Sydney Airport Guide to Sydney Airport - SYD

Train – Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to City Centre

One of the best ways to get to from Sydney Airport to the city centre is by train, since there is an airport link with the railway network in either International and Domestic Terminal Stations. 

Airport Link

The service runs from International Station and Domestic Station to the Central Station in the city centre within 13 minutes.

In order to get to the city centre, you need to catch the T2 Airport line which is Macarthur to City via Airport.

To get back to the Airport, just ride the City to Macarthur via Airport way of T2 line. 

Just remind Domestic Airport and International Airport station are on the T2 Airport Line. 

Opening hours: From 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, on weekdays six to eight services per hour (every 10 minutes) and on weekends and public holidays, four services per hour. (every 20 minutes).


The Airport Station is located at the northern sector of Terminal 2; you can get there by the Arrivals Level, you just need to descend to the basement level. Pick it up either at the International and Domestic Stations.


To ride the Train Link, it is compulsory to purchase the Opal Card.

The total fare will be up to the distance you need to ride to your final destination. To calculate the total fare of your trip, you can use the following link.

On the other hand, there is an extra fee for riding it from any of the Airport Stations.

Where do I buy my ticket?

You can buy your ticket at any of the Airport Stations ticket booths. 

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).