Sydney Airport To City

Journey: Sydney Airport To City

Sydney airport is conveniently located close to the city, in the suburb of Mascot. It is approximately 8km from the CBD, which means that getting from Sydney airport to Sydney CBD does not take very long. Sydney airport is the largest airport in Australia and provides you with multiple transport options throughout all three terminals.  There are buses, trains, taxis, hire cars and more. But the best option of all is a chauffeured car from Hughes Limousines. This stands out as the most convenient and comfortable option. It is also one of the more affordable ways to travel in a group.

At Hughes Limousines, we offer door-to-door service from Sydney airport to city. Our professional drivers are punctual, polite and possess detailed knowledge of Sydney’s roads and traffic conditions. We also understand that flights arrive and depart at all hours of the day and night. That is why our chauffeur driven airport transfers are available twenty-four hours a day. At Hughes Limousines, we have a wide range of vehicles to suit all budgets and travelling arrangements. From luxury cars to premium people movers, we can cater for any number of passengers. All our services are priced on par with other transport options, so you get convenience, comfort and luxury without the price tag.

Executive Sedan

Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. Perfect combination of value and style.

  • $ 93 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Premium European Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.

  • $ 105 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Luxury SUV

Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.

  • $ 105 AUD
  • 1-4
  • 4
  • 4

Luxury People Mover

Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.

  • $ 121 AUD
  • 4-7
  • Trailer

Luxury Van

Designed for convenience and generous space these vehicles include ergonomic design and exceptional flexibility for long or short excursions.

  • $ 139 AUD
  • 8-12
  • Trailer

Luxury Minibus

Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.

  • $ 234 AUD
  • 13-20
  • Trailer

Luxury Small Coach

Perfect for groups up to 27 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.

  • $ 250 AUD
  • 21-27
  • Trailer

Luxury Mid Sized Coach

When you have a few more in your group, up size to our mid sized coaches for 28-33 people.

  • $ 255.75 AUD
  • 28-33
  • Trailer

Luxury Coach

Luxury finally meets size. Come and experience our market-leading large coach service. Fantastic coach drivers perfectly match our new fleet of coaches.

  • $ 396 AUD
  • 34-53
  • Trailer

Sydney Airport to CBD: Details for your Trip

Travelling from Sydney airport to Sydney CBD will take you past some iconic sights. Although it is a short journey, it still passes through some of Sydney’s most renowned areas. For those who have not travelled from the airport to the city before, we provide some valuable information below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Time: Sydney CBD to Airport and Back

Because Mascot is just a short distance from the CBD, the average time taken can vary and can increase during peak hours. The standard travel time between the city and the airport is approximately 22 minutes.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – between 16 and 35 minutes
  • City to airport – between 18 and 45 minutes

Off Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – between 16 and 28 minutes
  • City to airport – between 16 and 26 minutes

Sydney Airport: Pick up and Drop off Areas to be Aware of

Navigating Sydney airport can seem like a challenge at first as it is the biggest airport in the country. But, thankfully, it is very well organised. It also has free Wi-Fi and an abundance of entertainment, dining and retail options. The airport itself consists of three terminals: one international terminal and two domestic terminals. The international terminal has an express pick up section in the P9 car park; there are yellow signs to help you find it. Here, you can get up to fifteen minutes of waiting time for free. For drop off space, simply go to the departure level at T1 international. Here, there are kerbside spaces including some for disabled passengers.

In the domestic terminals, due to the larger volume of passengers, your options are a bit different. There is a drop-off area at the departure level of both terminals, as well as:

  • Express pick up in the section marked by yellow signs. This is an eight-minute walk from the terminals, which makes it the second closest parking space.
  • Priority pick in the section marked by green signs. This is a four-minute walk from the terminals, which makes it the closest parking space. Although it is the most convenient, you do need an e-Tag to pay the fee. Prices begin at $4.
  • Blue emu pick up in the section marked by blue emu signs. This is a little further from the terminals, but there is a shuttle bus that leaves every ten to fifteen minutes. The bus takes passengers between the terminals and blue emu pick up section.

