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Car Rental at Auckland Airport

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Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
$8.83 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$10.17 / per day
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Mini
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Interrent
$12.54 / per day
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Standard Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
$12.97 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
MG3 Hatchback or similar
MG3 Hatchback
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Go Rentals
$16.06 / per day
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Intermediate
Holden Equinox or similar
Holden Equinox
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$20.71 / per day
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Standard
Mazda 6 or similar
Mazda 6
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hitch Car Rentals
$20.75 / per day
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Full-size
Holden Malibu or similar
Holden Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$29.31 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:39 on 2020-07-27. 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
$11.38 / 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 $23 per day
  • Large cars - from $21 per day
  • Medium cars - from $16 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $50 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $39 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +6402102295260)
  • Mint Rentals (Tel: +6499308271)
  • National (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Hitch Car Rentals (Tel: +64092569430)
  • Go Rentals (Tel: +6492575142)
  • Europcar (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +64092560849)
  • SIXT (Tel: +6499796013)
  • Keddy (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Avis (Tel: 6492568366)
  • Alamo (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Budget (Tel: 6492568448)
  • EZU Car Rental (Tel: +64221825752)
  • Etrip Rentals (Tel: +64220688888 / 0800238747)
  • RightCars (Tel: +6498879775)
  • Alamo (Tel: +64092560849)
  • 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)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102295260)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648)
  • Surprice (Tel: +6496665113)
  • Lucky Rentals (Tel: +64800808881 / +64092755110)

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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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 18 Locations near Auckland Airport

  1. 125.6 km / 78.1 miles away
  2. 155.8 km / 96.8 miles away
  3. 195.6 km / 121.5 miles away
  4. 245.9 km / 152.8 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $20.95 per day
    344.1 km / 213.8 miles away
  6. 393.1 km / 244.3 miles away
  7. 396.5 km / 246.4 miles away
  8. 491.0 km / 305.1 miles away
  9. 494.9 km / 307.5 miles away
  10. 498.1 km / 309.5 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $16.04 per day
    512.7 km / 318.6 miles away
  12. 524.6 km / 326.0 miles away
  13. 762.1 km / 473.6 miles away
  14. 765.0 km / 475.4 miles away
  15. 1039.8 km / 646.1 miles away
  16. 1078.5 km / 670.2 miles away
  17. 1190.3 km / 739.6 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
$39.86
January
$36.62
February
$35.35
March
$31.95
April
$29.88
May
$21.77
June
$27.01
July
$23.40
August
$21.73
September
$17.68
October
$24.79
November
$39.29
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Auckland Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $17.68. 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 $39.86 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
Hitch Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
Hitch Car Rentals Mazda 3 4 2 Medium cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Estima 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
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

FAQ

Can I take a ferry to travel from Wellington to Picton and vice versa?
Yes, a customer can take a ferry to travel from Wellington to Picton and vice versa, but only a few companies allow take a rental car on a ferry. Other car rental companies provide the ability to drop off the car on one Island and pick up another car on the other island. Please note that if a customer takes a rental car on a ferry without the rental company’s permission, all coverage will be voided and you may be liable for a hefty penalty fee.
Can I pay in Australian dollars at the rental desk?
The car rental company will charge customers in the local currency of the car rental location. It will not be possible to pay in Australian dollars at the car rental desk.
Can I pick up a car late at night?
Yes, It is possible to pick up a car late at night at Auckland Airport. The customer will need to inform the car rental company at least 48 hours before picking up the rental car to add out of hours service to their reservation. It is also possible that a car rental company might deny providing this service.
How old do I have to be to rent a car at Auckland Airport?
You must be at least 18 years old to rent a car in Auckland, though a lot of companies have a minimum age of 21. Some companies charge an extra fee to those under a certain age. However, unlike in some other locations, some companies do not charge this fee at all. IF you search using your age, you will find both which vehicles are available for you and the prices shown will include any additional fee, thus making comparison simple.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in New Zealand?
If your home country's driver's license is not written in English, you will need an IDP in New Zealand.
Do any rental companies at Auckland Airport accept debit cards?
Very few companies in Auckland accept debit cards. If you do not have a credit card, be sure to check the payment policy section of the rental conditions to see if the company you chose accepts debit cards.

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 26 Suppliers at Auckland Airport in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+6402102295260
25 Laurence Stevens Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$13 - $14
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Mint Rentals
Exceptional 9.4
+6499308271
2022, 55 Richard Pearse Dr, Mangere, Auckland
$36 - $36
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+64092560849
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE MANGERE,
Hitch Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+64092569430
9 Manu Tapu Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022
$14 - $26
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-17:30
Sun:08:00-17:30
Go Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+6492575142
3 Joseph Hammond Pl, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$16 - $69
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
$18 - $32
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$20 - $31
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+6499796013
80 Richard Pearse Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:30; 05:00-23:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
6492568366
Terminal Building Auckland Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Drive Mangere
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
6492568448
Terminal Building Auckland Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
EZU Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
+64221825752
7 Kingsford Smith Place, Mangere, 2022, Auckland
Etrip Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+64220688888 / 0800238747
55f Richard Pearse Drive, Airport Oaks, 2022, Auckland
$23 - $182
RightCars
Excellent 8.4
+6498879775
8a Aintree Avenue, Airport Oaks
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$19 - $62
Bargain Rental Cars
Excellent 8
+640800566701 / +640800776699 / +64099414040
3 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$9 - $85
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+640800871563
54 Ascot Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$33 - $108
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+640800736825 / +640800736835
5 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
$22 - $110
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
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+34965233425 / +6402102295260
25A Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland-2022
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648
25A Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland-2022
$11 - $11
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+6496665113
112 Pavilion Drive Auckland, New Zealand
Lucky Rentals
Good 6
+64800808881 / +64092755110
2022, 5 Aintree Avenue, Mangere, Auckland
$13 - $51

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