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Welcome to Sydney Airport - the gateway to Australia’s stunning East Coast. 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 Australia’s 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 & restaurants, or take advantage of the free WiFi available at all terminals and share your excitement with family & friends on social media.

Fast Fact: Nearly 10% of our rental car collections in Australia are from Sydney Airport - there's 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!

A quick guide to Sydney Airport’s terminals

Car Hire Sydney Airport

The airport's domestic and international terminals are located separately, and our suppliers are conveniently located at each terminal. Search and compare rates with leading suppliers such as Europcar, Thrifty and Redspot.

When booking your rental car at Sydney Airport, keep and 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 renting 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!

The choice is yours

Collecting your hire car at the airport has never been easier! Simply hop off your flight, and straight into your rental – skipping lines and queues for shuttles and public transport. To book car hire at Sydney Airport, simply click here to search and compare rates from our trusted suppliers. Need help deciding? Choose from a huge fleet of vehicles for all types of travellers! See below for our more popular rental car types from Sydney Airport:


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Driving distances from Sydney Airport to surrounding locations:

Locations Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx)
Sydney Airport to CBD 10 20 mins
Sydney Airport to Parramatta 30 50 mins
Sydney Airport to Wollongong 79 1.25 hrs
Sydney Airport to Newcastle 175 2.5 hrs
Sydney Airport to Canberra 275 3 hrs

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