Getting to and from Sydney Airport
Trains and buses travel to and from Sydney Domestic and International Airports between 5am and midnight, 7 days a week.
The train station is located directly under the airport terminals and bus stops are right outside. There are also taxi ranks at both airport terminals.
To catch a train or bus, you will need an Opal card or Opal single ticket. You can also pay using a contactless payment card or device to pay a standard (peak) Adult Opal fare. Using an Opal card is the easiest and most affordable way to travel in Sydney. You can get Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards and single trip tickets at airport train stations and top up the balance of an existing Opal card. Please note that if you need to top up at the Airport a minimum top up amount of $35 applies. You can also purchase Adult or Child/Youth Opal single tickets from bus drivers unless your bus route is Opal Only.
To get other concession Opal cards you will need to apply before travelling.
Use the Trip Planner to plan your public transport trip. Fares are shown with trip plan results.
Finding the station
- Domestic Station - Lift/escalator access is by baggage carousel 1 in both Terminal 2 and 3.
- International Station - From Terminal 1 Arrivals, Exit A turn right and head to the end, or use the lift/escalator by Check In desk A.
Station access fee
When you enter or exit the train station at Sydney Domestic Airport or Sydney International Airport, a station access fee is charged, on top of your train fare. The fee is automatically deducted from your Opal card or contactless payment, and is included in the cost of an Opal Single trip ticket. It is charged by the Airport Link Company who privately-owns the airport stations.
The Opal 60 minute transfer doesn't apply at Sydney Airport stations. If you tap off at the airport and tap on again within one hour, you'll be charged for two journeys, including two station access fees. This gives you two paid journeys towards your Weekly Travel Reward.
The station access fee is the same whether you are using an Opal card, contactless payment or Opal single ticket, however train fares are cheaper using an Opal card or contactless payment. The Sydney Airport station access fee weekly cap is only applied to Opal cards.
|Ticket type||Single use||Weekly cap**|
*Other ticket types include:
- Child/Youth Opal card or Opal single tickets
- Concession and Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards. 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 once in a week (Monday to Sunday), the Sydney Airport station access fee weekly cap is applied.
Station access fees are not included in your Opal daily or weekly travel cap.
The station access fee is cheaper if you travel between other Airport Link train stations, including Green Square Station, Mascot Station and the Domestic and International Airport train stations.
A flat fee for both Adult and Concessions is charged:
- Between an airport station and Green Square - station access fee is $8.40 (+ train fare)
- Between an airport station and Mascot Station - station access fee is $6.00 (+ train fare)
- Between Sydney Domestic Airport Station and Sydney International Airport Station - station access fee $2.00 (+ train fare)
Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip. It calculates Opal fares and includes the station access fee where applicable.
The route 400 and 420 regular bus and 420N night bus all travel to Sydney Airport, with stops at both domestic and international terminals. The bus stop at the domestic airport is located outside Terminal 3, which is walking distance from Terminal 2.
Transferring between Domestic and International airports
- Check the latest departures from Domestic to International airport
- Check the latest departures from the International to Domestic airport