Journey: Sydney Airport to Surry Hills

The inner-city suburb of Surry Hills is widely regarded as one of Sydney’s cultural centres, but this is not its only appeal. Located to the southeast of the CBD, Surry Hills is just twenty minutes away from the Sydney airport. Due to its proximity, there are many transport options available to carry passengers between Surry Hills and the airport. These include shuttles, public transport and taxis. However by far the most convenient and comfortable option is an airport transfer from Car Australia.

Car Australia offers airport transport to and from Surry Hills at very affordable rates. Our range of luxury and premium vehicles is perfect for those, travelling on any budget, who simply wish to add some style and convenience to their journey. If you are travelling with family, or in a large group, we have luxury people movers and shuttles. For those who need it, we can even arrange a coach. Our service is door-to-door, so you needn’t worry about long walks with heavy luggage. We also operate at any time of day or night. Simply book your trip from Surry Hills to Sydney airport and let Car Australia take care of the rest.

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Surry Hills to Sydney Airport and Back: What you can Expect

Your journey from Surry Hills to Sydney airport will take you through the bustling heart of Sydney’s inner city suburbs. For those who are unfamiliar with the area, seeing it from a Car Australia chauffeured car is the best way to take it in.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Times: Sydney Airport To Surry Hills

Surry Hills is located quite close to Sydney Airport and on average your journey between the two destinations will be no more than 20 minutes.

Peak Hour Travel Times: 

  • Airport to Surry Hills – between 14 and 30 minutes
  • Surry Hills to airport – between 12 and 28 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Surry Hills – between 14 and 24 minutes
  • Surry Hills to airport – between 12 and 28 minutes

Sydney airport is always bustling with activity. Fortunately, it is configured in a manner that can easily manage the many thousands of passengers who pass through each day. The facilities of all three terminals are second to none, with retail options, dining, Wi-Fi, showers and a wide range of services.

If you are travelling internationally, the drop off area is on the departure level at the T1 international terminal. Here, you will also find disability spaces. The pick up site is located in the same terminal at the P9 car park. This is known as the express pick up zone and it is marked with yellow signs. The domestic terminals have more options still, including:

  • Priority pick up — four minutes’ walk from the domestic terminals. This is the most convenient option and drivers can pay using an e-Tag. Rates begin at $4 and the pick up spaces are easily located by following the green signs.
  • Express pick up — eight minutes’ walk from the terminals. This is marked by yellow signs, which direct drivers into the right lane of the domestic precinct.
  • Blue emu pick up — a ten-minute bus ride from the terminals. Buses depart every ten to fifteen minutes. The blue emu area is easily located by following the signs from both the M5 and Ross Smith Avenue.

Surry Hills is one of Sydney’s most prominent inner-city suburbs and it is positioned immediately to the southeast of the CBD. Comprised of residential, commercial and light industrial areas, it is known as the epicentre for wholesale fashion. To top it off, there is an abundance of excellent dining opportunities. At Car Australia, we can collect you from any point in Surry Hills and take you to the airport. Alternatively, we can take you from the airport to anywhere in Surry Hills.