Car Hire Sydney - Drive & Discover
Book a Car Rental for Sydney - Save Money and Time
Compare Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty and find discount car rental in Sydney. You may also choose to compare Sydney campervan rates by clicking here. Here are just some of the few reasons that people compare and book their Sydney hire car with us:
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Photo by Michael
Stylish Sydney SuitesStay in style at one of these great accommodation providers. Check out the best deals around from our partners at Wotif.com (or click here to reveal even MORE!)
You may even find yourself hiring a car in Sydney to go on a Road Trip. Great road trips such as Sydney to Cairns can be found in our Road Trip Article and are the perfect way to see the country in your rental car so check it out.
M2 Hills Motorway
Connects Lane Cove Tunnel on the East end and WestLink on the West, passing Lane Cove Road and Cumberland Highway.
Cars - $4.95 when you pass along North Ryde and $2.75 along Pennant Hills Road.
Other - $14.80 when you pass along North Ryde and $7.70 along Pennant Hills Road.
M5 South Western Motorway
Harbour bridge, Photo by littleyiyeA privately operated motorway located in the south-western part of Sydney; connects Hume Highway in the southwest and General Holmes Drive in the northeast.
Cost - Cars -$3.80,Trucks at $8.80.
Toll Payment Options - pay with e-Tag, Cash or Visitor e-Passes. You can check with your rental car company at pick up for details.
Suppliers in SydneyAvis Great Competitive Rates
Save when using Avis Great Competitive Rates Australia wide to find the best deals in car rental. Your discount will already be calculated and deducted from your screen quote. View Avis Great Competitive Rates...Budgets best rates available online!
Budget is proud to offer a wide range of vehicles, quality service and great value in car rental. Book online today to receive our best rates and start saving! View Budgets best rates available online!...Europcar Web-Deal
Europcar has a fantastic list of latest model cars to offer. It doesn't matter what type of vehicle you need, Europcar's huge car rental fleet will certainly have something to offer you. Audi, Ford, Suburu, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota are just a few. View Europcar Web-Deal...Hertz Web Deal
Affordable car hire rates across all Australian locations and vehicles. Hertz rental car has a wide range of fleet vehicles ranging from small, medium and family cars, wagons to people movers. View Hertz Web Deal...Thrifty Deal
Find the rate prices on Thrifty car hire vehicles. Discount is calculated and shown live in your on screen quote summary. View Thrifty Deal...
Car Rental Company Reviews
Reviewed by Robert Conroy on June 27 2013.
Rented with Avis 3 times. A+
I've rented with Avis 3 times. Usually they are A+ and the hire cars are always clean and ready when I arrive.
Reviewed by Anna McConville on January 10 2013.
Usually the price is the same. This time it was 50% cheaper. woo! Car rental at Europcar only had 300km's on the odometer. brand spanking new
Sydney Comparison Office Address
(No rental cars here. Comparison office only)
38/78 William Street
Phone: (02) 8090 9325
Thrifty has a new Sydney depot. You may need help finding the new depot if you choose to collect your rental car from Thrifty.
Please use the following link to find where you can collect a Sydney hire car with Thrifty.
Thrifty Sydney - Domain Car Park
Booking your Sydney rental car makes visiting its many attractions a piece of cake!
With so many festivals and iconic destinations throughout Sydney is like a maze of wonder waiting to be explored and we at VroomVroomVroom are handing you the map.
Sydney requires at least a couple of days of touring to appreciate its beauty and to take in the iconic land marks mentioned above. Sydney really has something for every traveler of every age group. You can choose to either sit back and relax or utilise your hire car and hit the town.
It is a vibrant place to visit and a rental is just what you need to do that. Sydney traffic can be come very busy and congested so we suggest you hire a GPS to help map out alternate routes. Booking now with VroomVroomVroom and using our state of the art rate comparison software will help you zero in on the best rates on the best cars from the some of the most trusted car rental companies in the industry.
Sydney - Living Easy
Sydney is a magnificent, yammering hotpot of a city. She's a fearsome beast, stretching out in all directions at once. For us mere mortals who live and work upon the mighty flanks of Sydney, doing battle through suburb, park, and metropolis is near on impossible without a trusty car on your side.
