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Car Hire Sydney, NSW

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Mazda MAZDA3 2017 — Car rental alternative in Riverwood
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Mazda MAZDA3 2017

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$88/day
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Sydney Opera House along Sydney Harbour, a popular car rental Sydney pickup location for visitors.

Rent a car in Sydney on Turo

Hire a car in Sydney and explore the diversity of food, art, and culture that colour Sydney. From it's sparkling harbour to secluded national parks and world-famous beaches, Sydney is one of the world's most famous cities, with rich history and bustling inner-city neighbourhoods packed with bars, eateries and boutique shops ready for you to rent a car and discover.

But hiring a car isn't just for first-time visitors to Sydney. As a local, rent a car, van or even a luxury SUV to ensure you've got the right wheels for whatever adventure you're planning. Car hire Sydney is the perfect way to feel like a local and tailor your trip, whether you're looking to tackle waves, conquer coastal cliffs or test out your dream ride (even just for the weekend).

Car rental Sydney: How it works

Wondering how Sydney car rental works on Turo? From long weekends to multi-week adventures, rent cars from local hosts on Turo. Browse online, pick your car (from classic convertibles to EVs and beyond) and book with ease. Choose from a huge range of pick-up locations and curate your trip with thoughtful extras (why not add a surfboard, GPS or baby seat to your booking?).

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Find your car: 

Enter a date and location in Sydney (or beyond) and browse thousands of cars shared by local hosts. 

Book with Turo: 

Book on the Turo app or online, choose a protection plan, and say hi to your host! Cancel for free up to 24 hours before your trip, and get discounts if you book early or for a longer duration!

Hit the roads of Sydney:

Have the car delivered or pick it up from your host. Check-in with the app, grab the keys, and hit the roads of Sydney!

Top hosts in Sydney, NSW

Tom G.

Tom G.

All-Star Host
2043 tripsJoined
Urdrive is the best to deal with would highly recommend.
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Great Car.
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Things to do and places to see in Sydney, NSW

Roll through salt-sprayed neighbourhoods for sunkissed adventures along Sydney’s iconic coastline.

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Cars parked at Sydney Harbour with Sydney Opera House behind

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour is the sparkling epicentre of the city’s emerald-girt bounds, and the Bridge is its crown jewel. Join the four million thrillseekers who have climbed the arches for an historic sightseeing tour or get an amazing view of the bridge on a harbour cruise or ferry ride from Circular Quay. Don't forget to check out the central Sydney hidden gem, Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden. Nestled among the Lavender Bay Parklands, this garden offers a slice of tranquillity among the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Expect impeccable water views with easy access to nearby locations of the Sydney Harbour and beyond.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House, an architectural masterpiece on stunning Sydney Harbour, is an iconic symbol of Australia. Its striking silhouette against the sparkling harbour backdrop creates an unforgettable sight, making a visit here essential during any trip to Sydney. Don't miss the chance to experience its diverse array of performances, from concerts and theatre and even the ballet. For a serene oasis amid the bustling city, visit the nearby Sydney Botanic Gardens. Spanning 30 hectares, it features a diverse collection of native plants, trees, and flowers, making it a perfect CBD escape and picnic lunch spot for nature lovers.

Sydney's coastal and bush walks

Sydney's coastal and bush walks offer a captivating journey through the city's natural wonders, showcasing the perfect blend of lush landscapes and stunning ocean views. You'll be spoilt for choice during your trip, from the iconic Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk and the famous Sculptures by The Sea (hosted annually in October and November) to the Manly to Shelley beach walk and even Berowra to Mt Ku-ring-gai track. Plus, if you're walking to Bondi, why not Splash in the most photographed pool in Australia that’s perched on the country’s best-known sandy strip — Bondi Beach. After a dip and sauna session, head to Iceberg’s Club for tipples and snacks.

Recent reviews

Nicolas D.
Tesla MODEL 3 2023

The best first experience ever!!!

Nicolas D.
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Alex O.
Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS 2014

The car is pure luxury and it was spotless both inside and out when we received it.

Alex O.
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Nick T.
Tesla MODEL 3 2023

First time using Turo and Tobias was extremely helpful and easy to deal with!

Nick T.
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Hez T.
Lexus ES300h 2019

I flew to Sydney from Melbourne, Sergei is very professional with great pick up and drop off service to and from Sydney Airport along with a nice luxurious car that will not disappoint.

Hez T.
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Merhawi M.
BMW 3 SERIES 2021

Really easy to deal with and the car brilliant.

Merhawi M.
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Joojo A.
Lexus ES300h 2019

The best customer care service from the owner.

Joojo A.
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Stephen F.
Lexus ES300h 2019

What an excellent car to drive and Sergei is such a gentleman and a pleasure to do business with.

Stephen F.
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Anthony A.
MG MG3 AUTO 2022

Will definitely book with him again whenever I am visiting Sydney

Anthony A.
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Nelson Y.
Lexus ES300h 2019

Possibly the best Turo (or any car rental experience) so far!

Nelson Y.
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Jon F.
Tesla MODEL 3 2021

The car was great; clean, in good shape, and as expected: excellent!

Jon F.
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Terina M.
Holden CASCADA 2015

Ben was awesome & very understanding the whole trip I was in Sydney from the get go.

Terina M.
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Aimee W.
Lexus ES300h 2019

Airport pick up was a breeze and the car was immaculate.

Aimee W.
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Mark T.
Mercedes-Benz A-CLASS 2016

Can’t recommend Hussein and his car enough!

