a Car from Sydney Airport - Kingsford Smith, Australia
Airport Car Rental
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may not find the best deals by hiring a car from Sydney Airport.
Get some price comparisons before you do hire your Sydney car.
for the best deals. If you can be flexible in your choice of car
you will increase your chances of getting a good deal.
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Hire from Kingsford Smith Airport
will find the usual suspects at Kingsford Smith, Sydney's airport.
Their little cubical offices are ready to test out your credit card
and your patience.
drop off you will almost certainly have to factor in a courtesy
shuttle bus. Check when you hire and make sure you allow extra time.
There is nothing wrong with hiring a car at the airport, it might
cost more and not save you much time in practice but at least it's
done, sorted, out of the way, before you commence your stay.
train service is good and tends to be under used. It is a little
bit of a trek from the terminal. Keep your trolley with you. Price
wise it makes more sense for singles and couples. If you are traveling
in a group a cab may not be that much more expensive assuming you
only need one taxi. If you are staying close to the city the train
makes more sense.
a Cab from the Airport
much improved the Taxi rank system can be a joke of the seriously
unfunny kind. Endure, the queue will diminish and your journey will
end. Not that you get any choice but Silver Cabs are best. Good
the Airport Shuttle
Sydney Wide Airport Shuttle specialize in family, and group transfers
of 5-50 passengers, you will be picked up inside the terminals,
or at your address. They promise to get you to and from Sydney Airport
in plenty of time. The service is not a shared shuttle bus service,
so you don't have to wait on other passengers. Flights are monitored,
so if your flight is delayed, you will not miss your pick up. The
bus I travelled on was comfortable and air-conditioned and I thoroughly
recommend the service.
a Shared Shuttle Bus
cheaper option particularly if you are heading for the suburbs.
Down side is the number of stops before yours. Ask how long the
journey will last. Then ask again. Take the estimated timings with
a pinch of salt - it will take longer, try to be patient.
that offer of a lift
best option. You have probably flown a long way. You deserve it.
Back Home - International Flights
you flew into Sydney you will probably need a plane to fly you back.
I know, 'do I really have to go through that again', I'm afraid
so. The teleport station doesn't open until the year 2250.
it or catch the Airport Shuttle (see
above) unless you have spent all of your cash. Order a Silver Cab
and relax. At least get the first leg of your journey out of the
way without stress. Make sure you leave in plenty of time.
Back Home - Domestic Flights
could drive back. It will take longer and probably cost more but
it's the journey not the destination (particularly if you have to
go back to work).
you hire your car from your accommodation?
you are recovering from your flight, perhaps getting ready for dinner,
you are paying for car hire. Do you really need a car on your first
day in Sydney?