Sydney Airport is approximately 16.6 kilometres south of the city centre and only about 8.8 kilometres to the inner-city suburb of Chippendale. The average trip between the airport and Chippendale is typically around 18 minutes. There are many transport options to choose from including buses, trains, hire cars, and taxis, however, each comes with its own set of drawbacks, be it hefty meter fees, long queues, cramped compartments or timetable delays. When it comes to airport transfers, efficiency, convenience and comfort are a must, luckily there is a solution to tick all the right boxes – A Car Australia private transfer. With a direct transfer, you have the luxury of a seamless airport pick up from inside the terminals and a comfortable and punctual transfer in one of our many executive vehicles, directly to the location of your choosing. There’s no hassle or guesswork and only the highest quality of service.

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Chippendale to Sydney Airport: Travel times and getting around

Your transfer for from Sydney Airport to Chippendale will be one of utmost convenience and comfort. Starting with our meet and greet service where you will be picked up from inside the terminals and escorted to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Car Australia has a wide range of vehicles from standard and modern sedans, SUV’s and people movers to their premium and luxury coaches and minibuses. We have a vehicle to suit all occasions and budget types and have the capacity to cater for large groups of up to 20

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Journey travel times

The average car ride from Chippendale to Sydney Airport is around 18 minutes, however, being Australia’s largest city, you may experience traffic delays during peak hours. A trip during these peak times may extend up to 25 minutes. Contrastingly, given the very short distance between the two places, during off-peak periods your trip may take as little as 12 minutes.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is comprised of 3 passenger terminals:

  • T1 – Sydney’s dedicated international terminus which sees millions of international passengers through its gates each year
  • T2 – Australia’s largest domestic terminal, handling multiple airlines including Virgin, Jetstar and REX.
  • T3 – Sydney’s second domestic terminal handling the majority of Qantas and Qantas Link flights to regional and domestic destinations.

Despite its large size and multiple terminals, Sydney Airport is well signed and highly accessible. Ample parking and kerbside stopping bays are conveniently located a short distance from all three terminals. All three terminals also boast fantastic features such as shopping and dining opportunities as well as modern and well-appointed transit facilities.


Sydney is Australia’s largest and most populated city and Chippendale is an increasingly popular and up and coming inner-city suburb. Its recent gentrification and multiple university campuses has seen a massive influx of young professionals and students taking up residence. Once a heavily industrial area, Chippendale boasts plenty of 19th-century warehouses and terrace house architecture which speaks to its blue-collar roots.

Coupled with new upmarket apartment buildings, a young and innovative population and a vibrant and emerging art and culture scene, Chippendale offers a hive of new energy. Whether you need an efficient airport transfer, or reliable transportation to see the sites, Car Australia is your complete transport solution, servicing all of Chippendale and surrounding areas.