Car Rental Auckland Airport (AKL)

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Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$75.11 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Corolla 5d or similar
Toyota Corolla 5d
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Go Rentals
$91.62 / per day
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Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$135.40 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Estima or similar
Toyota Estima
  • 8
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$156.23 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$78.63 / per day
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Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Go Rentals
$88.07 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$135.40 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$135.40 / 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
$89.25 / 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
9.4
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 $157 per day
  • Medium cars - from $121 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $156 per day
  • Small cars - from $99 per day
  • SUVs - from $204 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +6402102295260)
  • Mint Rentals (Tel: +6499308271)
  • National (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Go Rentals (Tel: +6492575142)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +64092560849)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +640800474258 / +6499796013)
  • SIXT (Tel: +6499796013)
  • Europcar (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Keddy (Tel: +64092750066)
  • Etrip Rentals (Tel: +640800842424 / +6499308271 / +64220688888)
  • RightCars (Tel: +6498879775)
  • Alamo (Tel: +64092560849)
  • Bargain Rental Cars (Tel: +640800566701 / +640800776699 / +64099414040)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +640800871563)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +6493033912 / +640800736835)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 6492569944 / 6493092258)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102295260)
  • 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
  • Airport name: Auckland Airport (AKL)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport 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. Car Rental at New Plymouth, from $52.46 per day
    228.8 km / 142.2 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $52.46 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 $53.46 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
$36.62
January
$33.64
February
$32.48
March
$29.35
April
$27.46
May
$20.01
June
$24.81
July
$21.50
August
$19.96
September
$16.25
October
$22.78
November
$36.10
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Auckland Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $16.25. 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 $36.62 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 at Auckland Airport
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.
Auckland Airport Car Rental 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
Europcar Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Go Rentals MG3 Hatchback 4 2 Small cars
Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Estima 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Hitch Car Rentals Nissan Tiida 2009 4 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.4 from 5 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in New Zealand?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in New Zealand?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
You must be between 18 and 70 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Discount Car Rentals New Zealand and NuCarrentals at Auckland Airport (AKL).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at Auckland Airport (AKL).
Can I rent a car at Auckland Airport (AKL) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Auckland Airport (AKL).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Auckland Airport (AKL) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Auckland Airport (AKL).
How much does it cost to rent a car at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
A rental car costs $119 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $75 at Discount Car Rentals New Zealand.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Auckland Airport (AKL) is $831. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Auckland Airport (AKL) was $526.
What car rental companies are located at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand and NuCarrentals can be found at Auckland Airport (AKL).
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
Europcar is located onsite at Auckland Airport (AKL).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
RightCars, Alamo, Enterprise, Go Rentals and GreenMotion offer shuttle service to their location at Auckland Airport (AKL).
What is the best car rental company at Auckland Airport (AKL)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Aerodrive Car Rental (9.2, 27 reviews), Mint Rentals (8.9, 71 reviews) and Etrip Rentals (8.7, 32 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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
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
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Etrip Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+640800842424 / +6499308271 / +64220688888
55f Richard Pearse Drive, Airport Oaks, 2022, Auckland
RightCars
Excellent 8.4
+6498879775
8a Aintree Avenue, Airport Oaks
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
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
+6493033912 / +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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+34965233425 / +6402102295260
25A Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland-2022
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +6402102295260 / +64021493648
25A Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland-2022

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