Cars On Demand is Sydney’s leading private airport transfer company, taking thousands of business executives and travellers quickly and safely to the airport each year. This page details everything you need to know about getting an airport transfer in Sydney, why you will love the Cars On Demand service and how to make the most of your time in Sydney.
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Our chauffeured limousine service is designed to offer the most convenient, efficient and luxurious transport solutions to business and private travellers around Australia. We offer a number of services all of which are accessible both on our mobile app and on our website platform.
Whether you are after a simple Airport Transfer, or you have your global CEO coming in for a site inspection of your Sydney Offices, you might even just want to take your beloved one to a nice dinner or a concert. You can rely on the exerience and process that Cars on Demand uses across Australia to get you there safely and on time.
The Cars On Demand online booking Experience and fail safe mechanisms
Over the past 15 years, we have not only built our own software for online airport transfer bookings but we have perfected it. You can book using our native apps or our custom booking tool online from anywhere in the world, and when you land at Sydney Airport the driver will be there waiting for you.
Furthermore to our relaibility we have implemented system into place that alert COD operations if a driver has failed to confirm that they are on the way to a pickup, our computers will call the driver to remind them and then call the management to advise that their atention is needed.
Thankfully with our driver training this feature is a good back up system but is very rarely needed.
When you arrive at Sydney, you’ll most likely be exhausted from your travel. COD is the best airport transportation option. Corporations, as well as private travellers, can arrange pick-ups at the airport ahead of time ensuring no stress and time wasted as you navigate your way to your accommodation. Our drivers have a great track record, they won’t keep you waiting!
They will monitor your flight on our driver app which is connected to Flight Radar, and will enter the teminal upon your touch down.
You can also instruct them in the booking tool or the app if you want to delay their entry into the terminal, as some clients like to have a shower and freshen up at the lounge before exiting and going straight to their meetings.
Guest Transfers and VIP transfers
Co-ordinating guest transfers used to be an ardours task. No more. COD makes the process very easy for executive assistants to coordinators to drop off their guests to wherever they’re supposed to be around the city.
We also do quite a lot of VIP transfers for talent agencies and PR Marketing firms, and the number masking feature comes in very handy when doing thse transfers. ( please see paragraph below)
Total Phone number Privacy
At Cars On Demand we use state of the art technology to mask all Australian phone numbers.
When our drivers and customers communicate together, either via text messages or via actual phone calls, we mask the numbers, no neither party will see each others real phone numbers, and once the trip is completed, this linkis cut off, so neither party can communicate with each other.
We shall chauffer you from meeting to meeting very cost-effectively. If you have many stopovers in your plan you may opt for our hourly plan.
When you have a lot of meetings in different locations in a short space of time, the hourly transfers come in very handy. You can select a vehicle type then select hourly transfer from the transfer type option, then just choose the number of hours that you need the car and driver for.
Please note we recommend that if you are unsure, then jsut select less hours and we can add them as you need them.
COD will make the transport end of your even management planning run smoothly. Not only is it easier to coordinate transfers using our platform, but we can also provide up to fifty cars for your use.
For any event that books more than 50 transfers from a single location, Cars on Demand will provide an on sire person to assit with the coordination of this event.
As you tour this beautiful city you shouldn’t have to worry about transport. We will take you on a tour of the cities must-sees in comfort and in style. We’ve shared with you below, our list of must-do activities around the city.
A more cost-effective option if you have multiple stops and meetings planned. This is really handy for meeting transfers as explained above.
What happens if my flight is late? Or cancelled?
No worries at all, we track all flights and we will arrive when your plane touches down and wait for you, the courtesy free wait time does not start till the plane touched down.
If your flight is cancelled all you need to do is call us with your new flight details, or update them on your app.
Where do I meet the drivers? And what do I do if I can’t see him or her?
We have meeting points all across Australia, these are listed in the confirmation of your transfer sheet, and most importantly please turn your phone on and you will get a text from the driver, any issues you can also contact us on our 24/7 hotline +61413905215
Can I book for a guest, and pay for it?
Yes you can, and the guest will not need to pay in the car, but it’s also a good idea to make sure that we have their contact number to make sure the transfer goes smoothly, and we also mask all phone numbers
Do you have an app? And do you service all airports?
Yes, of course, we have both Android and iOS apps, and you can book through the app if you are the traveller, and track the driver and communicate with them as well through the app.
And yes we are a nationwide service across the whole of Australia.
We cover all of the Sydney greater region and surrounds, but these are some of our most popular serviced suburbs:
- The Sydney CBD
- North Sydney
- North Ryde
- Baulkham Hills
- St Ives
Please note, because we only use real hire cars that have access to bus lanes, we do quite a bit of transfers to and from the north shore as bus lane access from those suburbs is crucial and in some cases can save up to 60 minutes of travel time.
