A taxi from Sydney airport to the depot should cost approx $15 - $20 - it is by far the most convenient & economical way to get to our branch (a train ticket from the airport to the city costs alone $15/person!)
Forget the train - take a taxi!
Use the shuttle services from the Sydney Backpacker Transport company -- around $15/person (http://www.sydneybackpackertransport.com.au)
How to get here from the city
We highly recommend you taking a taxi from the city - it costs around $25 - $30 and is the quickest & best way to get to our branch to start your campervan journey! The last thing you want is to be face with a long journey on the bus to save a couple of dollars!
Sadly no trains - either take the bus or use the shuttle services from the Sydney Backpacker Transport company -- around $15/person (http://www.sydneybackpackertransport.com.au)
Take the 309 bus from Central station, they leave every 20 minutes to Port Botany, it costs $4.60 for a single and should take you 30-40 minutes. Get off the bus at the Botany Road near Excell Street stop, take a left up Excell Street and then a left up McPherson Street – it’s just a five minute walk.
Alternatively contact Sydney Backpacker Transport who provide a shuttle service directly to our office - http://www.sydneybackpackertransport.com.au/ - around $15/person
Simple - not an option! Taxis or buses are the way to go...
Closest Petrol Station
The closest petrol station is at 1579 Botany Road, 4 min drive from the office.
Closest Car Wash
The closest car wash is 15 Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot – 10 minute drive from airport office.
The closest supermarket is a Coles on 238 – 262 Bunnerong Road, just a 5 minute drive.
Great vehicle- The Chubby was perfect for two to travel in comfort. Ours was obviously still quite new and clearly just been refitted, so was very easy to drive and enjoy! When a medical emergency cut our trip short, the team at Travellers Autobarn were very helpful and considerate, I really can't fault the service! The only issue I could find was that the electrical hook-up point didnt seem to work - the cable just wouldn't stay snug, meaning the one night we actually bothered with a powered campsite was a bit of a waste. It didn't really impact us anyway as keeping mobiles charged was easy with all the extra USB points in the van ;) If you were going to be charging laptops/camera batteries, I would recommend you give everything a little test-run on pick-up, just to be sure!I'll certainly be using TA again in the future; every other backpacker van we passed on our journey just didn't compare to our suprisingly spacious Chubby :)read more
This was the second time we choose Travellers Autobarn as our rental company in Australia. Last time we booked a Kuga Campervan, but this time we went for the Chubby Camper as we wanted to experience the real vanlife.The guys from TA were very nice and helpful when we checked in at the station in Melbourne. We had a bit of a problem with our credit card (our limit was reached) but they did everything they could to help us solve the problem. Thanks again for your patience we really appreciate it!Driving the van was easy and comfortable with a lot of space in the front cabin. It has a really good built in air condition that guaranteed having always the temperature we needed (heat in the morning, cool in the afternoon).When we compared our van with others we realized that ours was slightly bigger what we really appreciated. We were pleased with the extra room we had. Especially when you are a bit taller you will be very happy with this van for sure. We spent 8 nights in this van and slept every single night so good! Very comfy cushions, pillows and good quality sleeping bags.The equipment of the van (kitchen stuff, sleeping bags, pillows, towels etc.) were in good condition, some of them even brand new. We got everything we needed and were content with the provided equipment. All in all we had a great time and were glad we’ve chosen Travellers Autobarn again.Have a safe trip guys! Enjoy :)read more
2 weeks ago, when we picked up our van, we met the most lovely lady welcoming us! Thank you so much, Toni-Anne, for everything! :) you are a true gem and we would always book again with Travellers Autobarn!read more
2 WEEKS ROADTRIP WITH THE KUGA CAMPERVANWe had a great experience with Travellers Autobarn and can highly recommend this rental company. The customer service is excellent and we felt very welcome and well informed by the lovely staff. Our Roadtrip with the Kuga Campervan was amazing, so comfortable and cosy. Everything in the car was in good condition and worked without any problems. Would definitely choose Travellers Autobarn again!read more
We have had such a good time in our campervan! The crew at Travellers Autobarn are very helpful, friendly and professional. A special thanks to Toni in Sydney, despite checking in people for about four or five different vehicles she was attentive to everybody, including providing cold fresh coconuts while we waited.To new customers: do bare in mind it takes quite a while to process the paperwork, check the vehicle over and do all the other bits. This is normal for renting a vehicle, be patient.read more
Toni-Anne has great customer service and made the whole pick up experience very easy, answered all our questions and had all the information. The vehicle we received was great, didn’t have a problem with it for the 6 weeks we hired it, did have to change a tyer, but overall great value for money. The company sorted out a new tyer for us right away, which we picked up the next day and only took an hour!read more
I have had the best experience with Travelers Autobarn.The vehicle was very clean and it had everything I needed for three weeks trip. It is well designed with everything you need on the road. Water tanks are enough for three days use. easy to fill up fresh water and depose of the Gray water with all the connections inside the storage are. It had enough storage for all my bags. the LPG gas bottle was enough for me the whole trip and can be filled in any petrol station and it had the generic connection. battery had enough charge to last. I was freedom camping most of the time and I didn't need to go to campsite. It has a 2xUSB charging ports to charging while you camping. It has electricity points if you connected the Van to powered site.The van have enough space to stand up comfortably with no issues(I am 6.2).Mechanically the van was great. I drove almost 4000km with not a single issues.The staff member both on pickup and drop off were very professional and helpful. On pick up they recommended some places to go which was great. Joseph was great and explained everything about the vehicle and gave me enough tips for driving in NZ. I had to call the centre twice in my trip. The staff answered and helped me in every way I needed. When dropping the van off staff were very welcoming and made the transaction very fast and easy.I highly recommend this company staff members are very professional and makes you feel like family. The vehicle is fully equipped with everything you need, and it was in great mechanical conditions.Thank you Joseph, Mike, and everyone else I dealt with. Great experience in every aspect of Itread more