Car Rental Sydney Airport (SYD)

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Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$21.35 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$23.85 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$42.61 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Estima 2003 or similar
Toyota Estima 2003
  • 8
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Abaa Car Rentals
$54.75 / 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
$82.05 / per day
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Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$68.48 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$94.71 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Isuzu MU-X or similar
Isuzu MU-X
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$99.58 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:29 on 2020-02-04. 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
$38.70 / 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 $60 per day
  • Medium cars - from $51 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $75 per day
  • Premium cars - from $68 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $86 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +61283032282)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +61283032282)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +611800474258 / +61755558908)
  • SIXT (Tel: +61755558908)
  • Europcar (Tel: +610292079400)
  • Keddy (Tel: +610292079400)
  • Abaa Car Rentals (Tel: +611800822059)
  • 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
  • Airport name: Sydney Airport (SYD)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 6 m / 21 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 327,190
  • Distance from City: 5 miles / 8 km S of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 2 9667 9111
  • Email: info@sydneyairport.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Sydney Airport

  1. 141.3 km / 87.8 miles away
  2. 152.8 km / 95.0 miles away
  3. 236.5 km / 147.0 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Taree Airport from $34.00 per day
    259.7 km / 161.4 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Parkes Airport from $49.32 per day
    286.6 km / 178.1 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Dubbo Airport from $49.32 per day
    308.9 km / 191.9 miles away
  7. 319.0 km / 198.2 miles away
  8. 320.1 km / 198.9 miles away
  9. 349.7 km / 217.3 miles away
  10. 366.1 km / 227.5 miles away
  11. 381.7 km / 237.2 miles away
  12. 422.2 km / 262.3 miles away
  13. 442.0 km / 274.6 miles away
  14. Car Rental at Albury Airport from $51.12 per day
    451.1 km / 280.3 miles away
  15. 471.6 km / 293.0 miles away
  16. 496.7 km / 308.7 miles away
  17. Car Rental at Moree Airport from $63.78 per day
    509.9 km / 316.8 miles away
  18. 601.6 km / 373.8 miles away
  19. 611.3 km / 379.8 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
$32.53
January
$34.61
February
$51.98
March
$63.11
April
$28.76
May
$25.44
June
$26.77
July
$44.98
August
$22.28
September
$15.79
October
$29.03
November
$29.03
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sydney Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $15.79. 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 $63.11 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 at Sydney Airport
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.
Sydney Airport Car Rental 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
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 3 5 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Carnival 5 4 People Carriers/Vans
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Rio 2 2 Medium cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Kia Rio 4 3 Medium cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (10.0 from 1 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Australia?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Australia?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
You must be between 18 and 75 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Europcar, Alamo, EastCoast Car Rentals, Thrifty, Abaa Car Rentals, Enterprise, Keddy and National at Sydney Airport (SYD).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Premium cars and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at Sydney Airport (SYD).
Can I rent a car at Sydney Airport (SYD) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Sydney Airport (SYD).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Sydney Airport (SYD) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Sydney Airport (SYD).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Sydney Airport (SYD) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
A rental car costs $69 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $21 at Europcar.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Sydney Airport (SYD) is $485. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Sydney Airport (SYD) was $149.
What car rental companies are located at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
Europcar, Alamo, EastCoast Car Rentals, Thrifty, Abaa Car Rentals, Enterprise, Keddy and National can be found at Sydney Airport (SYD).
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy and National are located onsite at Sydney Airport (SYD).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
SIXT, EastCoast Car Rentals and GreenMotion offer shuttle service to their location at Sydney Airport (SYD).
What is the best car rental company at Sydney Airport (SYD)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (8.7, 6 reviews), EastCoast Car Rentals (8.6, 44 reviews) and SIXT (8.4, 4 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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

Top 10 Suppliers for Sydney Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+611800474258 / +61755558908
Level 3, Park on King, 336 King St, Mascot NSW 2020
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+61755558908
336 King St,Park on King Lvl 3 Level 3, Park on King, Mascot NSW 2020
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610292079400
Terminal Buildings Sydney Airport, Sydney NSW 2020
Abaa Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800822059
NSW 2020 338 King Street, Mascot, Sydney
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61283032282
1626 Airport Dr, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+611347336 / +61134733
Corner of O'Riordan Street &, Bourke Rd, Mascot NSW 2020
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61283381055 / 0296935381
4/221-223 O'Riordan St

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