Car hire at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

Car hire at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

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Sydney, NSW, Australia - Kingsford Smith
Dec 4 — Dec 11
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Sydney, NSW, Australia - Kingsford Smith
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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
keddy by Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
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Rated no. 2
East Coast Car Rentals
9 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 9
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8.0 ExcellentMar 3 2019
Good
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2019
Staff was helpful and friendly.
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2018
No worries rentalEasy of pick-up and drop off. Staff attentive and made process easy.Location offsite a little away from international terminal so took extra time.
4.4 OkayDec 20 2017
Car was goodVery vague instructions on how to find the pick up point. Put directions in the email with a little map and or distances to make it easier.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2017
Nothing I expectedI never write reviews, but regularly rent cars. I was expecting at least a few criteria to be rock bottom like their prices, but I was happily surprised to have experienced an inclusive work environment where employees care and build immediate repour through candid, friendly and genuine communication - outstanding.I apologise for pre-judging and presuming, but I’m only human right .. I’ve redeemed myself by writing this review.
Rated no. 3
Budget
8.7 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Budget
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
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8.0 ExcellentJan 1 2020
It was very straight forward and the staff was friendly and helpful
10.0 ExcellentJan 14 2019
Great way to see east coastPick up was quick, drop off was easier. The insurance through kayak is much more bang for buck, budget even told us this. Their rate was 50 a day and kayaks was 72 for the 9 days. Was a good piece of mind becasue with 1600 miles you never know what can happen
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2018
Excellent!!Competitive rates.Nil
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2018
Last minute reservation with budget. Pick up and check in was quick and easy. Great service and car was economic for duration of the trip.When checking the vehicle for dents and scratches I preferred if a agent would do a walk around with the person renting the car but they didn’t.
10.0 ExcellentJan 16 2018
Great valueCar was newer and clean. Long wait to pick up, but all else went very well.
9.2 ExcellentMay 21 2017
Excellent service and spotless carCar was spotless, comfortable and the service was efficient and quickInsurance pricing a little crazy. $3000 excess seems a little outta whack
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2017
No hassle rentalFriendly staff, easy pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2017
AmazingCustomer service second to none very helpful and knowledgeable very fast and efficient
9.6 ExcellentDec 5 2016
Solid rental for a very reasonable priceVery low rate for the 8 days I rented the car, clean and modern model, very easy pickup and drop off at Sydney airportCar was a bit small for a tall person (Holden Barina).
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2016
GREAT JOB BY BUDGETCustomer service was outstanding.
Rated no. 4
Avis
7.6 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Avis
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 7.7
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  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
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7.6 GoodJan 28 2020
Pick up and drop off both very easyObviously previous occupants had spilt coffee around centre console and cleaners had missed it
5.6 OkayFeb 12 2018
They don’t answer phone callsDid not specfy any where the type of fuel on the car or paperwork
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2017
Very rude managerWe booked a car from Avis at the Sydney Airport and when we went to pickup the car they told us that they don't have the car that we booked. The Manager Mahmood was we rude and even was refusing to give us any vehicle. I don't understand why a company like Avis hire people like him? I don't recommend this car rental location to anyone.
6.4 GoodDec 27 2016
Didn't get the car as I expected.The location is good and the PaperWorks are simple.The remote control was broken, and the rear trunk couldn't opened easily. No back up camera!
Rated no. 5
Firefly
7.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Firefly
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
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  • 7.2
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  • 6.8
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10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2019
You pick up the car at Hertz.... though it is not obvious from any of the booking materials.Tell us that the car is picked up at Hertz
4.4 OkayNov 12 2018
Hire with someone elseAside from the car itself nothing! Terrible service, would NOT recommend!The service is terrible. Don't bother booking with these people. Not worth my time giving this anymore energy.
4.0 OkayAug 7 2018
I like the car provided during this service.Personnel attending is not friendly at all. Misleading information was given, 2 of them said i will have $100 back upon return, only to find out during return that there is No deposit to return as it wasn't place in the written contract.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
