Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers.
Kerbside supervisors can also organise taxis with baby capsules, wheelchair access, five-seaters and maxi taxis for larger groups or station wagons for large amounts of baggage.
Taxi rank system management at the T2/T3 Domestic terminals is currently undergoing a major overhaul, with completion scheduled by 8 April 2017, subject to weather delays. During this time, there may be some unavoidable impacts on waiting times at the T2/T3 taxi ranks, particularly during peak periods when delays may occur. While these works continue, you may wish to pre-book your taxi or consider alternative transport options from the airport. For further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 133SYD (133 793). We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank all our customers for your patience.
Taxi rank locations
Taxi ranks - Terminal 1 map
Taxi ranks - Terminal 2 map
Information for taxi passengers
Drivers are required to accept all fares, small or large, from the airport. If you are only travelling a short distance, drivers can return to their place in the queue after they have taken you to where you need to go. The kerbside management team will help you and your driver with this request.
Please note that taxis are not permitted to pick up passengers away from a taxi rank and drivers can be fined AU$5,000 for breaking the regulation.
Accessible taxi facilities
Taxi drivers who need to assist their passengers to the terminal buildings may leave their vehicles at designated pre-booked taxi bays at both the international and domestic terminals. Different procedures apply for drop off and pick-up at each terminal and additional kerbside management officers are on hand to manage the system and assist drivers and passengers. Customers requiring accessible taxis are advised to pre-book where possible.
Due to aviation security requirements, taxi drivers may not leave their vehicles when stopped outside terminal buildings.
Below are some approximate return fares you can expect to pay to and from Sydney Airport. Remember passengers pay for any bridge or road tolls on top of the fare (these fares are in Australian dollars and are based on non-peak traffic conditions).
Sydney City $45-55 (one way)
North Sydney $55 - $65 (one way)
Manly $90 - $100 (one way)
Parramatta $100 - $120 (one way)
Liverpool $95 - $110 (one way)
Cronulla $75 - $85 (one way)
A $4.25 airport toll is payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks.
Pre-book your taxi
You can also pre-book a taxi to collect you from the airport. Pre-booked parking bays are available at the international and domestic terminals.
Some taxi companies that offer pre-booking include:
Phone: 131 451
Cabcharge Bookings: 131 271
Premier Cabs – Airport Taxi Service
Phone: 13 10 17
RSL Ex-Servicesmen’s Cabs & Co-Op Members Ltd
Phone: +61 2 9581 1111
Silver Service Fleet
Phone: 133 100
St George Cabs
Phone: 132 166
Taxis Combined Services
Phone: 133 300
Phone: 131 001
If you have any suggestions, compliments or complaints about your driver or your taxi trip:
Note: You will need the number plate of the taxi, or the driver’s number, the taxi network and the time and date of your journey.