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Sydney car rental – land and drive off…

If you’re hiring a car at Sydney Airport, the last thing you want to worry about is a complicated rental process. Book before you arrive and you will take all the hassle away. Enjoy your first choice... expand
of car from a top rental firm and simply drive away.

Sydney Airport (also known as Kingsford-Smith) handled more than 35 million passengers in 2011, so while there may be hustle and bustle all around, we can guide you to your hire car so you can start exploring almost immediately.   We offer a comprehensive guide to the best brands and bargains, incorporating the top car hire companies with specifications for every vehicle. All your requirements can be accommodated, delivering you total peace of mind.

So, how does it work?

As a site that focuses on getting you the best deal, we have no preference who you rent from. As you can imagine, competition is fierce - especially during the summer months - so all the major hire companies will look to entice your business. However, thanks to our detailed, user-friendly search engine, we put all of these deals in one place. All you need to do is input your travel details and click search.

From vehicle age to air-conditioning, passenger numbers, luggage capacity and availability, you can then make a fully informed decision. We also include a customer ratings section – so don’t just take our word for it. There may be a hot Sydney seller or special deal, which we will highlight on the tab. Our filter facility also allows you to select the exact type of car you want, whether you pick-up at the airport or use a shuttle, and availability – immediately or within 24 hours. The whole process couldn’t be easier.

The hire companies – making the right choice

Leading suppliers will tell you how many cars are available for hire, starting with the cheapest deal. In Sydney there are 15 companies to select from – although the six car rental desks located within the airport are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty, on the arrivals level. Most of the other companies who don’t have on-site depots will offer shuttle services (often free), so you can collect your car. This can be the cheaper option, so do your research – our unique filters can help with this.

Inside track on Sydney Airport

There are three main passenger terminals: T1 International and T2/3 domestic. They are located separately, with easy-to-use transfer services.  The airport itself is located just 8km from the city centre and is a short drive into town. If you want to stop and do some shopping before jumping into your hire car, there’s a multitude of retail outlets available. All the major liquor, technology, fragrance and watch brands are at your fingertips.

Catch yourself a bargain

Not only do we deliver a comprehensive car hire service, we also offer our customers regular special deals in Australia. These range from upgrades on certain vehicles, special rates on different destinations, free upgrades, extra days of rental and bonus Frequent Flyer points. You can also enjoy subscriber-only deals by entering your email at the bottom of the home page… easy!

Online support network

Thanks to our extensive experience in the industry, we can deliver that little bit extra to insure your rental process is a smooth one. We offer free cancellation and amendments on most cars, while our 7-day customer service team works 24 hours on weekdays and 12-hour days on weekends. Our price guarantee means that if you find a better deal on another website, we will match it – check terms and conditions. Also, our comprehensive, FREE phone app is suitable for iPhone and Android and puts the best rental deals from international airports at your fingertips. Pricing is up-to-the minute, so you’re one step ahead of the rest. Hundreds and thousands of customers have already enjoyed our comprehensive Sydney car rental service. Check out some recommendations online.

The road rules of Sydney

Handy tips to guide you through the roads of New South Wales:
  • Electronic tolling is very common in Sydney. An E-toll Pass is highly recommended. Toll roads include M2, M4, M5 and M7, but there are many more. Check your route so you don’t get caught out.
  • If you are driving between Australian cities, check the distances. You may be surprised how far you’re actually travelling. Always take a rest or a break after a few hours of driving.
  • Sydney has a tram system, so be careful – they generally always have the right of way.
  • Wearing a seat belt is compulsory.

What are you waiting for?

The keys to your Sydney car hire are planning your rental and making sure everything is in place before you arrive. Thanks to, you have everything you need. So, go on and begin the holiday of a lifetime.
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Kingsford Smith Airport Information

Here is some information about Sydney Airport:

Sydney Airport, also known as Kingsford Smith Airport (IATA code SYD), is located in the Sydney suburb of Mascot. It is the major airport serving Sydney, and is a major hub for Qantas. Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling 31.9 million passengers and 290,346 aircraft movements in 2007.

Originally declared an aerodrome in 1920 (then known as Sydney Airport), it was renamed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in 1953, in honour of Charles Kingsford Smith, a pioneering Australian aviator.

The airport's first runways were built in 1933, all in gravel. Some small streams where some of the present runways are located were also filled. By the 1960s the need for a new international terminal had become apparent, and work commenced in late 1966. The new terminal was officially opened on May 3, 1970, by Qu ... expand
een Elizabeth II. The first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' to serve the airport, Pan American's 'Clipper Flying Cloud' (N734PA), arrived on October 4, 1970. In the 1970s the north-south runway was expanded to become one of the longest runways in the southern hemisphere. The international terminal was expanded in 1992 and has undergone several refurbishments since then.

Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals. The international terminal is separated from the other terminals by a runway, therefore passengers need to allow for longer times for transfers. The airport does provide shuttle services between terminals.

Airlines using Sydney Airport include:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeropelican Air Services
  • Aircalin
  • Air Austral
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Niugini
  • Air Pacific
  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • Air Vanuatu
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Australian air Express
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • FedEx Express
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Korean Air
  • Korean Air Cargo
  • LAN Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • MASkargo
  • Norfolk Air
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Regional Express Airlines (REX)
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines Cargo
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Toll Priority
  • United Airlines
  • UPS
  • V Australia
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Blue
  • Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue
  • Virgin Blue operated by Polynesian Blue
  • Viva Macau

The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia.

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