Sydney

Cheap Car Hire in Sydney from $21

Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Sydney car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Sydney. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.82

Average price per day

$70

Cheapest price per day

$21

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Sydney and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$57

February

$62

March

$65

April

$66

May

$71

June

$65

July

$74

August

$66

September

$62

October

$57

November

$60

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Sydney is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Sydney and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

In Sydney, there are 119 active hire locations from 41 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Sydney in the past week - currently priced from $21/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compare available car types for hire in Sydney

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Sydney to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$52 - $78

All Car Types

$71 - $115

To hire a small car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $65/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Sydney, Australia (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$78/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a small car saves you 29% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $77/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Sydney, Australia (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$96/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a medium car saves you 16% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $121/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Sydney, Australia (~$100/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$156/day). In fact, November is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a large car is 24% 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 hire a SUV in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $91/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Sydney, Australia (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a SUV 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $142/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Sydney, Australia (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$226/day). In fact, November is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a van is 36% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $127/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Sydney, Australia (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$193/day). In fact, September is about 62% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a pickup truck is 28% 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 hire a luxury car in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $147/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Sydney, Australia (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$195/day). In fact, June is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a luxury car is 38% 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 hire a convertible in Sydney, Australia, you would pay an average price of $282/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Sydney, Australia (~$211/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$449/day). In fact, September is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Sydney. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Sydney, hiring a convertible is 68% 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.

Hyundai i20$21/day
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Hyundai i20
Hyundai Accent Hatch$24/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Mitsubishi Eclipse$35/day
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Mitsubishi Eclipse

Top hire agencies in Sydney

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Sydney known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Sydney. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Sydney, including Firefly, Budget and Hertz in Sydney. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

Budget

8.5
Very Good
23 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Hertz

8.2
Very Good
12 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.0

JUCY

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Avis

7.9
Good
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.6
Good
16 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Sixt

7.5
Good
21 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.7

Dollar

6.0
Okay
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Best Sydney car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Sydney. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Sydney with an average daily rate of $37. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Sydney. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Hyundai i20$21/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Accent Hatch$24/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai i30$27/day
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A/C
Hyundai i30

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Sydney, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Sydney?

    Hiring a car in Sydney makes it easy to discover the local attractions without having to rely on public transport. Pick up your car at Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) or at one of the many car hire locations in Sydney; you’ll need a driving license and a credit card. The minimum age for car hire in Sydney is 21, although some Sydney car hire companies allow younger drivers to hire a car in Sydney if they pay a daily premium. The best way to find cheap car hire in Sydney is to book in advance.

  • What are the rules for driving in Sydney?

    Keep under the speed limit of 50 km/h in built-up areas and 100 km/h on motorways, as penalties can be severe. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, so avoid driving if you have been drinking. Seatbelts are mandatory, and travellers with children can reserve baby and child seats with their car hire in Sydney. Drivers must always use a hands-free device if they want to use your mobile phone. If you have booked a car hire in Sydney, contact Transport for NSW to get the latest information about road rules.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sydney?

    Find cheap car hire in Sydney through Cheapflights. The lanes in the CBD can be quite narrow, so a compact car such as a Toyota Corolla is a good option. If you’re going on a road trip along the coast, enjoy luxury car hire in Sydney. Or, spacious passenger vans for up to 12 people are great if you are planning a trip with friends/extended family, and electric car hire is also available from your Sydney car hire company.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sydney?

    Street parking spaces in downtown Sydney are in high demand due to many commuters and tourists visiting the iconic local landmarks. If you’re looking to park your hire car in Sydney, parking in the CBD is difficult and expensive. Most spots are metered and rates depend on the location and time. Flat rate parking is available in multi-storey car parks, which are generally cheaper after hours and on weekends. They usually offer 24/7 access, with discounts available for hybrid vehicles.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Sydney?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $70/day when booking a car hire in Sydney. The absolute best deal a user found was for $32/day from Surprise Agency, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire 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: JUCY ($21/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($27/day), and keddy by Europcar ($32/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Fox (10.0 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) and Firefly (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Sydney.

  • What are petrol prices like in Sydney?

    The average price of petrol in Sydney is $1.82/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $82 and $118 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Sydney for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

    Bargain Car Rentals offers hire cars in Sydney for about $296 per week on average.

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

    Booking early can save you upwards of 32% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Sydney.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Sydney?

    Yes, hiring 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 $1,270, with the average price for a rental being around $42 a day. Book with Surprise Agency, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 67% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Sydney.

  • How much is a car hire in Sydney for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Sydney is $98. Hiring a Compact is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Sydney. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Sydney for as low as $70/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Sydney?

    Kia Carnival, which is a Premium vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Sydney according to Cheapflights users.

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Car hires by fuel type in Sydney

Browse car hires by fuel type in Sydney. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Sydney. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Sydney. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($13+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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