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Car Rental at Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$16.35 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NoBirds
$20.89 / per day
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Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$22.30 / per day
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Standard
KIA Cerato or similar
KIA Cerato
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty Australia
$31.20 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Holden Commodore or similar
Holden Commodore
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$36.76 / per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$47.26 / per day
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Premium Elite
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$67.14 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$164.81 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:37 on 2020-07-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$29.79 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0
Sydney Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Sydney Airport! Then head into the city and check out St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Sydney Opera House. Drive your rental through Sydney’s neighborhoods—many landmarks and fantastic restaurants are located in City Centre; Darling Harbour is a lively pedestrian and recreational area with museums, parks, and a wildlife center; City South is home to Australia’s largest Chinatown; and City West is known for its fish markets, seafood restaurants, and pubs.

Drive your rental to the world-famous Bondi Beach to swim and relax at a beachside bar—it’s a great place to surf and scuba dive too. Manly Beach and Palm Beach are also an easy drive from Sydney. And make sure you take a whale watching tour and visit the Royal National Park to spot kangaroos and wallabies in the wild.

Sydney’s a great destination, but Australia has so much more to offer. With a longer term car rental you can drive to Melbourne or Adelaide, explore the coast, or head inland to the outback. Picking up your rental car at Sydney Airport and dropping it off in a different city is easy. Start planning your adventure now!

Sydney Airport is also known as Mascot Airport and Kingford Smith Airport.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Airlines, and Emirates

Terminals

The three active passenger terminals are T1 or International Terminal, T2, and T3. You can walk from one to the other, take a free shuttle T-Bus that runs daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:50 p.m., or, if you are flying with Qantas, use the Qantas Seamless Transfer Service.

Location

Sydney airport is about 8 km (5 mi) from the city center. Airport Drive, Qantas Drive, Joyce Drive, General Holmes Drive, and M1 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $41 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $92 per day
  • Premium cars - from $54 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $53 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +61283032282)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +61283032282)
  • Europcar (Tel: +610292079400)
  • Keddy (Tel: +610292079400)
  • Avis (Tel: 0283742847)
  • Alamo (Tel: 283032282)
  • Budget (Tel: 0292079165)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +611800474258 / +61755558908)
  • SIXT (Tel: +61755558908)
  • Alamo (Tel: +61283032282)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +611347336 / +61134733)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 61283381055 / 0296935381)

Car rental desks

Most are located in the arrivals area of T1 and next to the 4th and 5th baggage carousels in T2.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many bars, cafeterias, and restaurants, some specializing in local Australian cuisine. There are about 150 shops, with duty-free outlets located in the International Terminal. You’ll also find many lounges, two on-site hotels, ATMs, baby care rooms, children’s play areas, an airport medical center, three pharmacies, two lost and found offices, showers, an observation deck, and two prayer rooms. There are two luggage storage services—one is on the arrivals level of T1 and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; the other is on the arrivals level of T2 near carousel 6 and is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The airport facilities are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Budget Petrol, located at 1004 Botany Road, can be reached in about six minutes and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. There are many other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Melbourne (865 km / 537 mi)
  • Brisbane (928 km / 576 mi)
  • Cairns (2,426 km / 1,507 mi)
  • Canberra (273 km / 169 mi)
  • Adelaide (1,362 km / 846 mi)
  • Gold Coast (856 km / 532 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 6.5

Sydney Airport (SYD)

  • IATA: SYD
  • ICAO: YSSY
  • Name: Sydney Airport (SYD)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 327,190
  • Distance from City: 5 miles / 8 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 2 9667 9111
  • Email: info@sydneyairport.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Sydney Airport

  1. 133.1 km / 82.7 miles away
  2. 153.9 km / 95.6 miles away
  3. 244.1 km / 151.7 miles away
  4. Car Rental from $33.42 per day
    251.5 km / 156.3 miles away
  5. Car Rental from $33.42 per day
    288.2 km / 179.1 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Dubbo Airport from $33.42 per day
    307.7 km / 191.2 miles away
  7. 311.6 km / 193.6 miles away
  8. 312.0 km / 193.9 miles away
  9. 312.3 km / 194.0 miles away
  10. 357.7 km / 222.3 miles away
  11. Car Rental from $33.42 per day
    372.4 km / 231.4 miles away
  12. 374.1 km / 232.5 miles away
  13. Car Rental from $50.62 per day
    416.6 km / 258.8 miles away
  14. 433.9 km / 269.6 miles away
  15. Car Rental at Albury Airport from $33.42 per day
    458.2 km / 284.7 miles away
  16. 476.2 km / 295.9 miles away
  17. Car Rental from $35.48 per day
    488.6 km / 303.6 miles away
  18. Car Rental from $43.29 per day
    503.9 km / 313.1 miles away
  19. 593.5 km / 368.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Sydney Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Sydney Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Sydney Airport
$35.20
January
$37.44
February
$56.24
March
$68.28
April
$31.12
May
$27.52
June
$28.97
July
$48.66
August
$24.11
September
$17.09
October
$31.41
November
$31.41
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sydney Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $17.09. You can see that this is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $68.28 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Sydney Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in November the average rental period is 13 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
9
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
7
September
3
October
13
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Sydney Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Sydney Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
183%
January
154%
February
152%
March
183%
April
153%
May
104%
June
130%
July
141%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 3 5 SUVs
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Kia Rio 4 3 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Carnival 5 1 People Carriers/Vans

Our Customers Reviews

Australia
Kia Rio
September 18, 2019
Great location....next to airport.....relatively quick service....lovely staff

Top 12 Suppliers at Sydney Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
$43 - $181
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020
$24 - $165
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
$31 - $58
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
$31 - $152
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0283742847
All Terminals
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
283032282
Term Building Apt Drive Mascot
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0292079165
Mascot Airport Kingsford Smith Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
Level 3, Park on King, 336 King Street, Mascot, 2020
$16 - $41
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-17:00
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
336 King St,Park on King Lvl 3 Level 3, Park on King, Mascot NSW 2020
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
$22 - $147
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+611347336 / +61134733
Corner of O'Riordan Street &, Bourke Rd, Mascot NSW 2020
$30 - $77
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61283381055 / 0296935381
4/221-223 O'Riordan St

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