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  1. How to find your way through Sydney airport and get into the city quick time.
    Fly into Sydney on a clear day and you may be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the harbour as the plane turns to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, which is located in Mascot, about eight kilometers from the central CBD and easily accessible by car, train, taxi or bus.
    When you land, you will need to go through to customs before picking up your bags in the arrivals hall. For a speedy transfer follow the electronic gates, where if you have an electronically chipped passport you can avoid the queues.
    All non-Australian citizens and visitors will need to complete a landing card, which you will be handed on the plane, giving details of where you intend to stay and how long you plan to be in town.
    If you are carrying any foodstuffs you have to declare them and it is best to avoid bringing any fresh food or flowers or plants into the country as Australia has extremely strict policies and penalties around this.
    Visitors will find the airport easy to navigate.
    All terminals, T1 International, T2 Domestic and T3 Domestic are around 4 kilometers apart and you can transfer between them by TBus or the airport link train.
    Currency exchange bureaus are open from 6am until 11pm if you need to grab cash to get into town.
    By Taxi
    Taxis are safe and metered and accessed just outside arrivals. A trip to the city will cost between AUD $20-$30 dollars to the CBD and $40-$50 for immediate suburbs.

    By Train
    The airport train costs a little extra to the normal city trains but will cost around $15 for adults for a single trip into the city and less for students and concessionary fares. The journey takes around 15 minutes and trains run every ten minutes. This will take you to major train stations, bus stations and ferry stops.
    Check out www.airportlink.com.au

    By Bus
    The Department of Transport website www.131500.com.au has useful information regarding public transport options.
    Also check out www.sydneyairport.com.au


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