Sydney Airport Lounges
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Jan 16, 2013 8:30 PM Last Post By: gorper
Dec 21, 2012 1:42 PM
Sydney Airport LoungesHello everyone,
due to a flight delay with Jetstar, we'll be at the Sydney Airport all day Dec. 24th before moving on to Christchruch. We realize the city isn't that far away, but we assume it will be hectic on the roads with it being Christmas. Besides, we'll be back in Sydney for a few days before New Years.
Again, we're just travelling with Jetstar, but is there any Lounge that is available on a hourly basis, serving food, drinks, etc.? If so, an idea of the price would also be appreciated.
Dec 21, 2012 3:01 PM
Dec 21, 2012 3:11 PM
2Yeah most people will have finished work yesterday. Also the train into the city would be the best bet, although for more than 1 person a taxi is possibly cheaper.
You can't get into the Qantas lounge. Virgin lounges are also out of the question as you need an onward domestic ticket for that.
Other lounges at sydney airport international terminal are:
Air New Zealand Lounge - Air New Zealand
Silver Kris Lounge - Singapore Airlines
The Golden Lounge - Malaysia Airlines
Emirates Lounge - Emirates Airlines
Pretty certain you need an onward flight for all of those.
Dec 21, 2012 3:52 PM
Dec 21, 2012 4:46 PM
Dec 21, 2012 10:05 PM
5If your bags are checked all the way to Christchurch, and you can arrange tourist visas (if applicable), then go for the trip to the city. The train only takes 15 minutes or so and they run about every 10 minutes. Although it's Christmas Eve Monday 24/12 is still a work day for alot of people, so everything will be open. It would certainly beat hanging around at the airport!
Edited by: KoalasRule
Dec 21, 2012 10:55 PM
Dec 22, 2012 12:29 AM
Dec 22, 2012 4:48 AM
8If they have been in Hobart, surely they would already be here on the correct Visa. I assume that even Jetstar to Christchurch will depart from the international terminal, so they will need to change from domestic to International anyhow.
For me that would mean little extra hassle taking the train into the city.
Jan 7, 2013 11:22 PM
Jan 7, 2013 11:47 PM
10Far too late to help you, sorry, but it may help someone else. There's a Sydney bus (#400) that goes between the international and domestic terminals and to places rather more distant about once every 20 minutes. It only costs a couple of dollars.
I don't imagine that the airport authorities advertise its presence.
Jan 10, 2013 4:19 AM
11Its $5 to transfer using the train and i think $4.50 or so to transfer using the bus.... Thats the specific transfer bus, then Qantas has free transfers for qantas passengers on both domestic and international flights.
Not sure what the #400 bus costs, but for $20 I'm trying to work out ho ity cost so much. I've caught a taxi to central for $20 before.
Jan 10, 2013 1:59 PM
Jan 12, 2013 10:58 PM
Jan 14, 2013 7:28 PM
14To clarify, the Information Desk did not provide any alternatives than to take the bus for $5 each. Since there was three of us and the estimate for the taxi was $15, we just took that. The guy asked for $18 and we gave him $20 because it was Xmas.
It is good to know there is an alternative. However, this is the first airport I have ever seen charge for a change of terminal (with the exception of going to the budget terminal in Kuala Lumpur, but that's treated in practice as a separate airport).
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