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Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

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Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Hi everyone,

My husband and I will be staying in the Circular Quay area. Is it better to take the train (Airport Link) or a taxi from the domestic airport to Circular Quay? It will cost us $15.40 each to take the train, making it a total of $30.80. Will it cost about the same to take a taxi?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Depending on the time of day for the cost of a Taxi, you could be looking at anything from $30 to $50 if in peak hour traffic. Personally I would take a Taxi especially if you have luggage, as depending where exactly you re staying at the quay you will still have a walk from the station to your hotel.

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2. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Depending on time of day and day of the week, it could cost more than double that amount - and it will certainly take longer.

The train to Circular Quay takes 20ish minutes from the Domestic Terminal and is 6 stops.

Since you don't say which hotel you are at we can't give you a walking time from the station but it shouldn't be more than 10 minutes if your hotel is actually at the Quay.

Perth, Australia
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3. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Thank you both for your quick responses! We will be staying at the AEA Bridgeport apartments on Bridge Street. It should only be a 3-minute walk, is that correct?

We will be arriving at 12:45pm on a Saturday.

We will be leaving Sydney on a Sunday. Our flight departs at 8:00am so we will leave for the airport at about 6:30am.

Should we take the train both ways?

Thanks!

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4. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

From Bridge St it is a 3/4 minute walk to Circular Quay station and level all the way. With roller bags it should be no problem.

There are lifts at both Circular Quay and the Airport stations.

As Eva states taxi fares can vary enormously with traffic delays even at weekends.

The train should be less than 20 minutes to/from the domstic terminals. with an early sunday departure you should have considerble time to spare at the airport as it is pretty quite at these hours.

Perth, Australia
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5. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Thank you for the helpful information.

Will we be able to buy tickets at the Circular Quay station so early on a Sunday morning? Are there ticket machines there?

Thanks!

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6. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

When the trains are running you can buy tickets no worries.

Perth, Australia
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7. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

That's great. Thank you!

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9. Re: Train or taxi from domestic airport to Circular Quay?

Tickets issued at CityRail station vending machines &/or ticket offices are only valid from time of issue until 4am the following morning.

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