Nice.Easy.Go! The car which i rented is clean,comfortable & Smooth. Good maintainance! I will definitely come back again to Firefly for a rent. Thank You!
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.4 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7
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10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2021
Fantastic service from the Sydney team at pick up
6.0 GoodJan 22 2020
The class of vehicle i booked was not available, yet I was charged the full amount BEFORE being informed that the full size SUV was not available. When I wanted to compare other options and cost, I was told to wait (with a 1 year old baby, after a 14 he flight) and ignored for an hour. Staff was short, rude and not interested in providing information. When I offered to return the nexr day to collect the class of vehicle I booked, that was also declined. I eventually got a smaller car, that forced me to change my family holiday plans, required the use of a second vehicle for 5 days.I should've received the car I booked, or provided with alternatives. I use Thrifty aften (4 times a year, for about 3 months in total) but will reconsider my options in future
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2020
The staff member we dealt with at Sydney Airport could not have been better. She was helpful, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Well done Thrifty for employing the nicest staff!!The whole process was flawless, great service.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2019
Very helpful staff,
2.0 MediocreOct 29 2019
Nothing !!! They could not provide the car that I booked and paid for in advance. They stated that a Mercedez and a Toyota are the same categorie ( which they are NOT) So they cancelled my 2 reservations and I had to find a different alternative. Very in professional I travel to many countries and I will NEVER use them again. Now I have to get my money refunded let see how that goes.
10.0 ExcellentSep 19 2019
The front desk was very helpful in making sure our group got the best SUV for our needs. The staff at return was incredibly quick and friendly.Instructions on which terminal is best for returning cars would have been helpful. We had to take the bus 4km because we dropped off the car at the domestic, instead of the international terminal.
4.0 OkayJan 6 2018
Disliked the fact that trifty charge u access even if not at fault. They force u to get access reduction. Lady who served was arrogant and rude. Will not be hiring from thrifty ever again.
6.0 GoodNov 27 2017
Hidden fee's
6.0 GoodJan 10 2017
insurance messaging is interestingthe car was goodI buy insurance ahead and the counter people tell me that it doesn't work so I have to buy the insurance again. The fees are as much as the car itself.
10.0 ExcellentDec 11 2016
fast dropoff when late for the plane
Rated no. 7
Hertz
7.1 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Hertz
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
  • 7
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3.6 MediocreJan 8 2018
Waiting time at pickup was incredibly long - have never seen that before. 2 hour wait to pick up!
7.6 GoodJul 27 2017
valuethe return place is not easy to find, i spend nearly 1 hour for finding the place to return my car and also the traffic there
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2017
Multiple drivers at no extra cost
6.4 GoodJan 14 2017
Very helpful staff at pickup carpark (less so at the desk) when dealing with the issued discussed opposite.It turns out that the new X-trail model is smaller inside than the previous models. The car was advertised as large enough for 5 adults. It really isn't (just about large enough for 2 adults and 3 children) and bizzarely, the car provided ad an extra 2 folding seats in the back which further reduced the luggage space. Also on arrival I was shown to a Renault which was even smaller but the Hertz staff at the pick-up point accepted that this was not equivalent to the X-trail and changed it.
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2016
Audi A5 RentalGreat Car!! I actually chose it as a test drive as I am thinking of purchasing one just like it! Well not exactly, one with the steering wheel on the left side. ;-)Lover everything!!!
3.2 MediocreMar 7 2016
Delayed pick up and charged twiceThe lady working at the counter was very friendly.i upgraded my car but the new car allocated to me wasn't there. Took a long time for them to bring it around, but didn't update my record with the new pick up time. Dropped it the next day taking the delay into account. They charged me an extra day ($160. talked to manager without any luck. Send their customer support an email but the response said they get back to me in 2 weeks.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2016
SUV was a little bigger than expected but ended upService was excellent.Auto Key was very tricky and did't always start on first try. We Had an apparent issue of not understanding the damage report was noted at rental so we took it back and they clarified what was on the report. The issue however is we did not have a direct call number and the national number was not answered. This needs to be addressed for future rentals.
6.0 GoodNov 8 2015
Good car, unexpectedly high price...I liked the car.I did not like the price and eventually ended up returning it early (which I had to pay a $30 early-return fee for). I reserved it online for $169.00 but by the time I got to the counter at the airport, I was paying over $600 for the rental for 6 days. I could have rented a GPS (which I needed bc in a foreign country) for $20 a day (pricing is way too high for this) or upgraded for another $10-$11 per day on the car (basically forcing the upgrade). The insurance was around $47 per day which would have put me up to around $870ish for the rental so I opted out of that, which led to being worried the whole time about other drivers who might damage the car in some way, leading me to have to pay for any damage that might have happened (was warned I might have to pay $6000 if damage occurred - higher because of upgrade). This was a vacation and I definitely was not expecting to pay so much for the rental car (money could have gone towards vacation activities). Hertz strikes me as a company that strives to always have the lowest prices on kayak and the other travel sites so they can get max customers in the door and then charge them for everything under the sun after that. I will definitely be comparing prices a little more closely from now on.
