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Cheap Car Hire Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport (SYD)


Kingsford Smith Airport,
Mascot Airport (Metro), Sydney Nsw, NS, New South Wales, 2020, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located in Domestic, Qantas Domestic & International terminals in the airport.
CARS: Vehicles are in allocated Budget car park just outside the terminal.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up or vehicles can be returned to downtown location.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: After-hours key drop box available at domestic and international terminals.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Car Hire Sydney Airport – Budget Australia

Each year, 10-million domestic tourists and 4-million international tourists flock to Sydney. From its cosmopolitan vibe to its endless activities, there are lots of reasons why people may favour a stay here. If you’re heading to Sydney sometime soon, you need to start planning your travel options. At Budget Australia, we provide car hire at Sydney Airport.

How to find our Sydney Airport car hire desks

If you’re landing into Terminal 1, make your way to the arrivals hall, and you’ll see the car hire desks. After collecting your keys, go to the ground floor of the multi-storey P7 carpark. If you’re landing into Terminal 2 or 3, head to the arrivals hall and follow the signs for the Sydney Airport car hire desks.

Your guide to Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is the international terminal, and it also serves domestic Qantas flights with the numbers QF001-399. Terminal 2 serves multiple domestic airlines, including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Regional Express. Terminal 3 is home to the majority of Qantas & QantasLink domestic flights.

If you’re trying to reach Sydney Airport from the city centre, try the following directions:

  • Start on King Street and head east to Castlereagh Street
  • At the second cross street, turn left onto Elizabeth Street
  • Continue onto Chifley Square
  • Continue onto Phillip Street
  • Turn right onto Bent Street
  • Take a slight left onto Shakespeare Place, following the signs for the airport
  • Merge onto the M1
  • Take the right exit towards the domestic airport
  • Continue onto Mill Pond Drive
  • Turn right onto General Holmes Drive
  • Continue straight onto Joyce Drive
  • Turn left onto Sir Reginald Ansett Drive
  • Arrive at Sydney Airport

Things to do near Sydney Airport

When you hire a car at Sydney Airport, you’re opening yourself up to an exciting world of possibilities. Here are some of our favourite locations to explore:

Jet Flight Simulator Sydney

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly a fighter jet, now’s your chance. Jet Flight Simulator Sydney is 7km away from the airport. From commercial aircraft to those used in air forces around the world, you’ll experience what it’s like to sit at the helm of some incredible planes.

Brighton-le-Sands Beach

As an easy-going beach that’s perfect for unwinding after a long flight, Brighton-le-Sands is popular amongst people of all ages. Its clean white sands are surrounded by some fantastic restaurants, so you’ll have the chance to refresh. It’s just 6km away from Sydney Airport too.

MANIAX Axe Throwing

MANIAX Axe Throwing is your opportunity to learn the fine art of throwing axes at a target. It’s 5km away from Sydney Airport and perfect for blowing off some steam.

Nearby refuelling location

When you rent a car at Sydney Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • BP on Butler Road
  • BP at 1077 Botany Road
  • Budget Petrol at 1004 Botany Road
  • BP at 339 Princes Highway
  • Caltex Mascot at 125 Riordan Street

Our Sydney Airport car hire fleet

When you hire a car from Budget Australia, you can choose from our exciting fleet. At the smaller end of the scale, we have compact city cars that are nifty and incredibly economical. If you need something bigger, try exploring our amazing range of SUVs and wagons. No matter which vehicle you choose, we’ll make sure your Sydney Airport car hire experience exceeds your expectations.

Directions to nearby attractions

After renting a car at Sydney Airport, you’re free to go further afield. Here are some distances to nearby popular attractions:

  • Bondi Beach 17.3km
  • Hunter Valley 256.5km
  • Three Sisters 112.7km
  • Jenolan Caves 185.6km
  • Sydney Olympic Park 22.5km


What is the cost to rent a car from Sydney Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Sydney Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for.

What cars can I choose to rent from Sydney Airport?

Budget offers a range of modern and well equipped cars from Sydney Airport. Choices include the small zippy Suzuki Swift or similar, the roomy Corolla Sedan or similar or the larger Toyota Camry sedan. If you’re travelling with the kids, consider the Nissan X-Trail or similar or with a larger group the Kia Carnival 8 seater or similar.

Can I collect a car from Sydney Airport and return somewhere else?

You sure can! One way rentals are possible from Sydney Airport to locations all over Australia. Popular one way rentals include Sydney to Newcastle, Wollongong or even Melbourne. Enter your details in the search form for further information and to get a quote.

Can I rent a car from Sydney Airport to take to the snow?

Yes, you can rent cars from Sydney Airport to travel to the snow. Ensure you select Snow Cover when booking so we can provide you a vehicle which can travel to the snow. Please see our Snow Cover page for full details and for more information.

Do I need an International Drivers Licence to rent a car from Sydney Airport?

If your licence is not in English, you must present an International Driving Permit in addition to your home licence.

I’m 21 years old, can I rent a car from Sydney Airport?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle with Budget is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid drivers licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.


If you want to hire a car at Sydney Airport, come to us. At Budget Australia, we’ll help you save money while getting more from your trip. Enter your details in the search form above and book today!

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