Sydney Airport Car Hire

Discover Car Rental at Sydney Airport

Welcome to Sydney Airport - the gateway to the stunning East Coast in Australia. Sydney Airport hosts over 100,000 passengers on average each day! It is located approximately 12 kilometres (25-minute drive) south of the CBD and easily accessible by an organised network of roads and plenty of signage directing drivers in and out of the airport. Sydney is a beautiful city to drive in and around, hire a car and experience all that this Australian crown jewel has to offer. Sydney Airport is a thriving hub of entertainment, shopping and dining options – the ideal location to begin your Australian adventure. Spoil yourself with a spot of duty-free shopping, relax and dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants, or take advantage of the free WiFi available at all terminals and share your excitement with family and friends on social media.

We partner with the most reputable car hire suppliers in Australia from Sydney Airport, including Alamo, Eastcoast, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty. The car hire customer service desks are located on level 1 of the Domestic Terminal and level 2 of the International Terminal for your convenience. Simply hop off your flight, and head straight to a car hire desk with your pre-paid voucher from DriveAway.

Fact: Nearly 10% of our car hire collections in Australia are from Sydney Airport - there is no denying car hire is a very popular option for those wishing to explore Sydney and its surroundings. Don't forget you also have the option of collecting at Sydney Airport and dropping off in another city or state. You may have to pay a one-way fee but the convenience of not having to drive back to the airport is priceless!

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Exploring Sydney Airport

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Navigating The Terminals

  • T1: International Terminal - The gateway into and out of Australia for all international flights.
  • T2: Domestic Terminal - Serviced by domestic airlines such as Jetstar, Virgin, Regional Express and more.
  • T3: Domestic Terminal - Operated by Qantas for all domestic and regional flights.

Terminals 2 and 3 are within walking distance of each other, but transportation is necessary to transfer between Terminals 1 and 2 or 3. There are a few different ways to travel between the terminals: T-Bus, Taxi, Airport Link, or Qantas & Virgin Seamless Transfer. Research the best option for you before arriving.

When booking your car hire at Sydney Airport, keep an eye out for on airport and off airport suppliers. While on airport suppliers can be much quicker and more convenient, off airport is a good cost-effective option. Often off airport suppliers will provide a shuttle from the airport to the car rental office, which may cause delays in collecting your rental car.

Do the comparison

Most people don't realise just how cost effective hiring a car can be! While shuttles and airport to hotel transfers might seem like the most obvious option, the cost for these services can really add up compared to hiring your own vehicle. One way transfers from Sydney Airport to CBD Hotels start from $15 per person upwards. For a family of four, that is already $60. Car hire is as low as $37 per day and you are free to explore as you please!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD 10 20 mins
Sydney Airport to Parramatta 30 50 mins
Sydney Airport to Woolongong 79 1.25 hrs
Sydney Airport to Newcastle 175 2.5 hrs
Sydney Airport to Canberra 275 3 hrs

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