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Cheap Car Hire Sydney

Best Deals on Sydney Car Hire: Find Your Perfect Ride

Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a group of friends, or a family on a budget, Alpha Car Hire has the wheels to get you rolling. From fuel-efficient hatchbacks to spacious SUVs and luxury sedans, we offer a variety of cars to suit your needs and budget. Skip the expensive rentals and find the best deals on car hire in Sydney. No hidden fees, just upfront pricing so you can plan your trip with confidence. Choose from daily, weekly, or long-term rentals with unlimited kilometres (check for specific inclusions) to suit your travel plans.

Don’t wait! Lock in your Sydney car rental today and get ready to create lasting memories on your Australian adventure.

+61 2 8355 1933 – Local Number

Mon – Fri: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle types Family Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment Options Pay Now, Pay Later, Pay over the Phone with our Concierge Service, Save with Long Term Rentals
👍 Why Alpha? The Cheapest Car Rental, Unlimited KM*, Book in Advance & Save, Prepay & Save, Discounts, Australian Owned
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.7 – Based on 3,010 combined customers’ Google reviews.


After-hours service is only applicable if the express check-in has been completed successfully by the customer. The branch will also collect payments and security bonds during this time.

Afterhours Pick up is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Sydney Customers. Please call (02) 8355 1933 for availability & options

We have a spacious shuttle ready to take you to your car. Please view the map below to see where we’ll pick you up. Please give us a call once you’re ready to go so we can quickly send the shuttle your way

There are a number of options including prepayment or paying at the counter. If you wish to prepay when you complete your reservation, select the Pay Now or Book over the Phone option to process your payment. Please be aware that even if the booking is prepaid you must present a credit/debit card at the time of collection and pay the applicable bond.

All charges will be in Australian Dollars. We cannot accept responsibility for the fluctuating currency conversion if monies outside of AUD are used.

A valid Mastercard or Visa card must be supplied at collection. Debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must present the physical card. The card must be in the name of the hirer. If you cannot present a card in the hirers name, please contact us for assistance.

Please note credit card surcharges may apply to your booking.

Please Note: Alpha Car Hire does not accept cash, gift cards, travel cards, diners, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any Tap & Go options using a phone or watch.

Gain complete control of your destinations, experiences and itinerary with unlimited daily kilometres. So, get out there and start making wonderful memories with friends and family.

*Not applicable to People Movers, Moving Vans, Moving Trucks and Utes.

New Year’s Day 1st January 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
AU Day 26th January 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Good Friday 29th March 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Black Saturday 30th March 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Easter Sunday 31st March 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Easter Monday 1st April 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Anzac Day 25th April 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
King’s Birthday 10th June 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Bank Holiday 5th August 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Labour Day 7th October 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Christmas Day 25th December CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Best Car Rental Deals in Sydney:

Unleash the full potential of your Sydney adventure with the perfect car rental and at the perfect price! We bring you exclusive deals on a wide range of vehicles, from budget-friendly compacts to spacious SUVs. Skip the hidden fees and endless searches – our user-friendly platform makes booking a breeze. Get ready to hit the road and explore Sydney on your terms – search for the right rental vehicle for you today!

What Our Customers are Saying in Sydney

Wondering what your Sydney adventure will be like? Don’t just take our word for it! See what real customers are saying about their Alpha Car Hire experience.

