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Discover Sydney with car hire from DriveNow

There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Sydney, so it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most popular travel destinations not only in the Southern Hemisphere, but the in entire world. With its collection of outstanding beaches in and just outside the city limits, the incredible architecture and majesty of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, and hundreds of welcoming watering holes and restaurants in which to grab a bite to eat or put down a few delicious cocktails, there’s plenty to fill your agenda while in town. The best way in and out of the largest city in Australia? Why, Sydney Airport (SYD) of course. And the best way to explore Sydney and New South Wales? Why, in your own set of wheels with car rental from Sydney Airport of course!
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Sydney Airport Car Hire

At DriveNow we make finding and comparing the best rates on car rental at Sydney Airport car hire quick and easy. We partner with Australia's leading rental companies to bring together their best rates on car hire at Sydney Airport to help you find the vehicle and deal that works for you. These partners include brands such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy and Thrifty, all of whom have branches at all terminals at Sydney Airport.

Car hire desks at Sydney Airport are located in the Arrival halls of each terminal. Once the paperwork has been completed you simply need to head out to the ground level of the multi-storey car-park outside each terminal to collect your vehicle and hit the road. If you're heading into the city the M1 Eastern Distributor is the quickest route (this has tolls on the tunnel sections) and also takes you to the Harbour Bridge and North Sydney.

Thank you for considering DriveNow for your Sydney Airport car rental needs, we've been helping travellers find the best deals on car hire since 2003 and appreciate the opportunity to help you with your travel plans.

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FAQs on car rental at Sydney Airport

Which car rental providers operate at Sydney Airport?

There are 10 car rental companies with onsite branches at Sydney Airport in both the Domestic and International Terminals. These include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy and Enterprise.

Where are the car rental desks located at Sydney Airport?

For International arrivals the rental car desks are located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and vehicle pickup takes place on the ground level of the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal. For Domestic travellers arriving in Terminals 2 and 3 there are rental desks in each terminal with vehicle collection on the ground level of the car park situated between the terminals.

How far is Sydney Airport from the city?

Sydney Airport is relatively close to the city, only 8kms depending upon your route, and can be reached via the tolled Eastern Distributer, part of the M1 motorway in around 25 minutes with light traffic. An alternative route via Elizabeth and O'Riordan Streets is free of tolls and shorter but takes longer.

Can I drop off my car rental at a location other than Sydney Airport?

Yes. You can drop your vehicle at other branch locations, depending upon the location this may incur a one-way charge (more in the case of remote or interstate locations). Contact the DriveNow Reservations team regarding your particular travel needs.

How do I pay for Road trolls in Sydney with my car rental?

Most rental companies will automatically charge the credit card used to pay for the rental with any tolls incurred and these charges may appear on your credit card account after your rental period has finished. Check with your rental company when picking up your vehicle at Sydney Airport as to how they manage toll charges.

Why do car rental companies required my incoming Sydney flight number?

In giving your rental company your Sydney Airport flight arrival details they will be aware of any delay and will not manage your booking as a no-show and in the event of late arrival even keep the branch open until your flight has landed.

Do speed cameras operate in Sydney and NSW?

Yes. Not only is there an extensive range of fixed and mobile speed cameras in place, but Sydney has also recently introduced cameras specifically targeting those who handle and use mobile phones whilst driving. Any fines incurred are the responsibility of the primary car rental driver and rental companies often charge an administration handling fee in processing the associated paperwork.


Sydney, NSW 2020, Australia

Code: SYD

Telephone: +61 2 9667 9111

Sydney Airport is located 8km (5 miles) southwest of Sydney

No. of Terminals: 3

Timezone: GMT/UTC +10:00 Standard Time

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