Sydney Airport is conveniently located 8 kilometres from the city centre.
Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers.
Kerbside supervisors can also organise taxis with baby capsules, wheelchair access, five-seaters and maxi taxis for larger groups or station wagons for large amounts of baggage.
Taxi rank locations
A $4.50 airport toll is payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks. We urge all drivers to inform your passengers of the Airport Toll to avoid any issues with fares at the end of the trip.
Information For Taxi Passengers
Drivers are required to accept all fares, small or large, from the airport. If you are only travelling a short distance, drivers can return to their place in the queue after they have taken you to where you need to go. The kerbside management team will help you and your driver with this request. Please note that taxis are not permitted to pick up passengers away from a taxi rank and drivers can be fined AU$5,000 for breaking the regulation.
Drivers are required to take animals in vehicles if they are safely secured in a contained box or compartment. It is also mandatory for taxi drivers to carry an assistance animal in vehicles, including Guide Dogs. Severe penalties apply.
Accessible Taxi Facilities
Taxi drivers who need to assist their passengers to the terminal buildings may leave their vehicles at designated pre-booked taxi bays at both the international and domestic terminals. Different procedures apply for drop off and pick-up at each terminal and additional kerbside management officers are on hand to manage the system and assist drivers and passengers. Customers requiring accessible taxis are advised to pre-book where possible.
Due to aviation security requirements, taxi drivers may not leave their vehicles when stopped outside terminal buildings.
For more information visit: www.sydneyairport.com.au/go/by-taxi.aspx