Welcome to Sydney!

The flight into Sydney only gets more exciting as you spot the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and glittering cityscape out the window, and your adventure begins as soon as you step off the plane. 

If you’ve booked a car rental at Sydney Airport, we have Thrifty desks in each of the terminals so you can find us as soon as you land. If you prefer to pick up your car hire in Sydney city, our Domain location is the place to go. 

So how do you get from Sydney Airport to Thrifty’s Domain location? 

It’s simple and quick – just follow the steps below and watch our quick video to see for yourself. 

Leaving the airport

Sydney Airport is a world-class facility, and even though it’s quite large, it’s easy to find your way around due to the numerous signs. 

When you leave the gates, look for signs pointing to the trains. All you need to do is follow the arrows to arrive at the train line. 

You’ll want to take the train to the city in the direction of City Circle, and you can buy a single Opal ticket on the platform (or buy an Opal card if you’re planning on staying in the city and don’t want to drive all the time!). 

Taking the train to the city

The trains run regularly, so you’ll never have to wait for more than 10 minutes for one to arrive on the platform. 

Once you’re on the train, it’s only a quick 15-minute ride to read the centre of the city. Keep watch on the stops, as you’ll need to get off at St James Station. 

From the station to Thrifty Domain on foot

When you get off the train at St James Station, follow the crowds up the stairs (or take the lift!) and look for the Macquarie Street exit. 

Swipe your Opal ticket or card to pass through the gates, and step out into the welcoming Sydney sunshine to soak in your first moments in the central city. 

From here, it’s less than 10 minutes on foot to our friendly Thrifty Domain location. Take in the ornate water fountain, greenery, and thriving city atmosphere as you pass through Hyde Park, cross College Street, and stroll along St Mary’s Road. 

When you reach the intersection, turn left (stay on the park side), and you’ll find us just a couple of minutes up the road at 51 Sir John Young Crescent. 

Whether you’re after a luxury car hire in Sydney, a zippy runaround, a family sedan, or even a corporate car hire in Sydney, we have everything you could need right in the heart of the city. 

Should you get lost or need directions at any point along the way, you can rewatch the video, refer to our maps, or simply give our Domain location a call on 02 9582 1762. 

Once you’ve found your way and arrived at our office, our helpful staff will talk you through the quick and easy steps for picking up your Sydney car rental and hitting the road. If you need any further travel inspiration, advice, or information, check out the latest on our Thrifty blog.