Car Rental at Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
$49.41 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$49.58 per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$52.35 per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$54.03 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$76.08 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$112.93 / per day
Premium
Tesla 3 or similar
Tesla 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$144.18 / per day
Intermediate Elite
BMW 2 Series or similar
BMW 2 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$163.57 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Economy car rental price
$67.31 / per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4
Average gasoline price
$1.44 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.70 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.27 / 1 liter
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. While there’s plenty to see and do in this diverse metropolis, Sydney is also surrounded by plenty of fascinating attractions that you can easily explore if you rent a car. These are five of the most places to visit in and around Sydney:

  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales. One of the most important museums in all of Australia, this is a must-visit place for any art lover. In addition to works by European masters like Van Gogh and Picasso, the museum also features art by many famous Australians, as well as fascinating examples of various types of Aboriginal art.
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens. Visiting this place, which is also known simply as The Gardens, is one of the best ways to enjoy some greenery without leaving the city limits. Having recently celebrated its 200th birthday, the mighty gardens are divided into several sections that let visitors explore native Australian, as well as exotic flora.
  • 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 $108 per day
  • Medium cars - from $86 per day
  • Vans - from $137 per day
  • Premium cars - from $137 per day
  • Small cars - from $59 per day
  • SUVs - from $104 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 20 Locations near Sydney Airport

  1. 4.8 km / 3.0 miles away
  2. Car Rental in Sydney Ryde from $41.60 per day
    6.8 km / 4.2 miles away
  3. 9.4 km / 5.8 miles away
  4. Car Rental in Sydney Revesby from $49.95 per day
    9.6 km / 6.0 miles away
  5. 13.7 km / 8.5 miles away
  6. Car Rental in Sydney Pyrmont from $78.50 per day
    14.0 km / 8.7 miles away
  7. 14.6 km / 9.1 miles away
  8. 14.7 km / 9.1 miles away
  9. Car Rental in Sydney Carlton from $49.95 per day
    14.8 km / 9.2 miles away
  10. 14.9 km / 9.3 miles away
  11. 17.1 km / 10.6 miles away
  12. Car Rental in Sydney Hornsby from $78.75 per day
    18.9 km / 11.7 miles away
  13. Car Rental in Sydney East from $41.23 per day
    19.7 km / 12.2 miles away
  14. 20.5 km / 12.7 miles away
  15. 24.3 km / 15.1 miles away
  16. 30.6 km / 19.0 miles away
  17. Car Rental in Sydney Penrith from $49.95 per day
    34.5 km / 21.4 miles away
  18. 68.4 km / 42.5 miles away
  19. 115.5 km / 71.8 miles away
  20. 138.2 km / 85.9 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
$30.82
January
$32.79
February
$49.25
March
$59.80
April
$27.25
May
$24.10
June
$25.37
July
$42.62
August
$21.11
September
$14.96
October
$27.51
November
$27.51
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sydney Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $14.96. 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 $59.80 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
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
NoBirds Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
NoBirds Mitsubishi Outlander 4 4 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 SUVs
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
GreenMotion Kia Stonic 5 2 Medium cars

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
August 4, 2022
We hired an SUV with 2x car seats for my kids and it was perfect. Great boot space as we were able to fit all our luggage in the car and drive down to Canberra from Sydney. Would 100% recommend and book again
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
July 28, 2022
Wagga Wagga for Grandsons marchout parade, wonderfull family time.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
June 29, 2022
Overall a very pleasant stay
Australia
Suzuki Swift
May 31, 2022
Have a good GPS Nav tool
Singapore
Toyota Corolla
May 19, 2022
Took a ride through the Great Pacific Drive, from Sydney to Melbourne by the coast. Scenic views of the ocean and lakes. We then headed into Phillip Island and then drove up the Dandenong Ranges. The Subaru took us through an incredibly scenic and fun trip.
New Zealand
MG HS Aut.
May 13, 2022
Easy to find the agent was so helpful n fast
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
January 13, 2022
SUV easiest to travel on dirt roads in the country, easy to drive auto and up higher better driving position
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!

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
NoBirds
9.38 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.11 / 10
Total number of reviews
15
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$67.31
Lowest daily price
$42.53
Total cars available
98

Top 16 Suppliers at Sydney Airport in 2022

NoBirds
Exceptional 9.4 / 119 reviews
+61293603622
55 Kent Road, Mascot, NSW 2020
$59 - $97
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:30
Tue:06:00-20:30
Wed:06:00-20:30
Thu:06:00-20:30
Fri:06:00-20:30
Sat:06:00-20:30
Sun:06:00-20:30
Ace Rental Cars
Exceptional 9.3 / 9 reviews
+61392222595 / 1800620408
50 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot
$54 - $134
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.3 / 22 reviews
136139
Keith Smith Ave
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
Hertz
Excellent 8.9 / 1 reviews
+610294934190
Keith Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020
$113 - $191
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
National
Excellent 8.8 / 3 reviews
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
$123 - $143
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 14 reviews
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
$97 - $111
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.7 / 13 reviews
+61134733
Corner of O'Riordan Street &, Bourke Rd, Mascot NSW 2020
$55 - $147
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:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
+611800474258 / +61755558908
Level 3, Park on King, 336 King Street, Mascot, 2020
$50 - $58
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:45
Sun:08:00-14:45
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020
$97 - $111
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
0292079165
Mascot Airport
$144 - $144
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
Jucy
Excellent 8.5 / 7 reviews
+611800150850
286 Coward Street, Mascot, NSW 2020
$49 - $49
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:55
Tue:08:00-16:55
Wed:08:00-16:55
Thu:08:00-16:55
Fri:08:00-16:55
Sat:08:00-13:55
Sun:09:00-13:55
SIXT
Excellent 8.5 / 18 reviews
+61295821762
SIXT, Sydney International Airport, New South Wales 2020
$52 - $143
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
$164 - $164
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:30
Tue:07:00-22:30
Wed:07:00-22:30
Thu:07:00-22:30
Fri:07:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0283742847
All Terminals
$153 - $184
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
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 15 reviews
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
$76 - $165
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:30
Tue:07:00-22:30
Wed:07:00-22:30
Thu:07:00-22:30
Fri:07:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
0294934190
Keith Smith Ave
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
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