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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 Sydney at your own pace with the best car rental 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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  • Sydney Car Hire:
  • 95 Parramatta Rd,
  • Auburn NSW 2144
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What Our Customers Have To Say

We hired a small car, and the "Alpha car rental" sticker on the back window was very poorly placed. It interfered badly with vision out the rear window. Luckily, it was relatively easy to reposition, which I did.

, Car Hire May 2015 Tania voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Staff was great and van driver who dropped us at the airport as well as the female stafff who collected us were both very approachable and good to talk to. Thank you

, Car Hire May 2015 Michael Kenneth voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Clean reliable vehicle, no hassles with the booking process, returning the vehicle at 7pm. Picked up from Brisbane and thought that their customer service was terrible. Returned vehicle to gold coast and dealt with an amazing staff member. Thanks

, Car Hire May 2015 Darcy voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

More than happy!!!

, Car Hire May 2015 Vanessa voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Good service and excellent value for the product offered. It would be of assistance if your website and/or telephone staff could provide more accurate info on how best to manage the issue of tolls.

, Car Hire May 2015 Ray voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

We were very impressed by the service from the company. They kept in touch after we booked and when our booked car was not available on the day they substituted cars to make up for the inability to supply us with our booked vehicle

, Car Hire May 2015 Elizabeth voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I have used Alpha car hire a few times before, and recommended them to family and friends.

, Car Hire May 2015 Kevin voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Good

, Car Hire May 2015 charith voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Awesome price great service!

, Car Hire May 2015 Faraz voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

All went very smoothly. Nice staff in gold coast. Good prices, good car. They organised a pickup for me from non-cbd location. Slight mixup with location due to call center initially but sorted by gold coast staff. Thanks

, Car Hire May 2015 Paul voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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Popular Sydney Attractions

These local guides offer sights to see, arts and culture, food and wine, and abundantly more in Sydney!

Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye

100 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000

See the full beauty of Sydney from its highest point. As one of the tallest towers in the 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!

Enjoy the best view in Sydney but never on an empty stomach. Treat yourself to fine cuisine, great tasting coffee, and pleasant drinks in the shops at the top of Sydney Tower.

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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.

Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088

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.

Sydney Harbour

Inlet in Sydney, New South Wales

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 is 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.

Mascot Corner Cafe

Visit the Mascot Corner Cafe Bar

1223 Botany Road, Mascot, NSW 2020

Start your day right with a hearty breakfast at the Mascot Corner Cafe. With all-day Big Breakfast meals, you're sure to enjoy lots of good food at budget-friendly prices. Jumpstart your day with a steaming cup of coffee. Then sink your teeth in a Big Breakfast meal or energize with the Vegetarian Omelette or Asparagus Stack. Whether you're craving for a cup of coffee, a mug of delicious berry frappe, or a juicy veggie burger, you'll never run out of healthy and yummy options at this cafe. Order the daily special to enjoy a fresh and unique take on your usual ingredients. Aside from its affordable prices, the place also has a cosy ambiance that's perfect for a chat over breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out their FB page for more information.

Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000

Take a closer look at crocodiles, fairy penguins, seals, and other marine animals at the Sydney Aquarium. Open daily from 9:30am to 10pm, you can book a behind-the-scenes tour, join a glass bottom boat trip, or snorkel with tropical fish and sharks. You get to see Brian the leopard shark, white-tip reef sharks, and other fascinating sea creatures face-to-face while inside a glass enclosure. You can also keep your kids busy with the interactive zones as they learn more about animal conservation. For a more unforgettable experience, be a marine biologist for a day. Learn what goes on behind the scene as you feed a ray or design a toy for an octopus. To save money on passes, look for online discount deals and special group offers. Visit sydneyaquarium.com.au for more details.

Eveleigh Market

245 Wilson St., Eveleigh NSW 2015

Grab a quick bite or shop for souvenirs at the Eveleigh Market. From fresh gourmet ingredients and dishes to crafts made by amazingly talented local artists, you'll never run out of quirky trinkets or new dishes to try. Artisan bread, boutique wine, seasonal fruits, and gourmet breakfasts made by top chefs-the options are endless with the market's more than 70 stalls. Learn more about how each organic produce is farmed, harvested, and turned into a delicious dish at the Blacksmith Workshop, a popular weekly gathering were producers, buyers, and foodies gather to share stories and tips. The market's open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, so be there early to avoid the crowds. More details are available at eveleighmarket.com.au.

Royal National Park

2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley NSW 2232

Your trip to Sydney wouldn't be complete without visiting the Royal National Park, which is just 32 km from the city. Locally called as "the Royal" or "Nasho," this park offers a closer look at Australia's rich heritage through its Aboriginal sites and artefacts. Discover the native wildlife at the Hacking River Valley, a home to numerous reptiles, amphibians, wallabies, and sugar gliders. Outdoorsy or not, you'll enjoy trekking through the rainforests and wetlands. Soak in the sights of panoramic ocean horizons and spectacular sandstone cliff vistas for a more memorable experience. The path's kid-friendly slopes are the perfect vantage points if you're raring to see exotic birds at their natural habitat. The Upper Causeway picnic area provides the perfect spot for catching your breath. Check out nationalparks.nsw.gov.au for schedule details.

Luna Park

Visit Sydney's Luna Park

1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061

Create more happy memories with your family at Luna Park. Perfect for kids and kids at heart, this amusement park provides plenty of exciting rides and entertainment venues. For a fun-filled adrenaline rush, splash down the Pirates Revenge water rollercoaster, a towering ride that's more than 50 ft. tall. Then test your limits on the Hair Raiser and Moon Ranger. Before the next ride, catch your breath at the Coney Island Cafe as you munch on a delicious Turkish roll. Sideshow games are sure to keep you occupied for the rest of the afternoon. Test your wits at Buster! Balloons, a deceptively simple game that involves balloons, darts, and a surprise at each pop. You think you're tough? Grab the mallet at Hi Striker and test your strength in front of your friends-you better hit it sky-high or get stuck in the fly-weight division! Don't forget to check out the magic shows and end the day at The Deck for a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour. For schedules and details on how to get passes, visit lunaparksydney.com.

Driving Around Sydney

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 and drop it off when you 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
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Watch your speed! Speed limits depend on the area. Residential places are typically at 50km/h, and 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!

Sydney Toll Roads

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.

Parking in Sydney

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 in Sydney

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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Make your holiday more memorable, exciting, and easier on the budget by using our cheap car rental services. Instead of spending a lot on cab fares, rent a car from us to save money you can use for shopping or eating out. Available at affordable prices, we offer comfortable, near-new cars that will make any trip worth the drive. You also won't have to worry about how to go to our rental depot in Sydney because we offer free airport shuttle rides. Book today for a hassle-free way of driving around one of Australia's most vibrant cities!

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