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Airport Codes:

IATA: SYD   
ICAO: YSSY


Distance from SYD to:

Bondi Beach 20 km
Blue Mountains 113 km
Hunter Valley 234 km


Nearest Major Airports:

Melbourne Airport 705 km
Brisbane Airport 750 km
Adelaide Airport 1404 km

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Sydney Airport Guide

Sydney is famous for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There is plenty to do in the city, including visiting Taronga Zoo and exploring all the attractions at Darling Harbour. You can eat out at The Rocks and browse the boutiques on Circular Quay. Take a trip up the tallest building in Sydney, the Centrepoint Tower and go for a stroll around the Royal Botanical Gardens. For a little culture, you can visit the National Maritime Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Out and about with your car hire Sydney, you can head out to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, a real food destination or take a quick trip to Bondi Beach.


Sydney Airport Directions

The airport is just 6 km from the city with car hire Sydney Airport and the fastest route is via the M1 or Southern Cross Drive.


Sydney Airport Parking

There are 3 car parks at the airport, one at each terminal and they are open 24 hours. For a money saving option for long term parking, a car park is available at the domestic terminal, from where you can take a shuttle bus to the international terminal.


Sydney Airport Flight Information

Flights are available worldwide from Sydney Airport and over 40 major airlines operate there. Domestic flights are well covered too, with 47 destinations in Australia.


Hotels Near Sydney Airport

There are many hotels available near the airport, if you have a transfer or early morning flight. The Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport and the Holiday Inn Sydney Airport are within 2 km and both have a shuttle bus service.


Sydney Time Zone

Sydney is 10 hours or 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, dependant on daylight saving and is in the Eastern Time zone (GMT+10/GMT+11).

Sydney Info


The airport has 3 terminals, although T3 is owned and operated by Qantas for domestic flights.  T1 is for international flights and has the most facilities. T2 is for all other domestic flights and budget airlines. All terminals have facilities for changing money and ATMs are located conveniently. There is free Wi-Fi and internet kiosks are available. There are over 60 shops in total and 50 food outlets if you get hungry, mostly situated in T1 where you will also find an observation deck.

Sydney Airport Trivia:

  • The airport’s full name is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
  • In 2010, the airport handled over 35 million passengers.
  • It was named in 1953 after the Australian pioneer and aviator Charles Kingsford Smith.
  • Auckland in New Zealand is the airport’s busiest route.
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