If you are flying into the city, hire a car from our Sydney Airport branch located just a few minutes from Arrivals on the airport shuttle. Due to its busy harbour suburbs, Sydney's traffic can often be busy and fast-flowing. Unless you are familiar with the city's roads it is well worth adding a Sat Nav to your vehicle to take the stress out of navigating the city, allowing you to concentrate on dealing with the other vehicles.
Sydney's main areas are connected by a 68-mile motorway standard ring road, known as the Sydney Orbital Network. This runs from Sydney Airport underneath the Sydney's CBD (Central Business District) to the North Shore, in a western direction to the Hills District, to the Prestons at the south and east back to the airport. When you arrive in Sydney it is important to make sure you have the means to pay the tolls due at some sections of the network, as it is privately owned.
It is worth remembering that unless you see a sign stating otherwise, the speed limit in Sydney's urban areas is 31 miles/hour. In Australia people drive on the left hand side of the road, and when driving at slower speeds on multi-lane roads, make sure to use the lane closest to the left.
Once you have collected your rental car you are ready to begin exploring the city of Sydney, famous for its beautiful architecture and rich culture. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Garden or Harbour Bridge, which are all easily reached with your car rental in Sydney. Sydney has plenty of parking facilities near to the main attractions, which you can either pay by meter on the day or book ahead online to guarantee you get a space.