Sydney Airport is situated in the suburb of Mascot and is around 8 kilometres south of the city centre. Katoomba is the principal township in the city of the Blue Mountains and sits approximately 102 kilometres west of Sydney. Given the considerable distance between the Airport and Katoomba, approximately 113 kilometres, reliable and cost-effective transport is essential. There are a few options including trains and buses, however, these two options are incredibly time consuming and can take almost double the time of a journey by car. It’s for this reason that we highly suggest a private transfer with Car Australia. We offer door-to-door service in one of our many comfortable and modern fleet vehicles and we can get you there in around 1 hour and 30 minutes. For a service that is both convenient and time-friendly, we are by far the best option.

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Katoomba to Sydney Airport – Important journey information

Whether you’re travelling to Katoomba for work or to explore the incredible landscapes of the Blue Mountains, planning is key. To help you plan for your upcoming trip, here is a brief travel and airport guide.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times

Sydney Airport is a considerable distance from Katoomba, which means that your travel time is on average 1 hour and 30 minutes. During peak traffic times your journey time may be affected and your trip may extend up to 1 hour and 40 minutes. On the other hand, when traffic conditions are ideal, our drivers could see you arriving in as fast as 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Sydney Airport

Getting through Sydney Airport may seem a little daunting if it is your first time, given that it is Australia’s busiest airport. There are three passenger terminals and each one has its dedicated purpose. Terminal 1 is Sydney’s international terminal. Terminal’s 2 and 3 are domestic terminals. T2 handles flights from Virgin, Jetstar and Rex, while T3 handles mainly Qantas and Qantas link flights. Finding your way around is straightforward as all arrivals and departure precincts at all terminals are very well signed.

Sydney Airport offers easy and convenient parking options at all terminals as well as ample pickup and drop off bays, all in close vicinity to the terminal entrances. Once inside Sydney Airport boasts world-class facilities and features that are sure to keep you thoroughly entertained while you wait for your flight.


Katoomba is a regional town in the city of the Blue Mountains with a small population of just under eight thousand. The town of Katoomba gets it’s name from the native Aboriginal language and means ‘shining falling water’ which is a reference to the stunning waterfalls in the Jamison Valley. It is just one of many breath-taking natural wonders that can be found in Katoomba and the Blue Mountain region. Many visitors come to Katoomba as a base for exploration of the natural surroundings and of the Blue Mountains themselves. Bush walks are a common activity for many tourists. Car Australia can take you anywhere in an around Katoomba; all you need to do is let us know where you’d like to go.