Sydney Airport Informational Guide to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) - Non Official

Sydney Airport Train

One of the best ways to get from Sydney Airport to the city centre is by train since there is the so called Airport Link, that connects both destinations. Get to Sydney in just 13 minutes. 

Using the train to get to Sydney Airport is one of the quickest ways to get to city centre. Get there in just 13 minutes. 

Train 1 Sydney Airport
Train at Sydney Airport

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 T8 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 T8 line. Just remind Domestic Airport and International Airport Station are on the same line: T8 Airport.


From 06:00 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).

Check more information about schedules in its website.

Train 2 Sydney Airport
Train at Sydney Airport


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 at either the International or Domestic Stations.


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

Tickets start at 16.00$.

The total fare will be up to the distance you need to ride to your final destination. There’s an extra fee from any of the Airport Stations.

Opal Card

Opal Card is a smartcard ticket which you can easily use for travel on public transport. You can add value, reload and reuse it to pay in order to ride your next journey. Traveling 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, but also to Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Illawarra, Hunter and Southern Highlands too. 

Where do I buy Opal Card?

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