Sydney City Information

At Hughes Limousines, we will collect you from anywhere in the CBD that is convenient for you. You can simply inform us in advance and we will be there to collect you. This will allow you to make the most of your time in Sydney. Whether you are enjoying the harbour views of Circular Quay, wandering through the botanic gardens or enjoying some fine dining at The Rocks, we can collect you with ease. Sydney city covers the CBD and inner city suburbs, which means you can also enjoy the cultural epicentre of NSW. The CBD is also the commercial and economic hub in the Asia Pacific, so there is always something going on. Leave transport to us, and enjoy the nightlife, entertainment, dining and architecture of Australia’s largest city.

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Other Transport Options

Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD: Your Transport Options

There is no shortage of options when it comes to transport between Sydney airport and city. However, when it comes to comfort, convenience and value for money, none can compete with Hughes Limousines. At Hughes, we offer door-to-door service and a range of premium and luxury vehicles. We can also cater for everyone from individuals, to large groups.

Sydney Airport Trains

There is an excellent train service that runs to and from Sydney airport. You can catch this service from the domestic or international terminals—it leaves from platform one at both stations. There are several points within the city at which the airport train stops including Museum, Central, St James, Circular Quay, Wynyard and Town Hall. However, despite its good coverage, the train still does not offer door-to-door service. This means you will need to find your way to and from the train station, which can be hard with luggage. The cost of the train can also become quite high if you are travelling in a group. In fact, for groups of 3-4, it can be cheaper to travel with Hughes Limousines.

Taxi From Sydney Airport to CBD

There are taxi ranks at the international and domestic terminals of Sydney airport. This means that getting a cab is quite easy. These taxi ranks are sheltered and come with supervisors to maintain an orderly rank. Although taxis offer door-to-door service, the price does not always reflect the service you get. In addition to this, peak travel times can cause an influx of passengers at the taxi ranks. As a result, you may find yourself waiting a while. Again, in a group of 3-4, Hughes is often the more cost effective and comfortable option. Sure, a taxi may save you up to 20% on your fare, but you don’t get the benefit of beating the queue and enjoying luxurious comfort and excellent service.

Buses and Shuttles

There are always buses running to and from the Sydney airport, in the international and domestic precincts. The bus stops are clearly marked as well, so finding them should not be an issue. In addition to this, there are several shuttle services, including Redy2Go shuttles. Taking the bus is generally your cheapest option. However, it lacks in comfort and convenience. Travelling in a group of 5-6 is a logistical nightmare on the bus and the price of each person’s fare can also add up. Booking with Hughes Limousines can actually be the cheaper option. We have people movers and shuttle buses for large groups, and you get the advantage of a chauffeur driver and door-to-door service. It will also save you time, as we will not be stopping for other passengers.

#1 I am travelling with a lot of luggage – will you be able to fit it all in your cars?

At Hughes Limousines, we are prepared to meet anyone’s travelling needs. Our range of vehicles includes luxury people movers, shuttles and even coaches. This means that we are able to not only cater for a lot of passengers but also a lot of luggage. Simply let us know of your needs when you make a booking, and we will ensure that your needs are met.

#2 If I am arriving on a late night flight, can you still get me from Sydney airport to city?

At Hughes Limousines, we understand that airports often operate late at night or early in the morning. That is why we operate twenty-four hours a day. Simply book an airport transfer when you need it and we will be there when you arrive.

#3 I am trying to travel on a budget – do you have options for me?

We understand that air travel can be expensive. That is why we maintain the most affordable rates possible. In many cases, travelling with Hughes is actually cheaper than alternative transport services. We also have a variety of premium and luxury vehicles to suit different budgets.

#4 I am travelling on a very strict schedule – is your service the quickest?

Hughes Limousines offers door-to-door service, which means that you are getting the most direct transport possible. Our chauffeurs are well acquainted with Sydney’s roads and they will take you to your destination promptly, via the most direct route.

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