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Car hires in Sydney, New South Wales

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 Apr — 22 Apr
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 CarHood. When booking with CarHood, 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 $30/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 Kia Carnival in Sydney, though hiring the Suzuki Swift is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Kia Carnival, prices are $147 per day on average. Some users have found Kia Carnival hire deals in Sydney for as low as $63 per day. Suzuki Swift hire in Sydney is $118 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $27 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$29/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$33/day
SUV$46/day
People mover$66/day
Full-size SUV$58/day
Passenger van$64/day
Premium SUV$65/day
Intermediate SUV$39/day
Supplier choice$39/day
Compact SUV$40/day
Luxury SUV$41/day
Standard SUV$43/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

$52 - $76

All Car Types

$70 - $114

The average price of a small car hire in Sydney, Australia is $65. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Sydney, Australia is in January. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A small car rental is typically 30% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Sydney, Australia is $75. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Sydney, Australia is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A medium car rental is typically 18% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Sydney, Australia is $123. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Sydney, Australia is in November. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $97 per day. A large car rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 $91. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Sydney, Australia is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Sydney, Australia is $141. The cheapest time to hire a van in Sydney, Australia is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $110 per day. A van rental is typically 35% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Sydney, Australia is $124. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Sydney, Australia is in September. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just $48 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 luxury car hire in Sydney, Australia is $147. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Sydney, Australia is in September. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just $118 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 38% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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 convertible hire in Sydney, Australia is $275. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Sydney, Australia is in September. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $207 per day. A convertible rental is typically 67% more expensive than the average rental car in Sydney. The average price of a vehicle 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.

Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$27/day

13 Jun - 4 Jul
Hyundai i30
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$29/day

29 Apr - 29 Jun
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Mitsubishi Eclipse
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2-door vehicles

$44/day

17 May - 25 May
Mitsubishi Eclipse

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

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

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

AeroDrive

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

$28

Most Popular Model

Class Mini Car
The most popular Sydney car hire agency found on momondo this month is AeroDrive. Other top choices for car hire companies are Bargain Car Rentals and CarHood
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Sydney in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Sydney is $28/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $58/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Sydney in the past 7 days is the Class Mini Car. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Accent Hatch 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:

Moore Park5.6 km
Centennial Park6.9 km
Chinatown Night Market7.2 km
Capitol Theatre7.3 km
Allianz Stadium7.4 km

Nearby attractions:

Manly Beach122.3 km
Taronga Zoo128.7 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge130.9 km
Sydney Opera House131.2 km
Bondi Beach132.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Qudos Bank Arena139.2 km
Sydney Showground139.7 km
Sydney Olympic Park139.8 km
Star Casino151.6 km
Sydney Lyric Theatre151.8 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

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport

289 King Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.0 km from city centre

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

8 Arrival Court, Sydney, NSW, Australia

7.3 km from city centre

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

ibis budget Sydney Airport

ibis budget Sydney Airport

5 Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.4 km from city centre

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

Meriton Suites Sussex Street

234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

121 Baxter Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia

6.2 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

Intercontinental Sydney

Intercontinental Sydney

117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.7 km from city centre

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1.5 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 May?

For May in Sydney, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was $93 - but some users found deals as low as $23. Deals are a little different for a week-long hire - starting at around $23, with an average price of $63.

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

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Sydney car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car hire company in Sydney offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

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

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting Sydney during the month of May. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In May, Sydney experiences temperatures averaging 12 °C and 130 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in Sydney will cost you $28/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Sydney, Australia?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Sydney, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 50 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Sydney will generally have a speed limit of 110 km/h. If you are travelling on a motorway in Sydney, then the speed limit is 110 km/h.

What car hire company has the Kia Sportage in Sydney?

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

During the month of April the average temperature in Sydney is 18 °C and the expected precipitation is 100 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Sydney.

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

The climate in New South Wales during April is usually 17 °C with an expected 95 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 refresh 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?

When hiring a car in Sydney, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are hiring abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual hire company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

momondo finds and compares thousands of car hire websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car hire in Sydney. Finding a car hire is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

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?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Sydney and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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?

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Sydney.

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

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in Sydney.


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