Sydney on Wheels: Best Car Rental Companies

Sydney on Wheels: Best Car Rental Companies

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Sydney is the largest city of Australia, a colorful and diverse, a favorite place of immigrants and tourists.

To feel comfortable during your stay, you need a car that you can take from any car rental in Australia. The machine should be economical and roomy. To do this, you need to find a good car rental company offering good prices. Keep in mind that 21-year-old drivers will have to pay an additional fee at the rental office, the size of which depends on the rental company.

Sydney Airport has offices of international car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Thrifty. The lowest price is offered by the local company East Coast Car Rentals – renting a small Hyundai i20 will cost you for 1/7 days about 45/186 AUD, the prestigious Toyota Camry – 64/300 AUD, respectively.

Also in great demand is the company called “Thrifty”. In this company, the most advantageous offer is the car rental of a small off-road car Mitsubishi Outlander at a price of 187 AUD. Compared to the official price offered by the companies at Sydney Airport, the savings are about 17 AUD, which is quite enough to cover the cost of gasoline. The cost of renting a car here includes insurance, the evacuation of the car in the event of a breakdown or incident, and variant of changing in case of force majeure. Despite its small size, the car has a good ground clearance, which is an added plus if you have planned a trip to the mountains and canyons.

“Alamo” company offers a large selection of a full range of European class cars from “B” to “D”, that is from small hatchbacks such as the Mitsubishi Mirage to the equivalent of the BMW 3 series. The most advantageous offer among all listed in this company is Kia Cerato for 197 AUD per day. In its class, the car has the most attractive price not only in “Alamo”, but also comparing with other companies. Discount compared to the prices at the airport is almost 18 AUD. The cost also includes insurance, evacuation and replacement of the car in the event of accidents.

In Europcar, which specializes in renting cars around the world and car rental in Sydney respectively, it is possible to rent a full range of vehicles even of prestigious brands. Therefore, it is possible to take Mercedes “A” class, which is the European class “C”. The car costs about 442AUD per day, and the discount compared to the price at the airport is almost two 45 AUD.

Before you get the keys to the car, it is worth remembering that in Australia there is a left-hand traffic. Note that on working days standing in Sydney traffic jams, drivers take a look at the buses passing by. Moreover, there can be some problems with parking in the city center. Parking on working days from 8:00 to 18:00 – 4.40 AUD per hour, from 18:00 to 22:00 – 1.50 AUD; On Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 to 22:00 – 1.50 AUD. The parking time on ground parking is limited to 2 or 4 hours. Penalties for violations: 125 AUD for the red light driving, 110 AUD for speeding in the city at 8 km / h, and 170 AUD for incorrect parking. Take into account the cost of gasoline – 1.20-1.30 AUD per liter.

However, it depends on you whether to choose car rental in Sydney airport or to hire a car online. Check every point in both variants and have a good move!


Clare Louise

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