Virgin Australia operates flights to Sydney every day, from all state capital cities, including Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and from major regional ports like Gold Coast, Ballina/Byron Bay and Albury.
Sydney Airport Information
Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) is Australia’s busiest airport. Located in Mascot next to Botany Bay, Sydney Airport is 10km south of Sydney City, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Sheltered and supervised taxi ranks are located outside T2. Kerbside supervisors can organise taxis for those with special requirements or travelling in big groups. A standard taxi service from Sydney Airport to Sydney City costs approximately $25.
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- Rail: Sydney Domestic Airport is serviced by the Airport Link train service. The Domestic Terminal train station is located underground, directly between T2 and T3, and is accessible from the Arrivals level. Trains to the city run every 10 minutes, take 13 minutes and costs $15.40 (one way, per person).
- Bus: Clearly marked bus stops are located on the Arrivals level outside T3. T2 and T3 are walking distance apart.
Guests travelling from Sydney City to Sydney Airport (and vice versa) should allow at least 30 minutes for travel.
Sydney Domestic and International Airports are connected via train and bus. The train between Domestic and International takes 2 minutes and costs $5.00 (one way, per person). The T-Bus operates between T1 and T2 and takes up to 10 mins, and costs $5.50 (one way, per person).
Things to do in Sydney
Sydney is fringed by beautiful beaches, mystical mountains and a breathtaking and historic harbour. A hub of culture, art, inspired-thinking and sports, Sydney hosts a multitude of ethnicities and philosophies and is considered a global city. Home to the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is visited by millions every year, and constantly ranks as one of the world’s top holiday destinations and liveable cities.
Constantly evolving and coming-of-age, Sydney is never short of things to see and do. The world’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach sizzles in summer and sparkles in winter. Circular Quay is the perfect vantage point from which to take in the splendour of the harbour, with views of the Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and Luna Park, and ferries to Manly and Taronga Zoo. Around the bend, Darling Harbour is Sydney’s premier leisure and entertainment zone, with restaurants, museums, theatres and parks. Inner-city pockets like Surry Hills, Newtown, Glebe and Ultimo foster bohemian-like atmospheres and are abuzz with culture. While just a few hours drive west of the city, the majestic Blue Mountains exudes natural wonder.
Sydney has a number of premier shopping streets and precincts. The Pitt and George Streets in the city centre are home to both historic and ultra-modern shopping arcades like The Strand Arcade and the Queen Victoria Building, The Galleries Victoria and Westfield Sydney; while Castlereagh, Elizabeth and King Streets host world-famous designer boutiques. Paddington’s Oxford Street is Sydney’s most illustrious shopping high street. Surry Hills is a go-to for small galleries and boutiques. Newtown is avant-garde, rich with vintage fashion and music stores, bookshops and antique dealers. And Bondi Beach is renowned for surf wear, souvenirs and designer labels.
Sydney is a foodie utopia. The CBD’s Pitt and Oxford streets feature a diverse array ethnic restaurants. Chinatown hosts a colourful and generous blend of Asian eateries. The Rocks and Circular Quay are the city centre’s most scenic settings for fine dining. Inner-city pockets like Surry Hills, Balmain, Leichhardt and Glebe are abuzz with alfresco restaurants. In the Eastern Suburbs, Bondi Beach hosts outdoor cafes and fish and chip shops, while Double Bay is renowned for pavement cafes and classy eateries. Across the harbour Sydney’s Northern Beaches – in particular Manly, Freshwater and Palm Beach – offer a smorgasbord of eateries, particularly celebrating seafood.
Home to stunningly scenic settings and a vibrant atmosphere, Sydney enjoys a world-class pub, bar and nightclub scene. The Rocks and Circular Quay are dotted with impressive drinking holes that showcase incredible views of Sydney Harbour. Surry Hills is lined with lively gastro pubs and on-trend bars. Glebe is home to old-style pubs. Darlinghurst comes alive at night with clubs, live music and gay bars. Bondi Beach’s Campbell Parade and Curlewis Street host trendy bars and speakeasies. Coogee’s famous Coogee Bay Hotel is one of Sydney’s most popular sports bars. Double Bay is a favourite haunt for a swanky tipple. While King Cross is a Australia’s most notorious party strip, home to bars, pubs, nightclubs and strip clubs.
Sydney Holiday Packages
Experience all that Sydney has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Sydney holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.