Welcome to the Sydney Airport car rental page. We list all the information you need to know about Sydney Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, manual or automatic transmission, local Sydney driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Sydney Airport car hire options and search for the best available Sydney car rental rates in the search box below. Some advice on how to protect yourself when renting a car.
SYD Sydney Airport Car Rentals & Car Hires
There are many car hire Sydney Airport companies represented and their Sydney Airport car rental desks located on the Arrivals Hall at both terminals.
Sydney Airport Car Rental Companies:
Sydney Driving Information:
|Driving is on the left side of the road.|
|Sydney Airport cars may be either automatic OR manual transmission. Make sure to verify when booking if you cannot drive a manual transmission.|
|Your local drivers' licence is required.|
An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language.
|An IDP allows an individual to drive a motor vehicle locally and it must be accompanied by a valid drivers' license from your home country. Details on if an IDP will be required will be given when you pick up your car.|
|Sydney Driving Stress Level: 6/10|
All cars in Sydney and throughout Australia are right-hand drive and must be driven on the left-hand side of the road. Drivers are always expected to give way to the right. Roads are generally good and major routes well signposted but be prepared to sit in lengthy peak hour traffic jams and pay up to AUD 19 per hour to park your car.
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A Sydney Airport car rental is recommended by IHateTaxis.com as one of the best Sydney Airport transfer options available
This is a great choice of transport, especially if you enjoy flexibility and independence in your travel plans.
Sydney Airport Layover Ideas & Things to do in Sydney
Do you have an extended stopover or overnight layover at Sydney Airport? We have some suggestions of things to do in Sydney.
Discover an unspoiled and diverse blue water paradise at Port Stephens! Relax and wander through the coastal township and enjoy the famous dolphin cruise!. Watch as the bottlenose dolphins play on the bow waves or why not ride the Boom Net and get close to the friendly visitors! Also experience Stockton Bright by 4WD and try your hand at sand-boarding. This will be a day you won't forget!
USD 214.95For a private tour of Sydney with a difference, travel around the harbor city in an Australian vintage car, a 1964 EH Holden, and see the off-the-beaten-path parts of Sydney that locals love to visit. Led by a professional photographer who'll show you Sydney's city, beach and bushland highlights, you'll take a guided walk around the harbor, hear insider tips and tales, and take home memories of Sydney you'll keep forever. If you'd rather, you can choose a Hawkesbury River tour instead, or a 10-hour Sydney and Hawkesbury River combo tour.
What could be more fun than touring the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney by bike? Your no-stress cycling tour takes you through Sydney's historic neighborhoods for unforgettable harbor views. Cycle over the Sydney Harbor Bridge, spot the Opera House, see the sites by night or do a quick highlights tour for those pressed for time. With four cycle routes to choose from, there's something for everyone!
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