Sydney Airport (SYD)
Driving Directions / Travel by Car
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Easy to reach from all directions, Sydney Airport (SYD) is located minutes away from the city centre, which lies to the north. Sydney Airport stands alongside Botany Bay, close to the main eastern coastline, being particularly near to Rockdale, Canterbury, Randwick, Huntsville, Revesby, Bankstown, Maroubra, Le Perouse, and both Botany and Mascot, which are sited on the eastern perimeter of the airport.
Also worth noting, the eastern side of Sydney Airport is bordered by an inlet from the bay, known as Cooks River, which is crossed by a number of bridges.
Important roads and streets surrounding Sydney Airport, starting south and moving anti-clockwise, include General Holmes Drive, the South Western Motorway, West Botany Street, Marsh Street, Princes Highway, Unwins Bridge Road, Burrows Road, Gardeners Road, the Eastern Distributor and Foreshore Road, which runs in a south-easterly direction into Botany Road.
A number of noteworthy attractions and parklands surround Sydney Airport and can be reached in a matter of minutes. Highlights include Barton Park, the Kogarah Golf Course and Cahill Park to the west, Steel Park and Gough William Park to the north-west, Sydney Park to the north, and Kensington Park, Astrolabe Park, Booralee Park and Mutch Park to the east.
Within the complex of Sydney Airport itself, the main roads include Departure Drive, which runs in a clockwise direction and links to Cooks River Avenue and then Airport Drive. On the western side of the airport, Qantas Drive runs into Joyce Drive, with Ross Smith Avenue running parallel in the same the direction.
Well integrated into the local Sydney area, Sydney Airport (SYD) can be approached from a variety of directions. Your particular destination within Sydney airport may affect your directions.
Directions to Sydney Airport (SYD) from Sydney city centre:
- Sydney Airport is situated 9 km / 6 miles to the south of the city centre
- The airport has good connections to Sydney's highway network and is well sign posted
- Major roads that travel to the airport include the Eastern Distributor
- Minor roads that travel to the airport include Marsh Street and O'Riordan Street
- A street map is advisable when driving to the airport
- When travelling to Sydney Airport during rush hours, be sure to allow extra time for the possibility of traffic delays
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