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Best car hire for under 25-year-old drivers at Sydney Airport

Young drivers who compiled a long 'must do' list during their trip to Australia can catch everything by renting a car. The minimum legal age to hire a vehicle at SYD is 18 years old but some companies let rental for even younger customers. Please keep in mind that all drivers under 25 are charged an extra underage fee. If you are searching for the best car rental for under 25 years old at Sydney Airport, take a look at the following companies which provide their services at Kingsford Smith terminal:

  • Ace
  • Alamo
  • Alpha
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • National
  • Hertz
  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • SIXT
  • Dollar
  • Thrifty
  • Green Motion
  • East Coast
  • Redspot.

Use our smart search engine to compare all available deals from reliable vendors and find the best one that satisfies all your needs during a grand voyage in Sydney. By booking in advance, you will avoid incurring additional expenses to your travel budget.

With our website, you can benefit from the cheapest car hire for under 25 in Sydney by reserving EconomyKia Rio from AVIS from AU$€16.9 per day! On average, you will spend AU$€23.8 per day getting extra comfort and freedom of movement in return. If you plan your trip for more than 7 days, consider weekly rental as the longer the rental period, the better the price! Currently, the lowest weekly rental rate at SYD is AU$€98.8.

Economy

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Kia Rio

Kia Rio

from €17 per day

Compact

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

from €17.5 per day

Intermediate

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Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

from €17.9 per day

SUV

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Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX

from €21.4 per day

Fullsize

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Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

from €21.8 per day

7 seat carrier

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Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

from €29 per day

Premium

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Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda Kodiaq

from €41.8 per day

Specific under 25 car hire policies at SYD Airport

Below you check the key requirements and limits for under 25 hire imposed by car rental companies at Sydney International Airport:

ACE Rental Cars

If you are looking for hire under 21 at Sydney Airport, then Ace Rental Cars could be a good option for you. Drivers must reach at least 18 years old to rent a vehicle from Ace Rental Cars in Sydney. Be aware that renters aged between 18-24 will be charged an extra young driver fee which is AU$9 per day. Customers will be advised about the underage fee at the time of reservation.

ALAMO

The minimum age to hire a vehicle from Alamo is 21 years old. A 'Youthful Surcharge' will be applied, if you have not reached 25 years old at the time of your rental. Alamo sets the underage fee of AU$37 per day.

ALPHA

Those travellers who would like to become clients of Alpha at SYD, need to provide a full and valid driver's licence at the time of the rental. Please keep in mind that no learner or provisional driver permits are accepted. If you are a young driver planning to hire a car for under 25 years old in Sydney, you will be required to pay an extra surcharge. Additionally, drivers under 25 are limited to Compact and Midsize hatchbacks and sedans only.

AVIS

AVIS allows rental for customers who have reached 21 years of age. All drivers must present a full and valid driving permit that is held for at least 1 year before the start of the rental. If you are under 25, the young driver fee of AU$ 40 per day will be applied to you.

BUDGET

Renters are allowed to hire a car from Budget only upon reaching 21 years-of-age. Moreover, young people will be asked to provide a full and valid driver's licence held for at least 1 year before the start of the rental period. All renters under 25 are subject to a fee charged for under age car hire in Sydney which is AU$ 16.50 per day.

East Coast

Travellers who would like to become customers of the East Coast at SYD must be at least 21 years of age. A daily underage driver fee of AU$ 9.90 will apply to drivers aged between 21 to 24 years old (inclusive).

Enterprise

The minimum legal age for hiring a vehicle from Enterprise at Sydney Airport is 21 years old. However, renters under 25 will only be able to reduce their damage liability to AU$ 330. Additionally, all drivers aged between 21 and 24 are restricted to Mini, Economy, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact Commercial Van, Intermediate, Intermediate pickup, and Standard car classes only. The young driver's fee set by Enterprise is AU$23.50 per day. At the time of rental car under 25 in Sydney, all drivers will be asked to provide a driving licence held for a minimum of one year before the start of the hire period. If any driver (main or additional) is on a probationary permit, the extra Probationary Licence Fee of AU$28 per day (excludes GST) is applied.

