Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of parking at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

For the first three hours of parking is $2.00 per hour
The daily rate is $7.50
The weekly rate is $45.00
The yearly rate is $650.00


Do you have a shuttle service to hotels?

No, we do not have a shuttle service to hotels however we have partnered with City Wide Taxi to offer accessible and convenient transportation services. They can be reached at 902-564-5431.


Can I rent a car at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Yes, there are rental agencies located in our terminal.
Avis and Budget can be contacted by phone at 902-563-2847.
National and Enterprise can be contacted by phone at 902-539-1303.


My flight was cancelled, what should I do?

In the event that your flight has been cancelled, immediately contact your airline to make alternate arrangements.
Air Canada can be reached at 1-888-247-2262
WestJet can be reached at 1-800-538-5696


My baggage was delayed or lost, what should I do?

If there is an issue with your baggage, please contact your airline.
Air Canada can be reached at 1-888-247-2262
WestJet can be reached at 1-800-538-5696


Does the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport have self check-in kiosks?

No, our airport does not have self-check in kiosks at this time however both of our airlines offer online. Check in 24 hours prior to your flight.


Is there an ATM at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Yes, we have an ATM located next to our car rental agencies.


Can I smoke cannabis at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

No –the usage of cannabis is prohibited anywhere on J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport property.


Are there any current employment opportunities at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport?

Any current employment opportunities with our airport would be posted on our Career link or Indeed. We encourage you to periodically check there for any employment opportunities that may arise.


Can I store my vehicle at the airport over the winter?

Yes, we offer winter storage of vehicles however our space is limited. We recommend calling during the early summer months to get your name on our list.


How Far is the Airport From?

  • Downtown Sydney – 12.8 KM or about 14 minutes
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Cheticamp) – 178 KM or about 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Ingonish)- 159 KM or about 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Baddeck- 92 KM or about an hour
  • Inverness- 168 KM or about 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Louisbourg – 48.3 KM or about 38 minutes