra, Hunter and Southern Highlands too. 

There are several types of Opal Cards: 

- Adult: From 16 years old. It is the full fare card.

- Child/Youth: For people between 4 and 15 years old.

- Senior/Pensioner: For seniors, interstate seniors, pensioners and asylum seekers.

- Concession: For students, trainees and job seekers. 


For adults, the maximum daily amount is $15.00, while the weekly is $60.00.
For children, young people and concession, the maximum daily amount is $7.50, while the weekly is $30.00.
For seniors and pensioners, the maximum daily amount is $2.50, while the weekly is $17.50.

Just remind you there is a 30% save If you use public transport outside peak hours (From 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays).