Sydney T1 International Airport

Sydney T1 International Airport (SYD), also known as Kingsford Smith, is the primary hub in Australia for Qantas. It's conveniently located 10 km (6 miles) from the city centre in Mascot.

Flights and terminal information

There are three terminals in Sydney.

T1 - Sydney international airport

Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights operate from this terminal.

T2 - Sydney domestic airport

Jetstar domestic flights operate from this terminal.

T3 - Sydney domestic airport

Qantas Domestic flights QF400 and above, and QantasLink flights operate from this terminal.

Terminal map

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Transferring between T2 and T3 (domestic airports) and T1 (international airport)

Sydney Airport T-Bus

The T-Bus is Sydney Airport’s complimentary shuttle bus service between the T1 International and T2/T3 Domestic terminals. The service currently operates every 30 minutes and takes approximately 10 minutes. To catch the T-Bus, proceed to the bus stop on the Arrivals level outside each terminal.

The first bus departs T1 International terminal at 7.30am and the last bus departs T2 Domestic terminal at 7.30pm. For transfers outside these hours, we recommend you take one of the alternative public transport options

Qantas seamless transfer

The Qantas Seamless Transfer service is available for customers connecting to/from a Qantas flight, subject to capacity restrictions and operational requirements.

For Qantas domestic to all international flights with through checked baggage, make your way to gate 15 for airside transfer to the international terminal.

For Qantas domestic to international flights without through checked baggage, you should collect your baggage from your domestic flight and proceed to the arrivals area where a complimentary transfer bus operated by Sydney Airport is available. Look for the Orange T-Bus at the curb side bus stop on the arrivals level.

For international arrivals, a Seamless service is available for customers arriving on international flights and connecting to a Qantas domestic flight. Customers should collect their luggage on arrival at Sydney International terminal. Follow the signs in the arrivals hall to the Qantas Domestic Transfer area. Baggage will be rechecked and you will proceed to the domestic terminal on our airside buses. 

To check if a Qantas Seamless Transfer is available to you, check with staff in Sydney or at your initial check in. If unavailable, alternative options include the free Sydney Airport T-Bus, paid train services or paid taxi. Ensure you allow enough time to collect your baggage and check in for your onward flight.

Refer to our Sydney Domestic Airport (T3) guide for further details on domestic arrivals.

Transferring between T3 and T2 (domestic airports):

Walking is the best way to get between the two terminals and takes approximately 7 minutes. Simply follow the pedestrian walkways and directional signs through the car park or through the airport train tunnel link.

Ticketing

The ticket counter is located on the departures level 2 next to check-in counter E and is open from 5am to 9pm.

Check-in

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Download your boarding pass and secure your seat from 24 hours before your flight departure up until 2 hours before departure.

Airport check-in is located on the departures level 2 and is open from 4.30am daily.

On your arrival at the airport, check-in kiosks and bag drops are located at check-in area C.

Business, Premium Economy and Qantas Club passengers can check-in at the northern side of check-in counter D.

First, Platinum, and oneworld Emerald passengers may be able to access the First Check In Suite located at the end of the northern side of check-in counter D. Check with airport staff upon arrival.

If you're travelling to the United States of America, you can find your flight's check-in area on the information screens located throughout the departures area.

Note: If you're travelling on a Qantas codeshare flight, you may need to check in with the operating carrier instead of Qantas. Ask our airport staff for information.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Baggage

Carousels are located in the arrivals area on the ground floor. 

Baggage services has a counter located on the arrivals level (ground floor) near the glass lifts. Open from 6am to 10pm.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from the city.
Taxis Approximately A$50 to the city.
Train Trains depart regularly to the city. Access to the train station is from the Arrivals hall at the northern end of the terminal. For more information visit AirportLink.
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Important information

Times and prices quoted are a guide only.

Disclaimer: * Note that only the previous stop for each flight is shown. If you're unsure of the stops for a multi-stop flight, check the online timetable Gate numbers are subject to change. Times for codeshare flights are subject to confirmation from the operating carrier, therefore there may be a delay in this information being updated.