Some of the most popular suburbs in Sydney for corporates are North Ryde where most of the tech companies are based as well as pharma companies. Then we have the business hubs of Chatswood and North Sydney.
But no suburb is out of reach and we also do lengthy transfers as far as Orange, Bathurst, and we have even taken some people to Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra when there has been dire delays and flight cancellations at Sydney Airport.
Also known as the Mascot or the Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney airport is the main airport serving the city and linking it to the outside world. It is also the busiest International airport in Australia handling anywhere from forty to fifty million passengers a year. The airport has three terminals, one international terminal and two domestic terminals. Sydney Airport is located just nine kilometres from Sydney CBD.
The airport is not a forgiving place if you don’t know your way around, and if you either pickup or drop a passenger in the wrong spot, the closed circuit cameras will pick up your licence plate number and send you a fine in the mail, so be careful and make sure to follow all signage and road rules.
Getting to the airport should be relatively easy. That said, we’ve shared with you the ETA to the airport from the CBD and surrounding suburbs so you can plan your pick up times accordingly.
It shouldn’t take more than 35 minutes to get to the airport from the CBD. That said, you should give ample allowance time, in the event of anything. Newton has a similar ETA to the CBD. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to get to the airport from Manly, 35 minutes from Balmain, 30 minutes from Glebe, 20 minutes from Randwick, 45 minutes from Parramatta, 30 minutes from Cronulla, 20 minutes from Surry Hills and 20 minutes from Paddington.
We always recommend that during peak hour traffic you allow a bit of axtra time for all of your airport transfers. And speciffically on the week ends the entry to the international terminal can get quite busy, and the netry alone can take a good 15 to 20 minutes.
As in Melbourne, transport in Sydney should be hassle-free. There several ways to get to your destination. You could rent a car, although first-time visitors may have it rough on the roads. From the arrivals terminal, you can catch a train to the CBD. You could also use an airport shuttle service to catch a shuttle bus. Sydney buses are also available. Please note that the train from the airport will charge you a terminal access fee of 13.80 dollars per person, so if you have 4 passengers, it might be cheaper in one of our cars.
COD has considerable experience doing Sydney airport transfers. Our airport transfer service is at your disposal to ensure that you reach your destination in comfort and style. Our fleet comprises of luxury sedans both local and European for private transfers as well as 7-12 seater people movers (minibuses). More information on this below. Every 28 minutes we are dropping off a satsfied customer to or from and airport, across Australia.
Depending of what time of the day you arrive, mostly all of the lfights land between 6am and 930am, this causes very long queues at the taxi ranks so please factor this into your travel time, it can take up to 25 minutes sometimes just to get into a taxi after waiting in the long queues, sadly there is no shortage of taxis but the queue system is not very efficient.
Nothing beats getting off a plane after a long flight and being met by a professional chauffeur, who will take you to your destination in the fastest most direct route and without having to ask you for directions, you can just sit back and relax in the back of our cars and let us do the driving.Or attend to your urgent emails and phone calls. all of our drivers have signed a confidentiality clause and what is said in our cars stays in our cars.
Once a Penal Colony, Sydney has long since shaken off its checkered past, instead of emerging as of a beacon of hope and redemption. Located on the East Coast of Australia the city rises out of the pacific ocean, a fact that makes it an ideal living location. More than four and a half million people call Sydney home and for good reason too.
Sydney is one of the world’s most liveable cities. The city enjoys year-round sunshine, an aspect that is coveted world over. Sydney serves as the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
Once a place of exile, Sydney transformed itself into one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the world. True to its past and heritage, expect to see exquisite Victorian architecture within the city. Home to some of the most iconic buildings of the world, the Sydney Opera House is instantly recognizable by anyone, anywhere in the world.
Well serviced public gardens such as Sydney Botanical Gardens are common around the city. Sydney boasts beautiful suburbs, from inner-city of Paddington to Rosebay and many beachside communities.
If you’re a business traveller, Sydney is business-ready. The city offers great accommodation, easy transport and the gastronomic scene is to die for. If you can spare the time, there’s plenty to do in this beautiful city as well. More on this below.
We welcome you to the city, and are a phone tap away when you need to get from point A to point B in style and comfort, around the city!
Sydney Is Ready For Business
Sydney is a friendly city for business travellers. The city offers great hotel accommodation. All major hotel chains have a presence in the city. You should, however, book in advance as the city tends to be short of hotel rooms. We recommend the circular quay area for the best hotel experience. Conference centres and meeting rooms should easy to find. For lunch meetings, the city has an amazing culinary scene.
Our Pick Of The Best Leisure Activities In Sydney
This vibrant city has a lot to do. If you’re around on a short stay, you most certainly won’t exhaust all the city has to offer. This is especially true if you’re a business traveller. With this in mind, there’s one thing you must-do if you find yourself in Sydney. The Sydney Opera House is a must-see! This icon is as splendid as they say, and you don’t need to pay anything to tour it.
