Arriving to Sydney By Plane
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is an international in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located 8 km (5 mi) south of the Sydney City Centre in the suburb of Mascot. Darling Harbour is only 8km from Sydney Airport. The airport is accessible via the Airport Link Underground Rail Line.
Transportation In Sydney
Are you planning a trip to Sydney? An efficient network of transport options makes travelling to attractions in Sydney affordable and enjoyable. The Sydney public transport system, provided by Transport for NSW, consists of trains, buses, ferries and light rail.
The Opal Card
The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney. It can be used on all public transport, including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. There are daily and weekly caps on the Opal network, meaning you can travel as much as you like within the Opal network and you never pay more than the capped fare. The Sydney Airport station access fee isn’t included in the travel caps. For more information, visit opal.com.au
You can also pay with contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards or a linked device, by tapping on and tapping off at Opal readers. Contactless payments are available on all public transport in the Opal network and you will receive the same travel benefits of an Adult Opal card.
Sydney Light Rail
The Inner West Light Rail network operates in both directions between Central Station and Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s West. The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network, which includes the L2 Randwick Line connecting Circular Quay to Randwick (already running) and the L3 Kingsford Line between Moore Park and Kingsford at Nine Ways. Visit Transport NSW for more information and for a Sydney Light Rail map.
Sydney's main terminus for local and regional trains and buses is Central Station at Railway Square, close to Chinatown. Trains operate North to the CBD and across the harbour to North Sydney and beyond, as well as east to Bondi Junction and South past and including Sydney Airport. Sydney train maps and train timetables can be found at Transport NSW.
Cruise into Darling Harbour on a ferry with direct services from Circular Quay, King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf. Captain Cook Cruises operates services between Darling Harbour Convention Wharf, Barangaroo King Street Wharf No.1 and Circular Quay.
Walking and Cycling
Sydney is host to beautiful recreational and coast walks. Routes to ICC Sydney include from Central Station via The Goods Line. More information.
Bike racks are available in Exhibition Car Park 1 including male and female shower and change room facilities. Personal locks are required. Find your Sydney cycling route here.
Buses form a key part of Sydney’s public transport system, connecting all areas of the city, including those without rail or water transport. There are also NightRide services replacing most train routes between midnight and 4am.
Key bus routes include:
333 – Connecting Circular Quay to Bondi
L90 – Wynyard to Palm Beach
B1 – Wynyard to Mona Vale
373 – Connecting Circular Quay to Coogee
380 - Watsons Bay to Bondi Junction
There are a variety of forms of rideshare from the Sydney airport and around Sydney. These include: taxis, Ola, and Uber.