Sydney Domestic Airport (T3)

Sydney Domestic Airport (T3) (SYD) is located 9 km (5.5 miles) south from the Sydney CBD, in Mascot. 

Sydney airport Qantas terminal 3

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

View up-to-date terminal maps on the Sydney Airport websiteOpens in a new tab or window

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 between Qantas and Qantas, oneworld or Emirates Flights, subject to capacity restrictions and operational requirements.

For domestic arrivals, transfers to the international terminal (T1) depart from gate 15 approximately every 30 minutes between 7.30am and 9.30pm every day, with a travel time of approximately 15 minutes.

To check if a Qantas Seamless Transfer is available to you, check with customer service staff when you initially check in, or at gate 15 in Sydney. 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 International Airport (T1) guide for further details on international arrivals and transferring from an international to a domestic flight.

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.

Check-in

Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure. 

There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents on Level 1 who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

Seat selection

Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Checked baggage

Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks on Level 1 to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the self-serve bag drop. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer with a Q Bag Tag, you can head straight to bag drop and use this to tag any baggage you may want to check-in when flying within Australia.  

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices. 

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for departure 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 bag tag kiosks.

Baggage

Baggage carousels are in the arrivals area located on the ground floor. 

Bulky and fragile baggage collection is located between baggage carousels 3 and 4.

Baggage services has a counter located next to baggage carousel 5, which is open from 6am to 11pm.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for arrival information.

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the:

Sydney Domestic T3 Qantas Club

Sydney Domestic T3 Business Lounge

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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. For more information visit the AirportLink information desk located in T3 arrivals hall next to baggage carousel 1.
Valet parking Visit valet parking for more information.
Transport options from Sydney domestic airport T3

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 timetableOpens in a new tab or window 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.