By ride share
Ride share pick-ups are now available at Sydney Airport. You can request a ride from your preferred app and get picked up from either the domestic or international terminals. Simply send the request once you've exited the terminal, and your driver will meet you at the pick-up area. For the domestic terminal, this is the Priority Pick-up Zone. For the international terminal, this is the Express Pick-up zone.
Fares to SYD vary depending on the selected vehicle option, travel time, and total distance. Use the Uber Fare Estimator to get estimated prices.
Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers.
If you need assistance, 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.
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 $4.50 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:
RSL Ex-Servicesmen’s Cabs & Co-Op Members Ltd Phone: +61 2 9581 1111
If you have any suggestions, compliments or complaints about your driver or your taxi trip:
Phone the Taxi Customer Feedback Management System on 1800 648 478, or Visit the Transport Infoline taxi service feedback page to submit comments online
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.