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Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Sydney have many options of flying into the Sydney Airport. This airport is located in the suburb, Mascot, next to Botany Bay. It has three runways and three used terminals, labeled 1, 2 and 3.

Sydney Airport (SYD) Information

The Sydney Airport (SYD) is one of the oldest continuously operated airports on earth. The airport’s international terminal is undergoing a huge renovation, expected to be completed in 2010, with a new baggage system, as well as more space for shops and waiting areas. Amenities at this airport include shops, duty-free shopping, currency exchange, lost and found, free Wi-Fi, bicycle racks, restaurants, showers, ATMs, baggage storage, children’s play areas, a child’s cinema area, a medical center, an observation deck, a post office, a prayer room, wheelchairs and tourist information.

Airlines That Fly Into Sydney

The Sydney Airport (SYD) is very busy, with flights from other places in Australia, as well as from all over the world. It is a hub for Qantas, Virgin Blue, JetStar and Tiger Airways Australia. Some other airlines that service Sydney Airport include Air New Zealand, British Airways, Delta, and United.

Sydney Transit Information

Distance to city: 5 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: $2
  • The city buses stop at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Train to city

  • Fare: $50
  • Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: $15
  • There are Airport Link rail stations under the terminals.

Other options

  • There are some hotel shuttles and private buses that can be booked in advance.

Car Rental Companies at Sydney Airport

These car rental companies are located at the arrivals level of the terminals.