With an armada of different types of car hire and commercial vehicle rental parked at the ready, Vroom can cater to your every tactical need. No matter if you're attempting a DIY house- moving operation, on a business trip, carting around the extended family, or simply needing a weekend getaway.
If you're a harried business person newly arrived at Sydney Airport, fleets of shiny polished cars await your command. If your name is Uncle George and you're taking endless numbers of nieces and nephews to Taronga Zoo, there are vans available which can transport a host of little weary foot soldiers. You might be a crazy person who thinks they can move house without professional help and in that case you can hire any of a number of commercial vehicles.
It might just be that you've got no where to stay yet, and want to save the stress of hotel bargain hunting by booking a last minute special online.
Best of all, by booking through Vroom Vroom Vroom, you have access to the collective pick- up/ drop- off locations of five car rental companies, from Parramatta car hire in the west, Alexandria car rental in the east, to Artarmon car rental in the north; they're all over the place. Simply click on the location you want on the Vroom website to see all of the deals and car hire specials on offer.
For last minute deals on weekend getaways in NSW, you can visit Last Minute Holidays to see a range of hotels, motels and guest houses offering specials on travel occurring in the following two weeks.
View the deals and specials for your car rental Sydney deals
Sydney accommodationSydney is one of the most dynamic destinations on the planet, with untold cultural landmarks, scenic beauty, spectacular shops, restaurants, nightlife and a vibrant arts scene. The home of the UNESCO World Heritage Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World and Taronga Zoo is without peer in Australia.
One perpetual quandary that daunts many visitors to the capital of New South Wales, however, is where, exactly, to stay? A city like Sydney offers scores of diverse 'hoods, handsome enclaves and pretty suburb. Predictably, the flood of choices can trouble indecisive tourists. Often, the inherent impasse involves the pros and cons of accommodation in the heart of the metropolis, the Central Business District for example, versus hotels in Sydney that provide easy entrée to areas such as Manly Beach and other attractive hamlets.
Some want the best of both worlds and as a result, seek out hotels in Sydney that offer swift access to city points of interest but also, a hassle-free gateway to the Hunter Valley wine country and UNESCO World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains Area. Indeed, there is much to consider when you endeavour to explore a city like Sydney.
The simple fact of the matter is that there is no boilerplate, “perfect” accommodation in Sydney. As a foremost international hub, the progressive city of 4.5 million people has a professional, urbane hospitality industry that caters to the business and leisure traveller, the affluent and budget-conscious tourist and indeed, every possible iteration in between. From boutique hotels to hostels, luxury resorts to bed and breakfasts, Sydney has it all. What every potential newcomer to the city must know above all else, however, is where to stay in the capital of New South Wales.
With that in mind, check out our convenient breakdown of metropolitan Sydney and consult HotelClub for great discounts on accommodations.
City of SydneyThe area that spans the literal City of Sydney is the postcard version and veritable face of the city. This is the Sydney of the Sydney Opera House, The Domain, Kings Cross, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Notable inner-city suburbs like Woolloomooloo, Pyrmont, Glebe and Haymarket also reside within the City of Sydney proper. Most tourists stay here of course, with daily numbers as high 25,000. The total population of the core city area however, is less than 200,000 people. Yes indeed, abundant life prospers outside of the City of Sydney – with plenty of hotels to choose from as a result.
Northern BeachesAny locale with “beaches” in the name is sure to spur some tourist interest. Sydney's Northern Beaches accomplishes this task with panache on a regular basis. Specific districts that deliver suburban bliss here include Manly, Warringah and Pittwater. For coastal serenity in close proximity to Sydney CBD, look no further.
Eastern SuburbsWhile the most (in)famous Sydney suburb, Bondi, lures throngs of tourists, other enclaves do flourish east of the city as well. Some encompass the most upscale real estate in Australia, in places like Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Bellevue Hill. Accommodation options abound here: check out Potts Point, Coogee, Maroubra and Malabar. Bondi hotels of course, always prove popular.
