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Car hire companies in New Zealand

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Apex
13 locations
Picton 23€/day
Auckland 20€/day
Christchurch 21€/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in New Zealand and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Auckland

16€/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Wellington

36€/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Queenstown

20€/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Blenheim

32€/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Christchurch

20€/day
Large
Large

Best value

Christchurch

37€/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Wellington

39€/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Auckland

42€/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Queenstown

25€/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Auckland

27€/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Wellington

64€/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Queenstown

17€/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Auckland

37€/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Christchurch

37€/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Wellington

64€/day
Van
Van

Best value

Auckland

32€/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Christchurch

34€/day

Hiring a car in New Zealand

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving 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 Bargain Car Rentals, through whom users can find deals for as low as 11€ per day. Users who book a rental car with Bargain Car Rentals tend to find prices that are lower than the 26€ 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 Europcar. This agency currently has 9 reviews, with an average customer satisfaction score of 7.2 out of 10. 12% of momondo users recently selected Europcar 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 Hertz is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 45 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Hertz tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across New Zealand. Queenstown, for example, has 2 Hertz locations.

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.

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

24% of momondo users preferred to hire a Economy 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 9€ per day for a Economy.

How much does petrol cost in New Zealand?

Petrol in New Zealand costs 1.52€ 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 Algeria which has an average price of 0.30€ per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around 2.23€ per litre as of last week.


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