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How to Get from Sydney Airport to Gosford

Sydney Airport is 94.4 km (58.7 miles) from Gosford, a city known for its national parks, relaxed atmosphere, vibrant arts scene and proximity to the central coast.

There are two main ways to travel from Sydney Airport to Gosford: you can get a taxi or private transfer or opt for the train. Choosing a local airport taxi or a private transfer is the quickest and most direct way to reach Gosford, with the trip taking roughly 75 minutes and the service being door-to-door. A regular cab from the airport’s taxi rank will cost between €138.30-€177.20 (AUD 222-290) for up to 5 passengers.

For a budget-friendly option, the train might appeal, with ticket prices beginning at €14.50 (AUD 23.80) per traveller. However, there is no direct service between Sydney Airport and Gosford by train. You will need to travel to Central Station first and catch a connecting train from there, resulting in a travel time of about 2 hours, not including waits.

*Although indirect buses run via Murrurundi, these are rather inconvenient and have a total journey time of over 5.5 hours, excluding potential wait times, so they’re not recommended.

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How to get from Sydney Airport to Gosford by taxi

A Sydney Airport taxi is the only direct way to travel from Sydney Airport to Gosford. The drive takes 75 minutes, depending on traffic and covers a distance of 74.4 km (58.7 miles). This is the fastest and most comfortable option.

Taxi Fare from Sydney Airport to Gosford

Taxis from Sydney Airport to Gosford offer metered fares, and the total cost depends on the distance travelled, number of passengers, time of day and any tolls along the way.

A taxi from Sydney Airport to Gosford is expected to cost anywhere between €138.30-€177.20 (AUD 222-290) for up to 5 people, depending on where in Gosford you are travelling to, the time of day and any additional surcharges or toll fees. Keep in mind that 5 seater taxis are not always available and you may end up with 2 taxis.

Of course, you can always secure a fixed price by booking your personalised Sydney Airport to Gosford transfer in advance.


€151 (AUD 254)

Trip Duration

75 Min.

Your taxi fare may vary unless you pre-book your ride.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Sydney Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Each Sydney Airport terminal has a taxi rank. The ranks have supervisors on hand to help with things like five-seater taxis, securing taxis with baby seats and wheelchair-accessible vehicles.


Getting a taxi from the rank is a more expensive option, although it is very convenient – especially compared to public transit. The taxi rank is located just outside the airport terminal, making it easy because you don’t have to travel via Sydney city centre and waste precious time like you would if you were to use public transport. However, you must find the taxi rank and might still experience a short wait in a queue unless you pre-book your private and personalised ride.

Editor’s Note

We suggest taking a taxi or booking a private transfer for your journey from Sydney Airport to Gosford. Your journey will be quick with minimal or zero waiting times, providing safety and comfort.

Useful Tips

A €3.30 (AUD 5.50) airport toll is payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks.
All taxis accept cash, and most taxis accept cards.
It is common to tip 10% of the journey cost, especially if you enjoyed the service.
Everyone must have a seatbelt on, and any children travelling must be in approved child car seats. Pre-booking is advised.

Getting a train from Sydney Airport to Gosford

There are no direct Sydney Airport to Gosford trains. You will instead need to travel to Central Station using the City Airport Link train, then change onto the Central Coast and Newcastle Train at Central Station, which travels to Gosford. The City Airport Link Train is a 10-minute train and a combined 15 minutes of walking time.

From Central Station, the Central Coast and Newcastle train line runs regular services to Gosford, which take 90 minutes. If you add this to the time to get to Central Station, your journey time will be closer to 2 hours, excluding potential wait times.

Train fare from Sydney Airport to Gosford

If you use a contactless card or device, a single ticket from Sydney Central to Gosford is €4.20 (AUD 6.90) per person. You will also need to factor in the cost of the train from Sydney Airport to Central, which depends on the distance travelled. A station access fee of €10.30 (AUD 16.90) per person will be added to your fare.


€14.50 (AUD 23.80)

Trip Duration

1 Hr. 55 Min.

Your journey may be even longer if you have to wait for a train. Trains leave every 2 hours usually, and every 90 minutes during peak times.

Value for Money

The train from Sydney Airport to Central runs from 5:00-00:00. Trains from Sydney Central to Gosford run 24/7.

Where do I get the train from?

Trains to Gosford leave from Sydney Central Station. To travel to Sydney Central Station from the airport, you can board the City Airport Link train from Sydney Airport to Central, which takes 10 minutes, plus another 15 minutes of walking time.

To reach the train, go to Terminal 1 Arrivals, leave through Exit A, turn right and walk following the relevant signs. There is also a lift and escalator near check-in desk A.

You can also travel from Sydney Airport to Central Station in a taxi, which will take 18 minutes and cost €27.20-33.30 (AUD 45-55) for up to 5 people, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.


Once you are at Central Station, the Sydney to Gosford train is convenient and only a 90-minute ride. However, you must factor in the cost and time taken to get to Sydney Central Station and potential wait times for trains, which can be up to 2 hours. You will also need to keep an eye on your belongings while navigating the Sydney public transport system, which can be stressful.

A direct taxi or private transfer from Sydney Airport is much more convenient, especially for families or anyone travelling heavy.

Editor’s Note

Use the NSW fare calculator to find out exactly how much your fare will cost based on the services you choose.

Useful Tips

Economy and First Class tickets are available.
Children aged 4-15 pay a Child Fare.
Each person can carry one piece of luggage no heavier than 20kg and no larger than 60x70x50 cm. In First Class, you can travel with two pieces of luggage though.
Storage services are available at Central Station for NSW TrainLink Regional customers for €2.70 (AUD 4.40) per person. It is not possible to store luggage overnight.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Sydney Airport to Gosford?

To travel from Sydney Airport to Gosford, you can book a taxi or a Sydney Airport private transfer for a direct journey of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on traffic. Alternatively, you can take a train with a transfer at Sydney Central Station, totalling around 2 hours of travel time, excluding potential wait times.

How far is Gosford from Sydney Airport?

Gosford is approximately 94.4 km from Sydney Airport. By car or private transfer, it typically takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to cover this distance, though that may vary, depending on traffic conditions.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Sydney Airport to Gosford?

A taxi from Sydney Airport to Gosford can cost between €134.40-177.40 (AUD 222-293) for up to 5 people. This fare is for a direct route under light traffic conditions and may vary based on specific factors such as time of day, heavy traffic, and additional surcharges. If you want to avoid the uncertainty, a private Welcome Pickups transfer would guarantee you a competitive fixed fare and a personalised ride you can rely on!

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