Sydney Kingsford Smith SYD Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Sydney Kingsford Smith SYD Airport

Terminal Layout & Transfer options; International Arrivals; and Terminal Details at Sydney Airport:

The passenger terminal complex at Sydney Airport consists of three operational passenger terminals – T1 (International) and T2 & T3 (Domestic).  
(A fourth terminal, east of T2, is currently not in operation).  T1 is across from the runway and from terminals T2/T3.  T2 & T3 are within short walking distance.  Between T1 & T2 fee-based transportation is needed:
Transfer options between T1 and T2/T3:
  (fares are only an estimate).  Between Terminals 2 & 3 is a walkway.
1. AirportLink Train: Frequent trains run daily 5am-midnight beetween T1 & T2/T3, take 2 mins and cost $5.
2. T-Bus (tel. +61 2 970 8844): frequent shuttles buses between T1 & T2 take 10 mins and costs about $5.50. Buses stops on Arrivals level at T1, bus bay 21 near McDonalds, and at T2 bus bay 3 near baggage carousel 6.
3. P-Bus serves T2, T3 & long-term carpark.
4. Taxis: between T1 & T2/T3 takes 10 mins and costs $8-12.
5. Qantas Seamless Transfer: between Domestic QF400-QF1599 flights & international flights QF001-QF399 - confirm eligibility by calling 131313.
6. Virgin Blue Seamless Transfer: If transferring between Virgin Blue & Pacific Blue, Polynesian Blue or one of Virgin Australia's interline or codeshare partner airlines, you may be eligible to use this service - confirm eligibility by calling 136789.

International Arrivals at Sydney Airport need to complete & submit incoming passenger immigration card and present valid passport; if entering Australia, you may need a Visa.  For detailed information visit either - or (in another language) at; or visit  Most international flights arrive at Terminal 1 (but check your ticket or with your airline).  Note that presenly there are no porter services available at the Airport.

1. Sydney Airport is undertaking drastic upgrade work for roads, transportation & Terminal 1 - ongoing in phases until 2019.
. 'Smiling Ambassadors' - equipped with iPad minis to better assist passengers with updated airport & flight information - are recognized by their new blue jackets and are
3. Qantas uses T1 for Flight numbers above QF1600 for T1 - and under QF1600 at T3.


