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Cheap Flights from Sydney Airport, Australia

Sydney Airport (SYD) information

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, officially known as Sydney Airport, is the main international airport serving the city of Sydney, Australia. Sometimes referred to as Kingsford Smith Airport or Mascot Airport, it is a primary hub for Qantas and secondary hub for Jetstar and Virgin Australia. The airport also serves as a hub for Regional Express Airlines and Tigerair Australia.

The Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals. Terminal 1, known as the International Terminal, serves all international flights as its name suggests. This terminal is separated by a runway by the other two terminals requiring passengers a longer transfer time for connecting flights. Airlines operating at this terminal include Qantas, Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and most member airlines of Oneworld, Skyteam and Star Alliance. Terminal 2 serves all domestic flights operated by airlines such as Regional Express Airlines, Tigerair Australia and FlyPelican. Lastly, Terminal 3 also serves domestic flights but only those operated by Qantas.

The Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is located approximately 13 kilometres from the city centre of Sydney. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre can take about 13 minutes of travel time and cost around AUD47-56 (MYR150-180). There are cheaper alternatives to the get to the city centre from the Sydney airport:

  • Take an airport shuttle from the airport to the city centre for at least AUD16 (MYR50) with a travel time of about 13 minutes.
  • Take a train from the International Airport Station to Central Station for around AUD17 (MYR53) and a travel time of about 12 minutes. The train departs the airport station every 15 minutes.
  • Take a bus from the Princes Hwy Near Tempe Bus Depot to the Central Station for around AUD3-4 (MYR8-12) and a travel time of about 29 minutes. Buses depart from the airport every 30 minutes.

Things to do in Sydney Airport

As the primary international airport, the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport has all the necessary services and facilities required by passengers travelling through the terminals. Each terminal building offer shower facilities, airline lounges, medical services and banking services such as ATMs, cash machines and money exchange. Free internet and WiFi access are also available at all terminal buildings. In international Terminal 1, passengers can also find post offices and a prayer room.

For transiting passengers, there are several options for accommodations near the Sydney airport. The Rydges Hotel Sydney Airport is situated just across the street from Terminal 1 while the Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport and IBIS Hotel Sydney Airport are located in the vicinity of domestic Terminals 2 and 3.

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Top destinations from Sydney Airport

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand. It is a modern multicultural city where approximately a third of the country’s population resides. Auckland is typically the starting off point or gateway for travellers to see the rest of New Zealand. However, it is worth to spend a day or two in the city to experience the many sights and activities it has to offer. It is a coastal town with plenty of beautiful beaches just minutes from the city where one can relax. The city is also full of culture and art with its many galleries and museums. Don’t miss visiting the Auckland Museum, New Zealand Maritime Museum or the Auckland Art Gallery.

There are at least 12 direct flights from Sydney to Auckland per day. This flight route is served by some airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and LATAM. Air New Zealand also offers connecting flights to Auckland via Wellington.

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. It is the country's fifth-most populous city. The city is a good destination for wine enthusiasts as it is centrally situated in the wine regions of Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. These wine regions are all accessible on a day-trip. Beyond the wine, Adelaide has much to offer visitors to the city. It boasts of elegant architecture, excellent shopping, beautiful beaches and a bustling nightlife. When planning a trip to Adelaide, don’t miss catching one of the historic trams at Glenelg or stroll through the city’s historic harbour town, Port Adelaide.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport has at least 14 direct flights from Sydney to Adelaide daily. These flights are operated by several airlines such as Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tigerair and Jetstar. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair also offer connecting flights to Adelaide via Melbourne or Canberra.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, known as the famed "Island of the Gods", is a beautiful island in Indonesia famous for its pristine beaches, forested mountains, lush rice paddies and fantastic coral reefs. Bali is also home to some historical and religious sites including the Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot. After spending a day or two touring these temples, head up to see the rice paddies that beautifully form sculpted terraces located east of Bali or experience a hot spring at Air Banjar situated on the island’s northern coast.

There are at least four direct flights from Sydney to Bali flying out of the Sydney Airport per day. This flight route is offered by several airlines including Garuda Indonesia, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. All four airlines also offer connecting flights to Bali via Melbourne or Brisbane.

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