Northern SuburbsThe term “Northern Suburbs”, or alternatively, Central North, Macquarie District or Northern District, is a general alias for a wide swath of land north of the Parramatta River. While largely residential, the Northern Suburbs encompass some of the most beautiful parks in the city, elegant estate homes and copious transport links. Specific suburbs to keep in mind include Hunters Hill, Macquarie Park, Melrose Park and Asquith, which incorporates a portion of beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Other important regions of metropolitan Sydney to consider include the North Shore (Upper and Lower), The Forest, The Hills, Inner West, Southern Sydney and Western Sydney. If not for the city's excellent mass transit system, it would almost be immaterial as a tourist to consider room reservations well outside the CBD and inner-city suburbs. Yet precisely because of Sydney's public transport sophistication, domestic and international visitors alike can cherry-pick from a wide variety of excellent hotels within a considerable radius of downtown. Thorough research and a basic familiarity with metro Sydney will yield fantastic results!
M2 Hills Motorway
M5 South Western Motorway
Iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are beautiful but there is so much more to Sydney!
Instead of just taking pics of the Bridge, why not take an exciting climb to the top of this modern wonder of the world?
Wander through the heritage inner- city area called the Rocks. With its cute cobbled paths and unique cafes and galleries, this historic area where Sydney began is a mix of modern culture and history along the sparking waters of Sydney Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
After that, hop on a ferry and pass the harbour and visit Manly beach (right).
Come face to face with some of Australia's most deadliest animals at Oceanworld Manly!
If you want to see more critters, head to Taronga Zoo. Take a guided tour of Australia's native animals; platypus, echidnas, kookaburra, wombats and frilly- necked lizards.
Sydney Acquarium is the place to go for sea creatures in Sydney. It has the largest collection of Australian aquatic life, over 11,500 animals call Sydney Aquarium their home.
Check out our Sydney car hire deals for a great last minute trip to a world- class city.
Hidden Secrets: Sydney City
By Rachel Carpenter
Its your first time is the iconic Sydney city, you have a hire car, a GPS and spare time. What to do…? Read below!
By now you have visited the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and have tried not to end up on TV's “Bondi Rescue” while having a swim at the famous Bondi Beach. There is so much more to Sydney than the landmarks and here is a quick guide to get you there.
Things to See
Fish and Chips
As the sun sets over the city head out to the Northern Beaches and grab a dinner wrapped in paper and head for the beach. Manly has an abundance of shore line to enjoy and many takeaway shops along the Corso to prepare your meal. Just don't feed the seagulls.
So you've sat in the beach and had dinner now what well grab your hire car and head round to North Head in Manly. This area was used Military Station and Quarantine Station and the feeling of history is everywhere. Take part in one of the ghost tours they run at night and enjoy the spooky.
Places to Go
Great weekend markets, restaurants and theatres makes The Rocks a great escape. Located in the city it wont take you long to work out why its called The Rocks.
Head north to Palm Beach and explore the real Summer Bay. Palm Beach has been used by the producers of Home & Away as the external set for the fictional town since it began back in 1987. Palm Beach is 40km from the CBD and can still offer you the feel of a small seaside resort town. It's the perfect escape from the big city.
One of Australia's famous wine districts lies just North of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is just two hours drive from the CBD and a world away. Take a tour of a winery in a horse drawn carriage, take an exhilarating balloon ride as dawn breaks and enjoy the serenity. The Hunter Valley will sooth your weary soul and renew your spirit
Head to the New South Wales Southern Highlands for a taste of Scotland, good health and a legend.
Bundanoon made international headlines moving to ban bottles water in the town. This area has a strong connection to Scotland and is home to Solar Springs Health Retreat. Bowral is a short drive from Bundnoon and is a gorgeous town that was the home of Sir Donald Bradman.
For over 20 years, Rockpool has been at the forefront of Sydney cuisine and introduced a new style of celebrity chef to Australia. Neil Perry's vision has been shaped and lead by the top quality Australian produce. Neil has opened several restaurants around Australia but Rockpool has remained the flagship.
Located in Sydney and Melbourne you can thank Longrain for all the time you now spend at the bar. Longrain is the home of the stick drink in Australia. That's the cocktail that requires the bartender to “muddle” or bash fresh fruit and herbs with alcohol and ice.