Rated no. 8
Europcar
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Europcar
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
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  • 7.6
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10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2019
Very quick dropoff
3.6 MediocreMar 11 2019
The hours on the website was wrong, was not specified that both a licence and a passport would be required. Hideen fees.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2018
The fuel charge
5.2 OkayJun 21 2017
At drop off they tried to charge me for previous damageAt the Sydney drop off they tried to charge me for previous damage. They wouldn't resolve it, so I cancelled the second rental in Cairns with them. I took video when I picked up and dropped off the car , and I told them I had the video. So far they haven't tried billing me for the damage. I recommend you us a more reputable company.
6.0 GoodJan 16 2017
Convenient pickup location near arrivals Friendly and helpful staff Dropoff was quick and easy once we had descended into the depths of the underground car park (Pullman Hotel in central Sydney) Car was clean and mobile - although small even after our upgradeVery slow pickup - took over half an hour to complete paperwork although there was no queue. For us, it was a big comparison with Launceston (Tasmania) Europcar where we had rented the week before and where pickup was almost instantaneous (to be fair, Launceston is a much smaller airport). Price increased more than expected over original booking - 30% (of total car price) extra charge was applied for picking up at Sydney airport.
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2017
Car hire Sydney AustraliaThe Mitsubishi AX was good for accommodating 5 passengers in comfort. Though it struggles with fair luggage for 5.No satnav/gps. And it was a little underpowered.
Rated no. 9
Alamo
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Alamo
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 8.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
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4.0 OkayJan 18 2019
We paid additional for an suv which was not available. Instead they gave us an old small sedan with dings and scratches all over it. Would have gone with the cheaper rate had I known I would be getting such a poor vehicle.
5.6 OkayJan 4 2018
Wrong carPrompt serviceWe paid for an SUV, and when we got to pick-up there were none left. We were given a golden Astra saloon car, which is not what I wanted and not what I paid for. The service assistant told me that as we had already paid, there was nothing he can do - which is unreasonable. He then said we could bring the car back half full, as compensation - when we dropped the car off there was no record of this and we were told we would be charged for the lack of fuel. I am unsatisfied with the whole experience of your company.
5.6 OkayNov 30 2017
ordered a standard got a small hatchbackFuel economy CleanlinessDid not get the vehicle I ordered and had to put up with my husband complaining the whole trip about the car. What I paid was more than the hatch that I received but no refund. Quite a bit of damage on the vehicle.
Rated no. 10
Sixt
5 Okay (13 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Sixt
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 5.3
  • 4.9
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  • 5
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2.0 MediocreJul 9 2019
NothingWhen we arrived, there was no car available!
8.0 ExcellentApr 9 2019
Easy pick up + drop off.External condition of car was a bit dinged up - no major issues.
2.0 MediocreNov 3 2018
If your plane is before 9:00am rent with another company
2.0 MediocreOct 22 2018
We need a refund because it was horribleWe arrived in Sydney Australia after a long trip, they sixt rental people wree nowhere to be found. All the workers at the airport had never heard of them. The other rental car companies tried to help us but no one knew where Sixt was we went from terminal to terminal with all of our luggage. We called all of the phone numbers listed on our papers but no one answered. When we finally reached a person he said that he could not help us because he was in a different location. He told us to go stand by the curb and maybe by chance a shuttle would show up. We asked him if he could call a shuttle and he said he was too busy. No one ever returned our calls from the messages we left. We emailed Sixt corporate and they didn't respond. After wasting 3 hours trying to connect with Sixt, we took the train to our hotel This experience ruined our time in Sydney. I would recommend that you get us a refund and stop booking for Sixt in Australia. They are definitely not located at the airport as they claim they are.We arrived in Sydney Australia after a long trip, they sixt rental people wree nowhere to be found. All the workers at the airport had never heard of them. The other rental car companies tried to help us but no one knew where Sixt was we went from terminal to terminal with all of our luggage. We called all of the phone numbers listed on our papers but no one answered. When we finally reached a person he said that he could not help us because he was in a different location. He told us to go stand by the curb and maybe by chance a shuttle would show up. We asked him if he could call a shuttle and he said he was too busy. No one ever returned our calls from the messages we left. We emailed Sixt corporate and they didn't respond. After wasting 3 hours trying to connect with Sixt, we took the train to our hotel This experience ruined our time in Sydney. I would recommend that you get us a refund and stop booking for Sixt in Australia. They are definitely not located at the airport as they claim they are.
