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Car hires in Sydney, New South Wales

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
1 Mar — 8 Mar
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Car hire insight and trends in Sydney

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Sydney

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Sydney?

The cheapest car hire in Sydney are generally found through AeroDrive. When booking with AeroDrive, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as €13/day. The average price to hire a car in Sydney is €15/day.

What car hire company in Sydney has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most locations of any car hire company in Sydney, with 9 locations.

What car do most people hire in Sydney?

Most momondo users will hire the Mitsubishi Outlander in Sydney, though hiring the Kia Carnival is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Mitsubishi Outlander, prices are €57 per day on average. Some users have found Mitsubishi Outlander hire deals in Sydney for as low as €30 per day. Kia Carnival hires in Sydney are €73 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at €41 per day.

Best deals found for Sydney, New South Wales car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Sydney, New South Wales
Economy€20/day
Compact€24/day
Intermediate€22/day
SUV€32/day
People carrier€49/day
Full-size SUV€45/day
Premium SUV€45/day
Intermediate SUV€26/day
Luxury SUV€28/day
Standard SUV€29/day
Compact SUV€30/day
Supplier choice€33/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Sydney car hire

The harbor city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is stunning by all standards. A visit to the city will treat you to a beautiful contrast of land and sea. The city is awash with top-notch galleries, museums, beaches, and restaurants. However, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, and the Sydney Beaches are some of the attractions you don’t want to miss. George Street is undoubtedly the most memorable road in the city, and with hired cars in Sydney, you will enjoy the brilliant architectural designs that line the street. Avoid driving at peak times as roads become heavily congested and difficult to maneuver. Using Sydney car rentals is efficient since parking is available both within and outside the metropolis, but the demand could be high. Even more, you can get up to 100 car hire locations in Sydney.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Sydney?

Rental cars in Sydney are a convenient way to enjoy what the city has to offer for tourists. Besides, metered parking is available at Goulburn Street and Kings Cross Car Park, both within the city. While free street parking is also available, that cannot go beyond a quarter of an hour. The city is quite difficult to access using a car during peak hours, particularly in the morning and early evenings. Apart from Sydney, the larger New Wales has remarkable holiday destinations. The Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Lord Howe Island, and the Hunter Valley are some of the sightings you would not want to miss. Sydney is walkable, and a stroll around the CBD is a good idea. However, a cheap car rental in Sydney is ideal for visiting destinations across the town.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Sydney?

The viability of rental cars in Sydney is beyond doubt. You can easily get out of town or drive around Pyrmont, The Rocks, Bondi, Milson’s Point, and Newton. Roads that you can cruise around in your car or people carrier rental include Harbor Bridge, Eastern Distributor, Cross City Tunnel, and the MS East Freeway. But when operating hired cars in Australia, keep to the left and observe speed limits in school neighbourhoods, urban and residential areas. Since pollution is equally something you’d want to look out for, you may consider an electric car rental. Also, seatbelts are compulsory, and the law prohibits drunk driving. If you plan to travel to Sydney, contact the Roads and Maritime Services for more information on current rules.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Sydney if I’m visiting from another country?

Any Australian can get a learner’s license as long as they are 16 years old, medically fit, and pass their Driver Knowledge Test. However, you can only get the full license after holding both the P1 and P2 licenses. As a tourist, you can use your overseas license to operate an automobile in Sydney, meaning you can get a cheap car rental or a luxury car rental in Sydney on arrival. Note that your overseas license must be current, and you can only operate the same class of vehicle your license authorises you to drive. Carry an English translation of your license if it is not in English. If you are over 75 years, you will undergo a medical review to ascertain your roadworthiness.


Sydney, New South Wales car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Sydney that's right for you

Small cars

€33 - €71

All Car Types

€40 - €73

The average price of a small car hire in Sydney, Australia is €45. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Sydney, Australia is in September. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just €33 per day. A small car rental is typically 19% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Sydney small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Sydney, Australia is €52. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Sydney, Australia is in September. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just €33 per day. A medium car rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Sydney medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Sydney, Australia is €73. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Sydney, Australia is in June. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just €46 per day. A large car rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Sydney, Australia is €57. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Sydney, Australia is in June. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just €36 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Sydney SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Sydney, Australia is €108. The cheapest time to hire a van in Sydney, Australia is in October. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just €42 per day. A van rental is typically 50% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Sydney van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Sydney, Australia is €34. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Sydney, Australia is in July. The price is 8% lower than the rest of the year at just €37 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 39% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a car hire in Sydney can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Sydney luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€20/day

11 Mar - 30 Apr
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€24/day

11 Mar - 30 Apr
Volkswagen Golf

Sydney car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Sydney, New South Wales

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

Budget

8.5
Very Good
23 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Hertz

8.2
Very Good
12 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

JUCY

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Avis

7.9
Good
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.6
Good
16 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Sixt

7.5
Good
21 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.7

Dollar

6.0
Okay
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Quick facts about car hire in Sydney

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Sydney

Most Popular Agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Full-size, Standard

Cheapest Hire Car

€25

Most Popular Model

Class Compact SUV
The most popular Sydney car hire agency found on momondo this month is Bargain Car Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are No Birds and East Coast Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Sydney in the past 72 hours: SUV, Full-size, Standard.
The lowest price for a car hire in Sydney is €25/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from €35/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Sydney in the past 7 days is the Class Compact SUV. Our users also prefer the Kia Forte as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Sydney

Nearby attractions:

Coogee Beach8.0 km
Australia Square8.8 km
Sydney Olympic Park14.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Australia Square132.3 km
Coogee Beach136.0 km
Sydney Olympic Park137.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Sydney Olympic Park139.8 km
Australia Square152.7 km
Coogee Beach159.1 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Sydney

Below are the most popular hotels in Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney

161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

199 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney

488 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.4 km from city centre

The Grace Hotel

The Grace Hotel

77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

8 Arrival Court, Sydney, NSW, Australia

7.3 km from city centre

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

289 King Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.0 km from city centre

ibis budget Sydney Airport

ibis budget Sydney Airport

5 Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.4 km from city centre

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

30 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.7 km from city centre

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

121 Baxter Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.2 km from city centre

Intercontinental Sydney

Intercontinental Sydney

117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.7 km from city centre

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

100 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Little National Hotel Sydney

Little National Hotel Sydney

26 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.4 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Sydney - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Sydney so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Sydney, Australia in March?

€47 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Sydney for March, with cheap deals starting as low as €47. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about €20 to €42.

Is there a fee to cancel my Sydney, Australia car hire?

The majority of car hire agencies in Sydney offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Firefly, Fox, and Apex have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the best type of car to hire in Sydney during March?

With temperatures averaging 18 °C and precipitation usually 100 mm during March, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Sydney. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of March and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Sydney. Hiring a Standard in Sydney will cost you €30/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Sydney, Australia?

Sydney’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Sydney is 110 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 110 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

What car hire company has the Tesla Model Y in Sydney?

What is the weather like in Sydney, Australia in February?

Typically, the weather in Sydney through the month of February is 22 °C and the expected precipitation is 110 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Sydney similar to the rest of New South Wales?

The climate in New South Wales during February is usually 22 °C with an expected 160 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Sydney on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Sydney?

Prices for cars in Sydney are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Sydney?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Sydney?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Sydney. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen hire company before making a reservation.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Sydney?

To hire a car in Sydney, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Sydney?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Sydney makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Sydney?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Sydney, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Sydney with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Sydney offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Sydney on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Sydney.

Can I find a car hire in Sydney which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Sydney.

Can I search for car hire in Sydney with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Sydney.


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