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Information for taxi drivers

After extensive consultation with NSW Taxi Operator and Drivers Association, NSW Taxi Council, 13CABS and the Taxi Drivers Benefit Association, we have decommissioned the taxi short-fare system to deliver a better and fairer process for taxi drivers, while improving the experience for customers.

This is in line with taxi ranks across Sydney and taxi drivers are welcome to join the queue at our taxi bays in order to pick up a fare from Sydney Airport.

Please contact your Network Operator or Association for more information regarding the taxi short-fare at Sydney Airport.


View or download our maps below for directions to the ground transport holding areas and pick up locations for the International and Domestic terminals.


Why can Sydney Airport charge transport operators?

We charge transport operators a small fee to reflect the cost of providing facilities. Ground transport revenue is reinvested into major projects and roads in and around the airport precinct.

Why are users charged to access the airport?

We provide infrastructure and services to support thousands of taxi drivers that operate on-airport. Access fees are reinvested in new capacity and improvements for drivers and passengers, as well as day-to-day kerbside and traffic management.

More information on taxi operator accreditation can be found on the Transport for NSW website.