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    Car Hire Sydney

    Sydney Car HireA combination of coastal suburbs with a bustling city, there is a reason so many flock to the beautiful city of Sydney in Australia. The Sydney Opera House is undeniably the most iconic landmark in Australia and its beauty is even more stunning in person. Visit the capital of New South Wales and Australia's largest city on your next holiday and climb the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge before taking the ferry to Manly or the Taronga Park Zoo in Mosman.

    Enjoy the sun and surf on one of Sydney's many beautiful beaches from Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach in the Eastern suburbs to Manly beach in the North. Take your pick from an endless list of cafés, restaurants and bars that line the streets of this buzzing city and experience the distinct personalities of each suburb as you venture from the Eastern Suburbs through the Inner West, The Rocks, CBD and the Northern Beaches. Regardless of interests or age, there is something for every visitor in Sydney.

    From Sydney, drive out to the lush, expansive Blue Mountains is less than two hours away. Head south to the charming city of Wollongong or head north to explore the stunning beaches of Gosford and Woy Woy. From Sydney, you can also reach the city of Newcastle within two hours. Take advantage of the abundant national parks in this region with a visit to Royal National Park, Wollemi National Park or Yengo National Park, among many others. Sydney is a city full of fashion, culture, history and some of Australia's most impressive natural wonders.

    Convenient locations in Sydney

    In Sydney, Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout various locations and works with the top, trusted suppliers including Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo.

    In terms of parking, private car parks are located throughout the city and street parking may be available but are more common outside of the city centre. There are no tolls in the Newcastle region, though it is common in Australia to have tag accounts for tolls. If you're only using the toll roads occasionally, there are options to purchase a pass without opening an account. The New South Wales government advises contacting the appropriate toll payment providers to make arrangements. Approximate toll costs run between $6-15, depending on the trip. For more information visit the NSW Roads and Maritime Services website.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Sydney


    Can I take my car hire to the snow in Sydney?

    Most suppliers will allow you to take your car hire to the snow in New South Wales as long as the car is equipped with winter tyres or fitted with snow chains. You will need to check with the supplier prior to picking up your hire car as there is an additional cost for this. If you would like to know any more information, contact us on 1300 656 601 to find out more.

    Do I have to slow down in Sydney when I pass the police?

    By law, you must slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency services vehicle when they either have their lights flashing or siren on. If you would like any further information the official Transport for NSW website goes into more depth.

    Can I pick-up my car hire in Sydney and return it in Melbourne?

    Yes, Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car hires in Australia. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and day trip ideas in Sydney

    • Sydney to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (20km approx. 25min)
    • Sydney to Katoomba-Blue Mountains (120km approx. 1hr 45min)
    • Sydney to Wollongong (90km approx. 1hr 30min)
    • Sydney to Woy Woy (85km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Sydney to Newcastle (165km approx. 2hr 15min)

    Alternatives to Car Hire in Sydney

    In addition to offering traditional car hires, we also offer numerous alternative transportation services to provide our clients with even more value. With options such as luxury, motorhome and van hires, there will be the ideal vehicle to accommodate almost any travel plan.

    Motorhome Hire in Sydney
    Sydney Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Sydney allows travellers to explore Australia on your terms. Explore the roads your way and pitch at one of the many safe and accommodating locations throughout the nation. Your travel dreams have no limits behind the wheel of a motorhome hire.
    Van Hire Sydney
    Van Hire Sydney -  Travelling with a large party or transporting large/heavy luggage? Don't fret! Auto Europe offers competitive rates on small, medium and large van hires able to accommodate your needs during your time in Sydney.
    Luxury Car Hire Sydney
    Luxury Car Hire Sydney -  Make your trip to Sydney a memorable one and travel behind the wheel of a luxury car hire. With models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can find the perfect vehicle for your trip.