Uber services for Sydney Airport

Your guide to using Uber services to and from Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).

Uber is a massive player in the rideshare space and is available throughout Sydney - including Sydney Airport AKA Kingsford Smith Airport.

Here's what you need to know to get picked up or dropped off from Sydney Airport using the app.

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Which Uber services drive to and from Sydney Airport?

All services drive you to and pick you up from Sydney Airport's domestic and international terminals. Here's a rundown of each and expected costs so you know which to book.

Uber type Goes to airport? Passenger capacity Trip estimate to CBD (St James/Hyde Park)
UberX Yes 4 people $42–$53
UberASSIST Yes 4 people $42–$53
UberSELECT Yes 4 people $59–$75
UberXL Yes 6 people $60–$77
UberBLACK Yes 4 people $914–$116
UberSUV Yes 6+ people $127–$157
UberLUX Yes 4 people $127–$157

Estimates were obtained on 14 January 2019. For a breakdown on each Uber service, please visit our main Sydney Uber page.

How do I use Uber?

If you're new to Uber you can sign up quickly by clicking the coupon code link above and following the prompts. You'll be asked for your contact details, phone number and credit card details. This won't be charged until you've completed a ride.

To call a ride, open the app and key in your pick-up and drop-off locations and choose your vehicle type. You'll be given a fare estimate before you book so there are no nasty surprises. Then, order your ride and wait for your driver to arrive.

How do I catch a ride from Sydney Airport?

Uber and other rideshare services have specific pick-up areas at Sydney Airport. These are different depending on which terminal you're arriving at. Once you've ordered your ride make your way to the pick-up points to meet your driver.

Domestic Terminal (T2)

All UberX, UberXL and UberSELECT rides pick you up from the Priority Pick-Up Zone outside of the terminal. Follow the signs to the area. All other Uber ride types, including UberLUX and UberASSIST pick you up from the general passenger pick-up area.

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International Terminal (T1)

If you're being picked up by an UberX, UberXL or UberSELECT from the International Terminal (T1) you'll need to head to the Priority Pick-Up Area to meet your driver. This is a short walk from the terminal. All other Uber rides, including UberLUX and UberASSIST will pick you up at the limo pick-up area.

Is there a surcharge for Uber at Sydney Airport?

Yes. Sydney Airport charges all UberX and UberBlack pick-ups an access fee which is passed onto the rider and included in your fare estimate when you request your ride.

Fee UberX UberBLACK
Domestic terminal $4.20 $8.40
International terminal $4.20 $11

Can I schedule an Uber pick-up for Sydney Airport?

No. Uber is a ride-on-demand service and when you request your ride you'll be placed in a virtual queue for drivers to accept your ride. As it can take a while for drivers to arrive at the airport, we suggest you start ordering your Uber during or just after you claim your baggage to reduce your waiting time.

How much will my trip cost?

We've picked out some of the most popular destinations to visit in Sydney to give you an idea of costs.

Destination UberX/UberASSIST UberSELECT UberXL UberBLACK UberSUV/UberLUX
Sydney CBD/Hyde Park $42–$54 $59–$75 $60–$77 $94–$117 $127–$158
Central Station $27–$35 $39–$52 $40–$53 $71–$88 $96–$118
Circular Quay $41–$52 $57–$72 $58–$74 $91–$112 $123–$152
Bondi Beach $43–$58 $64–$85 $66–$88 $106–$135 $144–$182

How do I catch a ride to Sydney Airport?

To catch a ride to the airport, open the app and input your location and drop-off point. Be sure to pick either T1 (International) or T2 (Domestic) to avoid being dropped off at the wrong terminal as they're not close enough to walk one to the other. Then, wait for your driver to pick you up from your location: there should be no need to walk to a particular pick-up point.

Is Uber available throughout Sydney?

Yes. Uber is available throughout Sydney as well as 20+ cities around Australia. Check out our Sydney Uber guide for further details on car types and rates.

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    GeoffJune 14, 2019

    How much for a Uber from Sydney airport to seaforth please

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      NikkiJune 14, 2019Staff

      Hi Geoff,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      According to Uber’s Estimate Calculator the fares from Sydney Airport to Seaforth are as follows:

      Assist A$ 70-91
      UberX A$ 74-95
      Comfort A$ 87-112

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.


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    MargaretteApril 18, 2019

    Me and my husband will be touring Sydney with our 6 year-old kid. How can I book uber car with child booster from Kingsford International Airport Sydney going to CBD?

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      JeniApril 20, 2019Staff

      Hi Margarette,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      On your Uber app, to request Uber car seat, please tap the ‘car seat’ option after selecting the Uber vehicle type. Car seat has additional charge. I also suggest that you get in touch with your Uber driver on this matter.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    ValJanuary 26, 2019Staff

    Hi Bignose,

    Thank you for reaching to finder.

    Yes, you may get an Uber at 3am. To catch a ride to the airport, open the app and input your location and drop-off point. Be sure to pick either T1 (International) or T2 (Domestic) to avoid being dropped off at the wrong terminal. We may not have the estimate for Uber charge but you’ll be given a fare estimate before you book depending on demand and traffic.

    Hope this helps.


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    LynJanuary 20, 2019

    Is UberXL enough space for 6 persons with one 20 kg luggage and some carry on luggages?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JohnJanuary 21, 2019Staff

      Hi Lyn,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      UberXL capacity would heavily depend on how much luggage you have.

      An UberXL vehicle will offer you 6 seats, not counting the driver’s. You’d put one in the front, three in the second, and two in the back. You do have access to trunk space, but SUV trunks are small when the third-row seats are in place. You may want to place a remark for the driver when you book for him so that he knows that you would also be carrying luggage apart from the 6 people. Hope this helps!


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