Car Rental at Auckland Airport

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Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Nissan Tiida 2009 or similar
Nissan Tiida 2009
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mint Rentals
$9.14 / per day
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Economy
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hitch Car Rentals
$12.53 / per day
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Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$20.81 / per day
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Standard
Nissan Teana or similar
Nissan Teana
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Etrip Rentals
$22.83 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$29.36 / per day
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Full-size
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Aerodrive Car Rental
$39.13 / per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$443.55 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Mahindra XUV500 or similar
Mahindra XUV500
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hitch Car Rentals
$31.15 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2019-12-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Country code
64
Average car rental length
10 days
Economy car rental price
$38.62 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.9
Auckland Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Auckland Airport and start exploring New Zealand’s largest city! Auckland is modern and has lots to offer. With your rental, you can head over to one of its museums, take a virtual trip into space at the Stardome Observatory, or visit the Wintergardens, home to tropical plants you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

But make sure you also explore Auckland’s fascinating history. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the native Maori culture, see traditional performances, and visit ancient sites, most of which can be reached with your rental car.

New Zealand is a unique place with so much to offer. You can take your rental car to the many sights on the North Island or take a ferry to South Island where Lord of the Rings was filmed—explore the majestic mountains and volcanoes, and even go skiing or snowboarding! With a rental car, you’re truly in charge of your trip.

Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand—it handles more than half of the country’s international flights.

Top international routes

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Hong Kong
  • Noumea
  • Los Angeles

Main airlines

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, AirAsia X, China Airlines, and Emirates

Terminals

There are two terminals, an international terminal, and a domestic terminal. There’s a free shuttle bus between them, but there is also a walkway that connects them (it is a 10-15 minute walk).

Location

Auckland Airport is located 21km (13 miles) south of downtown Auckland on Manukau Harbour. Motorway 20A, State Highway 20, and State Highway 16 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. It is also conveniently located for starting a trip to the southern part of the North Island along State Highway 1.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $24 per day
  • Large cars - from $162 per day
  • Medium cars - from $125 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $161 per day
  • Small cars - from $102 per day
  • SUVs - from $210 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +6402102295260)
  • Mint Rentals (Tel: +6499308271)
  • National (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Go Rentals (Tel: +6492575142)
  • Alamo (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +64092560849)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +640800474258 / +6499796013)
  • SIXT (Tel: +6499796013)
  • Europcar (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Keddy (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Avis (Tel: 6492568366)
  • EZU Car Rental (Tel: +64221825752)
  • Etrip Rentals (Tel: +64220688888 / 0800238747)
  • RightCars (Tel: +6498879775)
  • Bargain Rental Cars (Tel: +640800566701 / +640800776699 / +64099414040)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +640800871563)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +640800736825 / +640800736835)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 6492569944 / 6493092258)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648)

Car rental desks

Europcar is located next to the arrivals area in the international terminal and just outside of the domestic terminal.

Alamo (serviced by Enterprise) is located at the Park&Ride car park. Its rental desk can be reached by taking the Park&Ride bus from either terminal.

All other rental car companies are located off-airport and provide shuttles for their customers to their pick up and drop off points.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many shops and duty-free stores, restaurants, cafeterias, and snack bars, ATMs, family facilities, showers, a first aid room, and a prayer room. There’s a lost property office where you can also store your luggage. It’s located at the eastern end of the international terminal and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

A Z gas station is located right before to the airport on George Bolt Memorial Drive and is open 24/7. It is convenient for those renting from Europcar and perhaps Enterprise ( servicing Almo rentals), though. If coming from the south, making a detour and passing by this station is probably the best strategy for returning your rental car with a full tank of fuel even though your GPS may tell you to take a different route.

When dropping off your rental from discount and low-cost rental companies located off-airport, the Z station would require a circle if coming from the north. A better option would be to exit the South Western Motorway (Highway 20) before the airport at Coronation Road (Highway 14) where there is a BP station. From the station, it is just a 5-10 minute drive to all of the rental car locations.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Christchurch (1,065 km / 662 mi)
  • Queenstown (1,541 km / 957 mi)
  • Wellington (632 km / 392 mi)
  • Napier (401 km / 249 mi)
  • Rotorua (216 km / 134 mi)
  • Dunedin (1,419 km / 881 mi)

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.6

Auckland Airport (AKL)

  • IATA: AKL
  • ICAO: NZAA
  • Name: Auckland Airport (AKL)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 7 m / 23 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 164,665
  • Passengers (per year): 19,387,000
  • Distance from City: 11.2 miles / 18 km S of town
  • Phone: +64 9 256 8899
  • Email: mail@akl-airport.co.nz

