As you would expect from Australia's largest city, the options for car hire in Sydney are immense - both in price and vehicle size and design. Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport boasts all the major multinational companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and recent arrivals Red Spot, at both the international and domestic terminals. Rent a Cheapy is a car rental comparison website that compares all of these companies and more. Check them out if you're looking for rental car in Sydney.
As you would expect from Australia’s largest city, the options for car hire in Sydney are immense - both in price and vehicle size and design. Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport boasts all the major multinational companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and recent arrivals Red Spot, at both the international and domestic terminals.
Around the airport perimeter there are dozens more, offering small cars, big cars and even 4WDs. 1Car1, East Coast Car Rentals, Rentabomb, Abel, PHD Rentals, Go, Airport Rent a Car and Easy Car are just some.
In the CBD itself all the major companies also have offices for both pick up and drop-off or auto and manuals, but of all the capital cities of Australia, Sydney is one where it is definitely worth shopping around. Bayswater Rental offer good deals and many others, including a number based near Kings Cross, offer similar deals. Discount Car Rentals, Rhino Car Hire and Orana Car and Truck all offer deals for a variety of vehicles.
Sydney is also home to many of the campervan hire companies. Backpackers and Britz are based in Mascot, next to the airport whilst Travellers Autobarn, Wicked Campers, Jucy and Campervan Australia are in the CBD. If you fancy a bit of nostalgia, try a VW Kombi from Veedub Experience in Randwick.
A number of companies offer convertibles and sports cars for hire, including Sports Car Hire Sydney, Sports Car World Rentals, Prancing Horse Ferrari Rentals and Rent a Dream Car - prices vary but are at the top end of the market.
Luxury limousine car hire is available with chauffeur-driven Mercedes speciality vehicles and even buses for group trips.
All vehicles require a full driving licence, the driver to be over 21 and all will require a credit card for payment and or hirer validity. All reputable companies will offer full insurance cover with the vehicle and you should also check to ensure roadside breakdown is included. It's always a good idea to compare car insurance quotes and coverage prior to arriving to be sure you're getting the proper insurance package. Check in advance for any special requirements like GPS and children’s seats.