We also recommend you do one of our iconic cliff walks at the beaches near Bronte, its called the Bronte to Bondi walk, you can access it from Bronte Beach and walk along a safe walkway all along the cliffs to Bondi. it is one of the most spectacular things to do whilst you are in Sydney.
Arts & Culture
The Art Gallery of NSW is a great option for art lovers. Established more than a hundred years ago, the Gallery is a melting point for different cultures that call Australia home. Sydney is home to several museums if you want to learn more about the city’s history.
You will also find lost of intersting things at Sydney Museum, which is loacted in the midlde of the CBD next to Hyde Park on the corner of College st and Park St. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and admission fees are as follows, $15 for Adults, $12 for concession and $38 for a family. Children under 5 enter free of charge.
Visit World Class Beaches
Sydney is home to world-class beaches. We recommend Bondi Beach, Manly and Sydney Surf beaches. For surfing enthusiasts, the best waves can be found towards the south and north of Sydney.
Get Into Nature
From whale watching to nature trails, Sydney has it all. To see Australia’s iconic animals and exotic ones too, visit Taronga zoo a fifteen-minute drive from the city. The cities aquarium, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a must-visit. The Royal Botanic Gardens is another option for a more tranquil experience.
There are two wonderful day trips that all visitors can do:
The first choice is the Royal National Park that begins at Sutherland and ends in Wollongong, its a beautiful narrow and twisty road that is covered by tress and foleage, we recommend that you do not do this on a Sunday as a lot of Motorcycles frequent this road and it might lessen the natural experience.
The other choice is the Blue Mountains, the views there are breathtaking, and you can also visit Scenic World and experince the most vertical railway line in the world.
Passengers can choose their level of adventure, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees. Choose CLIFFHANGER at a steep 64° incline; LAIDBACK for a more relaxed journey; or for loyal fans, ORIGINAL at 52°.
Like every major city in the country, the city culinary scene is very diverse. As with the city’s around the country Australia benefits from the availability of fresh produce. As such, expect the freshest delicacies. This is especially true with seafood, fresh from the Pacific. We recommend Surry Hills, Chippendale, Pottspoint and Newton for some amazing eateries.
There are a fe wiconic places to go and eat and there are also a few simple but very famous places of rsimple eats and great coffee.
One of our favourites, is an old Italian restaurant in East Sydney called Bill and Tony’s where they do a great coffee seven days a week and cheap and cheerful pasta dishes with thier famous cheese Shnitzel.
The other place that we recommend is Balmoral beach for a nice walk and a lovely cafe called Pasture of Balmoral
“As an Executive Assistant to three busy frequent-travelling Managers, I need a service I can rely on to ensure their transfers are efficient, comfortable, spacious enough to continue working (if necessary), and basically hassle-free. I have been using Cars on Demand for nearly a year now and they have never let me down – not even for change in flight times, early morning/late night pick-ups, last minute pick-ups and even a complete change of airline! I am not made to feel as if my requests are an inconvenience (as I did with a previous corporate car company). I also appreciate that my queries are answered promptly. Their online booking system is easy to use – all personal details, including payment, are pre-populated when you register (for free) – so my Managers just hop in/hop out.. I get the invoice sent to my email so I can reconcile expenses within two days – I no longer have to wait for the receipt. I have also used them personally and recently surprised my mother and her sister with an airport transfer to their grand-daughter’s birthday party. They raved about the nice, friendly driver and luxurious car – a most positive and exciting introduction to Sydney. Thanks Cars on Demand, keep up the good work!”
Lisa Mark Bailey Brahne
Another great experience with CarsOnDemand. My driver was early and with an incident on the road he continually looked for best route to take. The bonus was the conversation and humour Garry provided. I highly recommend CarsOnDemand.
Outstanding service from this company! Highly recommend and could not deal with more professional, warm and friendly people. The price was also the best I had found. I made arrangements from the UK for my 75 year old father to be pick up from the airport in Sydney and taken up the coast to stay with his brother and visit Australia for the first time in his life. Was a little nervous for my dad after such a long flight and the guys at Cars on Demand eased any worry I had. It was a great relief to receive an email from the office as soon as dad arrived in Gosford to know he was safe and well as I knew dad would take a while to get his mobile phone working! Dad said his driver was fantastic and even drove over the Sydney Harbour Bridge rather than taking the tunnel much to his excitement. Faultless service and so very grateful for taking care of my dad so well, thank you :-)
Whether you call Sydney home or are just visiting for business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful city. To get an instant quote for your private Sydney airport transfer click here.
And dont forget that whether you want to talk to us about an Airport transfer or just want some advice about where we can take you for some great sight seeing, we are only a phone call or an email away.
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