Sydney International Airport (T1)

Airport Location

  • 10km (6 miles) south of the city in Mascot.


Quiet terminal

T1 International is now a quiet terminal. Passenger announcements have been significantly reduced, with boarding call and final call announcements confined to gate areas only. Essential announcements will continue to be broadcast throughout the terminal. Alternatively refer to in terminal screens for the latest flight updates and information.

Qantas Flights

There are 3 terminals in Sydney

T1 - Sydney International Terminal
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 - Qantas Sydney Domestic Airport
Qantas Domestic flights QF400-QF1599 and QantasLInk flights 1600 and above operate from this terminal.

Sydney Airport T1 map

Departure Information

Ticket Counter

Located on the Departures Level (Level 2) next to check-in counter E and is open from 5.00am to 9.00pm.


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 (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 can access the First Check In Suite located at the end of the northern side of check-in counter D.

If you're travelling to the United States, 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.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Arrival Information


Baggage carousels are in the Arrivals area located 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.

Transfers between terminals

Transferring from T1 (International Airport) to T2 and T3 (Domestic Airports):

The Transfer Lounge is located on the Arrivals level of Sydney International Airport. After you clear customs, follow the signs located outside the terminal, entry is external to the main terminal within a short walk via a weather protected walkway. Recheck your baggage at the Seamless Transfer Check-in counters and then board the shuttle bus for the Domestic terminal. It operates from 6am to 12noon every 10 minutes and from 12noon until 9.00pm AEST every 20 minutes. The bus arrives at T3 at Gate 15. Check the screens for departure gate information. Passengers connecting to a flight not operated by Qantas or QantasLink should refer to the Sydney Airport website for further information on transfer options.

Transferring from T2 and T3 (Domestic Airports) to T1 (International Airport):

The Transfer Lounge is located airside (after passing through the security check point), at Gate 15 in T3. A shuttle bus service is available to passengers that are travelling or have travelled on a Qantas flight (including codeshare flights) or oneworld flight. The shuttle buses operate every 10-20 minutes from 6am to 9.40pm AEST. On arrival at T1 proceed up the escalator, through immigration and security to your departure gate.

Transferring between T3 and T2 (Domestic Airports):

Walking is the best method and takes approximately 7 minutes. Simply follow the pedestrian walkways and directional signs through the car park or through the airport train tunnel link.

Lounge Information

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Transport Information

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from the city.

Visit Sydney Airport website for current car parking rates.

Taxis Approximately A$50 to the city. An airport toll of A$2 applies.
Buses Sydney buses operate services to Sydney city and surrounding airport suburbs.
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.
Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.
Chauffeur Drive To travel to or from the airport via limousine, book a chauffeur transfer.

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Information is correct as of November 2014.
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.