Cab fare from Sydney AP to Downtown?

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#1
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Does anyone know about what it cost to take a taxi from the Sydney Airport to Downtown Sydney. We will be staying at the Sydney Hilton.
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AUD 40-50, I think.
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When we arrived in Sydney and joined the taxi queue, I asked about the fare for the 2 of us, the guy shepherding the queue said 65$, I queried this as every had quote 40-45$. In the end another couple who were joining the Solstice (they were behind us in the queue and had heard the conversation) and ourselves (who were going to a hotel in Circ quay)left the queue and got a mini bus for 60$ between us!
On our return to the new terminal in Sydney it cost 25$ to go to Circ Quay, then later in the afternoon 40$ to go from our hotel to the airport.

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Sandy this seems like they are all over the place. We will be in Sydney next March and will need transportation for the 4 of us, so will ask for a van at the airport. At least we can split the cost.
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I'm a Sydney sider and I'd expect $30-$40, not including airport fees. If you travel by train to Circular Quay it is cheaper.

Try this site.

http://www.taxifare.com.au/
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It depends on the time of day. If it is peak hour, expect $50+ to the Hilton. If on the weekend or in the middle of the day, it will be $40 or so including tolls.
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Taxi fares are metered - there is no bargaining a fare in Australia. The major factor that affects the fare is traffic delays - which are frequent. Morning peak is from 6am to 9.30am and afternoon peak can start at 2.30pm. We have just returned from Honolulu and Sydney's traffic is very similar.
Other factors such as toll charges and airport charges can also add to the fare.
Gay - You should be through security/customs/quarantine etc by 8.30, the taxi could take several different ways from the AP to Pitt St Meriton. No toll route would take longer but driver has options if the motorway has a problem. The toll route would include the Eastern Distributor (ED) and Cross City Tunnel coming out at Bathurst St. The apartments are on the corner of Bathurst and Pitt.
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You should also consider a chauffeur driven car, we got one from Sydney Airport to Circular Quay, they were waiting for us, sent an SMS when we landed telling us exactly where the car was waiting. Only cost us $49 for a well dressed and English speaking driver with an immaculate car. When we debarked out ship on our return journey we just hopped into a taxi and it cost us $55 - it is a no brainer I will be booking our chauffeur car for our next trip.
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Oops forgot, the $49 was a fixed fare not on the meter, so you get taken directly to your drop off point - they don't take the 'scenic route'
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If you have a lot of bags additional 5-10 dollars Make sure you hail a station wagon. They still exist there.
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#14
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Originally posted by Desert Cruizers
We will have 4 in our party so will need a van or similiar when we arrive at the airport
Just go to the taxi queue outside the airport terminal and the attendant will organise a larger vehicle - station wagon or van for you.
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Cost us in Dec for a van for our family of 4 approx $43 to the Marriott at Circular Quay. We left the airport about 3.30pm.

The return trip from the Pullman hotel cost us $50, and that was at approx 11am.
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