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2018
Never came...NothingWaited for two hours and the shuttle never came. Had to rent from a car company on sight at a premium. Would definitely suggest NOT renting from an off site rental car company.
8.8 ExcellentJun 14 2018
Solid rentalThe car and service were good. Due to the transition/move of sixt from one Mascot to Banksmedow, we had to use a taxi, although the staff did pay for it. This change was not on our paperwork, but as said, they paid the cab fare. Radio did not work, but van was plenty big for family of 6.
2.0 MediocreSep 7 2017
No confirmationNo confirmation email but was charged. Need a refund, and where to contact for this type of problem?
2.0 MediocreJul 11 2017
When we landed in Sydney, the shuttle was nowhere to be found. Asked all the other rental car stations, and no one was even aware of a Sixt rental car, so we thought we had been scammed. Very difficult getting hold of customer service, finally got hold of the US one who told us where to go. Walked down the end and still, no shuttle to be found. Called again but they didn't have a number for the AUS Sixt either ("emergency" line was just busy all the time) ONE HOUR later, we got hold of the driver of the shuttle to come get us, took 30 minutes in traffic. Not a good experience.
Rated no. 11
Enterprise
4.4 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
  • 5.3
  • 5.6
  • 4.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
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2.0 MediocreNov 24 2018
Did get the rentalI was disappointed no rental reservation. I lost the email. It was unpreparedNo reservation
4.8 OkayApr 4 2018
Expected better for the priceThe car itself was fun and decent but we were expecting something a little classier for $140/day. Benz or BMW was promised until the booking was finalized on kayak. Suddenly it was a Holden RS6 of better - only matters because it was our last day in Aus after a great trip and it was meant to be surprise to my gf for our final day driving to the blue mountainsCar was gross inside like it had near never been cleaned (could be becuause it was old and had about 60,000 kms ok it. tried to call the store on 2 occasions.. one because I wantedt to swap the car because the value wasnt there and inform them of how gross so I didn't get charged. And again.. because our flight was delayed almost 8 hours and we wanted to get a new rental. Or at least a better deal to keep it... nope, another 140 for less than 8 hours
4.4 OkayDec 27 2017
There is always a problem picking up from Red Spot counter in Sydney AWait at counter, confirmed car seemed different than booked car. When I asked to change I kept on getting contradictory information from counter agent, and quoted prices continued to change by the second, and it seemed to me I was being up-charged. Uncomfortable, difficult, unprofessional presentation. This is the second time, maybe third, this has occured at the Red Spot counter in Sydney.
Sunnycars
4 locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Sunnycars
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Red Spot
3 locations in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Red Spot
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Abaa Car Rentals
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Abaa Car Rentals
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Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Ace Rental Cars
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AeroDrive
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
AeroDrive
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Apex
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Apex
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Atlas Car & Truck Rental
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
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Atlas Choice
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Atlas Choice
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CarHood
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
CarHood
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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Dollar
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Dollar
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
GREEN MOTION
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JUCY
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
JUCY
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Move Mee
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Move Mee
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National
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
National
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No Birds
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
No Birds
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Payless
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Payless
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Prestige Rentals
1 location in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Prestige Rentals
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120 travellers who hired a car in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,4

Car rental locations at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

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Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

R395/day

Good deal

R371/day

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