Commercial vehicles

Information for taxi drivers

We're committed to making it easy for you to travel to and from our airport. Our licence plate recognition (LPR) short fare system allows you to exit taxi ranks without providing your taxi number to the kerbside officer. This makes it quicker and easier to get on with your day, while allowing kerbside officers to focus on improving traffic flow through the taxi rank.

To help us get the most of this approach, there are a few things you need to know:

  • you'll need to approach our licence plate cameras at a speed below 5km/h
  • you should maintain a three-metre gap between your vehicle and the vehcile in front of you when approaching the camera
  • the licence plate camera works best when you have a non-reflective licence plate, which is clean and free from damage
  • if your licence plate is unable to be read by teh camera, you won't be able to take advantage as of the short fare system, and won't be proivded access to the taxi rank as a short fare


  Why can Sydney Airport charge transport operators?

We charge transport operators a small fee to reflect the cost of providing facilities. Ground transport revenue is reinvested into major projects and roads in and around the airport precinct.

  Why are users charged to access the airport?

We provide infrastructure and services to support thousands of taxi drivers that operate on-airport. Access fees are reinvested in new capacity and improvements for drivers and passengers, as well as day-to-day kerbside and traffic management.

More information on taxi operator accreditation can be found on the Transport for NSW website.