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Compare and Save on Your Sydney Hire Car

Sydney Opera House and Sydney central business district

Hiring a car in Sydney is easy with VroomVroomVroom. With over 80 depots from the city to the suburbs, we’ll compare the best rates for you to make your hire car experience a breeze.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Sydney

Vehicle Classes​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​23 in CBD
Suppliers​​​Avis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Sydney Airport Collection

​If you’re flying into Sydney and need a quick and convenient car hire, consider collecting from Sydney Airport​. We work with 7 car hire suppliers at Sydney Airport, and with VroomVroomVroom, you’re sure to get the best offers every time you visit.

Depots in Sydney

Whether you’re a Sydney local after a short rental, or a visitor chasing value for money, have a look at picking up at one of our many depots across Sydney​. With locations from the city to the suburbs, there’s sure to be a location that suits your needs. See hire car rates in Sydney now​.

Top Hire Car Tips in Sydney

As Sydney is the largest city in Australia, there can be a lot of traffic; especially during the morning and evening ‘peak hour’ times. Here are some of our top tips when driving in Sydney:

  1. Many of Sydney’s highways and tunnels, including the iconic Harbour Bridge, require toll payments​. Make sure to discuss payment options with your vehicle supplier upon pick-up.
  2. Parking can be expensive in Sydney, so make sure to check online for special offers or discounts, as many parking complexes will offer a lower price for pre-booking online. We even have some great offers if you need to park at Sydney Airport​.
  3. Sydney is a bustling city and traffic can be heavy during peak traffic times. Allow for additional travel time when driving in the city from 6:30am to 9:30am, and from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.
  4. The speed limit in built up areas of the city is 50km/h and 100km/h on highways. Always drive to the sign posted speed limit and the conditions of the road.
  5. It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees, but with so many service stations in Sydney, it can be hard to know where to find the best value on petrol. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our free fuel price comparison app​.

What Our Customers Say

​Louise (June 2019)​: I booked a standard car from Enterprise during a business trip in Sydney. Overall experience in collecting and returning the rental car is good. I rate the vehicle 10/10.

Stephen (July 2019): I collected a Mitsubishi ASX from Europcar Australia when I flew into Sydney Airport. We were there for a holiday and found the pickup and drop off process okay. I rate the SUV provided to us a 9/10.

Chrstine C (July 2019): I booked a compact Toyota Corolla through Thrifty at Sydney Airport. I found the car to be in good condition. The pickup process was quick for me. I was also able to return the vehicle easily with no hassles following the signs to return rental cars when arriving at the airport.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Sydney Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Sydney?

In January 2019, our customers paid between AUD $21 and AUD $520 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Sydney, use our price comparison tool​.

​What is the highest-rated rental car in Sydney?​

The highest-rated rental car in Sydney is Subaru Forester or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.​

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Sydney?​

​Enterprise is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Sydney based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where can I pick up or drop off my hire car after hours in Sydney?

There are several depots with extended hours if you need to pick up or drop off your car hire after hours. Consider Enterprise Potts Point, Europcar Sydney City or Hertz Downtown which all open at 7:30am and close at 5:30pm (Europcar 6:00pm). For hours outside these, consider choosing Sydney Airport​ as your collection / drop off point.

How does insurance work for hire cars?

Car insurance is covered by the car rental company in Australia, but, if the car is damaged or stolen during your rental period you will pay an excess amount. This varies depending on your car rental agreement but is generally anywhere from AUD$4000 to AUD$8250. Read more about how to reduce your car rental excess​.

How can I make sure I’m covered for damages? ​

Make sure you are covered for damages by purchasing Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance through our partner Hiccup​. This may also be included in your travel insurance, so it is worth checking before purchasing an additional policy.

Our Guide To Visiting Sydney

Sydney is one of the world’s most recognisable cities, teeming with tourist hotspots like the Opera House, Darling Harbour, Chinatown. Here are some of our favourite experiences across Sydney:

Attractions | Accommodation


Real Sydney Tours

Address: 135 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Enjoy a private tour and see all that Sydney has to offer with this boutique tour company. Their six-hour 'Real Sydney' tour will introduce you to many of the hidden gems this renowned city holds.

Taronga Zoo

Address: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW

More than 4,000 animals call this harbour-side zoo home. Open every day of the year, go experience wildlife encounters, daily seal shows, and the Wild Ropes obstacle course for yourself. ​

The Royal Botanic Garden

Address: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW​

A 30-hectare oasis in the centre of Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden was established in 1816, and holds an impressive collection of flora from around the globe. ​

Want to find out more awesome tours and activities in Sydney? Check out these comprehensive offerings from!

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Seasons Harbour Plaza

Address: 252 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Beautifully appointed apartment-style fully-furnished rooms make this the perfect ‘home away from home' for longer stays in Sydney.

Seasons Darling Harbour

Address: 38 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000

Nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour, these apartments offer the chance to stay in the vibrant CBD. All apartments feature kitchenettes with dishwashers, LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Park Regis City Centre

Address: 27 Park Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This is the ideal accommodation for those who want to stay close to all the action in Sydney. The hotel is just a few steps away from Pitt Street Mall, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Queen Victoria Building, and Town Hall.

Park Regis Concierge Apartments

Address: 287 Military Road, Cremone NSW 2090

For a quick escape from the city centre, stay at this Park Regis branch located near the Mosman upmarket. It is also near the financial district which makes it the perfect choice for business travellers.

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Hire Car Depots In Sydney

Check out our list of supplier locations in Sydney and arrange a collection that suits you.

Bondi Junction
​Caringbah​​Casino​Castle Hill​
​Chipping NortonCircular Quay​​Croydon​
​Darling Harbour​Dee Why​​Five Dock
​Hurstville​​Kings Cross​Lidcombe
​Milperra​North Sydney​Parramatta
​Richmond​Smithfield​​Star Casino Sydney
​Sydney Airport​Taren Point​West Ryde
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