Sydney Airport Travel Tips

Posted On: 09/13/2019

Flying can be stressful for any traveller, from frequent flyers to families to first time travellers. Your airport experience can be better though. Whether you’re flying within Australia or overseas, use our Sydney Airport travel tips to make it your best trip yet.

Time at the Airport

It’s easy to spend time at Sydney Airport if you know the tricks. Free Wi-Fi is available at the international terminal and domestic terminals, making it easy to kill time with your favorite devices. Designer brands are available in T1 and AMUSE Beauty Studio is located at T2. There’s also the newly refurbished McDonald’s in T1 with a designated children’s play zone. Perfect for traveling families!

What to Bring

We all know not to bring any flammable or sharp edge items on the flight. However, a common question includes whether you can bring items related to liquids, aerosols and gels (known as LAGs). These include a variety of toiletries like hair care products, skincare products, perfumes, and toothpastes. LAG restrictions actually only apply for international flights. There are no restrictions on domestic flights.


Airline memberships have their perks at Sydney Airport. For Virgin Australia, Gold & Platinum frequent flyers as well as Lifetime Lounge member holders can use the airline’s Premium Entry channel in Terminal 2 for the fastest way to clear security screenings.

Likeswise Qantas offers business class flyers, Gold & Platinum cardholders as well as Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members a priority screening channel in Terminal 3.


Parking at Sydney Airport comes with a price. The drive-up rate is $19 for 30-60 minutes and increases from there. It costs $27 for one to two hours and $61 for three to 14 hours. However, there are pre-booked parking options available at reduced rates as well as cheaper options at off-airport parking stations. However, shuttle bus transportation offers an affordable alternative to airport parking.


Flying into Sydney Airport is just the half of it. Sydney Airport is 9 km from the city centre. Luckily booking transportation to Sydney CBD or suburbs is easy. Airport shuttle buses can deliver passengers from the airport right to their hotel door. Redy2GO offers frequent shuttles with on time service. Booking online in advance is also a good way to save money on Sydney Airport shuttle services. Shuttles are perfect for groups traveling from Sydney Airport.

Rideshares have also become a popular option for inexpensive and easy travel. Several Rideshare are available by downloading Apps, including Redy2GO. Rideshare pickup is located at the premium pickup area at Domestic (T2/T3) and the Express Pickup at International (T1).

Come prepared to Sydney Airport and book a Redy2GO Airport Shuttle for all of your travel needs.