NATIONAL Car Rental at Sydney Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental at Sydney Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Sydney Airport
Car Hire Companies at Sydney Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is located 8 km from the central area of the largest city in Australia, known as Sydney, and in the suburb of Mascot. The airport is also next to Botany Bay. Another popular name for Sydney Airport is the Kingsford Smith Airport, or even Mascot Airport, due to its location, and its official code is SYD. It is the busiest airport in Australia, with over 44 million passengers per year, and is an important hub for the airline companies of Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Although transport of every kind is available directly from this large airport, many arriving passengers hire a car from one of the car rental companies at Sydney Airport, such as National. National Car Hire is often a popular choice for their reasonable rental rates and good customer service.

National, at Sydney Airport, is open from 06:00 to 23:00, which are also the operating hours of the airport. Although many large international airports around the world operate flights 24 hours a day, Sydney runs according to a strict curfew, as it is located so nearby a densely populated urban area. No aircraft landings or take-offs are permitted during the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, apart from a few special considerations. National can be found in the arrivals area of the terminal buildings of Sydney Airport, of which there are three. Terminal 1 is the International Terminal, while Terminals 2 and 3 handle all domestic flights. Each terminal is well equipped with all facilities required by arriving and departing passengers, and provides easy access for disabled passengers as well.

With regards to disabled passengers in need of a rented car, National may offer the use of hand controls, which is a device that operates the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle. Hand controls, at Sydney Airport, should always be booked in advance, at least 24–48 hours prior to your arrival at the airport. The primary renter of the vehicle may also be a disabled person who is unable to drive. In this case, the disabled renter will appoint a designated driver to operate the vehicle, and this person’s driving license will be used for rental qualification purposes. The disabled person will be able to pay for the car hire period with his/her major credit card. Services for disabled customers at National are free of charge.

In general, National’s primary renters are required to meet the minimum age requirement of 21 for the majority of car categories, and be able to show a valid drivers license which has been held in their country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. Younger drivers under the age of 25 will pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a young drivers fee, which is a small additional amount applicable to each day of rental, and each underage driver listed on the rental agreement, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories. Most national driving licenses are accepted by National, provided that they are printed in English, however, an International Driving Permit may be required for foreign renters from certain countries. It is best to find out the details applicable to your rental before arriving at Sydney Airport.

Vehicles from National, at this rental location, can be hired directly from the rental counters, or in advance, from National’s website at It is often recommended to have an advanced reservation, especially at such a busy airport, and if you require a special type or size of vehicle. From National, customers will only receive late model vehicles, with low mileage, and which are reliable. They are also booked by car category, rather than by their specific makes and models, therefore customers will receive a vehicle similar to the example shown on National’s website, but not necessarily the exact make of vehicle. However, all rentals will be as similar as possible to the example in each car category, and National will do their best to accommodate a customer who would like a specific type of vehicle.

Smaller vehicles available at Sydney Airport include the Hyundai Getz in the Economy or Compact categories. Although this little car does not offer much room for luggage, it does have some nice features, such as anti-lock brakes, power steering, airbags and air conditioning. In the Economy category the vehicles will come with a manual transmission, while in the Compact category, passengers will drive an automatic vehicle. The majority of vehicles hired in Australia have an automatic transmission, as these are the types of vehicles that are generally preferred. Larger vehicles include the Skoda Octavia and Toyota Camry, and an estate vehicle is the Toyota Kluger 3.5. National offers a range of vans and minivans as well, similar to the Kia Carnival and Toyota Commuter. Alternative vehicle categories at Sydney Airport include Luxury, Convertible, SUV, Premium and Intermediate, with the Hyundai I30 2.0 as an example vehicle.

Although a one-way hire can be arranged from National, cars are usually not permitted to leave mainland Australia for the islands nearby, or to travel into Western Australia and the Northern Territory. However, a one way hire is very convenient for those who wish to return the vehicle to a rental location which is permitted by National if they are not planning to drive back to Sydney Airport. A one way hire may have additional costs if the vehicle is delivered to another town or city. All further details are available from National, at Sydney Airport.

Address: Sydney Airport (SYDT01)
Serviced by Europcar
100 William St, Westfield Towers
Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW 2011

Telephone Number: +61 2 9317 2233

Fax Number: +61 (16) 0073541

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Sydney Airport?

From the 1st of December 2022, all car rental operators are required to vacate the Sydney Domestic Airport P1 car park due to emergency remedial works needed in the car park building. Because of this, all Enterprise Rent-A-Car customers picking up and returning to the domestic terminal will be required to collect/return to an alternative location at 7 Coleman Street, Mascot, NSW, where our team will meet you, and provide a courtesy shuttle to and from the terminal building.

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Sydney Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Sydney Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 06:00 23:00
Tuesday 06:00 23:00
Wednesday 06:00 23:00
Thursday 06:00 23:00
Friday 06:00 23:00
Saturday 06:00 23:00
Sunday 06:00 23:00

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Sydney Airport is located at:

National Emea Franchise


Tel: 283032282

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from National at Sydney Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Sydney Airport are:

What automatic car rentals does National offer at Sydney Airport?

National offer the following automatic cars:

Nearby NATIONAL Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

National at Sydney Airport - Domestic Terminal

Sydney Airport, Terminal Building, Sydney, 2020 , Nsw, New South Wales
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1.25 KM


What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Sydney Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Sydney Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
2.14 AUD
Child toddler seat
2.14 AUD
2.14 AUD
Infant child seat
2.14 AUD
Snow chain set
13.00 AUD

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Sydney Airport

National has 13 different types of vehicles from 18 manufacturers available to hire at Sydney Airport.