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Car rental at Sydney Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for renting a car at Sydney airport

  • Renting a car is the best way to explore Sydney and nearby destinations. You can rent a car at Sydney Airport, which is more flexible and convenient than public transport because you can travel at your own pace and stop wherever you want. Getting a car rental at Sydney Airport saves you time and the hassle of traveling to downtown locations with your luggage in search of a rental car. It’s much cheaper when you compare the cumulative costs of hiring a taxi to various destinations in and out of Sydney.
  • Getting a car rental at Sydney Airport is generally easy. You can pre-book or initiate the rental process after arriving. Different car rental agencies have desks at the Arrivals Level of both Terminals. Walk straight to your preferred provider with the right documents. After presenting the required documents and signing the rental agreement, you’ll be handed the keys and guided or escorted to the pickup location on the ground level of the multi-story car park at P7, a short walk from the Terminal building. For domestic pickups, you can take the free car rental shuttle service outside Terminals T2 and T3 to the pickup locations at Ross Smith Avenue in the South East sector. Confirm if the vehicle is in the perfect technical state before starting your trip.
  • Returning a car rental at Sydney Airport is super easy. Most companies indicate the drop-off location in your rental agreement. Once your rental period ends, you can drive to the airport and park the vehicle at the agreed drop-off point. Avis, Budget, Thrifty, and Hertz offer an easy drop-off service at Sydney Airport, with drop-off locations in the South-East Sector, easily accessible from the terminals. If you’re returning a rental vehicle from Sydney South or Sydney CBD, follow the directions to Ross Smith Avenue, where you’ll see signs to the drop-off locations of major providers at the airport. Some providers have a drop-off location at 7 Coleman Street, Mascot. There is a free car rental shuttle service from the drop-off locations to Terminals T2 and T3.
  • Most tourists flock to Sydney during the summer between December and February. Sydney Airport is usually busy during this period. Picking up or dropping off a rental car can be challenging because of the long queues at the car rental section. The airport also gets busy during weekends and holidays. Long queues at the car rental section are common during popular festivals like Mardi Gras, Sydney Harbour Regatta, and the Australian Open of Surfing.
  • Book your rental car at Sydney airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Sydney airport

  • What documents do I need to rent a car at Sydney Airport?

    To get a Sydney Airport car rental, most companies require a valid driver’s license from your country, a valid identification document with a photo (passport or ID), and an international driving permit for foreign renters. Additional documents some companies may request include a printed version of the rental confirmation agreement sent to your email and proof of insurance. A major credit card in the driver’s name is necessary for payment.

  • Where are the car rental offices at Sydney Airport?

    Different car rental providers have a desk at the Sydney Airport, including Budget, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, SIXT, Enterprise, Redspot, Alamo, National, and Europcar. International car rental pickups take place at the Arrivals Hall of T1 International Terminal, where you’ll find the car rental desks. Terminals T2 and T3 feature several car rental desks for domestic renters.

  • What amenities are offered at Sydney Airport?

    Sydney Airport has several amenities in all Terminals close to the car rental desks, including baby care facilities, children’s play areas, a kids' cinema, ATMs, free water bottle refill stations, food concessions, an information desk, charging stations, a pharmacy, a medical center, baking services, a prayer room, hotels, lounges, showers, massage parlors, and an observation deck.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sydney airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sydney airport to off-airport locations include Ace, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National.

Sydney Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8.6

Very good

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.3

One location in Sydney Airport

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280 Airport Road

+1 902 564 2615

Monday23:30 - 23:5912:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:30
Tuesday00:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
Thursday12:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:30
Friday12:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:30
Saturday14:30 - 17:3000:00 - 02:3023:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 02:3014:30 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, was all very good!

Cons:

Nothing better then going home to good hospitality. And the comments on the side that I can see are exactly the same comments about the Hamilton, Ontario location. I am finding that to be not the truth.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When I picked up the car in Sydney at 12:00 PM, the agent was warm, welcoming, efficient, and knowledgeable. She asked what my plans were in Sydney and gave local suggestions as she processed my paperwork. What a wonderful way to introduce me to the beautiful Cape Breton.

Cons:

Everything was perfect.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.6

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Sydney Airport

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280 Airport Road

+1 902 563 2847

Monday00:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
Tuesday12:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:3023:30 - 23:59
Wednesday23:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:30
Thursday23:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:30
Friday00:00 - 02:3012:00 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
Saturday23:30 - 23:5914:30 - 17:3000:00 - 02:30
Sunday00:00 - 02:3014:30 - 17:3023:30 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Sep 2022

KAYAK
They sold us on a GPS when the car had one built in, and we paid for the satellite radio and it never got hooked up.

4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Could not use the credit card we booked with (didn't have the physical card) so we had to pay unexpected fees for insurance that would have been covered by the other card. Gentleman at the counter was not helpful - clearly wanted to go home as it was near the end of the day.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
All good. Easy, quick pick up, asy dropping off, I wish maps could have been available. (Sydney N.S. Airport) Otherwise very easy to pick up, very easy to drop off.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

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280 Silver Dart Way

+1 902 539 1303

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 02:30
Sunday00:00 - 02:30
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446 Grand Lake Road

+1 902 539 6700

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 02:30
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
I called multiple times including the day of pick up to ensure van that was needed to transport dog for surgery 5hrs away could use suv (I have Durango) too high . We needed space and lower entry of a van he’s 170lbs. I called 8am morning of pickup was told the van would be available at pick up at 3pm then they called at noon and no van offered me a Jeep Waggoner and when I went to look at it to see if I Caryl make it work they couldn’t open the doors..two key fobes and neither would open the door they said they would take to the dealer..I told them not taking it wouldn’t work anyway but even if it could work I wasn’t comfortable taking it no way two key fobs on brand new car needs a battery ..I would have ended up stranded sure

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They canceled the reservation the day of the rental because there were no cars available. More advance notice should have been given. Fortunately the Avis down the street was able to accommodate us as well as several others who experienced the same thing.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
They canceled the last minute and refused to assist us in getting another car.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Harman Johal is great -- a very friendly, efficient and understanding "agent" (he's actually the branch manager). Mid-rental, we needed to make two major changes to our original contract; Harman accommodated us quickly and with no hassle at all. Highly recommend!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Great experience; but wish we would have been told there were winter tires on the vehicle as they were quite loud while driving in August in Sydney, Nova Scotia; no snow.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Great experience the car was great would rent again from enterprise

1 out of 3

National

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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280 Silver Dart Way

+1 902 539 1303

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 02:30
Sunday00:00 - 02:30
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
There was nobody there when we got there, had to wait half an hour for someone to get there then when we went to pay they would not accept it because the driver and credit card weren’t the same people. The woman was rude the whole experience also.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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Please Call Location At 9025784608, 1691 Grand Lake Rd

+1 902 578 4608

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Sidney Ns Airport

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Please Call Location At 9022172321

+1 902 217 2321

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Globe

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Sydney Airport YQY

+1 902 217 2321

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Sunnycars

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280 Silver Dart Way

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18 travelers who rented a car in Sydney Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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