Posted July 14th, 2012, 12:31 AM
I've noticed in a few threads people have advised against using shuttle services to/from Sydney airport. Just wondering if there is a good company anyone would recommend?
I've seen differing fare estimations for taxis from airport to circular quay - anywhere from $37 - $60. Not sure how up to date some information is - can anyone give me a recent figure?
Taxi prices vary depending on time of day (peak-v-nonpeak) and day of week. Although Sydney Int'l is only 10Km (7mile) from Sydney the traffic can be horrendous during morning and afternoon rush hours. Weekends is usually OK with little traffic except Sunday mornings at Int'l terminal.
Taxi prices also vary according to where you are going and if the driver uses the tollway, the cost of which is added to your fare. The average fare could then be budgeted at $50. Less on weekends (15-20 minutes) and more during peaks (30mins+).
Most cruise lines offer Coach transfers at around $28pp and take a max of 30 pax due to luggage requirements. Some people seem to travel with huge suitcases that weigh a tonne. Contrary to some threads, the coaches don't wait until they are full.
As far as shuttle buses are concerned. It is illegal for drivers and operators to tout (solicite) your business at the airport. All shuttle services have to be prebooked, so check out Mr Google. Have experienced bad service with some though. Get one that delivers you direct to ship or your hotel, not via New York so to speak.
Hugh & Chris
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