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Transport from airport

Hi...

We're told by our travel agent that our flight will be delayed, thus we will arrive in Sydney by 8.30 0r 9.00 pm. We would like to know what is the convenient way to travel from airport to Sydney city at that time. But we haven't sorted out which place to stay yet.

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1. Re: Transport from airport

Whilst it is expensive at $11 pp I would think the train would be most reliable unles it is a wekend and they're working on the line.

A taxi may be a similar rate but it will depend on where you are going.

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2. Re: Transport from airport

It might be best to work out where you are staying first.... the airport train is certainly the swiftest way of doing things, but it's not, generally, well-regarded by Sydneysiders because of its cost; and if it drops you far from your hotel (if, for instance, you were staying in Darling Harbour), you may end up having to hire a taxi for the last leg anyway!

Please write in again when you have your accommodation sorted out.

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3. Re: Transport from airport

Have just seen (and responded to) your other post about inexpensive accommodation; since you are obviously trying to do Sydney on a fairly tight budget, I would recommend that you look at one of the public buses (blue-and-white route 400)which serve the international terminal. They will still be running at 9 p.m. (but not after about 11) and they will take you to one of these three major suburban stations for about $AUD3.50: Burwood, Rockdale, Bondi Junction. Depending on where you are staying, you will be able to get from one of these to your hotel for about another $AUD2.50. This is the absolutely cheapest way to get to and from Sydney airport (it even costs you more than that to park your car!), but, of course, it does mean an extra lifting of your bags.

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4. Re: Transport from airport

Thanks Guruswife & Alan for your advice.