Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Sydney fly-drives

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Sydney.

  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
  • Collect Avios on every rental
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Sydney is perfectly located for a fantastic fly-drive holiday. Explore the city and the surrounding areas, before driving to see the stunning natural wonder of the Blue Mountains and the world-famous wine region of Hunter Valley.

We have a fantastic choice of cars tailored to your sightseeing needs. Combine car hire in Sydney with one of our carefully selected hotels and enjoy guaranteed savings. Our economy cars provide affordable fly-drive holidays. And if you are travelling with friends or families, or need to accommodate more luggage, our compact or intermediate cars offer more space. For the ultimate package, combine your flight + Avis car hire together and save. Our car hire guarantees 24-hour customer support and includes all mandatory charges for your peace of mind.

Driving itineraries we recommend

Explore the Gold Coast and the beautiful Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

Take the M4 motorway from Sydney, or the meandering Bells Line road, out to the gorgeous Blue Mountains – less than 2 hours drive away from Sydney. This stunning New South Wales national park offers picturesque villages, breathtaking views and so much to see and do. Walk the nature trails, visit the Three Sisters or explore Aboriginal cultural sites. It’s the perfect holiday destination for families, nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Hunter Valley wineries

An hour and a half drive from Sydney will take you to the world famous Hunter Valley. An area brimming with picturesque vineyards and independent wineries. You will find the most variety of vines around Pokolbin with traditional varieties like Shiraz and Semillon, as well as extensive plantings of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and small quantities of Pinot Noir on offer. The Hunter Valley gardens are also well worth exploring.


We recommend taking the coastal route and spreading the drive across four or five days. Stop off in Batemans Bay before heading down to the Lakes Entrance. Make time to visit one of the national parks on the way to way to Melbourne. Croajingolong National Park, Wilson’s Promontaory National Park and Gippsland Lakes are all popular choices. Once in Melbourne, hop on the world’s largest tram network and explore sights including Eureka Skydeck, the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere.


Drive the 3.5 hours to Australia’s capital city, Canberra. The Princes Highway is the ideal way to travel by car between Sydney and Canberra. See the sights including Questacon, the science museum or the National Portrait Gallery. Leave plenty of time to explore the great outdoors and take advantage of the extensive cycle paths, world-class mountain biking and city walking trails.


Drive up route 1, along Pacific Ocean, and take in the sights, as you make your way north in to Brisbane. Pass through famous Byron Bay, along the stunning Gold Coast. In Brisbane visit the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. We recommend spending at least five days in Brisbane, to get the most out of your stay in the capital of Queensland.

Hire a car and explore Sydney

Economy car.

Economy car

Rent an Economy car on your holiday for an unforgettable road trip.

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Intermediate car.

Intermediate car

Upgrade to an Intermediate car on your fly-drive holiday.

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People carrier.

People carrier

Rent a people carrier, great for groups with lots of luggage.

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Sydney weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 26°Jan
  • 26°Feb
  • 24°Mar
  • 22°Apr
  • 19°May
  • 16°Jun
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  • 17°Aug
  • 19°Sep
  • 22°Oct
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  • 25°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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