Sydney Airport, located in the suburb of Mascot is a brief 15 kilometres from the city centre, while Maitland resides in the lower Hunter Valley region, approximately 175 kilometres from Sydney Airport. This considerable distance means that transport options between the two are limited and with this in mind, there are only a few options worth considering. To keep costs down, there is a train that will take you from Sydney Airport to Maitland with a duration of around 4 hours. If you need a faster option, hire cars are available from Sydney Airport however this alternative may not be suitable for all budget types.

To ensure an experience that offers the best value for money and time efficiency, we recommend a private transfer with Car Australia. We operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are your most reliable solution for long-distance airport transfers, offering fixed rates at highly competitive prices. Our fleet vehicle options range from modern and premium sedans and SUVs, to minibuses, coaches and people movers, catering to all group sizes and budget types.

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Maitland to Sydney Airport: Travel Times and Getting Around

If you’re travelling with luggage, your driver will assist you in loading your belongings into the vehicle upon arrival. Once collected from your desired pick-up location and your trip has commenced we will ensure to have you on the fastest route to your specified drop-off point. Our expert drivers are well acquainted with Maitland and its surrounding areas and have put together a guide of useful airport tips to help you plan ahead.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Times

Covering a distance of over 175 kilometres, the trip between Maitland and Sydney Airport is substantial and undesirable traffic conditions may see your journey time extended. The average journey typically takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes; therefore, a comfortable mode of transportation is essential and with Car Australia, you can expect nothing less. Our range of premium and modern, well-appointed vehicles allows you to relax in the back seat while our expert drivers transport you to your destination.

Sydney Airport

Divided into three passenger terminals, Sydney Airport is often bustling, catering to more than 36 different airline carriers and over 44.4 million passengers annually. Fortunately, Sydney Airport is well-appointed and relatively straightforward to navigate. Terminals 2 and 3 house domestic flights and Terminal 1 is for international travellers. Each terminal has a dedicated departures and arrivals level, and the airport is well-signed for those who aren’t familiar with the layout.

A short distance from all terminal entrances, visitors will find sufficient short- and long-term parking options, as well as express pick-up and drop-off areas and disabled parking bays. Car Australia passengers needn’t worry about navigating the airport rush, as all transfers ensure you are dropped directly to the door of your corresponding terminal for airport departure. On arrival, passengers are greeted inside the terminal and shown directly to their awaiting vehicle by one of our dedicated Car Australia chauffeurs.

Getting Around Maitland

Situated on the banks of the stunning Hunter River, Maitland is a picturesque city of the Lower Hunter Valley Region in NSW. Offering scenic views and an array of naturistic experiences, visitors come from all around to enjoy all that Maitland has to offer. A guided tour at the famous Maitland Gaol is an iconic experience not to be missed for those interested in Australian history, and day trips to the city of New Castle are easily accessible given the short distance between the two. With so much to see and do around Maitland and its surrounding areas, reliable transport is essential, and Car Australia has you covered. Simply let us know where you’d like to go.