Top 14 Locations near Auckland Airport

  1. 143.0 km / 88.9 miles away
  2. 145.0 km / 90.1 miles away
  3. 182.3 km / 113.3 miles away
  4. 228.8 km / 142.2 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $15.88 per day
    328.4 km / 204.1 miles away
  6. 375.4 km / 233.3 miles away
  7. 480.3 km / 298.4 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $410.29 per day
    495.8 km / 308.1 miles away
  9. 507.1 km / 315.1 miles away
  10. 745.1 km / 463.0 miles away
  11. 1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
  12. 1062.1 km / 660.0 miles away
  13. 1174.6 km / 729.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Auckland Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Auckland Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Auckland Airport
$37.76
January
$34.69
February
$33.49
March
$30.27
April
$28.31
May
$20.63
June
$25.59
July
$22.17
August
$20.58
September
$16.75
October
$23.49
November
$37.22
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Auckland Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $16.75. You can see that this is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $37.76 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Auckland Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 16 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length
10
January
9
February
9
March
10
April
11
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
16
September
16
October
13
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Auckland Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Auckland Airport in November, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
136%
January
105%
February
77%
March
72%
April
80%
May
63%
June
79%
July
91%
August
93%
September
131%
October
146%
November
127%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Hitch Car Rentals Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Small cars
Hitch Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
Hitch Car Rentals Mazda 3 4 2 Medium cars
Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Estima 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Go Rentals MG3 Hatchback 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Hitch Car Rentals Nissan Tiida 2009 4 1 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 13, 2020
No problems, just what you need after a flight that lands at 1am. Thanks guys xx
Australia
Fiat Punto
March 4, 2020
Renting a car allowed to us to explore where we wanted, when we wanted. We got a great deal at a very reasonable price (worked out at under $20/day), so it was far easier to rent a car than use public transport, and not much more expensive for the 2 of us! A car is certainly necessary to go exploring along the western coast beaches. We really enjoyed our stay and would hire a car again like this if we returned.
Australia
Holden Equinox
March 1, 2020
Bay of Plenty was a good place to travel and I would recommend plenty of time to pick the car up
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
February 24, 2020
Great places to visit in area
Canada
Toyota Aqua
February 14, 2020
Awesome city. Everyone is so friendly. Rental staff were great.super hybrid car Fun to drive very economical.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
November 20, 2019
Loved Auckland but hate the traffic. Had a frustrating time getting stuck in traffic jams. Recommend that peak hour traffic in and out of Auckland should be avoided. We stayed at a Airbnb house in Beach Haven and one a Friday we had to attend a family wedding so instead of driving into the city and parking, we drove to Birkenhead and took the ferry to the city and then caught the last ferry back at night. It was so easy, quick and pleasant way to travel plus it was so much cheaper than using our car and paying for inner city parking. Pick up and drop off of the rental car from depots near the Auckland International Airport was very easy and convenient.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
August 29, 2019
Most locations need a car in New Zealand, and accommodation is often 10-20 minutes from the CBD in Auckland.
Australia
Mazda Demio
April 25, 2019
I am most grateful for the assistance provided once I had departed New Zealand. I was unable to return the vehicle as advised on the rental agreement and was very concerned about my failure. The lovely sales representative whom I spoke with (on Monday morning 22 April 2019) made me feel at ease and provided great advice. I commend her for her assistance and congratulate you on a lovely member of staff. Thank you

Top 20 Suppliers for Auckland Airport in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+6402102295260
25 Laurence Stevens Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Mint Rentals
Exceptional 9.4
+6499308271
2022, 55 Richard Pearse Dr, Mangere, Auckland
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+64092560849
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE MANGERE,
Go Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+6492575142
3 Joseph Hammond Pl, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+640800474258 / +6499796013
80 Richard Pearse Drive, Mangere, Auckland, 2022
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+6499796013
80 Richard Pearse Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
6492568366
Terminal Building Auckland Airport
EZU Car Rental
EZU Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
+64221825752
103 Westney Road,Mangere, Auckland
Etrip Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+64220688888 / 0800238747
55f Richard Pearse Drive, Airport Oaks, 2022, Auckland
RightCars
Excellent 8.4
+6498879775
8a Aintree Avenue, Airport Oaks
Bargain Rental Cars
Excellent 8
+640800566701 / +640800776699 / +64099414040
3 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+640800871563
54 Ascot Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+640800736825 / +640800736835
5 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
6492569944 / 6493092258
Manu Tapu Drive
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648
25A Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland-2022

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