Sydney Airport Car Rental

Airport Basics.....

The Sydney Airport is big.  How big?  Well, the facility runs thru over 30 million passengers per year.  That's a lot of people.  The most likely international destination out of the Sydney is Aukland.  The second most likely destination is, oddly enough, Singapore.  Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Bangkok round out the top five.


Qantas 747-400

As far as domestic flights flights, the most common destination is Melbourne, then Brisbane.

Renting a Car From the Airport.....

Renting a car from the Sydney Airport can be done effortlessly and sometimes inexpensively. Serving passengers are auto rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Redspot.  Each of these companies offer excellent proven service at reasonable prices.  In short, these companies are at the top because they give great value to rental car lessee.  

Other Airport Amenities.....

Besides a quality rental car lineup, the airport offers many other amenities and services.  In fact, there are over 20 restaurants in the Domestic T2 Terminal and almost 40 restaurants in the international T1 terminal.  These restaurants range from something as simple as a Burger King to a Bar Ristretto, where customers can purchase boutique wines and fresh scones.

There's always plenty to eat in larger airports, like the Sydney airport.  In the T1, there are several stops you may want to try.  The Oporto serves Portuguese chicken and burgers and sits right next to a Krispy Kreme Donut, for your dessert.  The Trattoria Prego offers pizzas, pastas and salads at a decent price.

On the T2 Domestic Terminal, there is a Subway, a Sahara Grill and a couple of caffeine boosters, Azucar and Black Tonic - an espresso bar right in the middle of the terminal.

Other amenities include duty-free shopping (See Pic Below) and Wi-Fi.  Wi-Fi (thru Telstra) costs are not what I'd call cheap.  I really prefer when airports offer free Wi-Fi, and advertise on the browsers like crazy.  But, not here.  The prices range from $5 to $26.  Time allowed on the network ranges from 15 minutes to 2 hours.


Duty free

Driving a Car Out of the Sydney Airport.....

Presuming you are heading to downtown Sydney, you might need a little help getting there.  After picking up your vehicle, you will hop on the Cooks River Ave.  You will then ramp onto Marsh Street.  Then get on the M5 and head towards General Holmes Drive.  This should take you right into Sydney, depending on where in Sydney you want to be, that is.  

When returning your rental vehicle back to the Sydney Airport, it would behoove you to stop and fill up before arriving at the airport.  There is a BP at the corner of Butler Rd and General Holmes as you heading west to the terminal.  This is presuming you reverse the directions used above - that is taking the Southern Cross Drive, then the M5 Freeway back to the airport.  You will actually need to exit south off of Southern Cross Drive, go north under the General Holmes to get to the BP.

Car Rental Driving Distances.....

Renting a car out of the Sydney Airport provides travelers with more control than one would get if confined to train, taxi or bus.  In fact, many towns near Sydney are sought out with rental cars.  Here are a few areas that are traveled to quite a bit and the distance from the airport.  These are probably not exact, by we feel they're pretty close.  We generally recommend a GPS, especially if you're wanting exact driving distances, or need help finding specific facilities near Sydney.

Sydney Airport to Newcastle, 160 km.
Sydney Airport to Wollongong, 70 km.
Sydney Airport to Orange, 235 km.
Sydney Airport to Dubbo, 370 km.
Sydney Airport to Tamworth, 350 km.
Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie, 368 km.

Rental Cars Available at the Sydney Airport.....

Many different types of rental vehicles are available at the Sydney Airport via the booking engine.  Generally included in the list are economy cars, compact, SUV's, Minivans and Minibuses, Standard and Luxury Mercedes vehicles for touring Sydney in style.  Use our handy booking engine above to see what is available to you as a businessperson or tourist today!

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