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Car Hire in New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Car hire insight and trends in New Zealand

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in New Zealand

What is the cheapest car hire agency in New Zealand?

At the moment, the cheapest car hire agency in New Zealand is Hitch Car Rentals, through whom users can find deals for as low as €16 per day. Users who book a rental car with Hitch Car Rentals tend to find prices that are lower than the €56 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you hire for, and the type of car you choose.

What is the most popular car hire agency in New Zealand?

The most popular car hire company in New Zealand is New Zealand Discount Car Rentals. This agency currently has 6 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 8.0 out of 10. 30% of momondo users recently selected New Zealand Discount Car Rentals as their rental car company of choice for their travels in New Zealand.

What car hire company in New Zealand has the most locations?

If you plan on travelling to New Zealand and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Thrifty is the car hire agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 59 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Thrifty tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across New Zealand. Christchurch, for example, has 3 Thrifty locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in New Zealand?

38% of momondo users preferred to hire a SUV when visiting New Zealand, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in New Zealand will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of €63 per day for a SUV.

Best deals found for New Zealand car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in New Zealand
Renault Zoe
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€14/day

29 Apr - 20 May
Renault Zoe
Renault Zoe
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€16/day

27 Apr - 31 May
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€16/day

27 Apr - 31 May
Volkswagen Golf
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€16/day

29 Apr - 20 May
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€17/day

25 Apr - 29 Apr
Volkswagen Polo
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€17/day

29 Apr - 20 May
Ford Focus
Renault Clio
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€18/day

27 Apr - 31 May
Renault Clio
Toyota Auris
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€18/day

25 Apr - 29 Apr
Toyota Auris
Jeep Renegade
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

€19/day

29 Apr - 20 May
Jeep Renegade

New Zealand car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in New Zealand that's right for you

Small cars

€21 - €52

All Car Types

€31 - €86

The average price of a small car hire in New Zealand is €38. The cheapest time to hire a small car in New Zealand is in August. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just €21 per day. A small car rental is typically 29% less expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in New Zealand is €56. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in New Zealand is in June. The price is 51% lower than the rest of the year at just €28 per day. A medium car rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in New Zealand is €59. The cheapest time to hire a large car in New Zealand is in August. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just €51 per day. A large car rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in New Zealand is €59. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in New Zealand is in June. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just €34 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in New Zealand is €55. The cheapest time to hire a van in New Zealand is in June. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just €28 per day. A van rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Renault Zoe
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€14/day

29 Apr - 20 May
Renault Zoe
Renault Zoe
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€16/day

27 Apr - 31 May
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€16/day

27 Apr - 31 May
Volkswagen Golf

New Zealand car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in New Zealand

Thrifty

59 locations

Hertz

48 locations

Firefly

46 locations

Sunnycars

36 locations

EZI

29 locations

Budget

24 locations

Moto Car Rental

23 locations

Avis

22 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in New Zealand

Nearby attractions:

Lang's Beach108.6 km
Franz Josef Glacier816.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Franz Josef Glacier188.1 km
Lang's Beach844.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Franz Josef Glacier447.0 km
Lang's Beach587.1 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in New Zealand

Below are the most popular hotels in New Zealand
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

5.1 km from city centre

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland, New Zealand

1.5 km from city centre

Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, New Zealand

1.0 km from city centre

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

2 Leonard Isitt Drive, Auckland, New Zealand

17.2 km from city centre

Skycity Hotel Auckland

Skycity Hotel Auckland

Corner Victoria And Federal Streets, Auckland, New Zealand

0.5 km from city centre

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand

0.3 km from city centre

Novotel Auckland Airport

Novotel Auckland Airport

Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, New Zealand

17.8 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown

Cnr Stanley and Sydney Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

0.4 km from city centre

Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.5 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre

Corner Wyndham & Albert Streets, Auckland, New Zealand

0.3 km from city centre

Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments

Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments

6 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.5 km from city centre

M Social Auckland

M Social Auckland

196-200 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.3 km from city centre

Park Hyatt Auckland

Park Hyatt Auckland

99 Halsey Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.8 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland

128 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.6 km from city centre

The Grand by SkyCity

The Grand by SkyCity

90 Federal Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.6 km from city centre

Roomie Apartment Hotel

Roomie Apartment Hotel

7 Layard Street, Auckland, New Zealand

8.2 km from city centre

QT Queenstown

QT Queenstown

30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

0.9 km from city centre

JW Marriott Auckland

JW Marriott Auckland

22-26 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand

0.1 km from city centre


Car hire in New Zealand

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in New Zealand so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in New Zealand drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in New Zealand, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in New Zealand?

New Zealand ranked 43 out of 137 countries across the globe for road quality in 2019. On a scale of 1 to 7, New Zealand received a road quality score of 4.7. Keep in mind that road quality conditions in New Zealand can vary depending on what area of the country you plan to visit.

What is the drink driving limit in New Zealand?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in New Zealand is 0.05%. However, it’s important to check regional or local city laws because sometimes this limit might be different. The BAC in New Zealand may also vary based on age, driving experience, and whether or not you are driving a commercial vehicle. If you are younger than 18, which is the legal drinking age in New Zealand, then you may face strict penalties if you are caught drink-driving. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to drink-drive no matter how old you are.

How much does petrol cost in New Zealand?

Petrol in New Zealand costs €1.69 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in New Zealand, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you’re looking to hire a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of €0.32 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around €2.89 per litre as of last week.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in New Zealand?

Prices for cars in New Zealand refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in New Zealand?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in New Zealand?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including New Zealand. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in New Zealand?

To hire a car in New Zealand, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in New Zealand?

Using momondo to book a car hire in New Zealand could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in New Zealand?

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in New Zealand. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Does momondo show car hire deals in New Zealand with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in New Zealand offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in New Zealand on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in New Zealand.

Can I find a car hire in New Zealand which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in New Zealand.

Can I search for car hire in New Zealand with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in New Zealand.


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