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Car Rental Sydney

EasyTerra Car Rental Sydney is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Sydney

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Sydney

Car rental offers in Sydney

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Sydney.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Sydney

Below are the car rental companies in Sydney with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1983)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    8.8 (6996)
    From € 44 / day
  • East Coast Car Rentals

    8.6 (130)
    From € 16 / day
  • Budget

    8.6 (9771)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    8.5 (8848)
    From € 33 / day
  • Bargain Car Rentals

    8.5 (20)
    From € 18 / day
  • Thrifty

    8.4 (5588)
    From € 67 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4456)
    From € 69 / day
  • Avis

    8.1 (6078)
    No rates available
  • Sixt

    8 (3436)
    From € 31 / day
  • Europcar

    7.5 (8274)
    From € 27 / day
  • Goldcar

    7.3 (5591)
    From € 17 / day
  • Ace Rental Cars

    6.5 (14)
    From € 56 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.6 (407)
    No rates available
  • Apollo Car Rental

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7.3 (3861)
    No rates available
  • Alpha Car Hire

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.8 (3484)
    From € 27 / day
  • Green Motion

    7.7 (1948)
    From € 74 / day

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Car rental companies in and around Sydney

If you are looking for a rental car in Australia, but in a city other than Sydney, please click through to the Car rental Australia page, where you can choose in which city in Australia you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Sydney

EasyTerra Car Rental Sydney compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

10/209 Harris St
129 Princes Hwy
13 Sarah St
142-144 Parramatta Rd
157 Walker St
158 Adderley St W
182-196 O'Riordan St
1A Worth St
2 Lee St
203 Victoria St
242 Arden St
296 Coward St
30 Pitt St
31 Bay Rd
31 Higginbotham Rd
36 College St
395 Pitt St
55 Pirrama Road
6 Long St
67-69 Hawkesbury Rd
69 Sydenham Rd
7 Coleman St
70 Murray Street
818 George St
9 Culverston Rd
93 William St
95 Parramatta Rd
95 Riley St
Sir John Young Crescent

Location information for Sydney


Sydney is the largest city of Australia, although it is not the capital, as many people think. The capital is Canberra, which became the capital due to the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. It was finally decided to build the capital in between these two big cities.
Sydney is a very international city, and it is located on the place where the first Brits stepped onto the Australian continent and founded a penal colony. Except modern skyscrapers and the beautiful Opera House, there are also Victorian style buildings, for instance in the restored area called The Rocks.


The city has over 4 million inhabitants, most of them of British or Irish descent, although there are also large groups of immigrants from other parts of the world: Southern-Europe (Greeks, Italians), China, South-Africa and the Middle East (Lebanese).


Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia in de state of New South Wales, of which it is the capital. The city is situated on Port Jackson, which is better known as Sydney Harbour. This natural harbour is the beginning of a deep bay of the Pacific Ocean that runs right through the city. The British explorer James Cook preferred a bay somewhat to the south, Botany Bay. These days, that bay is also enclosed in Sydney's metropolitan area. The oldest part of the city is located around Sydney Cove, an inlet on the south end of Port Jackson. The wooded hills of the Blue Mountains are situated to the east of the city. The mountains owe their name to the blue-grey mist that is produced by the oil vapours of the Eucalyptus trees. On the coast there are many magnificent beaches, often in the middle of residential areas.


Sydney is the most important port of Australia. Although there is industry (for instance machines, food, electronic products and paper), it is overshadowed by the service sector. The city is the country's financial centre, with head offices of most banks and insurance companies, and a large stock exchange.
Multinational companies have their regional head offices in Sydney, and there is also a considerable film industry (Fox Studios). In addition, the share of scientific research centres is growing. The city has no fewer than four universities.
Tourism is also important to the local economy: annually the city attracts 2.5 million foreign tourists. Australians themselves also like to visit Sydney for one of several days.


Kingsford Smith International Airport is the most important airport of Sydney and the biggest in Australia. It is located eight kilometres to the south of the city centre on Botany Bay. There are many international connections, with many flights each day to New-Zealand and Asia cities like Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo. There is a train connection to the airport, and there are also shuttle buses between the airport and hotels in the city centre.

Bankstown Airport is located in the south-west of Sydney. It is a small airport that is used primarily for private and business flights.

Public transport

CityRail is Sydney's train system, it is in part a kind of metro. Outside the centre, the trains move above ground, in the centre underground. In addition, there is a lightrail service from the Central Station to Lilyfield and a monorail that runs around the main shopping area and Darling Harbour.
Visitors to the city will mostly use the buses. There are over 300 lines that are numbered according to the area they service. Buses beginning with the number 1 service the northern beaches, those that begin with the number 2 the northern suburbs, those with a 4 the west and south, and number 5 the west. Buses beginning with the number 6 are school buses. Furthermore, there are ferry services across Sydney Harbour.

Sydney's Central Station is located on Eddy Avenue. There are train services to, among other places, Melbourne (travel time: 10 hours), Brisbane (12.5 hours), Adelaide (26 hours) and Perth (64 hours).
In front of the station lies the Sydney Coach Terminal, from where buses depart for, among other places, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Traffic and Parking

To begin with, people drive on the left side of the road, which means the steering wheel of your rental car will be on the right side. Sydney's infrastructure was improved considerably when the city was awarded the 2000 Olympics. The connection to the airport, for instance, was made a lot easier, thanks to the Eastern Distributor tunnel. The Cross-City tunnel, which was opened in 2005, connects Kings Cross and Darling Harbour, and removes traffic from the roads in the centre of the city.

Finding a place to park in the centre of Sydney is difficult, and parking in the street is not cheap. In addition, there is only limited time parking in many streets. It is easier to park your car in one of the car parks around the centre and proceed by public transport. A good choice is the centrally located Queen Victoria Building (QVB) Car Park on York Street. Near the popular Bondi Beach, the ban on stopping your car, for whatever short period of time, is rigorously enforced.

Most people who rent a car in Australia want to see more than Sydney alone. Keep in mind that Australia - outside the large cities - is an exceptionally empty place. Bring enough food and water, as well as plenty of fuel.

Petrol stations may be hundreds of kilometres apart! If you drive at night, beware of Kangaroos that are attracted by the headlights.


The luxury hotels are located to the west of the central business district. Mid-class hotels are predominantly located in North Sydney, Inner West and North Shore. Cheap hotels and guesthouses are located in the south of the centre, in Glebe and Kings Cross, near the southern beaches like Bondi Beach and Coogee, and near Manly Beach in the north. Sydney is an economic and cultural centre and also attracts many tourists. Book your hotel room in advance.

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • East Coast Car Rentals
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • Bargain Car Rentals
  • Thrifty
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Goldcar
  • Ace Rental Cars
  • National Car Rental
  • Apollo Car Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Alpha Car Hire
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Green Motion
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