Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport Reviews



2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 47 user reviews

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Reviews from the Community

    • Guest
    • 0 helpful votes

    Airport Mac-Airportface



    Pros: Good Wifi

    Cons: "Don't be there in the middle of the night."

    As the main transport hub servicing the Australian public: do Sydney’s International and Domestic Airports, fail in their duty of care to travellers?

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    • Guest
    • 0 helpful votes

    Airport Services and Comfort



    Pros: Clean, good people

    Cons: Shops can be pricey, lack of food options

    I had to spend 5 hours there on layover, having just gotten back from a relaxation session run by Absolutely Corporate. Their corporate massage services did wonders in de-stressing me, and I was in a great mood heading into the airport. All the staff were helpful and friendly in directing me, however the food is slightly limited especially if you're looking for finer dining, and food is also on the pricey side. Overall good experience.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Confirm previous experiences



    Pros: few

    Cons: small drafty noisy sleeping corner

    As previously mentioned the airport is closed from 23.00 to 3.00. Anybody found is corralled into a way to small area near the train departure elevator. About 6 cushioned chairs and a rack of benches with armrests. The section is only partly carpeted where one could spread out with a sleeping bag. Security checks tickets and passports immediately after 11 pm. The corral is near the service entry used noisily all night. Piped music starts at 4. Basically sleepers are unwelcome barely tolerated. One star if one is generous.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Possibly the worst airport ever.



    Pros: None

    Cons: Poor wifi. No sleeping areas. Closes at 11pm. Cost of transfer between terminals.

    I arrived late into Sydney international terminal and have an early domestic flight the next morning. The airport closes. The ‘sleeping’ area there is embarrassing.
    I’ve ended up going to the 24 hour McDonald’s near the domestic terminal. The couches here suck, the maccas is noisy, but it’s warm at least.
    Don’t expect to get any sleep on a Friday night as there are loads of people still using the McDonald’s.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Dormir dans l’aeroport



    L’aéroport pour les vols intérieurs ferment la nuit.
    Celui pour les vols internationaux met à disposition une “waiting area” d’une vingtaine de sièges…..Les moins rapides se verront dans l’obligation de dormir à même le sol..,,

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