Visiting the most famous city in Australia? Check out the city centre and surrounding suburbs the easy way with cheap and simple car hire from the team at Alpha. Driving around it you’ll see that there is so much to see and do and a vehicle from Alpha Car Hire is the easiest way. Make sure you see all the city festivities that celebrate art, people, and life. Whether you live here or you’re on holiday, Sydney is definitely the place to be in. Visit the bustling shopping centres, peaceful parks, sunny beaches, and culture-rich museums. Indulge the Queen Victoria Building, enjoy the iconic Sydney Harbour attractions, relax in the Botanical Gardens and loosen up in Bondi beach.
Explore the fantastic places in the Sydney at your own pace with the best car hire prices. With so much fun to be had in this great city, our Alpha team will help you rent the car that’s right for your needs. You can take your loved ones for a drive in a family SUV or 8 seater van or take a more intimate drive in any of our compact cars and economy vehicles.
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What Our Customers Have To Say
This is the second time I been involved with Alpha car rental and on each occasion I received prompt and courteous treatment.Michael , January 2014
Best car service, we will use again.Mary , January 2014
Staff were efficient and helpfulRod , January 2014
This was my 3rd booking from memory, always good serviceAlan , December 2013
Thank you again for a hassle free experiance this is why we always use you company please keep your fees to a minimun and more people will use you happy new year to all your staffPeter , December 2013
Very satisfied with Alpha. Have already recommended Alpha to friends (and they have become customers)Rae , December 2013
This is the second time we have hired a car and once again it was value for money and prompt service with no problems.Mark , December 2013
Will be using your company again soon.Phillip , December 2013
Will be using Alphacar every year. Cheap and reliable.Colin , December 2013
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Popular Sydney Attractions
Sydney Tower Eye
These local Sydney guides offer sights to see, arts and culture, food and wine and abundantly more in Sydney!
See the full beauty of Sydney from its highest point. As one of the tallest towers in world, the 250M high observation deck gives you a revolving view of the magnificent city skyline. The tower’s astonishing view point will give you a good idea where you can drive your rental car. Take the skywalk tour and stand above the city streets on clear glass floor! Treat yourself to fine cuisine, great tasting coffee, and pleasant drinks at the shops at the top of Sydney Tower.
Queen Victoria Building
This architecturally magnificent and historical structure houses some of the best shops in Sydney. Park your rented vehicle and enjoy a walk in this 19th century, block-wide market place.
It has the beautiful design of a cathedral but incorporates the fun and convenience of a shopping centre. Use the savings from an Alpha car hire and indulge in the most prestigious and popular shopping spot in Sydney. Whether it’s trendy fashion, luxurious jewellery, sensible home-ware, or delightful dining, the Queen Victoria Building is where you’ll find it.
The 52 acre zoo is home to thousands of exotic and native animals. Exotics include gorillas, tigers, bears, zebras, elephants, giraffes, and chimps. The Taronga zoo also has our very own kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, crocodiles, koalas, platypus, wombats, and emus. Keep your car parked for this trip since you’ll be taking the ferry. Enjoy the day with exhibits, nature talks, and animal shows.
It’s no coincidence that Taronga means “beautiful view.” From there, you’ll have a spectacular view of the Sydney skyline. Stay overnight in safari style tents and wake up to the same picturesque Sydney harbour.
The 240 kilometre shoreline offers a massive area to explore and discover fun and exciting ways to fill your day. Walk the distinctive Sydney harbour bridge or ride on one of the numerous water cruises to truly experience this wonderful blue playground. The Sydney Opera House the most recognizable icon in the most beautiful harbour in the world.
Take a backstage tour of the country’s most celebrated theatre. Enjoy nature tours and see amazing animals native only to Australia. Be sure to visit the serene Royal Botanical Gardens to relax.
With a compact and economical rental car, you can see most of New South Wales. Driving cross country is a great way to enjoy the scenic country. At a comfortable pace, you can drive to Sydney from Brisbane or Melbourne in two days. In three days you can even from as far as Adelaide to Sydney. You can get your car hire in any of our locations below and drop it off when get to Sydney
- From Adelaide – 1660km drive via Broken Hill on National Highway 32
- From Brisbane – 938km drive along the coast on Pacific Highway
- From Melbourne – 860 km drive on Hume Highway or take a more scenic 1025 km drive through Princes Highway
Watch your speed! Speed limits depend on the area. Residential places are typically at 50km/h. 60 to 80 km/h on main roads and tend to go higher in freeways. Keep an eye out for speed signs, drive safe, and enjoy the ride!
Travel via the motorways in Sydney! It will not only save you time but also reduce your fuel consumption. Getting around Sydney is easier than ever using Sydney’s Orbital network including the Cross City Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Hills M2, Lane Cove Tunnel and Military Road E-Ramps, M4 Western Motorway, M5 South-West Motorway, M5 East, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and Westlink M7. For detailed information, a full list of Sydney motorways is also available.
Sydney’s city is divided into 32 parking areas. Just be aware of time controls and parking meters. The City uses two car parks: Goulburn Street Car Park and Kings Cross Car Park; however, there are more private car parks available around town.
Hotels and Accommodation
While on holiday in Sydney, there is a broad range of accommodation available to choose from that will suit any budget. Sydney places you in one of the top places for tourists in Australia! Choose from the many styles of New South Wales and Sydney accommodation available for both short and long term stays. Cheap car hire Sydney is a great way to travel to your accommodation.
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Going shopping in Sydney the right way
You are certain to find something your style in the City Centre, a popular shopping precinct. They offer everything from designer brands to vintage second hand items. The City is a great place to start with Pitt Street Mall, Oxford Street and the Queen Victoria Building all having a range of contemporary fashion and jewellery to suit everyone’s taste.
The Rocks and Opera House Markets are filled with stalls you can always find a great bargain. Keep an eye out for celebrities at Westfield Bondi Junction with the first class shopping they offer, stars are regularly seen amongst the crowd. Car hire Sydney airport is your ticket to shopping bliss in Sydney. Use the money saved from a cheap rental to fill your car to the brim with all the bargains.
Recently listed in Lonely Planet’s 'Top 10 City' countdown, Newcastle is often the underrated city of Australia. You can get there conviniently with your Sydney car hire. With much to offer its visitors, Newcastle adopts a lot of Sydney’s traits with a laid-back atmosphere of a small town. Located just 2 hours' north from Sydney, you will enjoy the scenic views of the many forests on the way.
With some of the best waves in Australia, surfers flock to the beaches whilst those on a relaxing break, take advantage of soaking in the ocean’s bath. Take a trip on your rental to the Regional Museum or to Queens Wharf Tower to experience 360 views from 40m above ground level. Dolphins are often sighted off Newcastle’s beaches, so keep an out for them.
Newcastle is the perfect place for some culture with an array of galleries and boutiques along Cooks Hill, Newcastle East and Darby Street. There is also a history tour through the Fort Scratchley Historic Site or Christ Church Cathedral which was the lone survivor of the 1989 Earthquake. Car rental Sydney Airport is your gateway to all the sites.