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Car rental Sydney 

**Our Sydney Darlinghurst location is temporarily closed**

Please be advised that our Sydney Darlinghurst location is now temporarily closed.


Be sure to visit one our nearby location Thrifty Domain which is just a 2 min walk down Wilson Street for your Thrifty rental.


We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep you updated here when we re-open.


Thank you for your patience.

Nearby Sydney locations

Are you just outside the city and looking for a location nearby to our Sydney store? Not to worry we have a range of locations that service many nearby suburbs including Artarmon, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Hawthorn.  



Opening hours

Sydney Domain, Sydney, NSW 850m 

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-4.00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Alexandria, Sydney, NSW

8.8 km

Mon-Fri: 7.00am-5.45pm
Sat-Sun: 7.00am-1.45pm

Artarmon, Sydney, NSW

9.4 km

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-4.00pm
Sat: 7.30am-noon

Sydney Airport, Sydney, NSW

10.9 km

Mon-Sun: 8.00am-8.00pm

Thrifty Sydney City car hire

Sydney City, NSW
Pickup: Shop 4 191 William St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Please note the pick up and return locations differ.

Pickup location: Shop 4 191 William St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010.
Return location: Domain car park, 50 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

Rent a car in Sydney CBD from Thrifty

  • Wide range of cars and commercial vehicles
  • Easy access around the city and out to Sydney suburbs
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local staff

Looking for convenient car rentals in Sydney? At Thrifty, we've got you covered with our centrally located Sydney car rental hub on William Street in Darlinghurst, right near the Sydney CBD.


Our friendly staff are here to make your car rental process easy and get you on the road sooner. Whether you need a large 4WD, roomy van, spacious sedan or hot hatch, we have a wide range of vehicles to choose from for car rentals in our Sydney CBD location.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect hire car, you'll find easy access to major roads, such as the South and West motorways, from our Darlinghurst car rental centre. 

Car rental options in Sydney city

Small and medium

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

If you're after a fuel-efficient and easy-to-drive option in Sydney, have a look at our range of small and medium cars. Favourites include the zippy Toyota Yaris, the automatic Mitsubishi Mirage, and the ever-popular Toyota Corolla. 

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SUVs and 4WDs

SUV - SWAR - Mitsubishi ASX

An SUV is the option if you need a vehicle with more space and comfort. We have a great selection of models including our most popular Mitsubishi ASX – with spacious interiors and plenty of seating, they’re perfect for bigger road trips.

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Large and luxury

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

Looking for a more luxurious driving experience? Opt for one of our large or luxury cars. These vehicles are great for business trips or when you need a special occasion car. Our luxury range now includes Mercedes Benz.


Commercial car rentals and optional extras

Looking for a ute, truck or moving van? We also have a great range of commercial vehicles available for hire from our Sydney locations.

Once you've got your car sorted, we can also help you with a range of optional extras to make your car hire experience even easier. Take the headache out of driving with our easy to use TomTom GPS unit that can be added as an extra for a small additional price.

Forget lugging around baby seats while on holiday, instead opt for one of our baby or child booster seats that can be easily fitted to our hire cars. Extras can be added online during the booking process or in store.

Opening hours for early rises

Hitting the road early can mean the difference between hours in traffic and a smooth ride to your destination. That’s why our Sydney CBD car hire centre is open from 7:30am to 4:15pm weekdays, and 7:30am to 11:45am on weekends. You will need to return your vehicle to our Sydney Domain location. Please ask our friendly Thrifty team members for more information.

Check out our special offers on car rental in Sydney city 

Things to see and do with a car rental in Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Sun, sand and surf: there’s nowhere quite like Sydney! The world-famous harbourside city is teeming with activities to keep you entertained from dawn to dusk. With some of the world’s most breathtaking natural beauty and sandy coastlines, there’s no shortage of fun to be had for the outdoor explorer. Start your adventure by stopping off for a swim at iconic Bondi Beach, just 7km east of Sydney CBD, or taking a stroll along the harbourfront in Barangaroo.


For the shopaholic, Sydney is home to some of the world's most fashion-forward boutiques and retail outlets, with shopping hubs on Pitt St, Oxford St and dotted throughout the city. When you’re all shopped out, give your tastebuds a treat at one of the top-notch restaurants in the Sydney city area or one of the neighbouring culinary hotspots like Surry Hills, Paddington, Kings Cross or Glebe.

If you’re travelling with pint-sized tourists, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities and places to explore throughout Sydney city, such as the Wild Life Zoo, Madame Tussauds and the Sea Life Aquarium.

Exploring outer Sydney

The CBD area is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to see and do in Sydney. For a true blue Aussie holiday, hitting the open road in your rental car is one the best ways to see what this beautiful region is all about. From the lush green vineyards of the Hunter Valley north-west of Sydney to the rugged mountainous bushland of the Blue Mountains and, the potential for unforgettable experiences is only limited by the length of your stay!
For larger groups and families planning an exciting road trip, we have a range of buses and vans that are perfect for longer journeys, such as a surf trip up north to Crescent Head or the pristine white sandy beaches of Jervis Bay down south. For couples, our luxury sedans and roomy hatchbacks make the perfect ride for a romantic getaway.
Looking for more ideas on what to do in Sydney and NSW with your car rental? Read the latest on the Thrifty travel blog.

Customer reviews

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