Book Cheap International Flights to Sydney Airport (SYD)
Australia, with it’s sandy beaches, buzzing night life and laid back lifestyle, is a popular travel destination. Sydney is one of the most popular starting points for travels and adventures in the country.
When you book cheap international flights to Sydney, you will land at the Sydney International Airport (SYD). The Sydney Airport is just 8km from the city centre which makes it one of Australia’s most conveniently located airports.
While it is the busiest airport in Australia, SYD Airport is also the longest continuously operated, and oldest commercial international airport in the world.
Main Services at Sydney International Airport
The SYD Airport consists of 3 passenger terminals. One of the 3 runways separates the international passenger terminal from the other two, which means sufficient transfer times must be allowed for, if you have connecting flights.
The airport terminals offer all the usual airport facilities, including toilets and showers, water stations, internet and phone services, post offices, information desks, airline lounges, lost property offices, tourist refund scheme offices, medical services, ATMs and currency exchange, baggage services, prayer rooms and contemporary shopping.
Terminal 1, which is the airport’s international terminal, has 25 gates. The terminal has 3 levels which are dedicated to arrivals, departures and airline offices. There are 200 check-in counters on the departures level with 8 airline lounges. Many shops and restaurants can be found in terminal 1.
Terminal 2 features the lounges for Regional Express Airlines and Virgin Australia. The terminal also has 16 parking bays and a number of remote bays for aircraft.
Terminal 3, which is the domestic terminal, features club lounges and business class lounges and an expansive check-in hall. This terminal has a view of the airport apron and also features a busy retail section with many stores and restaurants.
Accommodation at the SYD Airport
Those looking for accommodation at the airport will find the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel located in the arrival court. The hotel is modern and offers a free airport shuttle, chic restaurant, a sports bar, cafe, gym and business centre.
Guest suites are plush and offer comfortable beds, 42 inch televisions, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.
Airlines Servicing Sydney International Airport
You can book cheap flights to SYD direct from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg with a number of leading international carriers. Airlines that fly between South Africa and Sydney include:
- Air France
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Kenya Airways
- Qantas Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Virgin Australia
Getting To & From Sydney Airport
Australia has a convenient, safe and affordable public transport system that operates in all major cities. There is a safe car park for those driving to the airport themselves or being dropped off / picked up.
In Australia it is against the law for transport companies and their agents to approach travellers, offering transport and discussing fares, so plan ahead. The transport options to and from Sydney Airport include the following:
- By Train – trains run every 10 minutes between the airport and city centre. A train ride into Sydney will take around 13 minutes and is one of the most affordable options available. To use the public train service for the duration of your stay, it’s best to buy an Opal card. You can load funds onto the card and simply swipe when you board trains.
- By Bus – you can also use an Opal card on the bus service that runs between the city and the airport. There are clearly marked bus stops outside the airport terminals.
- By Taxi or Ride Share Service – taxis are available just outside the airport terminal and all over the city. Taxi transport can get expensive if you use it for most of your travel. Ride share services are much like Uber and can help to cut back on trip costs.
- By Shuttle – This service offers shuttle transport between the airport and various accommodation establishments.
Airport Stats for SYD
As the largest and oldest commercial airport in the world, it stands to reason that SYD Airport has served millions of passengers. Annual passenger transfers amount to over 41 870 000 with over 327 190 air craft movements, served by 3 runways.
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