Balmain is one of the Inner-West’s flagship suburbs, where history, heritage and culture combine. Because of this, Balmain sees a lot of visitors each year – many of whom come directly from Sydney airport. There are a lot of public transport networks to accommodate the journey from Sydney airport to Balmain. But none of them offer the value for money and convenience of a Car Australia airport transfer.

At Car Australia, we offer direct airport transfers from Sydney airport to Balmain. Better still, our services are door-to- door and we operate at any time of the day or night. This means that you won’t be left waiting at the airport when you arrive in Sydney. Instead, you can enjoy prompt collection and comfortable, direct transport to Balmain. At Car Australia, we also offer shuttle options for those travelling in larger groups. And, as with all our pricing, it is on par with most alternatives.

More vehicle types available from our partner Hughes:

Premium Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.


Luxury finally meets size. Come and experience our market-leading large coach service. Fantastic coach drivers perfectly match our new fleet of coaches.

What you need to know: travelling from Balmain to Sydney airport and back

At Car Australia, we know how important it is to plan out your journey. To make that easier for you, we have collected a few important points on your journey from Sydney airport to Balmain.

Pick Up and Other Information

Sydney airport to Balmain: the duration of your journey

One of the first things you need to know is your travel times. On average, your journey will take 32-35 minutes. But in peak hour, this can vary a little. Usually, it takes 22-45 minutes getting to Balmain during peak periods, and 24-50 minutes getting to the airport. Off peak, the times relax a little with travel times of 18-30 minutes to Balmain, and 22-30 to the airport. But regardless of the traffic conditions, your personal Car Australia chauffeur will be sure to take the most efficient route possible.

Sydney airport: where to go for pick ups and drop offs

When you arrive at the Sydney airport, there are a few places you can go for collection. In the international terminal, you can go to the express pick up section in the P9 car park. In the domestic terminals, you can choose between the kerbside pick up spaces, the priority pick up section, the express pick up section, or the blue emu pick up section. When you make your decision, it’s worth noting that the priority pick up section is the closest – although it does incur a fee starting at $4. When you go from Balmain to Sydney airport, you will have a few drop off options too. For the international terminal, you can go to the departure level where there is an abundance of drop off spaces, including designated disability areas. The same applies for the domestic terminals, where you can find drop off areas on the departures levels. However, you will need to prepare for immediate drop-offs, because security requirements prohibit standing for more than a minute or two.

Balmain: enjoy door-to- door service from Car Australia

Balmain is the sort of suburb that combines heritage-listed beauty with modern hustle and bustle. This makes it perfect to explore – especially when you consider all the great restaurants, pubs and shops on offer. The suburb is also home to the West Tigers NRL club, which makes it a great suburb for NRL fans. To ensure that you get to enjoy everything Balmain offers, we will collect you from anywhere around the area. Simply let us know in advance and our professional drivers will be there precisely on time.