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Want One Way Car Hire From Sydney to Canberra?

Would you like to visit Canberra, but only want to do the journey one way in a car? Car Rental Buddy can help you compare the best one way car hire deals from Sydney to Canberra. Use Car Rental Buddy's form to see which car rental suppliers can offer you the best one way car hire rates from Sydney to Canberra.

Which Car Rental Operators Offer One Way Car Hire From Sydney to Canberra?

The following car hire companies have car hire depots in both Sydney and Canberra, and offer one way car hire.

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • + more!

How Far is it From Sydney to Canberra?

The distance is 287km if you drive via the M31. The journey should take approximately 3h 20 minutes. In Australia, it is considered a fairly short drive compared to other inter-city routes in Australia.

You can also opt to take the coastal route to Canberra, however it is 387km and will take you over five hours to arrive.

You can use the map below to plan your travel route.

Why Should You Consider a One Way Car Hire From Sydney to Canberra?

The drive from Sydney to Canberra is a short one. You can decide to travel quickly or you can make a day of it by extending out the trip. So if you decided to hire a car for a day, you would still have the chance to explore and see a few sites with the vehicle.

It also becomes very cost effective if you decide to travel with three or more people.

How Does it Compare With Other Forms of Transportation?

We've provided a table below that will help you compare the value between each transportation mode.

Transportation Mode

Time Duration

Estimated Price

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If you're travelling with four or five people, you will find hiring a car to be an economical form of transport and allows you greater options to explore, experience and indulge in more on your journey.

What Can I See Along the Route?

There are a few landmarks that you can visit when travelling from Sydney to Canberra. You will need a car to get to those landmarks and sites since they can be between one to three hours drive from Sydney, depending on the route that you decide to take.

We recommend stopping at the following locations along the way.

  • Fitzroy Falls
  • Carrington Falls
  • Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
  • The Don Bradman museum

You can also check out these blogger recommendations.

Sydney to Canberra - Part 1

Sydney to Canberra - Part 2

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Add More to Your Road Trip!

Check out our information on Sydney and Canberra to find out things you can explore and experience in and around the regions.