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Want to escape Brisbane for a weekend away in Sydney?
A trip to The Harbour City is a must for travellers exploring Australia and locals looking for a change of scenery. It's overflowing with iconic architecture, interesting museums and beautiful beaches.
The best part? It's only a 1h 35 min flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Book a direct flight with either Virgin Australia, Jetstar Airways, or Qantas. With over 323 flights a week, you won't have a problem finding the perfect flight for your travel dates.
Here's everything you need to know about flying from Brisbane to Sydney!
Departing from Brisbane Airport
Getting to Brisbane Airport
The fastest, most affordable way to get to Brisbane Airport is with the Airtrain. The train has stations throughout Brisbane City and the Gold Coast with a 20-minute travel time from the CBD. You'll be able to avoid any traffic congestion and have peace of mind that you'll arrive at the airport on time. The Airtrain leaves every 15 minutes during peak hours and runs from 5:04 a.m. to 10:04 p.m. every day.
Another affordable way to get to the airport is with TransLink. The public bus service connects passengers to Brisbane Airport with routes 369 and 590.
If you want to avoid paying for parking at the airport, you can catch a taxi or a ridesharing service to the airport. Passengers will be dropped off at the Domestic Terminal with fares costing around AUD 33-42 one-way.
Parking at Brisbane Airport
Parking at Brisbane Airport is safe, affordable and convenient. If you book online, you can pick up rates for as low as AUD 5 a day. Plus, the airport even boasts a ParkValet service and a car wash.
Which Long-Term Parking Option is the Best for You?
- ParkLong is the best option for stays longer than four hours. It's the closest long-term option to the domestic terminal and is just a short 3 to 10-minute walk to the check-in counters.
- Park Premium is the most expensive option but gives you absolute convenience. It's located on level 3 of the P1 Domestic car park and has express entry and exit ramps into the terminal.
- ParkValet is ideal for passengers who don't want to waste time looking for a parking spot. Simply drop off your car just steps from the terminal, grab your luggage and make your way to the check-in counters.
Arriving at Sydney Airport (SYD)
Getting from Sydney Airport to Your Hotel
- The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport to the city is with the train. The trip only takes 13 minutes, with trains leaving every 10 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to midnight 7-days a week.
- For travellers on a tight budget, the most affordable way to get into the CBD is with the public bus. Hop on board Route 400; the service stops at the T3 Domestic terminal and fares cost only AUD 5.60 one-way.
- If you don't want to use public transport, you can find taxis outside each domestic terminal. A one-way trip costs between AUD 45 -55 and takes 20 minutes to reach the CBD. If you prefer using a rideshare service like Uber, wait for your driver at the priority pick-up area.
- If you want to hire a car, head to the arrivals level at T2 and T3 Domestic terminals. You'll find six car rental companies offering deals to suit any budget.
Things to Do in Sydney
- Need to cool off? Head to the city's famous beaches like Bondi and Manly. Or if you prefer to explore the ocean, make your way down to Sydney Harbour and hire a boat for the day.
- No trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting some of its most iconic landmarks. Make room in your itinerary for the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
- For museum lovers, the city won't disappoint. Spend an afternoon exploring the Art Gallery of New South Wales or the Australian National Maritime Museum.
- And once you've had enough of the city, escape the hustle for a few hours by strolling through the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sydney’s climate like?
Sydney’s climate is humid subtropical. The summers are warm and humid, with daily average temperature reaching 26°C. Winters are mild to cool and the daily temperatures average about 17°C. Sydney also has a significant amount of rainfall, even during the drier summer periods.
What is Sydney known for?
Sydney is the largest city in Australia and some of the things it is most well-known for include the sparkling Sydney Harbour, landmarks such as the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and its spectacular coastline and stunning beaches, like iconic Bondi Beach.
How long does it take to get from Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD?
Sydney CBD is located 8 kilometres away from Sydney Airport. In light traffic this journey can take about 25 minutes’ by car. However in peak or rush hour times, this journey can increase to a 45-minute drive. Another option is to travel by train on the Airport Link, which offers an incredibly fast, 13-minute journey from the airport to the CBD.
Do you need to tip in Sydney?
Tipping in Australia is a relatively new practice, so it is not the expectation. However, if the service has been exceptional, tips are always welcome to show appreciation.
What is the best way to get around Sydney?
The best way to get around Sydney and its surrounding suburbs is by using the comprehensive public transport network of buses, trains and ferries. To use this service, you can either purchase an Opal card from the station or tap on with your Amex, Visa or Mastercard.
The cost of public transport will vary depending on distance of travel, however unlimited daily travel is capped at $16.10 AUD. You can also drive around Sydney, using your own car or a rental booked through Webjet, however it is important to know that the city’s roads are notorious for traffic jams and congestion.
What time zone is Sydney in?
The time zone in Sydney is Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). The time in Sydney NSW is GMT+11.