Terminal 1 is the
International Terminal with Concourses B & C - located in the northwest area of the Airport. T1 consists of three levels - the Departures & Arrivals levels and a level for airline offices. An observation deck is on the rooftop.  Note that upgrades in the departures level were completed, new passenger processing and security screening areas opened and new shops and restaurants added. 
The Virgin Blue Seamless Transfer & Qantas Seamless Transfer buses to either Terminals 2 or 3 is located outside of Arrivals.
    The Arrivals level of T1 has outside a taxi rank, access to parking, & bus stops. Inside the terminal are three sections: (i) Arrivals A/B at the center with four baggage carousel, Customs & Immigration, meeting point, Information & Travelers Service, & ANZ; (ii)  Arrivals C/D with three baggage carousels and Customs & Immigration, Travelex, Vodafone, rental car desks, and a food store; and (iii) at the opposite end is a McDonalds, the Police station, Smarte Carte, Media Center, access to train station and transfer to Qantas Domestic Terminal.
International Transfer Points are between gates 54-53 and between gates 10-24 at the Elevator/Escalator.
    The Departures level of T1 has food & drink establishments and stores in the areas before & after Customs, in the main part of T1, as well as at the gates of Concourses B & C. Tax- and duty-free shops are in the post-customs area. Check-in desks A through K, have an oversize baggage counter next to K; an Information desk, Post office currency exchange, and Guardian Pharmacy between check-in G & H, Qantas Sales & Services near check-in B; an elevator to Lost Property and Qantas Oversize Baggage near check-in  A, with shower facilities & parents room, and stairs & lift to the observation deck. Customs & Security checks lead to all gates.  'Hokka Hokka' & Roll'd Vietnamese restaurants cater to the Asian visitors, while local brands include Soul Origin offering fresh food done on premises.
       Concourse B of T1 has gates 8-37, with gates 8, 9 & 10 to the left and, past the commercial area, gates 26-29 reached by elevator /escalator) to the left,  and gates 30-37 to the right. In the center of Concourse B is an escalator & elevator to the Transfer Desk on the third level.
       Concourse C of T1 has gates 50-63, mostly served by airbridges, & a few by remote bays. Travelex has two outlets there.
Current Airline lounges at T1: 
   Qantas Club at gate10 & at opposite gate 49;
   First-Class Qantas Lounge at gate 37.
   Lounges between gates 50 & 63:  Air New Zealand, Singapore Airline, Silver Kris Lounge, Malaysia Airline Golden Lounge & the Emirates Lounge.
NOTE:  T1's transformation project started Dec. 2014
- intended to offer more check-in capacity & improved passengers circulation. Also, as part of T1's development project, major ground transport work is to be undertaken.  While work will continue for the next 20 months (with first completed areas to open year-end 2015) - during this time duty-free & food & drink options continue to be available, and added customer service staff will be ready to assist.  Passengers may also order duty-free online for later pickup at the Airport. Ultimately, all this work will translate into quicker access & improved wayfinding to gates, more seating capacity, new shopping & dining options, & wider walkways. 
   Phase 1 of T1 completed the construction at T1's center, with duty-free & other retailer area relocation.
   Phase 2  includes more direct paths through the terminal, clearer sight lines, better wayfinding, more seating closer to gates & overall superior passenger experience. The works includes the roll-out of automated technology for passport control by customs and the expansion of the inbound immigration hall to provide increased passenger passport control processing capacity in both Pier B and Pier C Arrivals.
   As of Sept. 2015 a new straight path leads through the main duty free store from the screening area to gate lounges to ensure that airlines and passengers have a direct path to gates.
   By third quarter 2016, Pier C Departures’ duty free store will have been relocated and an arrivals store will open.

Terminal 2 is the Domestic Terminal, with Concourses A & B - is located in the eastern section of the Airport, and serves Virgin Blue, Jetstar, Tiger Airways, QantasLink & other regional airlines.  Near the Virgin Australia baggage carousel is access to trains and to T3.  This terminal has been extended, including its Concourse A, and its food court refurbished. 
    The Arrivals Hall has rental car desks, and baggage carousels 1-6 (Carousels 1, 2 & 3 are for Virgin Blue, Carousels 4, 5 & 6 are for Qantas). It has a food court, shops, food & drink establishments, entertainment, a pharmacy, Travelex & Vodafone.
    The Departures Hall has sales desks for Virgin Blue, Tiger /Aeropelican/ REX;  Jetstar, & QantasLink Check-in desks 1 through 39. Once you pass security, you have access to the gates.
       Concourse A of T2 has gates 31 to 48;
       Concourse B of T2
has gates 49 to 59.
Airline Lounges at T2:
The Virgin Australia Lounge at post-security (near main security checkpoint);
the Virgin Australia Transfer Lounge is near gate 37;
the REX lounges are near gates 45 & 47,
the Qantas lounge is are post-security, near gate 49.
SACL lounges are at gates 58, 59 & 56.
The new SkyTeam Lounge with business facilities serves its Elite Plus, First- and Business-class passengers. 

Terminal 3  is the Qantas domestic terminal
, used for flights QF0400-1599 . T3 (facing T2, and located across from the carparks, with train station in the center)  - is in the eastern section of the Airport. T3 has 14 parking bays with aerobridges, which include two with dual aerobridges, is serving Qantas & QantasLink, and hosts a large Qantas Club Lounge and a Business-Class & Chairman lounge.  If you lost an item at T3, contact Qantas at +61 2 9952 9312.

Important contacts:
Australian Customs & Border Protection:  Tel. +61 2 9313 3010 or 1300 363 263; fax (02) 839 6714  or visit: 
Australian Quarantine & Inspection: open:
Department of Immigration & Citizenship:  open:
Qantas: visit:
Virgin Australia:  www.visit:
Jetstar:  visit:

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