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    Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport: Airport Dr, Sydney NSW 2020, Australia

Sydney AirportSydney Airport, also referred to as Sydney Kingsford Smith International, is located right at the heart of southern Sydney, serving as the country’s busiest hub and main gate of entry. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and the famous Sydney harbor, the airport is the perfect distance away from Australia’s most iconic structures and attractions. There are plenty of hotels to choose from as soon as you step foot off the plane, including the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel located within walking distance of terminal 1.
Why people visit Sydney: Sydney Harbor, Bondi beach, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, gardens, and of course, fish and chips!
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Know Before You Go: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

  • Sydney Airport served 37.9 million passengers in 2013, roughly more than 100,000 passengers per day!
  • Terminal 1 and Terminal 2/3 are linked, but are not connected directly. To travel between terminals, you may use the TBus ($5.50 per one way), a taxi ($17-22 per one way), or the AiportLink train ($5.40 per one way).
  • Wi-Fi is FREE in all terminals for up to 2 hours and 500MB of data use.
  • The Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is located within a one-minute walk from Terminal 1. Other hotels can also be found within the vicinity.
  • Complimentary shower facilities are available in Terminal 1 before and after Customs, and in Terminal 2. Towel vending services are not available, so be sure to bring your own towel to dry off!
  • Do you need to exchange currency? Travelex is located in Terminal 2 near gate 32 and can exchange your money in-store or online.
  • Looking for event tickets, a good restaurant, or more? The Travel Concierge Sydney Airport offers service to all arriving and departing passengers. Helpful staff can be found at the T1 Arrivals Hall.
  • Hungry? Check out the Tap House located in Terminal 2 after security. Not only can you enjoy great food, but they have beer on tap and a great selection of Australian wine to take home.
  • Do some shopping while you wait between flights! SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free has a huge selection of great products and luxury brands to browse, including Apple, Sony, Prada, Oakley, and more!
  • Are you in need of medical attention? The Sydney Airport Medical Centre is located in Terminal 1, and offers medical services for travelers, staff and visitors, open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Baggage StorageTM offers services such as long term baggage storage, bag weighing, online visa application, and printing and faxing, and is located in Terminal 1.
  • Visit the official Sydney Airport page for more great tips.

Where To Stay

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    • Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

      1.4 miles from Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)

      The Holiday Inn Sydney Airport offers great amenities such as Wi-Fi Internet throughout the hotel, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and meeting rooms with audio and visual equipment. The Holiday Inn Sydney Airport is one mile from the Kingsford Smith International Airport, and seven kilometers from the Sydney city center. Let us help you book this and other Sydney Airport hotels online.
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    • Crowne Plaza Coogee

      6.8 miles from Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)

      The Crowne Plaza Coogee is situated just six miles from the Kingsford Smith International Airport, and six kilometers from the Sydney city center. The Crowne Plaza Coogee also offers Wi-Fi Internet throughout the hotel, meeting rooms with audio and visual equipment, a fitness room, two restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool.

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About Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport, also called Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, is the busiest hub in Australia and serves as the gate of entry for the country. It's also the oldest still-functioning airport in the world, established in 1919 by World War I hero Nigel Love. The massive site sees nearly 36 million passengers every year and contains 59 loading gates, three terminal buildings and three runways that welcome planes from 35 different carriers. Travelers come from all around the world, from Tokyo to North America, and many use the hub as an in between while waiting for connecting flights to other Australian cities.

The facility is situated in the heart of southern Sydney along the coast of Botany Bay, less than 6 miles from the downtown area. There are multiple hotels near Sydney Airport for you to choose from. InterContinental, for example, is nestled up against the lovely Sydney Harbour less than 8 miles from the airport, while the Holiday Inn is just minutes away from the hub by shuttle service. Visitors who stay here have easy access to downtown Sydney - public trains and buses are reliable and efficient, and there are also shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars available at the airport.

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Welcome to Sydney

Sydney has a reputation like no other in Australia - it's not only the oldest and largest, it's also widely considered the most cosmopolitan and liveable cities in the country. The city center is compact and easily navigable, and it has an excellent transit system that allows you to explore the outlying neighborhoods with ease. Throughout, visitors find a stunning displays of art, culture and history at galleries, museums, eateries and clubs, not to mention modern architecture contrasted by colonial Victorian structures lining the streets.

The metropolis is also known as the Harbour City, a reference to its delightful location alongside the Sydney Harbour. In fact, many will tell you that Sydney is the most beautiful city in the world due in part to its lush nature. The miles of coastline lays sparkling ocean water up against pristine sands, while the other sides of the city are surrounded by national parks filled with dense bushland, walking trails and friendly wildlife. Guests also enjoy a comfortably temperate climate - there are an average of 300 delightfully sunny days every year, but the temperatures often stay cooler than other Australian locales due to cold fronts from the ocean.

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Things to Do in Sydney

A view of the Sydney Harbour BridgeAs a world-class city with a diverse and vibrant culture, it only makes sense that there are more attractions here than can be seen in a lifetime. There are some sites every traveler should see on their visit to this metropolis. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, for example, is a feat of engineering and an icon of the locale. You should also be sure to check out the Sydney Opera House, one of the destination's most famous buildings and a structure included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

It would be a shame to travel to Sydney without taking some time to explore the nightlife of this exciting metropolis. Head downtown and start your evening with dinner at one of the exquisite eateries, such as Universal, Gourmet Viking or Bathers' Pavilion. For some authentic Australian cuisine, make your way to Duke, located above the popular Flinders pub, where the meaty plates are huge and sharing is encouraged. Then, catch a show at the Metro Theatre, City Recital Hall or Sydney Theatre Company. Bring the night to a close with a final drink at one of the many bars throughout the city - Stitch takes on the atmosphere of an authentic speakeasy, while Shady Pines Saloon has a honky-tonk feel with lots of whiskeys and ryes.

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