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Car Hire at Sydney Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Whether you want to climb in the Blue Mountains, take to the surf on Wollongong’s beaches or hit the designer shops and juice bars of health conscious Sydney, you can find the best car hire at Sydney Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Sydney.

Where to hire a car at Sydney Airport

There are six car hire companies with desks at Sydney Airport: Thrifty, Avis, Europecar, Budget, Redspot, and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Sydney Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a Mascot Airport Service Station located in the grounds of Sydney Airport. Simply head south on O’Riordan Street towards Robey Street. Turn right then left then left again and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.

Driving around Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Located in Sydney's suburb of Mascot, it is directly accessible from Marsh Street, via the exit Centre Road. Sydney Airport is accessible from the Southern Cross Drive M1 motorway which is the quickest way to reach city centre. The M1 also links the airport to north Sydney and beyond while the M5 links to major roads and cities to the west of the city centre.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Sydney Airport.

Blue Mountains

For breath-taking scenery, stunning mountain hikes, lake swimming, eerie caves, Aboriginal history and mountain cities like Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls, this beautiful place shows off Australia’s wild places at their very best. Get out into the wilds!

It takes about 2 and a half hours to drive to Andorra on the N-1411. Free on-street parking is available in Andorra and can often be found in the narrow back streets. However, there is usually more traffic during the summer. Many hotels offer parking facilities.


In the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Wollongong boasts a carpet of beautiful and unusually named beaches from North Beach and Austinmer to Towradgie and Windang. Impossibly long stretches of soft white sand, spectacular surf and caravan parks and bicycle trails a plenty, make this one brilliant place for outdoor enthusiasts. Museums, parks, skydiving and water parks add to its allure.


Hip, bohemian, modern and family friendly, Sydney is exactly like a picture postcard stuffed with iconic sights from Harbour Bridge to the enchanting sails of the Sydney Opera House. Trendy boutiques, cutting edge galleries, golden sandy city beaches, cafes serving all day brunches, outdoor markets and a night life envied by many a capital city, Sydney is the pearl in Australia’s oyster. It looks spectacular at sunset.

It takes about 15 minutes to reach Sydney from the airport by car. Head south from the airport and merge onto the A1 toll road. Take the exit for City North and follow the signs for Macquarie Street. On street parking in Sydney is charged from 8am to 6pm and from 6pm to 10pm costing between $1.50 to $7.00 per hour depending on the location. Some areas operate a trial ‘free 15 minute parking zone’. The city also has plenty of car parks which offer a cheaper alternative to street parking. They are usually free of $5*for the first 30 minutes and go up to $49 for anything over 4 hours. Some hotels in Sydney offer free parking.

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