But the dumb thing i did today was use the Airport link. The Sydney Airport link has been around since 2000 during the olympic games. The stupid thing about the Airport Link is that its a private rail line.
So to get from Central Station to either DOMESTIC or INTERNATIONAL will cost about $15.90AUD. That is allot of money to spend just to get to the airport. If you're a backpacker in Sydney 15 bucks is like a night in a cockroach infested dormitory room on George Street.
Opal has this smart thing than if you transfer onto another bus in less than an hour you either pay $2 bucks to equal $4.50 spend on buses or you don't pay a cent.
So i can travel from my house to Macquarie Shopping mall and onto Chatswood and the most i got to pay is $4.50 on Opal
I was too skeptical of tapping on again at Sydney Airport. So i walked out side to the arrivals and i noticed there was a bus stand.
So i got on the 400 bus to Burwood. It was in peak traffic as the bus took some time traveling around Rockdale and Canterbury to get to Burwood Station. I would say it took less than an hour to get there
This is a great solution if you are arriving in Sydney and are not in a rush to go somewhere.
But to be safe it would be best if you go on the 400 bus from Burwood at least 4 hour prior to your flight departure. It seems you need to be at the International Airport 3 hrs prior to departure and the Domestic 2 hrs prior to departure
I have to fly out of Domestic next week to get to Darwin. So i am going to have to leave Burwood at 4pm and just kill whatever time i got in the Domestic Terminal of Sydney
I have taken too many trips to both airport in the last few years and they are both expensive. I have taken a Taxi to the Airport and it was 39 bucks, I even took an Airport shuttle from my mother house and it was 70 bucks as it was my only option for transport on Boxing Day with a flight to imperialist paranoia New Zealand
I even once took a job at the VIRGIN LOUNGE of the Domestic Airport in Sydney. Getting from the Western Suburb to the airport was a bloody nightmare as i had to leave home around 11am just so i could be at the airport at 2pm to dealing some immigrant worker called FRANC telling me how to do my job. I fucking hated working with this wanker and i was glad i walked out one day as i should have been in Republic of Korea instead of washing dishes at the Virgin Lounge.
If you work at Sydney airport and you don't have a car then you are FUCKED BIG TIME its cost $42 for a weekly return ticket from Central to Domestic Airport. Thats more than what you pay with a MYBUS TRAVEL 10
Even if you take the 400 to and from work you're still paying money for Transport but your going to have to deal with traffic congestion in the morning and evening.
So get the 400 from Burwood to the airport and stop wasting $15 every time you have to leave Sydney.