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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Penrith

  • Always keep Australia’s drink-driving laws in mind when using your hire vehicle. The highest legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) in Australia is 0.05%. If you’re found to have a higher BAC while driving in Penrith, you could face severe penalties, including fines and possibly even criminal charges and prison time, depending on the circumstances. To avoid running into legal issues and keep yourself and your fellow road users safe, it’s best to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages before driving. Note that drivers on their P plates must have a BAC of 0.00% with no exceptions.
  • If you’re hiring a vehicle for a family getaway, remember to either bring your own child car seats or add them to your Penrith car hire booking. Under Australian law, infants require rear-facing car seats, while children up to the age of seven must use an age-appropriate car seat or booster seat. Most Penrith car hire companies offer a range of boosters, forward-facing seats and rear-facing child car seats to suit kids of all ages. These seats all come with the necessary harnesses and are compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754. Just note that, even with cheap car hire in Penrith, there’s usually an additional fee for booking child car seats.
  • To be eligible to hire a car in Penrith, you’ll need to be 21 years or older with a valid open driver's licence. Overseas licences are generally accepted, and you will only need an International Driver’s Permit if your licence isn’t printed in English. Note that drivers under the age of 25 may have a surcharge added to the daily price of their Penrith hire vehicle. This young driver fee varies from agency to agency, so if you want to secure cheap Penrith car hire, a wise approach is to compare different agencies and their young driver policies through KAYAK. This should allow you to find the style of vehicle you want at a competitive price.
  • Hire a car in Penrith to visit the Blue Mountains at your own pace, with the option of also accessing Sydney’s beaches easily. As Penrith is on the outskirts of Sydney and travel distances are lengthy to reach attractions such as Sydney Zoo (17 km) and Darling Harbour (55 km), having a hire car will offer more comfort than trains and buses on long journeys. It’s possible to drive to Katoomba, at the base of the Blue Mountains, in 45min while a public transport trip, requiring a changeover in Springwood, takes over 1h 30min.
  • For passengers arriving at T2 and T3 domestic terminals of Sydney International Airport (SYD), reception offices for hire companies are facing the baggage claim carousels. A short walk of less than 5min is needed to reach the parked hire vehicles, in the car park between the two terminals. Hire companies also have branches in the Arrivals Area of T1, with cars located on the ground floor of the P7 Car Park. If you are being picked up by a shuttle for an off-site hire company, follow the signs to the Express Pickup zones, which are within walking distance of each terminal.
  • Be mindful that you’ll have to share the road with a large number of buses on Penrith roads. The buses are wider than some drivers expect and extra care should be taken to ensure there is adequate space when passing. Central Penrith has many one-way streets and it pays to use GPS navigation to find the most direct route. Sydney has plenty of red light and speed cameras, making it extra important to abide by the road rules.
  • Rush hour in Penrith peaks between 07:00–09:30 and 15:30–19:30. Traffic is especially congested moving east towards the CBD in the morning and the opposite direction during the afternoon. Drivers should expect delays along Great Western Hwy and The Northern Rd, particularly at the intersection of these two roadways.
  • Book your car hire in Penrith at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium hire cars in Penrith are around 110% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Penrith

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Penrith?

    A compact car model is perfectly suited to Penrith’s high-density urban zone. Smaller vehicles can squeeze through one-way streets with more margin for error while also navigating traffic in busy periods. Mini models are priced similarly to economy cars and offer even greater manoeuvrability for parking, though they sacrifice storage and passenger space.

  • What’s the speed limit in Penrith?

    If no signage is present, assume the speed limit is 50 km/h. Sections of major thoroughfares Great Western Hwy and The Northern Rd vary between 60–70 km/h. A reduced limit of 50 km/h is enforced for school zones from 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00.

  • Where are the best places to park in Penrith?

    Allen Place Car Park has free 2h spaces and is in the heart of Penrith’s shopping district. Penrith Station Northside Parking has unrestricted all-day spots and is great if you need to leave the car for longer periods.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Penrith?

    The average price of fuel in Penrith is R82,73 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R993 and R1 324, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Penrith?

    Premium (Toyota HiAce or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Penrith.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Penrith?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Penrith?

    A Premium car hire in Penrith costs R1 729 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Penrith?

    A Mini car hire in Penrith costs R488 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Penrith?

    A Compact car hire in Penrith costs R628 per day, on average.

  • Which eco-friendly cars are available to hire in Penrith?

    You’ll find plenty of eco-friendly cars available to hire in Penrith, including compact hybrid cars like the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf, and mid-sized sedans like the Toyota Camry. If you’re looking for cheap car hire in Penrith, compact hybrid vehicles are generally the most budget-friendly low-emission options.

  • What toll roads are there around Penrith?

    There are a number of toll roads in the greater Sydney area to be aware of when hiring a vehicle in Penrith. If you’ll be heading into the Sydney Harbour area, note that there are tolls on the M2, M4 and M7. If you want to explore the Northern Beaches, be aware of the M2 and NorthConnex tolls.

Penrith car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

8,0

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1 review

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8.0

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8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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2066 Castlereagh Rd

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556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff

1 out of 1

Hertz

4,0

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

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2066 Castlereagh Rd

+61 2 4731 6344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Car was ready to go, clean and well maintained. Customer service could do with a bit more enthusiasm; but maybe in their defence it’s cause it was late in the day when I picked up…?

2,0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
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1 out of 1

Firefly

10,0

Wonderful

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2066 Castlereagh Road

+61 2 4731 6344

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Avis

8,5

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1a Worth St

+61 2 4723 7888

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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Budget

8,3

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1a Worth St

+61 2 4723 7888

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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Sixt

7,6

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556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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Friday07:30 - 17:30
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Europcar

6,6

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6-8 Doonmore Street

+61 2 4722 6650

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Dollar

6,0

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556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6,0

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6-8 Doonmoore Street

+61 247 226 650

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4,9

Mediocre

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6/8 Doonmore St

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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6-8 Doonmore Road

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Castlereagh Road

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3 travellers who hired a car in Penrith gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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