Car rental - Sydney, Sydney Airport (SYD)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$24.00 / per day
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$25.00 / per day
Toyota Corolla Aut. or similar
Toyota Corolla Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$29.00 / per day
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$29.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$35.00 / per day
Hyundai iMax or similar
Hyundai iMax
  • 8x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$56.00 / per day
KIA CARNIVAL or similar
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$62.00 / per day
Full-size Elite
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
$78.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

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


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.


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.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, National, and ACE Rent a Car

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)

Travel information

Country code
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$30.75 / per day
Traffic direction
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

Airport info

  • 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)

  • 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:

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.

The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sydney Airport is October when prices for Economy start from $16.43. You can see that this is 54% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $65.63 for Compact). 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 lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 11 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 6 days.

Which is the busiest car rental month at Sydney Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Sydney Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in May.

Top 20 Locations near Sydney Airport

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1010.8 km / 628.1 miles away
Car Rental at Hobart Airport from $26.00 per day
1039.2 km / 645.7 miles away
1164.1 km / 723.4 miles away
1176.2 km / 730.9 miles away
1690.2 km / 1050.3 miles away
Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $20.00 per day
1972.0 km / 1225.3 miles away

Top 5 Best Sydney Airport Suppliers in 2018

Exceptional 9.1
Excellent 8.9
Excellent 8.8
Excellent 8.3
45 Green Street
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Very good 7.6
0061 3 8336-6100
13 Sarah Street, Mascot, NSW

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