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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport – Car Rental


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If you are seeking for a more independent way of transport, hiring a car is the most suitable option for you.

Driving in Sydney can be quite an experience for you if you are not used to drive in big cities and to get into big traffic jams. Be prepared to not to get stressed. Also, parking can be costly and few, so local recommendation for visitors is to pick up public transport to get into the city centre.

If you need to travel compulsory by car, try to avoid doing it on peak hours, since hectic traffic and traffic jams are usual. 

Navigation through Sydney city can be sometimes quite complicated and confusing, make sure to count with a GPS. This can be good for you in case you are not used to drive on the left-hand side of the road.

In Sydney metropolitan area there are 10 motorways which are linked with expressways and freeways. All of them are private except Sydney Harbour Bridge. Consider to have in hand some cash since you’ll have to pay the toll to drive through them. 


See attached the available car rental companies (6) in Sydney Airport:

- Avis (tel. 13 63 33)
- Hertz (tel. 13 30 39)
- Europcar (tel.1300 13 13 90)
- Budget (tel. 13 27 27)
- Thrifty (tel. 1300 367 227)
- Redspot (tel. 1300 668 810)

Opening hours: From 6:00 am to 23:00 pm (some of them are opened 24 hours). 


You can find car rental booths in the Arrivals Hall of any of the 3 Terminals. 

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 

Renting a car in Australia – Tips and advices

- If you are a driver under 25 there is a special surcharge for drivers under this age. Take this in mind before renting a car. 

- It is illegal to Hitchhike, even though many people still doing it. You should take this in mind before picking up a hitchhiker which is not a travelling pal of yours.

- Distances between Australian cities are huge. Please consider to rest to avoid accidents caused by drive fatigue (it is estimated that over 20% of the traffic accidents in Australia are caused by drive fatigue).

- On the Outback some rental partners may limit the operation of their vehicles in the zone due to legal limitation regarding the roads (many of them belong to the Aboriginal Land and owners should be advised beforehand to pass with your vehicles to be closed afterwards).