The food at Longrain is Asian fusion and is a flavourful as the cocktails.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show
by Rachel Carpenter
There are many things that may bring you to Sydney It could be the beauty of Sydney Harbor and the beaches, the internationally famous landmarks, the fashion and shopping , fine dining and premium entertainment but some are drawn by the smell of sawdust and the lure of best in show.
Each Easter, Sydney welcomes the country into its bustling heart for the biggest Agricultural show in Australia. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is the oldest and most prestigious of “ag shows” in Australia featuring the best in produce, livestock, show bags and entertainment.
As one of the largest Agricultural Shows in the world the Sydney Royal show is designed to show case the best produce, livestock and arts and crafts New South Wales and Australia has to offer. The Show began back in 1823 to promote primary industry in New South Wales. The show has now grown to include some of the most prestigious horse events, domestic animal shows and international acts.
Some of the “do not miss” things to see at the show include the Extreme Sports displays, the Grand Parade where all the Grand Champion animals are on parade and the District Exhibit Displays where each of the regions create amazing displays with local produce. It needs to be seen to be believed.
|Need a Sydney car rental? We've got discounted car hire throughout Australia!|
Of course there is the lure of sideshow alley and the rides that get bigger every year. The show bag pavilion does big business every day with a range that will almost blow a small child's mind. The “Berti Beetle” Bag always remains a favorite and a brilliant option for the budget conscience.
For those who enjoy trying new and exotic foods the many stalls around the grounds that will temp your taste buds. Along with the more traditional Dagwood Dog you can find Thai food, a good Aussie Beef Burger or Cheeses from all over the country. Try the deli for some amazing food and brilliant coffee.
Just when you think that you have seen everything including the diving pigs the night sky lights up with the Laser and fireworks finale display.
Top 5 TOURS in Sydney
Sydney is considered as the largest and most populous city in Australia and is also the state Capital of New South Wales. It is located in the south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. Being the largest City in Australia, expect Sydney to be a very busy place. There are lots of activities offered to explore Sydney's large area. Hiking and biking and car rental are some of many ways to explore the magnificent beauty of Sydney. But of course, there are still many other ways to have some fun. Here are some of the top things to do on the Capital of New South Wales.1. For those that love biking, try “Bonza Bike Tours”. The best thing to do while exercising is learning about the history and culture of Sydney. Bonza Bike Tours is considered as the best bike tour and bike hire experience in Sydney since 2004. In this popular bike tour, you'll see parts of Sydney you'll never get to see from a bus, walking or taxi cab tour. This is the only guided tour in town that shows you the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and over 30 more great attractions - all at once!
2. If you prefer walking than biking, the “I'm Free Tours of Sydney” will be very appealing to you. Without any booking and a 3-hour bonding time with a knowledgeable tour guide, you will experience the culture, lifestyle and history of the largest city in Australia. Anyone who wants to join this tour meets at 10:30am at the anchor beside the Sydney Town Hall Building.
3. The third in the list is the “Real Sydney Tours”. In this tour, you will experience Sydney from a different perspective – not from a tourist's point of view but from a local's. It gives a rare glimpse into Sydney, certain to leave a lasting impression. The tours are usually for up to six people but larger groups can also be catered for in special accredited vehicles. The tour is full of magnificent surprises along the way and you will discover Sydney by enjoying a beautiful day exploring it's coastline and interesting suburbs.
4. Another of their popular tours is the “Wine Tours with Jason”. It is considered as the “Ultimate Hunter Valley wine tour experience” – a tour of boutique wineries in Hunter Valley with a difference. Jason will accompany you through the wine experience of your life. If you want to know what this “ultimate experience” means, join this superb tour. The small tours can be up to 10 guests. Private charters are also available.
5. And the last but not the least in our top 5 list is the “Boutique Tours Australia” where their small group departures run every day from Sydney. The tour offers the best regions on Sydney's doorstep. You should sit back, relax, chill and enjoy the day of touring the stunning view of the Blue Mountains and the outstanding wineries of the Hunter Valley. The destinations are the most beautiful and the guides are the most fabulous that Sydney has to offer. The breath-taking views, the magnificent experience, the amazing guides, these plus the very good service of vehicles. What else could a tourist not find in Sydney, Australia?