Europcar

The minimum age established for rental from Europcar depends on the car group. You have to be at least 21 years of age to book a Standard car, and 25 or older if reserving a Premium vehicle. A car rental fee for under 25 in Sydney, AU, set by Europcar is AU$ 35 per day.

Green Motion

Renters are allowed to hire a vehicle from Green Motion at SYD only upon reaching 21 years-of-age. Drivers between the age of 21 and 24 are subject to an underage surcharge of AU$ 25 per day. Be aware that youngsters are restricted to Mini, Economy, Economy automatic, Compact, and Compact SUV car categories. Other vehicle groups are available for renters over the age of 25.

SIXT

Travellers have to be at least 21 years old to hire a car from SIXT at SYD. Although some vehicle types such as Premium, Vans, Full Size SUV, Sport, and Luxury cars require a minimum age of 25. If looking for the best car rental company for under 25 in Sydney, consider SIXT as it establishes the lowest surcharge for young drivers of AU$ 8.80 per day.

Dollar

Dollar allows rental in Sydney for customers who have reached 21 years of age. Renters aged between 21-24 (inclusive) will incur a 'young driver fee' which is currently AU$27.50 per day. If you are under 25, most Dollar car groups, from Compact cars to SUVs, are available for hire at SYD. Some specialty vehicle classes, such as the StyleSeries, are limited to youngsters.

Hertz

Hertz at Mascot Airport welcomes under 24 car rentals in Sydney for drivers aged from 21 to 24 if paying an extra surcharge of AU$16.50 per day (Including GST) capped at 7 days per 30-day rental period. Young drivers are enabled to hire from the Hertz Prestige collection which includes a range of top-shelf Audi cars. Thus, you can select from the Audi Q2, Q3, Q5, Q7, or Q8 models to add style and extra comfort to your road trip around Sydney.

Thrifty

Renters are allowed to hire a vehicle from Thrifty only upon reaching the 21 year-of-age upon commencement of the booking. Any driver between the age of 21 and 24 (whether the main or additional driver) will incur an underage surcharge of AU$27.50 per day. At the time of the rental, you will be asked to present a valid driver's permit, in good standing for over a year. Please consider that if you have any recent suspensions, you might not be able to hire with Thrifty. The majority of car groups (except some specialty and luxury cars, such as the StyleSeries) are available for car rentals for under 25 at Sydney Airport.

Redspot

The minimum age to rent a vehicle from Redspot at Kingsford Smith Airport is 21 years old. Please consider that all drivers younger than 25 are obliged to pay an underage surcharge of AU$23.50 per day (maximum of AU$350 per month). Those between the age of 21 and 24 also cannot reduce their damage cover below AU$330.

Additionally, if you have not reached 25, you are limited to Economy, Compact, and Intermediate car groups only. All renters must have held a driver's licence for a minimum of 12 months. If any driver (main or additional) is a provisional licence holder, an extra Probationary Licence Fee of AU$18.70 per day is applied.

National

Those drivers who would like to become customers of National in Sydney must be at least 21 years of age. The company allows car hire for under 25 years old in Sydney only if paying a youthful surcharge. The approximate amount of this surcharge is AU$37. If you would like to know the precise fee established at Sydney Airport, complete the search form on our website. Please note that customers between the age of 21 and 24 years may be restricted to specific car categories.

Which companies charge the lowest under 25 car rental fee in Sydney, Australia?

A Young Driver fee, also called the underage surcharge, is a daily fee that compensates the rental car agency for the extra risk of accidents when youngsters under 25 are behind the wheel. According to statistics, drivers who have not reached the age of 25 are riskier and more likely to get into accidents on the road than older drivers.

Below you can check the list of the lowest underage fees charged at Mascot Airport:

  • SIXT — AU$8.80
  • Ace — AU$9
  • East Coast — AU$9.90
  • Budget — AU$16.50
  • Hertz — AU$16.50
  • Enterprise — AU$23.50 per day.

Some rentals add the Young Driver's Fee amount to the final rental price, so you can see the exact rental rate only after completing the booking process. When choosing your perfect car, keep in mind that not only the underage surcharge affects the final rental rate. So, do not forget to check all the available discounts and extra features from various vendors to find cheap under 25 car hire at Sydney Airport.