Sydney Car Rental
Going to Sydney in business or for a holiday? Find a wide range of new cars at great prices from Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz and Europcar. We compare, you search, choose and save time and money. Finding a fantastic deal can be easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sydney Domestic Airport
Q: Can I hire a car at Sydney Domestic Airport?
A: Yes, of course. Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Redspot, Europcar and Budget have desks located at both the domestic and international terminals at Sydney Airport. Use the tool at the top of the page to compare prices. Remember to always book in advance.
Q: Do you have minivans?
A: Yes, 7 & 8 seater cars can be picked up from most of our providers.
Q: Do you offer one-way rentals?
A: Yes, one way car hire is available from most of our providers. Popular routes include Canberra to Sydney, Sydney to Melbourne, Sydney to Adelaide, to Brisbane. Simply uncheck the Return to the same location box in the search tool and specify your drop-off destination to see availability and rates.
Drivers Under 25
Q:Can I be the driver if I’m 23 years old?
A: The suppliers we list require the driver to be at least 21 years old. There is a surcharge for drivers under 25.
Q:Q: Are there toll roads around Sydney?
A: Yes. There are several toll roads around the city including: Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel (Southbound), Eastern Distributor (Northbound), M5 South-West Motorway, Westlink M7 Motorway, Hills M2 Motorway, Lane Cove Tunnel, Military Road E-Ramp.
For more information on tolls and how to pay them go to this NSW RTA page.
Car Hire Sydney Airport
More and more travellers decide to to collect their rental car at the airport. Sydney Airport is located about a 15 kilometre drive south of the CBD and when you rent a car directly outside the terminal you don’t have to worry about organising alternative transport. It’s not only convenient but can often save you money when you add the costs up.
Depots are also located throughout the city, so if you want to pick up your vehicle in Kings Cross, on the North Shore or in Parramatta – we’ve got you covered.
Long Term Car Rental
In general the longer your rental the lower your daily rates will be. Our search tool at the top of this page will give you the full rates calculated for the period of your rental.
Some companies offer other long term car rental arrangements or mini-leases, usually on a monthly basis. Find out more.
Things to See & Do
Sydney is one of the most often visited cities in Australia and there’s a world of things to do and see here. Let us highlight just a few favourites:
Have a picnic near Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – a great spot to view the Sydney Harbour and see both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Don’t forget to take some pics!
Don’t just see the Harbour Bridge. Do the Bridge Climb and see the city in a whole new way.
If you like zoos, spend the day at Taronga. Our recommendation is to take the ferry to get there – you’ll catch some beautiful views of the city including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Other Places in New South Wales
Check out other destinations to visit along in NSW – along the east coast and around the state:
Photo (top of page): Larry W. Lo