Penrith car hire

Penrith car hire

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Penrith, NSW, Australia
23 Oct — 30 Oct
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Penrith, NSW, Australia
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Penrith car hire information

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Penrith car hire reviews and directory

Sunnycars
Best rated
2 locations in Penrith
Sunnycars
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Avis
1 location in Penrith
Avis
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From $26/day
Budget
Cheapest deal
1 location in Penrith
Budget
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From $48/day
Dollar
1 location in Penrith
Dollar
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From $26/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Penrith
Europcar
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From $33/day
Hertz
1 location in Penrith
Hertz
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Penrith
keddy by Europcar
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Thrifty
1 location in Penrith
Thrifty
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Car hire locations in or near Penrith

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$38/day

Good deal

$29/day

When to book a car hire in Penrith

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Car hire excess insurance in Penrith

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Penrith car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Penrith.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Penrith car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Penrith

  • Hire a car in Penrith to visit the Blue Mountains at your own pace, with the option of also accessing Sydney’s beaches easily. As Penrith is on the outskirts of Sydney and travel distances are lengthy to reach attractions such as Sydney Zoo (17 km) and Darling Harbour (55 km), having a hire car will offer more comfort than trains and buses on long journeys. It’s possible to drive to Katoomba, at the base of the Blue Mountains, in 45min while a public transport trip, requiring a changeover in Springwood, takes over 1h 30min.
  • For passengers arriving at T2 and T3 domestic terminals of Sydney International Airport (SYD), reception offices for hire companies are facing the baggage claim carousels. A short walk of less than 5min is needed to reach the parked hire vehicles, in the car park between the two terminals. Hire companies also have branches in the Arrivals Area of T1, with cars located on the ground floor of the P7 Car Park. If you are being picked up by a shuttle for an off-site hire company, follow the signs to the Express Pickup zones, which are within walking distance of each terminal.
  • Be mindful that you’ll have to share the road with a large number of buses on Penrith roads. The buses are wider than some drivers expect and extra care should be taken to ensure there is adequate space when passing. Central Penrith has many one-way streets and it pays to use GPS navigation to find the most direct route. Sydney has plenty of red light and speed cameras, making it extra important to abide by the road rules.
  • Rush hour in Penrith peaks between 07:00–09:30 and 15:30–19:30. Traffic is especially congested moving east towards the CBD in the morning and the opposite direction during the afternoon. Drivers should expect delays along Great Western Hwy and The Northern Rd, particularly at the intersection of these two roadways.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Penrith for $29 or less
  • Book your car hire in Penrith at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Penrith are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Penrith

  • Some car hire companies in Penrith which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Budget and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Penrith costs $38 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Penrith is $5.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $68 and $90, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Penrith.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Kingsford Smith airport include East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Enterprise, AeroDrive, CarHood, Hertz, Apex, Alamo and Budget.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kingsford Smith airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Enterprise, AeroDrive, CarHood, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Avis and Thrifty.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Penrith costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Penrith costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Penrith costs $112 per day, on average.

  • In Penrith, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 6-8 Doonmore Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Penrith costs $267 per week ($38 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Penrith costs $1,143 per month ($38 per day).

  • A compact car model is perfectly suited to Penrith’s high-density urban zone. Smaller vehicles can squeeze through one-way streets with more margin for error while also navigating traffic in busy periods. Mini models are priced similarly to economy cars and offer even greater manoeuvrability for parking, though they sacrifice storage and passenger space.

  • If no signage is present, assume the speed limit is 50 km/h. Sections of major thoroughfares Great Western Hwy and The Northern Rd vary between 60–70 km/h. A reduced limit of 50 km/h is enforced for school zones from 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00.

  • A litre of petrol in Penrith usually ranges from approximately A$ 1.45–1.55. Prices are relatively consistent across Penrith and surrounding suburbs; however, cheaper petrol stations can be found in mid-western suburbs, such as Parramatta and Smithfield.

  • Allen Place Car Park has free 2h spaces and is in the heart of Penrith’s shopping district. Penrith Station Northside Parking has unrestricted all-day spots and is great if you need to leave the car for longer periods.