stephen gibaudstephen gibaud
23:28 13 Feb 24
Awesome customer service. Great pricing
Mirek ZkiMirek Zki
00:21 13 Feb 24
fabienne brunfabienne brun
14:09 12 Feb 24
Car rental for 15 days at very good value for moneyComfortable car adapted to my needsSimple and effective procedures for collecting and returning the vehicleClose to the airportPractical!I recommend +++👍
Rares-Stefan SulitaRares-Stefan Sulita
03:00 12 Feb 24
Fast pickup from the airport and drop on the way back. The staff was friendly, the car was what was expected. Great experience and price.
Rob EdwardsRob Edwards
00:48 02 Feb 24
Alpha provides an excellent array of well-priced, high-quality vehicles for hire. Their service - from the airport shuttle right through the collection of the car - is efficient, friendly, and generally pleasant. On return, the efficiency is magnified, and the shuttle back to the airport is timely and comfortable. The quality of the end-to-end service is very high. I highly recommend Alpha if you ever need a car hire when flying in from Brisbane.
Fernando SánchezFernando Sánchez
00:25 30 Jan 24
My partner and I rented a car for five day in our stay in the Gold Coast and the price was really good and affordable. The process to pick up and dropp off the car were also really fast and easy, and the car that they gave us was beautiful and really easy to drive!Gonna choose Alpha Car next time for sure! =)
yves liawyves liaw
00:20 30 Jan 24
The car is very good and great value for money
Bastie ChakauyaBastie Chakauya
10:33 29 Jan 24
Ivana SeibtováIvana Seibtová
12:22 28 Jan 24
Super and pleasant customs officers.
Sumesh SwaminathanSumesh Swaminathan
09:44 28 Jan 24
Excellent service and the car I rented was value for money. But the car had fungus smell and the uplostry was dirty. Apart from these the car is good to drive with family members. I recommend this company for car hire. Hope they maintain the car with cleanliness and fungus smell removed before that hand over to customers.
Karla GalpinKarla Galpin
06:02 03 Jan 24
Edited: changing from1 star to 4 because despite the email support being next to nothing - when I picked up second car and the aircon didn’t work consistently I called and explained the intermittent problems and water dripping on my feet and they replaced it the same day. Did waste a half day for me driving there and back but they fixed the problem and that’s most importantI have one positive. The airport shuttle driver was fabulous. But that’s about where it stops.- online communication is extremely poor- car was filthy- car was not full of petrolDespite making contact 3 times about the state of the car and fuel my messages have been ignored. I have left the car far cleaner than when I received it so if their cleaning fee is charged I’ll be annoyed- the warnings about the cleaning fee are quite intense and definitely makes one feel paranoid and unable to enjoy their journeys.Price was okay. Until I extended by 15 hours or so and then completely unreasonable for a car I had had to get up to an acceptable cleaning level of my first day.Photos only a few examples. Unfortunate that I picked the car up in the dark so didn’t see til the morning. On my hire next week I’ll be looking closer for sure.Do not tell me that this is not the ALPHA way and the next customer will benefit. I’d like to know how I will be compensated. And clearly the next customer won’t benefit as I haven’t benefited from all the previous comments with similar complaints.
Rushdi RamliRushdi Ramli
07:12 24 Dec 23
Customer service is good. Picking up and returning of the car is hassle free. Car is relatively new and well maintained. Price is cheaper compared to other established companies. Shuttle service is efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Rented from 9th Dec toc 2023.
Alison WarneAlison Warne
01:27 04 Dec 23
The airport shuttle was efficient. There’s a free public phone at the international airport that you can use to call for it, and we waited about 10 minutes. The purple buses are easy to spot. When we returned the car at the end of the hire the shuttle went straight away.The car was a fairly basic model with 48k km on the clock but it did the job, and was clean and in good condition. Good value. I would use them again.
09:24 28 Nov 23
Efficient check out but they missed a few comments about what grade of fuel to use and to advise me about the tire pressure warning light. Also the fuel tank in my car was not full when I picked it up.
John RylandJohn Ryland
09:12 24 Jan 23
Good cars, excellent variety and keen rates. Easy website booking. Airport pick up and drop off very good. Good people to deal with. I’ve used these guys twice and will continue on every Brisbane visit.
Simon HogbenSimon Hogben
23:36 29 Nov 22
First time hire with Alpha and I must say it was great. Much better value than other hire companies. Was reticent about the off airport location but the shuttle was easy, virtually no waiting and drivers friendly and polite. Check-in and drop off very easy as well. Again, staff were great. Car clean and no problems.
Kieran SKieran S
00:18 10 Oct 22
I used Alpha 10 years back when they had just started out and loved their service back then, so when it came time to hire another car in Brisbane I sought them out. Super pleased to see their great work has paid off and they are now a massive company but have retained the small company service and vibe. Super friendly staff from the shuttle drivers, to front desk and phones. 0800 is answered quickly unlike others. Nice vehicles and great price. Will be back for sure.
Rustam GilyazovRustam Gilyazov
03:08 27 Sep 22
Great experience renting a truck (both times). In both cases - clean interior, runs well. Hydraulic lift, A/C, cruise control were in good working order. Booked and paid online, no hassle pickup and drop off, friendly staff. Also, great price on truck rental, looks like the best in the city. Don't forget to fill that tank when returning the vehicle.
Leonie NewtonLeonie Newton
05:11 31 Aug 22
The business is located in the perfect spot in Hendra and there is a service station only metres away, making it super easy to refuel just before returning the car. The staff are quick, friendly and efficient. The car I had was relatively new and in excellent condition (although it did need a more thorough clean, which could be due to my last minute booking). The shuttle bus runs regularly and the driver was extremely helpful and considerate. Overall, I was very happy with every aspect of my first experience with them. It won't be my last!

