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The Cheapest Way Going to Sydney Domestic Airport from City or Vice Versa

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– Australia Working Holiday,The day and night of Sydney

This is suitable for travelers who travel from other cities of Australia to Sydney Domestic airport. Sydney International Airport and Domestic one are separated.

Please see another entry for Sydney International Airport:

There are several ways to leave Sydney Domestic Airport once you arrive Sydney by plane.


If I want to go to city Central station from the airport:

1. Book the shuttle bus in advance (Price around $16)

Advantage: Point to point, it takes you directly to your hotel/hostel

Disadvantage: You need to book and pay in advance, if you don’t have Australian debit card you may need to pay some transaction fee and the different in exchange rate.

2. Train (The minimum fee to city one way is $16.40, the more far away the more expensive)

(Train fare search tool: http://www.sydneytrains.info/tickets/fare_calculator.htm)

Advantage: Convenient and easy to take the train

Disadvantage: This is the most expensive way to leave airport, apart from taxi

3. Bus route 400 ($2.30-$4.60, depend on which bus station you get off) (http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes/400_20130429_map.pdf)

Advantage: The cheapest among the choices (You can go to Bondi Junction/Burwood just paying $. 4.60 )

Disadvantage: If you want to go to city, you need to drop off at the nearest train station Rockdale and then take train to Central (3.70 bus +4.60 train = 8.30)

The frequency of the bus is around 20 minutes, and you need to take a train afterwards, time consuming

So if I want to go to Central station what is the cheapest way?

Today I want to teach you the cheapest way for going to the city. So next time if you come to Sydney to travel/study/working holiday/work from other Australian cities or vice versa you can save a lot. But this method you need to walk for around 20 minutes. So if you have bulky luggage please think about whether it is a good idea for you. The route basically is flat and does not have much incline/decline/staircase.

From Sydney Domestic Airport, you have to walk around 20 minutes to train station Mascot which is the nearest station which does not charge you airport region train fee. So if I take train from Mascot to Central station it only costs $3.80. The train frequency in this station is even higher than that of International Airport station and Rockdale station. Near Mascot station, there are also some buses ($3.50) that go to city. You can opt for this option to save even more. They are M20, 310, 309 (http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes/309_20120318_map.pdf), 305 (http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes/305_20120318_map.pdf)

Route:


This is a straight forward route. Just follow the cars at the main road and turn to another street at a right one.


From Mascot to Sydney Domestic Airport


After leaving Mascot train station turn left and then walk straight


After arriving at Coward Street, cross the road and keep walking straight. You will see Qantas building at the right. Walk straight till the end and turn right at O'Riodan Street


You will see Ibis Hotel at your right hand side


Keep on walking straight until you reach the big overhead advertising board


Keep on walking and you will see 'Welcome to Sydney Domestic Airport'. You will pass through Mecedes-Benz shop on your right. Keep walking and you will turn right lastly.


You will see the building on the left of the image. Go to that building as we need to walk under that building

Closer up of the building's appearance

Then follow the signage to walk through the buildings to get to terminal 2 and terminal 3

From Sydney Domestic Airport to Mascot

After arriving in the luggage area, go to carousal 3 and you will see the yellow signage of public pick up



Follow the signage, walk straight after exiting the door


Turn right at here and walk straight

Until there is no road and you are forced to turn left here


You will see Mecedes-Benz shop at your left. Follow the curved path and you will see the busy road intersection. Cross the road and reach the big advertising board



Keep walking straight


Junction, turn left and walk along Bourke Street




Keep walking and you will arrive at Mascot Station

Let's go to the next city of Australia!

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