While most Sydney Airport hotels are located within a few short kilometres of the airport, few are within easy walking distance of Arrivals and Departures. If you’re looking for a no-stress start to your trip, it's well-worth checking to see which of your choices that are just a short taxi ride or bus transfer away. That way, you can wake up feeling well-rested before your flight, safe in the knowledge that you’re exactly where you need to be.
There are more than twenty hotels near Sydney Airport, several of which offer transport to and from the terminal buildings, alongside ‘stay, park, & fly’ packages. The Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel offers free transfers from the Sydney Domestic Airport Terminal via an airport bus, whereas the Novotel Sydney International Airport Hotel organises shuttle transfers to both the Domestic and the Sydney International Airport Terminals on request. While shuttle options are great for getting to and from the airport to the hotel, car rentals at Sydney Airport will bring you the ease of renting a car and travelling the city at your own pace.
If you’re not sure which hotel is right for you, read on for the Flyparks overview of the top 10 best Sydney Airport hotels, with plenty of information about ratings, prices, shuttle availability and more.
For the quick overview of our top Sydney Airport hotels, please consult the table below. You can find more information about all the hotels listed further down this page.
|Hotel||Price per Night||+1 Night of Parking||Rating||Free Shuttle Service?|
|Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel||$ 190.00||N/A||★★★★1/2||Yes|
|Novotel Sydney International Airport||$ 159.00||$ 25.00||★★★★||No - charges apply|
|Pullman Sydney Airport||$ 154.00||$ 40.00||★★★★★||No|
|Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel & Conference Centre||$ 138.00||$ 20.00||★★★★||No - charges apply|
|Ibis Budget Sydney Airport||$ 98.00||$ 35.00||★★★||No - charges apply|
|Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport||$ 128.00||$ 25.00||★★★★||No - charges apply|
|Mantra Sydney Hotel||$ 150.00||$ 35.00||★★★★||No - charges apply|
|Citadines Connect Sydney Airport||$ 102.00||$ 20.00||★★★★||No|
|Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport||$ 140.00||N/A||★★★||No - charges apply|
|Meriton Suites Mascot Central||$ 164.00||$ 25.00||★★★★★||No|
For more information about these hotels, please consult the individual summaries below. Here you can find out more about the accommodation on offer, what's included within the room rate, and where you can make a booking.
Rydges has operated from the Sydney Airport area for many years, enjoying prime position opposite the International Airport. The hotel is a two-minute walk from the International Airport Train Station, a 30-minute drive from central Sydney, and offers free shuttle transfers to/from the Domestic Airport. This is easily the Best Sydney Airport Hotel that you can find!
The four-and-a-half-star hotel is popular with both business and leisure travellers, sporting a 24-hour fitness centre, business centre, free Wi-Fi, and a selection of restaurants and bars. Private parking is possible at a nearby location, however charges apply. All rooms have a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, a safety deposit box, plus ironing facilities and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Room rates start at $190.00 per night, and bookings can be made on the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel website.
The Rydges is Flypark’s top choice of Sydney Airport Hotels, for its flexible ‘day use’ package. Guests can book to stay at the hotel between 7.00am and 7.00pm, making it ideal for a long layover.
Located just 1km from Sydney International Airport, the Novotel is another top choice for a short stopover. The hotel reception is open 24 hours, room service is available any time, day or night, and there are airport shuttle services to the both terminals. All of the rooms at the Novotel Sydney International Airport have recently been renovated and refurbished, fitted with blackout curtains, individual climate control, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a work desk.
The four-star hotel is a 15-minute walk from Wolli Creek Train Station, and underground parking is available at a cost of $25.00 per day per car. Guests which want to make use of the shuttle transfer facilities should inquire at the reception desk. The service is organised via the Sydney Super Shuttle company, which charges $8.50 per person each way. Room prices start from $159.00 per night, and bookings can be made on the Novotel website.
The Pullman Sydney Airport is a five-star hotel which boasts a 24-hour front desk, an onsite restaurant and bar, and fitness centre. Situated 500 metres from Mascot Train Station, the hotel is less than 5 minutes' drive from both the Domestic and International Terminals. All of the spacious, contemporary styled rooms have a Smart flat-screen TV, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, plus an en suite bathroom with a shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.
The hotel is popular with business travellers, with ultra-fast Wi-Fi in the lobby, a Connectivity Lounge and various meeting spaces, plus internet access throughout the property. It’s worth noting that Pullman does not offer a terminal transfer service, and instead recommends that guests take a taxi or an Uber ride to the airport. Limousines can be booked on request, and parking (height restriction 2.1 metres) is accessible 24/7. Prices start from $40.00 per day.
Accommodation rates start at $154.00 per night, with the option to book a room for a day, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Head to the hotel’s official website for more information.
Another five-star addition to our list, the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel & Conference Centre is located within 3 minutes’ drive from the Domestic Terminals and 10 minutes’ drive from the International Terminal. The hotel offers soundproofed rooms with satellite television, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities, and 24-hour room service. There are a variety of international restaurants on-site, as well as bars and cafés.
