Arriving in Australia



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Arriving at Sydney Airport:

Also known as Kingsford-Smith, Sydney Airport is one of the world's oldest airports, and is Australia's busiest, with traffic incoming and outgoing to most major destinations in the rest of the world.

Getting to your accommodation

There are many bus services from Sydney Airport, which may require advance booking. There are also some shuttle bus services to the city and suburbs. These start at around $16 for a single and $30 for a return from AirBus Sydney.

There are rail stations at both the international and domestic terminals, with frequent trains to the centre of the city. You will be able to change at Sydney's main railway station, Central, to get to most other train lines. Go to 131500 to find out how to get to your accommodation via public transport.

Taxis are available from the airport and are subject to a $4.10 airport toll. They can be pre-booked or taken from the rank. An approximate fare from the airport to the city is $45-55, depending on traffic, whilst destinations further out will cost around $65-165.

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Public Transport in Sydney

Sydney is serviced by buses, trains, ferries and trams. Inner-city locations have the best transport links, and you will benefit from living within walking distance of your classes, as timetables can sometimes be unreliable (it is worth checking train lines on the weekends in case of maintenance).

International students are usually not eligible for student concessions on public transport in Sydney, but check with your institution to find out whether you're eligible. 

The website for planning bus, train, tram (known as the Light Rail) and ferry travel is 131500, which also gives information about fares, service disruptions and delays.

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