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Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

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Philly, Pa
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Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

Which is better?

And does the Skytrain have restrooms?

Thanks all!

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

The "Skytrain" operates in Brisbane.

There is a suburban train service from Sydney airport into central Sydney. It does not have restrooms.

The "better" was of travelling depends on exactly where you are going to.

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2. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

Just piggybacking on this thread.

Sydney Domestic Terminal to Sydney CBD - what options are there for a couple on a budget with 1 check-in bag weighing 28kg?

Thanks :)

South Pole
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3. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

@phoenix

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4. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

Train - the carriages are double deckers but there is a single bit level with entrance doors at each end - easier than trying to get a big bag up the stairs

www.131500.com.au/tickets/fares/airport-line

never gone to the city by train - we catch it out to our local suburban station and it's about $16 each - more expensive than catching to the next station on the line but the airport mob have you by the short & curlies and the ticket barriers won't open if you try to buy a cheap ticket to the station before/after the airport stops (rude!!!)

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5. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

Phoenix, with one check-in bag weighing 28kg, you're likely to be up for excess weight charges, the amount of which is going to depend on who your carrier is and what class you are flying ;-( Might be worth considering packing 2 bags and allocating one to each of you :-)

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6. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

The airport train is by far the cheapest way into the city unless there are three or more for the taxi. The train is well sign posted and runs below the terminal for both International and Domestic (one line services both). The line does the City Circle, which means that if your hotel is in the city, it's going to be within a kilometre of one of the stations. If you're at Darling Harbour or in one of the inner suburbs, it's either going to be a longer walk or a change of trains at some point. If that's the case a taxi might be more convenient and less confusing.

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

The Airport train is quick and efficient.

I suggest that you split your luggage into 2 bags as previously mentioned there is a very big chance you will be hit up for excess luggage.

Perth, Australia
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8. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

We are travelling to Sydey next week and staying at the Sebel Pier 1 in Walsh Bay.

Would this be too difficult to access by the train and then a taxi?

I would rather spend money on sightseeing and enjoying the delights of Sydney rather than using it on an expensive taxi fare from the domestic terminal.

Your comments are appreciated.

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9. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

the train fare would be $15 pp + a taxi ride. u may as well just get a taxi door to door from the airport for a few extra dollars.

Edited: 18 January 2011, 18:52
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10. Re: Skytrain or Taxi from Airport?

Thanks Lien

I was concerned that a taxi ride the whole way maybe exorbitant what with Sydney's busy roads and potential for traffic jams.