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Penrith car rentals from $37/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Penrith with a pick-up date of 7/24 and drop-off date of 7/31. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Penrith

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Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$50/day
Skoda Scala car
Skoda Scala
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$37/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$57/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$67/day
Toyota Highlander car
Toyota Highlander
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$72/day
MG 3 car
MG 3
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$39/day
Kia Carnival car
Kia Carnival
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
$81/day
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$86/day
Kia Stonic car
Kia Stonic
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$51/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$55/day
Class Commercial Truck car
Class Commercial Truck
or similar COMMERCIAL
5
3
2/4
$67/day
Volkswagen Tiguan car
Volkswagen Tiguan
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$75/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Penrith

  • Always keep Australia’s drink-driving laws in mind when using your hire vehicle. The highest legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) in Australia is 0.05%. If you’re found to have a higher BAC while driving in Penrith, you could face severe penalties, including fines and possibly even criminal charges and prison time, depending on the circumstances. To avoid running into legal issues and keep yourself and your fellow road users safe, it’s best to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages before driving. Note that drivers on their P plates must have a BAC of 0.00% with no exceptions.
  • If you’re hiring a vehicle for a family getaway, remember to either bring your own child car seats or add them to your Penrith car hire booking. Under Australian law, infants require rear-facing car seats, while children up to the age of seven must use an age-appropriate car seat or booster seat. Most Penrith car hire companies offer a range of boosters, forward-facing seats and rear-facing child car seats to suit kids of all ages. These seats all come with the necessary harnesses and are compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754. Just note that, even with cheap car hire in Penrith, there’s usually an additional fee for booking child car seats.
  • To be eligible to hire a car in Penrith, you’ll need to be 21 years or older with a valid open driver's licence. Overseas licences are generally accepted, and you will only need an International Driver’s Permit if your licence isn’t printed in English. Note that drivers under the age of 25 may have a surcharge added to the daily price of their Penrith hire vehicle. This young driver fee varies from agency to agency, so if you want to secure cheap Penrith car hire, a wise approach is to compare different agencies and their young driver policies through KAYAK. This should allow you to find the style of vehicle you want at a competitive price.
  • 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 rental cars in Penrith for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Penrith at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Penrith

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Penrith?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Penrith?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Penrith?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Penrith?

    On average a rental car in Penrith costs $33 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Penrith found in the last 2 weeks is $33.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Penrith?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($37/day), Sixt ($50/day) and Europcar ($51/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals 6/8 Doonmore St 2750 (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Penrith?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Penrith. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Penrith?

    The average gas price in Penrith is $4.27 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $51 and $68, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Penrith?

    Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Penrith.

  • Which car rental companies are at Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Kingsford Smith airport include Simba Car Hire, Thrifty, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Dollar, Europcar, Goldcar Rental SP, Hertz, East Coast Car Rentals and CalAuto.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kingsford Smith airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, JUCY, Sixt, Budget, Ace Rental Cars, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Penrith?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Penrith?

    A Full Size car rental in Penrith costs $63 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Penrith?

    On average a rental car in Penrith costs $231 per week ($33 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Penrith?

    On average a rental car in Penrith costs $988 per month ($33 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Penrith?

    Most car rental providers in Penrith offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Penrith, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Penrith?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 11 car rental agencies in Penrith.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Penrith?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Penrith?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Penrith so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Which eco-friendly cars are available to hire in Penrith?

    You’ll find plenty of eco-friendly cars available to hire in Penrith, including compact hybrid cars like the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf, and mid-sized sedans like the Toyota Camry. If you’re looking for cheap car hire in Penrith, compact hybrid vehicles are generally the most budget-friendly low-emission options.

  • What toll roads are there around Penrith?

    There are a number of toll roads in the greater Sydney area to be aware of when hiring a vehicle in Penrith. If you’ll be heading into the Sydney Harbour area, note that there are tolls on the M2, M4 and M7. If you want to explore the Northern Beaches, be aware of the M2 and NorthConnex tolls.

Penrith car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Penrith

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2066 Castlereagh Rd

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff

1 out of 1

Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Penrith

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2066 Castlereagh Rd

+61 2 4731 6344

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Car was ready to go, clean and well maintained. Customer service could do with a bit more enthusiasm; but maybe in their defence it’s cause it was late in the day when I picked up…?

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
No vehicles available

1 out of 1

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Penrith

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2066 Castlereagh Road

+61 2 4731 6344

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Budget

8.4

Very good

No reviews available

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1a Worth St

+61 2 4723 7888

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 10:00

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Avis

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Penrith

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1a Worth St

+61 2 4723 7888

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 10:00

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Sixt

7.8

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in Penrith

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556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Europcar

6.5

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Penrith

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6-8 Doonmore Street

+61 2 4722 6650

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Dollar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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556 High Street

+61 2 4731 2038

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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6-8 Doonmoore Street

+61 247 226 650

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Penrith

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6/8 Doonmore St

+61 2 4722 6650

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Penrith

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2066 Castlereagh Road

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6-8 Doonmore Street

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3 travelers who rented a car in Penrith gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

Car rental locations in or near Penrith

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$33/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Penrith

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