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Secure The Best One way Car Hire Deals From Sydney to Port Macquarie

Planning to drive from Sydney to Port Macquarie? If you need the flexibility of having your own transportation, then why not consider hiring a car to get you from Sydney to Newcastle? Car Rental Buddy has partnered with a few suppliers who can offer cost-effective one way car hire deals.

Which Car Rental Providers Offer One Way Car Hire From Sydney to Port Macquarie?

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

  • Avis
  • Budget

How Far is it From Sydney to Port Macquarie?

The quickest route is along the M1 highway, which will take you along the eastern coast. The quickest route will take 4h and 23 minutes and is a distance of 383km. However, locals recommend that you allow 6 hours for the commute. There's also alternate routes available, if you want to consider taking tourist routes that travel inland. These alternate routes can take 6-9h.

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

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

The driving length and time between the two cities are fairly short for Australian standards. It is a nice drive from Sydney's city centre and will allow you to pass through a few of New South Wales' natural landmarks.

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

Car Hire










8h 45 mins


The main benefit that you will gain by hiring a one way travel vehicle is the flexibility to travel via different routes and the length of time that you will have the vehicle for.

What Can I See Along the Route?

There's plenty to see and do along the route from Sydney to Port Macquarie. We recommend stopping at the following locations along the way.

  • The Lakes Way tourist drive
  • Shoal Bay
  • Nelson Bay
  • Seal Rocks
  • North Brother Snodge

Book your one way vehicle hire with Car Rental Buddy today!

Looking to Add More To Your Sydney to Port Macquarie Road Trip?

Road trips are the best and here are some top tips from our Sydney page and blog articles that offer things you can see and do around the region.