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Cheap Car Rentals in Sydney

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Sydney Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companySIXT
Price of gas per gallon$4.35
Average price per day$57
Cheapest price per day$31

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Sydney?

January

$57

February

$47

March

$57

April

$71

May

$59

June

$56

July

$57

August

$53

September

$56

October

$53

November

$54

December

$69

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Sydney is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Sydney

There are 35 rental agencies servicing Sydney. These agencies, altogether, have 114 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Sydney with prices from $33 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can rent in Sydney:

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Small Cars

$39 - $73

All Car Types

$89 - $132

To rent a Small car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $53/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Sydney, Australia (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$73/day). In fact, August is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Small car saves you 50% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sydney Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $71/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Sydney, Australia (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$115/day). In fact, August is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Medium car saves you 33% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sydney Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $105/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Sydney, Australia (~$92/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$125/day). In fact, February is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Large car saves you 0% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sydney Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $82/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Sydney, Australia (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$130/day). In fact, September is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a SUV car saves you 22% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sydney SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $134/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Sydney, Australia (~$106/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$181/day). In fact, September is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Van car is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sydney Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $96/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Sydney, Australia (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Pickup Truck car saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Luxury car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $128/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Sydney, Australia (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$165/day). In fact, October is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Luxury car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Convertible car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $199/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Sydney, Australia (~$132/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$397/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sydney, renting a Convertible car is 47% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in Sydney

All major car rental suppliers in Sydney

Budget

8.5
Very good
16 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.6

Enterprise

8.0
Very good
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

7.5
Good
10 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.4
Good
16 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.1

Firefly

7.4
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.8

Ace Rental Cars

7.4
Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.4

Sixt

6.3
Okay
17 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.4

Europcar

6.1
Okay
12 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

5.8

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Sydney?

For car rentals in Sydney, you need to have a valid driver’s license. The license should have the class specification to suit your desired cheap car rental in Sydney. If the license is from overseas, it should be in English or be accompanied by an International Driving Permit in English. You’re permitted to drive for up to three months on an international driving license. The driver should be at least 21 years of age, but the city might charge an additional young driver fee for drivers under 25 years of age.

What are the rules for driving in Sydney?

Rental cars in Sydney are right-hand-drive, and drivers drive on the left side of the road. The speed limit within residential areas is 50 km/h (32 mph), while active school and hospital zones enforce 40 km/h (25 mph). However, the maximum speed on rural roads can be as high as 100 km/h (62 mph), while for motorways and freeways, it can be up to 110 km/h (68 mph). While driving car rentals in Sydney, wearing a safety belt is compulsory. The requirement applies to all front and rear seat car occupants. For children up to age seven, you should ensure to rent a car fitted with child restraints. Further, every driver, even those driving a luxury car rental in Sydney, should have a BAC below 0.05%. It is best to check with Sydney motor vehicle authorities for recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sydney?

If you’re going to spend most of your time navigating the busy city, you should consider renting a smaller vehicle. It will be easier for you to find parking even in tight spots and easily maneuver some of the smaller roads within the city. Compact cars are also fuel-efficient, allowing you to visit many parts of the city on a budget. Some of the most popular compact vehicles offered by Sydney car rentals agencies include the Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Swift, Nissan Micra, and more. If several people accompany you, a passenger van rental will be a good deal.

What are the best places to park in Sydney?

Private parking buildings are some of the best places to park rental cars in Sydney. Wilson and Secure are the primary private parking providers within the city. They provide security patrols and a wide range of measures to ensure your cheap car rental in Sydney is safe. Secure Parking is open 24/7, with parking fees starting from A$6 ($5). Wilson Parking is also open 24/7, with prices ranging from A$9 ($7). You should only go for Sydney car rentals from professionals. There are various car rental locations in Sydney that you can go visit. The city also offers free 15-minutes parking within the main street retail areas for car rentals in Sydney.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Sydney?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $57/day when booking a rental car in Sydney. The best deal a user found was for $31/day from CarHood, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Sydney?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Sydney from the following companies over the past two weeks: Sixt ($36/day), Hertz ($43/day), and Alpha ($48/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Sydney?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Apex (9.5 rating), Budget (8.5 rating) and Enterprise (8.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Sydney.

What are gas prices like in Sydney?

The average gas price in Sydney is $4.35/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $52 and $75 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sydney for a week from Sixt?

Renting a car in Sydney for a week can be a great option for travel. Sixt, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $410/week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Sydney for the best price?

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 7% to make it a great deal in Sydney. Try to book at least 90 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

Can I rent a car for a month in Sydney?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Sydney for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sydney for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Sydney can be found for about $1,757, with the average price for a rental being around $59 a day. Book with CarHood, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 85% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Sydney.

How much is a car rental in Sydney for a weekend?

It costs $69 for a weekend car rental in Sydney, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Economy as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Sydney in February, prices are $61 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Sydney?

The most popular car to rent while in Sydney is the Citroen C4, which is a Compact vehicle.

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