The 24-hour front desk can arrange airport transfers on request, however these are not included within the room rate. Instead, the hotel offers a Park & Fly Packages which allows you to securely park your vehicle for up to 7 or 14 nights, and take a shuttle onwards to either the Sydney Domestic or International Airport. Prices start at $138.00 per room per night, and then an additional $100.00 for 7 nights parking, or $170.00 for 14. To find out more, head to the hotel’s website.
Unlike the other entries on our list, the Ibis Budget Sydney Airport is a more economical accommodation option, located within the airport precinct. The Ibis Budget is a five-minute drive to Terminal 1, the International Terminal, and a few minutes’ walk from Terminals 2 and 3, the Domestic Terminals. On request, the hotel can connect you to an airport shuttle service between 5.00 am and 11.00 pm daily, making it easier to reach your flight in time, regardless of whether you're travelling from T1, T2, or T3. The shuttle costs $8.50 per person, each way, courtesy of Sydney Super Shuttle.
Room rates start from $98.00 per night, which includes free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a private suite. There is short- and long-term car parking available on-site, with prices starting at $35.00 per day. To book, go to the Ibis Budget Sydney Airport’s website.
A budget traveller favourite, the Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport is a four-star hotel situated 2 minutes’ drive away from Sydney Domestic Airport Terminals, and 9 minutes' drive from the Sydney International Airport Terminal. In addition, the Mascot Train Station is just a 9-minute walk from Travelodge, making it easy to reach by public transport.
The hotel has a 24/7 front desk, an on-site restaurant, while the simple, comfortable rooms have private ensuites with a hairdryer and a shower, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, plus air conditioning. Guests staying at the Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport can dine at its moderately priced restaurant, access laundry facilities, and store their luggage as required.
Room rates start at $128.00 per night, and can be booked on the Travelodge Sydney Airport website. On-site parking is available at extra cost.
Stress-free journeys start at the Mantra Sydney Airport. Conveniently located in the airport precinct, the Mantra offers premium hotel accommodation which includes free Wi-Fi in the lobby, air-conditioning, widescreen televisions with FOXTEL channels, and deluxe showers. The Mantra Sydney Airport is a short five-minute drive to Terminal 1, the International terminal and just a few minutes on foot to Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, the Domestic terminals.
The four-star hotel has a 24-hour reception, offers 24-hour room service, and a range of on-site dining options. Guests can avoid missing their flight by utilising the properties wake-up call service and express checkout, and book a place on the Sydney Super Shuttle for $8.50 per person. Secure parking is available for $35.00 per night, subject to availability, whereas room rates start at $150.00. Booking can be made via the hotel’s own website.
The four-star Citadines Connect Sydney Airport hotel is located within a 2-minute drive from Sydney Domestic Airport and 10 minutes’ drive from the International Airport. Designed with the modern traveller in mind, the hotel has a 24-hour reception, all hours gym, a 24-hour food shop with a selection of self-serve gourmet meals, plus an outdoor, rooftop cinema. Guests can relax at the hotel’s cocktail bar, with views of the runways below, or take advantage of the Meeting and Event spaces.
Parking is available at an additional fee. Hotel guests can take advantage of the Citadines Connect’s ‘Park + Stay and Fly’ package, which includes short- or long-term parking from $20.00 per night. Rates for the Economy Room type start from $120.00 per night, whereas prices for the First Class Room being at $102.00 per night. All rooms come equipped with their own ensuite, television, and Wi-Fi, and can be booked at the Citadines Connect Sydney Airport website.
The Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport provides comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price, complete with restaurant facilities, a bar, shared lounge, and private parking. The four-star hotel has operated from the airport precinct for many years, catering to the needs of holidaymakers and business travellers alike. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, gym, and currency exchange facilities.
Guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a work desk, an ensuite with a shower, and a hairdryer. The hotel serves a free continental and buffet breakfast every morning, and offers a paid airport shuttle service.
The hotel is currently closed for renovations, and expected to reopen on September 30, 2020. Room rates start at $140.00 per night. Parking will be available at additional cost.
Located with a 10-minute drive of the Domestic Terminals, and a 15-minute drive from the International Terminal, the Meriton Suites Mascot Central is a state-of-the-art five-star hotel, with a luxury fitness, indoor heated pool, hot tub, and steam room. Guests can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi, spacious living areas, a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, a self-contained laundry room, free toiletries, plus a flat-screen television.
The Meriton Suites Mascot Central was the first apartment-hotel to open in the area, and boasts its own ‘Arrivals Lounge’, where guests can freshen up and relax after a long-haul flight. Room prices start at $164.00 per night, and secure car parking is available for an additional $25.00 per vehicle per night. The hotel does not offer a ‘stay, park, & fly’ package at present, nor shuttle services. You can book a room at the Meriton Suites Mascot Central on the company's website.
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