Unbeatable Car Selection for Your Sydney Adventure

Alpha Car Hire puts the perfect wheels at your fingertips for any Sydney escapade, from solo sightseeing to unforgettable family vacations. We offer a vast fleet of vehicles to match your needs, so you can cruise the city or explore the stunning surroundings in comfort.

Economy Cars

Perfect for navigating Sydney’s vibrant streets or exploring at your own pace. Ideal for solo travelers or city adventures.


Small Car Rental

Offering a blend of comfort and space, these versatile rentals are perfect for exploring Sydney’s urban core or scenic coastlines.

Family SUVs

Hyundai Tucson

Take the whole family on a Sydney adventure with plenty of space for luggage and memories. Enjoy comfortable rides with ample legroom for everyone.

Large SUVs

Large SUV car hire

Conquer Sydney’s landscapes in style and comfort with a powerful SUV. Take on any terrain and make your Sydney adventure unforgettable.

People Movers

Don’t leave anyone behind! Our roomy people movers ensure everyone has a comfortable ride, perfect for large groups or extra luggage.

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Car Rental

Explore Sydney sustainably with a fuel-efficient hybrid car. Enjoy the sights while minimising your impact on the environment.

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Here's your guide to finding the perfect car hire in Sydney

  • Types of Vehicles: From compact cars for city driving to spacious SUVs for road trips and families, Sydney car rental companies offer a diverse fleet. Consider your passenger count, luggage space needs, and planned activities when choosing.

  • Rental Rates: Prices can vary depending on car type, rental duration, and chosen company. Budget-friendly options start around $40 daily, while luxury vehicles can cost significantly more. Be sure to compare rates from different providers before booking.

  • Insurance Options: Most rentals include basic insurance, but it’s wise to consider additional coverage for peace of mind. Review the details of each insurance option carefully.

  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations:  While Alpha Car Hire doesn’t have a location directly at Sydney Airport, they boast a convenient location nearby. This means you can still enjoy a hassle-free rental experience without the potential airport surcharges.

  • Driving in Sydney: Familiarize yourself with Australian traffic laws and regulations before getting behind the wheel. Remember, Australians drive on the left side of the road!

Why Rent a Car at Alpha Car Hire Sydney

Your Sydney, Your Journey

Our collection includes a wide variety of vehicles – small cars perfect for city driving and larger SUVs suited for exploring the vast national parks. Choose the car that best suits your trip around Sydney.

Effortless Booking, Seamless Exploration

Avoid waiting in long lines and feeling annoyed. Our online system for booking is simple to use and quickly prepares you for your journey. Focus on exploring Sydney, not rental paperwork.

Flexible Payments for a Stress-free Start

We know what easy means. You can select the payment method you like – big credit cards, Google Pay, or PayPal – so it matches your spending plan and how you like to travel.

