Sydney Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Sydney

Often mistaken as the capital of Australia, the beautiful city of Sydney is filled with culture, natural beauty, history and more. A rental car is the perfect way to explore this city.

The greater Sydney region covers a large area, so renting a car gives you the freedom to explore this area. DriveAway offers the choice to collect your car rental at Sydney Airport (international or domestic terminals) or from a number of convenient downtown locations. Sydney Airport is located in Mascot and is approximately 20 minutes from the city.

Choose an economy car for a quick business trip, a compact car for a weekend away, a full-size sedan for your business trip or a minivan for tour groups and sporting teams. If you're after something a bit more luxurious you can book a convertible for that trip down the coast. To help you drive the Sydney roads like a pro, our Australia Driving Tips page has everything you need to know to keep you moving. To catch a great price, visit our Australia Car Rental Deals page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Car in Sydney

It is about a 15km journey and takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic to travel to Sydney CBD from Sydney Airport.

Of course! The most popular region is the Snowy Mountains and is about a 5 and a half-hour drive from Sydney CBD, depending on traffic.

You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in Sydney, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

Experience Sydney

Car Rental Sydney Airport & CBD Sydney

The choices of things to see and do in Sydney are second to none, and there is something for everyone to experience. As your flight arrives into Sydney Airport, the first thing you will notice are sweeping views of the world-famous Sydney Harbour. Port Jackson is better known as Sydney Harbour and is the backdrop to the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Those feeling adventurous can complete the Bridge Climb or for those not so keen on heights, you can climb one of the towers and learn about the history of the bridge. Museum buffs have plenty of choice with the Australian Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia all popular with locals and tourists alike.

Take a stroll through The Rocks and around Circular Quay which is filled with cafes, restaurants and pubs offering a wide variety of choices. Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World are all popular with children and adults.

Don’t miss the iconic Bondi Beach for a glimpse of the quintessential Australian beach lifestyle. Head west of Sydney in your rental car and travel further afield towards the Blue Mountains and experience the natural beauty that Australia is known for.

Whatever your reason for a rental car in Sydney, DriveAway has you covered. Enter your travel dates and locations (eg. Sydney Airport) in our easy to use booking engine above to get started, or call us on 0800 885 590 today!

Cities (To and From) Distance ( Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Sydney CBD to Sydney Airport 10 0.5
Sydney to Newcastle 160 2
Sydney to Katoomba 100 1.5
Sydney to Wollongong 85 1.5

Top Locations in New South Wales

Choose from one of our popular car rental locations in New South Wales below.