Car Hire Sydney Airport

Complete the search form below to find cheap car hire at Sydney Airport
car Rental from Alamo
car Rental from AVIS
car Rental from Budget
car Rental from Dollar
car Rental from Enterprise
car Rental from Europcar
car Rental from Firefly
car Rental from Hertz
car Rental from Keddy By Europcar
car Rental from Thrifty
car Rental from Eastcoast

Reasons to DriveNow

  • Price Guarantee
  • Book Direct
  • Compare
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Booking Fees
  • Trusted Since 2003
Reviews 887 • Excellent • 4.4
TrustPilot 4.5 stars
Car Hire rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 9941 ratings.

Sydney Airport Car Rental with DriveNow

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.

Thinking about Car Hire at Sydney Airport?

Sydney Airport Car Hire

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.

Why Use DriveNow to hire a car at Sydney Airport?

  • Australia’s largest choice of rental partners - brands you know and trust
  • Immediate email confirmation and locked in rental rate
  • We always search for the latest and cheapest available rental rate
  • In most instances, no deposit or credit card is required when booking. Pay on pick-up.
  • 100% based, owned and operated in Australia
  • No fees or hidden charges, who likes nasty surprises? At DriveNow we charge no booking or admin fees

Get your trip off to a fast start with car rental at Sydney Airport! 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.

FAQs on car rental at Sydney Airport

Which car rental providers operate at Sydney Airport?

There are 10 car rental brands 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 Thrifty.

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.

Where's the nearest Petrol Station to Sydney Airport?

The 24 hour BP petrol station on Butler Road off General Holmes Drive is on the airport perimeter and 3km from the Domestic Terminals and 5km from the International Terminal.

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.

Airport Information

Address: Sydney, NSW 2020, Australia Code: SYD Telephone: +61 2 9667 9111 Location: Sydney Airport is located 8km (5 miles) southwest of Sydney No. of Terminals: 3 Timezone: GMT/UTC +10:00 Standard Time

Sydney Airport Car Hire summary

Pick-up Location

Sydney Airport

Car Types

Economy, Compact, Intermediate, SUV, Family/Full, People Mover, Luxury, Convertible, Green, Wagon, Four Wheel Drive

Airport Locations


Popular Agencies

AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Firefly, Eastcoast, Keddy By Europcar, Dollar, Enterprise

Search for Car Rentals at Sydney Airport and hire a vehicle that best meets your needs. DriveNow searches for the cheapest Sydney Airport Car Rental rates to help you compare and book the best deal.