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Skip the Airport Hassle: Convenient Nearby Locations

Why face the crowded airport and spend more money when you have the option to hire a car easily from places close to Sydney? You can dodge the trouble and keep some cash by selecting car rental spots that are near to, but not exactly, the airport. Explore these nearby car rental options for an affordable and hassle-free vehicle rental experience.

Car rental Sydney airport

Budget Car Rental NSW

Explore Alpha Car Hire’s best places for picking up a car, chosen carefully to be easy for you. Choose from these well-known spots to rent cars and begin your trip without any trouble.

Brisbane Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport

Melbourne Airport

Logan City

A Quick Guide to Sydney: Hit the Ground Running

Before diving into Sydney’s vibrant energy, here’s a cheat sheet to navigate this iconic Australian city:

Landmarks & Must-Sees:

Sydney Opera House: This world-renowned architectural marvel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Sydney’s most recognizable landmark. Its distinctive, sail-shaped shells grace the Sydney Harbour foreshore and host a variety of performances, from opera and ballet to contemporary music and theatre. You can take a guided tour to peek inside the Opera House and learn about its history and design, or simply admire it from afar.

Sydney Harbour Bridge: Nicknamed “The Coathanger” for its arch shape, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is another iconic landmark that dominates the Sydney skyline. You can climb the bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney for breathtaking panoramic views of the city and harbour, or simply walk or bike across it to soak in the sights.

The Rocks: The Rocks are Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood and offer a glimpse into the city’s colonial past. Stroll along the cobbled laneways, browse the shops and galleries, and soak up the historical atmosphere. You can also visit the Sydney Observatory, and the Argyle Cut heritage sandstone walkway, or take a ferry to explore other parts of the harbour.

Bondi Beach: No Sydney trip is complete without a visit to Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach. This iconic stretch of golden sand is perfect for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, or simply people-watching. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops along the beachfront to keep you entertained.

In addition to these iconic landmarks, Sydney offers a plethora of other attractions, including:

  • Royal Botanic Garden: A beautiful oasis in the heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden is home to a vast collection of plants from around the world.

  • Darling Harbour: Sydney’s waterfront playground, Darling Harbour is a hub of activity with restaurants, bars, shops, theatres, and attractions like SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

  • Manly Beach: A relaxed beachside suburb with a laid-back atmosphere, Manly is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

We hope this cheat sheet helps you plan your trip to Sydney!

Alpha Car Hire: Your Sydney Adventure Partner

Book the ideal car with Alpha Car Hire and enjoy exploring Sydney how you like, thanks to our handy pick-up spots. Reserve your rental now for a complete Sydney journey experience!

Car Hire Sydney Frequently Asked Questions:

Alpha Car Hire boasts a diverse fleet to match your Sydney adventure. Choose from:  

Compact Cars: Navigate city streets and parking with ease.  

SUVs: Conquer the Blue Mountains or pack for a family beach trip comfortably.  

Stylish Sedans: Cruise the coast in comfort and style.  

Hatchbacks: Perfect for a blend of city driving and exploring.  

People Movers: Ideal for larger groups or extended road trips.  

Fuel-Efficient Hybrids: Eco-friendly option for exploring the city.  

Skipping the long lines for car rental at the airport helps to save your time. Alpha Car Hire has a convenient location where you can pick up a car in Sydney. Take your car swiftly and start to discover, whether it is the downtown area, untouched beaches or the lovely backcountry.

Our online platform is easy to use, allowing you to quickly start your journey without waiting in long lines. Concentrate on planning your trip around Sydney.

Make your trip in Sydney better by adding things you can choose, like seats for babies or young children, protection for the windscreen and tyres, or help if you have problems on the road.

To rent a car in Sydney, you’ll typically need:  

  • Valid Driver’s License: Your home country’s license is usually accepted.  
  • International Driving Permit (IDP): Required if your license isn’t in English.  
  • Age Requirements:  
  • Minimum Age: 21 years old (may vary, check for current details).  
  • Young Driver Surcharge: Applies to drivers between 21-24 years old.  
  • Young people who drive might have rules on which type of car they can use, like only small or medium-sized cars.  
  • No Upper Age Limit: If your license is valid.  
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