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Car Rental at Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$47.91 per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$60.20 per day
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Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$63.07 per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$63.90 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$68.82 / per day
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Full-size
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$82.20 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$109.06 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$48.64 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:00 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
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
9.4
Sydney Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Home to perhaps the most famous opera house in the world and countless other attractions, Sydney is Australia’s most visited city for a reason. But while there’s plenty to see and do in this rich, diverse metropolis, Sydney is also surrounded by plenty of fascinating attractions that you can easily explore if you rent a car. These are three of the most interesting day-trip destinations from Sydney:

  • Blue Mountains National Park. One of the most famous and most-visited nature areas in Australia, Blue Mountains National Park is a great place to get familiar with the wildlife of the southeastern part of the country. Made up of an extensive network of walking trails, the area is home to powerful streams and rapid brooks, impressive waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, and a variety of flora and fauna. The closest entrance to the national park is just some 63 km (40 miles) west of Sydney and can be reached in about one hour. About ten other national parks are also located within a two-hour drive from the city.
  • Wollongong. Much smaller and more easygoing than Sydney, the third-largest city of New South Wales has its fair share of attractions. These include a large number of beautiful beaches and opportunities for water sports like surfing, but also the Science Space and Planetarium, Wollongong Botanical Gardens, and even the city’s own rainforest (located inside the nearby Budderoo National Park). Located about 90 km (56 miles) south of Sydney, Wollongong takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach.
  • Gosford. Located just an hour’s drive north of Sydney, Gosford is one of the most scenic coastal towns in New South Wales. The area is home to many beaches, including Forrester’s Beach which many locals consider to be among the most beautiful in the country. Other attractions include the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary, the Australian Reptile Park, and Brisbane Water National Park. Gosford can also serve as a gateway to the Central Coast region famous for its coastline and lagoons.

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 $70 per day
  • Medium cars - from $58 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $97 per day
  • Premium cars - from $112 per day
  • Small cars - from $49 per day
  • SUVs - from $87 per day

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 18 Locations near Sydney Airport

  1. Car Rental in Sydney Penrith from $31.98 per day
  2. 19.2 km / 11.9 miles away
  3. 28.6 km / 17.8 miles away
  4. 30.4 km / 18.9 miles away
  5. 35.8 km / 22.3 miles away
  6. Car Rental in Sydney Revesby from $28.81 per day
    36.8 km / 22.9 miles away
  7. Car Rental in Sydney Ryde from $28.81 per day
    37.8 km / 23.5 miles away
  8. Car Rental in Sydney Hornsby from $41.17 per day
    37.9 km / 23.6 miles away
  9. Car Rental in Sydney Carlton from $28.81 per day
    46.5 km / 28.9 miles away
  10. 46.6 km / 28.9 miles away
  11. 49.3 km / 30.7 miles away
  12. 50.5 km / 31.4 miles away
  13. Car Rental in Sydney East from $46.43 per day
    53.7 km / 33.4 miles away
  14. 54.2 km / 33.7 miles away
  15. 103.7 km / 64.5 miles away
  16. 126.3 km / 78.5 miles away
  17. 150.3 km / 93.4 miles away
  18. 220.7 km / 137.1 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
$34.72
January
$36.93
February
$55.47
March
$67.35
April
$30.69
May
$27.14
June
$28.57
July
$48.00
August
$23.78
September
$16.85
October
$30.98
November
$30.98
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sydney Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $16.85. 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 $67.35 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
NoBirds Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
NoBirds Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
NoBirds Mitsubishi Outlander 4 4 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
NoBirds Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rental Cars Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
July 8, 2021
Australia
Nissan Qashqai
June 3, 2021
I stayed in Palm Beach, loved the area. Easy to take a ferry around the waterways. The Patonga Pub is a good spot to visit for lunch via a ferry ride from Palm Beach. The adjoining suburbs to Palm Beach are worth a drive around to the beaches.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
May 7, 2021
We travelled to the Central Coast. Beautiful places to stop along the way. Sydney is a nightmare so we didn't drive around there.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 2, 2021
I had to go through overseas companies to get better deal
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 1, 2021
Their customer service and organised process in rental transaction were quick and easy.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 17, 2021
Extremely efficient starting from transfer to & from the airport & easygoing staff at reception. Would highly recommend their service
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
March 19, 2021
This was by far the most easy and pleasant car hire experience we've had. So efficient, the whole service was amazing.
Australia
Kia Cerato
March 13, 2021
Sri was the most polite and accommodating person I’ve come across in a long time. Would not hesitate to recommend this business!!
Australia
Toyota Corolla
October 12, 2020
The city can be confusing to drive around.
Australia
Kia Rio
September 18, 2019
Great location....next to airport.....relatively quick service....lovely staff
Australia
Suzuki Swift
July 26, 2019
Sydney is a nice city
Hong Kong
Kia Carnival
July 7, 2019
nice place
United Arab Emirates
Kia Carnival
June 5, 2019
Sydney and Melbourne...
Canada
Hyundai Accent
May 16, 2019
I lived here many years ago so quite familiar
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 16, 2019
Good experience so far!

Top 13 Suppliers at Sydney Airport in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
$66 - $130
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020
$63 - $109
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0283742847
All Terminals
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
283032282
Term Building Apt Drive Mascot
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0292079165
Mascot Airport Kingsford Smith Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
Level 3, Park on King, 336 King Street, Mascot, 2020
$60 - $60
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Abaa Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800822059
NSW 2020 338 King Street, Mascot, Sydney
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
$48 - $69
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+61134733
Corner of O'Riordan Street &, Bourke Rd, Mascot NSW 2020
$63 - $84
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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