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Getting to and from Sydney Airport

Sydney Domestic and Sydney International Airports are easily accessible by train, bus, or taxi.

The train stations are right under the airport terminals, and trains run to and from Sydney Domestic and International Airports every day from 5am to midnight.

Bus services connect the airport to surrounding suburbs and nearby areas.

There are also taxi ranks at both airport terminals.

Transfer options: To transfer between Sydney Domestic Airport and Sydney International Airport, you can catch the T8 Airport South Line train service or route 420 bus service.

How to pay your fare

To pay your bus or train fare, you can use an Opal card, a contactless card or device, or purchase an Opal single ticket. Adult fares apply if you use contactless card or device.

You can get Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards, top up the balance of an existing Opal card and purchase Opal single trip tickets at airport train stations. Please note that if you need to top up at the Airport, a minimum top up amount of $35 applies.

If you are eligible for concession fares, you will need to apply for a Concession Opal or Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card online before you travel. You cannot get these Opal cards at the airport.

If you need to top up at the Airport train stations, there is a minimum top up of $35 required.

You can also top up:

See more top up options.

Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip. It calculates Opal fares and includes the station access fee where applicable.

If you travel by train, you will also need to pay a station access fare.


The T8 Airport & South Line services run frequently to and from Sydney Domestic and Sydney International Airports, with services every day between 5am and midnight.

  • At Domestic Station, take the lift/escalator near baggage carousel 1 in both Terminal 2 and 3.
  • International Station, from Terminal 1 Arrivals, exit at Exit A, turn right and head to the end. You can also use the lift/escalator near Check-In desk A.

When using train stations at Sydney Domestic Airport or Sydney International Airport, a station access fee is charged in addition to the train fare. Here's what you need to know:

  • The fee is automatically deducted from your Opal card or contactless payment, and it's added to the cost of an Opal Single trip ticket at time of purchase.
  • The station access fee is the same for Opal cards and, contactless payments but is higher for Opal single tickets. Train fares are more economical when using an Opal card or contactless payment.
  • The fee is charged by the Airport Link Company who privately-owns the airport stations.

Weekly caps

The Sydney Airport station access fee weekly cap is applied to both Opal cards and contactless payments.

Station access fee fares

Ticket type

Station access fee

Weekly cap**

Single Trip Ticket Station access fee***









Concession and Senior/Pensioner*




*Note: Concession and Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards need to be applied for, you cannot get these Opal cards at the airport train stations.

**If you use an Opal card to travel by train to or from the Sydney Airport more than twice in a week (Monday to Sunday), the Sydney Airport station access fee weekly cap is applied.

***The station access fee for Single Trip Tickets is added at time of purchase.

Travel between airport stations

If you travel between other Airport Link train stations, including Green Square Station, Mascot Station, and the Domestic and International Airport train stations, the station access fee is a flat fee:

  • Between an airport station and Green Square: $10.78 (+ train fare)
  • Between an airport station and Mascot Station: $7.44 (+ train fare)
  • Between Sydney Domestic Airport Station and Sydney International Airport Station: $4.00 (+ train fare)

Opal benefits

Station access fees are not included in your Opal daily or weekly travel cap.

The Opal 60 minute transfer doesn't apply at Sydney Airport stations, so tapping off and on again within an hour will result in two journeys and two station access fees.


Several bus routes connect Sydney Airport with surrounding suburbs, including major destinations such as Bondi Junction, Coogee, Maroubra, Eastgardens, Mascot, Rockdale, Bexley North, Campsie and Burwood.

All-day frequent route 350 bus services run between the Domestic Terminal and Bondi Junction via Mascot, Maroubra and Coogee, operating at least every 10 minutes during the day, seven days a week.

Regular services also operate on route 420 bus services between Burwood and Mascot Station via Campsie and Rockdale, serving both the International and Domestic Terminals.

These routes operate from early morning until around midnight seven days a week.

Overnight services are provided on route N20 between Riverwood and the City, operating via the International Terminal between around midnight and 4am.  Route 420 also operates to and from the International Terminal between midnight and 4am.


There are taxi ranks outside of each terminal with supervisors on hand during peak times.

When you travel by taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks, an airport road toll is added to your fare.