Car Rental in Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport (SYD)

Address: Terminal Building, Mascot, NS, New South Wales, 2020, Australia
Phone: CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM


Location Information
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Domestic arrivals only: Bypass the Avis counter in the baggage claim area and go directly to the Avis Preferred booth located on the ground floor of the carpark.

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Car Rental at Sydney Airport

Also known as Sydney Kingsford Smith, Sydney Airport is the largest airport in Australia. Each year, it welcomes thousands of visitors from New Zealand who are heading to the area for leisure and business purposes. If you’re heading there sometime soon, you may want to try car rental at Sydney Airport from Avis New Zealand.

Finding the car rental desks at Sydney Airport

There are three terminals at Sydney Airport, and each one has an area where you can find the car hire desks. If you’re landing into Terminals 2 or 3, head to the arrivals hall, and you’ll find the car rental desks there. Or, if you’re landing into Terminal 1, you can collect your car keys in the international arrivals area, then head to Level 7 of the multi-storey carpark to collect the car.

Rather than spend time queuing, why not download the Avis New Zealand self-service app? With the app, you can make changes to your booking, extend your hire, and more. It’s an excellent tool to use before collecting or returning your car rental at Sydney Airport.

How to get to Sydney Airport

If you’re heading to Sydney Airport from Sydney City Centre, you can take the M1 to reach the airport. After joining the M1 from South Dowling Street, stay on there for 4.1 km before exiting to the right while following the signs for Port Botany/Domestic Airport. Continue onto Mill Pond Drive, then turn right when you reach General Holmes Drive. Continue straight on to Joyce Drive and then turn left onto Sir Reginald Ansett Drive. From there, follow the signs to your designated terminal.

Things to do near Sydney Airport

When you hire a car at Sydney Airport, you’re giving yourself the chance to explore everything this astounding area has to offer. Here are some of our top recommendations:

Brighton Le Sands

Situated just 6.5 km away from Sydney Airport, Brighton Le Sands is an ideal location for strolling, taking in scenic views, and enjoying tasty food. While there, consider heading to Biancos, which offers both fine-dining and casual eating options.

Jet Flight Simulator Sydney

Located just 6.2 km away from Sydney Airport, Jet Flight Simulator Sydney is an excellent choice for those who’ve always secretly wanted to fly a plane. Under the guidance of an expert instructor, you’ll get as close as you can to the real thing using an exciting simulator.

Sydney Harbour

No visit to Sydney is complete without heading to Sydney Harbour, which is 23.6 km away from Sydney Airport. While there, you can take in some of the wonders the city is famous for, including the bridge and the opera house. Should you wish to visit either, it’s wise to book in advance.

Where to refuel your Sydney Airport car rental

When you hire a car at Sydney Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some of the best refuelling locations in the area:

  • BP on Butler Road
  • Budget Station at 1004 Botany Road
  • BP at 1077 Botany Road
  • Budget Petrol at 275 Bay Street
  • BP at 339 Princes Highway

Avis New Zealand’s fleet

When you hire a car at Sydney Airport from Avis New Zealand, you’ll find there’s an exciting fleet of cars to choose from. We provide compact city cars for those who need a nifty vehicle, as well as large 4x4s for larger groups and people who want to travel long distances. No matter which vehicle you choose, you can rest assured you’re benefiting from one with excellent maintenance records and high-end features.

Distances to nearby popular locations

There are plenty of attractions to explore near Sydney Airport. They include:

  • Bondi Beach 17.3 km
  • Darling Harbour 11.7 km 
  • Port Jackson 23.6 km 
  • Taronga Zoo 22.9 km 
  • Manly Beach 28.5 km


Is there only one airport in Sydney?

There’s only one airport in Sydney, which is known as Sydney Kingsford Smith. You’re likely to see the term SYD used on your ticket, which is the international code for the airport. Sydney Airport serves both domestic and international flights. Terminal 1 is dedicated to international flights, while Terminals 2 and 3 are used for domestic carriers.

Is Sydney Airport closed at night?

Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1 is open 24 hours a day, but you may not find that it’s comfortable to sleep in. The domestic terminals are open between 4 am and 11 pm. Due to a local curfew, no flights leave the airport between 11 pm and 6 am unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Can you lock and leave baggage at Sydney Airport?

You can use a left luggage service at Sydney Airport. The service costs around $10 per suitcase or bag for six hours and $15 per bag for 24 hours. The service is provided by Air Wise, and you may need to book in advance.

At Avis New Zealand, we want to make sure you get more from your car hire experience. To see what we can do for you, browse through our fleet.