If you’re staying in Sydney for a short trip or need accommodation close by to the airport, the suburb of Mascot, has all you need and more. With Sydney Airport located within the suburb itself, a journey by car to any residential or commercial area within Mascot should only take around 10 minutes. Mascot is in close proximity to the gorgeous Maroubra beach, the iconic Botany Bay and is only a 20-minute public transport ride into the city centre.

Whilst inexpensive, public transport in Sydney is known for being crowded and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. If you would prefer to see the sights in comfort, we’d recommend a private transfer with Car Australia. We have an extensive fleet of premium and well-appointed vehicles ready to take care of your transport needs. Available any time of the day or night, our professional and highly experienced drivers offer door to door service at competitive market rates.

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Mascot to Sydney Airport: Journey information

Punctuality and efficiency are crucial when it comes to organising airport travel. Every Car Australia transfer guarantees the highest quality service with a reliable and convenient transport solution that never sacrifices comfort. Our meet and greet service will see you personally escorted from inside the terminal to your awaiting vehicle and transported to the destination of your choosing. To give you some idea of what your journey will look like, we have listed a few important points below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times

With Sydney Airport being located on the southern shore of Mascot, a car ride into any part of the suburb is only a few kilometres at best. The journey will take around 4-10 minutes depending on location and traffic. Our experienced drivers have extensive local knowledge and can navigate easily through Mascot and surrounding areas. With Mascot being only a 7 kilometres distance to the CBD, our drivers can see you arriving to the city in as little as 14 minutes during off-peak periods and up to 25 in peak conditions.

Navigating Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport was built in 1924 and is Australia’s largest and busiest airport. It handles more than 50 per cent of all of Australia’s international arrivals. With the capacity to handle such vast numbers of people, it is no wonder Sydney Airport is known for its outstanding transit facilities.

Boasting an astonishing number of restaurants, cafes and bars, guests can enjoy a quick bite or a warm sit-down meal while awaiting their flight. And it doesn’t stop there, guests can shop till they drop at Sydney Airport with high-end designer stores to boutique, speciality and chain retail stores, there is something for everyone. Airline lounges, free Wi-Fi, modern amenities and pharmacies are also within Sydney’s terminals.

The airport is split into three terminals T1 for international flights and T2 and T3 for all domestic flights. By following the signs, visitors will find a selection of parking options for each terminal as well as dedicated kerbside pick-up and drop-off areas, waiting bays, express lanes and disabled parking. Car Australia passengers have the added convenience of being picked up from inside the terminals upon arrival and dropped off right to the corresponding terminal entrance for departure.

Exploring Mascot

The convenience of location is certainly a bonus if you’re staying in Mascot, with the airport close by and neighbouring beachside suburbs. Mascot itself has a rich local culture, consisting of a great food and entertainment scene. From fine dining to more casual trendy eateries, you won’t need to travel too far from your hotel to find great food.

Shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant in Mascot with the Botany and Lakes golf clubs nearby, the ice zoo and local markets to keep you entertained. If you have a little more time before your flight, a quick 20-minute public transport ride can take you to Darling Harbour to see the sites. If you’re running to a tight schedule, a Car Australia transfer can halve that time for you. Simply let us know where you’d like to go and enjoy your stay in Mascot.