Mark T.
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Max C.
BMW 3 SERIES 2020

He was on time with his delivery of his car to Sydney airport.

Max C.
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Mark V.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-CLASS 2016

I would just like to thank Jonas for the nice car he has it was very easy to work with him on pick up and drop off times i would definitely go through Turo and Jonas again when we return to Sydney.

Mark V.
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Rizki K.
Lexus ES300h 2019

From start of booking to the end of the trip Sergei was friendly, very organised and communicative.

Rizki K.
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Chelsea K.
Toyota COROLLA 2020

We greatly enjoyed using his car to explore Sydney for the day!

Chelsea K.
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Kevin T.
Audi A3 2022

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to UR Drive, Turo, and particularly Tom for providing us with an outstanding car rental experience.

Kevin T.
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Roger C.
Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS 2014

Rohit is a very professional host.He was accommodating of our schedules ,pickup and drop off times.He was on time and suggested good areas.He was kind and very personal.The Mercedes we rented was beautiful and everything went good.I highly recommend using Rohit and I will use him again when traveling to Sydney.

Roger C.
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Emily G.
MG MG3 AUTO 2018

Brett was amazing to deal with, communication was great , so friendly and helpful.

Emily G.
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Arsalan A.
Mercedes-Benz C-CLASS 2022

Feras was an amazing host, very easily contactable and super helpful :) highly recommend especially if you are looking for a weekend getaway in a luxury drive, bound to impress!

Arsalan A.
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Rohan S.
Tesla MODEL 3 2023

The car was a peach, so beautiful and clean.

Rohan S.
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Antoinette M.
Kia PICANTO 2023

Great communication, friendly manner easy to deal with.

Antoinette M.
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CS AMIT VOHRA L.
BMW 1 SERIES 2021

Tom is the best person to deal with.

CS AMIT VOHRA L.
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Caroline G.
Holden CRUZE 2015

Good car nice to drive around and easy to park.

Caroline G.
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Aatmaj D.
Toyota COROLLA 2020

Very friendly, and helped accomodate to the timings that worked best for us.

Aatmaj D.
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Nita W.
FIAT 500 2017

Easy to communicate with, easy to deal with, friendly and understanding as my flights kept getting altered!

Nita W.
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Alain B.
Volkswagen POLO 2017

Car was as described and easy to deal with.

Alain B.
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Victor D.
Lexus ES300h 2019

Sergei is offering great cars and perfect service.

Victor D.
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Mary G.
MG MG3 AUTO 2018

Car was great!

Mary G.
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Manas C.
BMW Z4 2022

Great car!

Manas C.
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Joe K.
Audi A4 2021

Car was great and the experience was seamless.

Joe K.
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Shanith W.
BMW Z4 2022

Mohammed is a wonderful host , and the car is beautiful and clean.. thanks

Shanith W.
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Alexander L.
Audi A4 2022

Great car hire comfortable car and easy to deal with car lender.

Alexander L.
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Find deals on all kinds of drives in Sydney and throughout Australia - from the every day to the extraordinary - complete with a better, more convenient experience versus rental car companies. Rent the perfect car for your budget.

Free cancellation

Cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before your Sydney trip starts. Because life happens and it helps to be flexible when it does.

Convenient delivery options, wherever you are in Sydney

Get your car delivered right to you or wherever you’re going. Many hosts offer delivery to custom locations or popular points of interest in Sydney, like airports, train stations, and hotels.

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Top tips for hiring a car in Sydney


Everything you need to know about Sydney car rental


Navigating Sydney Airport


If you're picking up a rental car from Sydney Airport, familiarise yourself with the airport layout and the location of taxi ranks, car parks and public transport options (if you're planning to pick up your car in the CBD). If you're picking up your car from the airport, find out exactly where to meet your host or find your ride. To beat the exhaustion after your long-haul flight, why not take a quick cab to your hotel and arrange for your car to be delivered there instead?


Road rules in Sydney


Before hitting the road in Sydney, familiarise yourself with Australian road rules and regulations. Remember that Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road, seatbelts must be worn at all times and pay attention to speed limits and other road signs to ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience. If you're driving in regional areas, be aware that animals and wildlife can wander onto the roads. Be sure to drive to the speed limit and do not swerve suddenly, as this can cause cars to roll off the road. Plus, full-license drivers in NSW have a legal BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) limit of under 0.05.


Sydney rush hour, toll roads and parking


Sydney’s rush hour and busiest roads: Like most cities, the twists and turns between major urban roads like Pitt Street, Military Road, George Street and Parramatta Road experience congestion during peak hours. Make sure to check traffic conditions ahead of time and avoid major transit lanes if possible. Take the Cross City Tunnel to avoid the havoc of pedestrians and cyclists making their way around Darling Harbour, World Square and the broader CBD.

Tolls in Sydney: Sydney has several toll roads, including the M2, M4, M5, and Cross City Tunnel. Many cars come with an electronic toll tag, but it's essential to check if your hire car has a toll tag. If your rental car doesn't have a toll tag, you may need to pay tolls manually online or at designated locations.

Parking in Sydney: You should be able to find parking fairly easily throughout the streets of Sydney, with the exception being in the heart of the popular harbour area, where streetside parking isn’t readily available. A 24-hour Wilson Parking garage is nearby on 2 Macquarie Street with direct access to the Sydney Opera House, along with other CBD parking garages and a direct City Circle train line that runs through the CBD to Circular Quay.

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