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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Auckland Airport
Economy
Toyota Prius or comparable
Toyota Prius
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
North Car Rental
£ 5.31 / per day
Auckland Airport
Mini
Nissan March or comparable
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
£ 6.40 / per day
Auckland Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Aqua or comparable
Toyota Aqua
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
£ 6.75 / per day
Auckland Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.02 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Queenstown Airport
Standard
Nissan Sylphy or comparable
Nissan Sylphy
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hao Rentals
£ 9.75 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Standard Elite
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
£ 12.34 / per day
City Centre
Full-size
Nissan Wingroad STW or comparable
Nissan Wingroad STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 15.40 / per day
Auckland Airport
Premium Van
Toyota Vellfire or comparable
Toyota Vellfire
  • 8
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
£ 28.35 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 01:10 on 2024-05-24.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Samoan
Currency
NZD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+64
Average car hire price
£ 12 per day
Average car hire length
9 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.34 per litre or £ 5.07 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.20 per litre or £ 4.55 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.48 per litre or £ 5.58 / 1 gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in New Zealand the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in New Zealand fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in New Zealand
£ 43.04
January
£ 48.17
February
£ 37.98
March
£ 25.69
April
£ 21.48
May
£ 30.63
June
£ 38.67
July
£ 33.42
August
£ 29.60
September
£ 28.72
October
£ 36.34
November
£ 55.75
December
The best month to hire a car in New Zealand is May — when the average price for a hire is £ 21.48 per day. This is 40% less than the yearly average and 61% less than hiring a car in December (when the average price is £ 55.75 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in New Zealand?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 10 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in May with an average of 7 days.
Average number of hire days in New Zealand
10
January
10
February
9
March
9
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
9
November
9
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in New Zealand?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in New Zealand, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is December, while May is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in New Zealand Compared to the Yearly Average
154%
January
137%
February
115%
March
58%
April
50%
May
64%
June
75%
July
72%
August
76%
September
88%
October
133%
November
177%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 58
Airport locations 23
Popular suppliers Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Ezu Car Rental, Yes Rentals, Mode Car Rentals, Snap
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 5 per day
Cheapest supplier North Car Rental

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Nissan Tiida 4 1 Small cars
Ezi Car Rental Toyota Yaris Cross 5 2 Small cars
Autounion Mazda Demio 5 2 Small cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Corolla (2016-2018) 5 2 Large cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2015 - 2017)
6 May 2024
.visiting family
Ireland
Nissan X-Trail
23 April 2024
Visiting Milford sound
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
8 April 2024
Spent 10 days driving around the South Island of New Zealand. Stunning.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
29 March 2024
Queenstown, the Skyline and a climb up to Ben Lomond
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
24 March 2024
Rotorua is a must….geysers, hot lakes and Māori village.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
22 March 2024
Tekapo and mount cook. Loved many great restaurants, amigo’s in Cromwell for taco Tuesday and margaritas, and little spicy Chinese in Riccarton, Christchurch especially.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
26 February 2024
6 weeks and 5,800kms of amazing scenery, fantastic people and great coffee
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
15 February 2024
Really enjoyed visiting lakes and mountains
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla (2018 - 2020)
14 February 2024
Great trip from Auckland to Queenstown via Coromandel, Taupo, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Takaka, Punakaiki, Arthur’s Pass, Christchurch, Twizel and Wanaka. So many beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains and walks to suit all abilities.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
8 February 2024
New Zealand is an amazing country. It will surprise you every day.
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
15 January 2024
A 5 week tour of the North and South Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand. Lots of driving, amazing scenery and a seriously fun time
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
23 October 2023
Too many to mention. Key places Waitomo caves. Rotorua redwood walk, hot springs and climbing Mt Taranaki.
Singapore
Toyota RAV4 (2018 - 2020)
22 October 2023
The vehicle was stable and great for a variety of road paths and terrains. From the windy mountainous paths of Lindis pass to the uphill drive to lake tekapo and mount cook, our SUV has definitely brought us to many beautiful landscapes.
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United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
18 October 2023
Natural beauty of Queenstown and so many choices of where to eat and drink and great golf course
Australia
Mazda Demio
13 October 2023
Catching up with friends, Waiatoto River Safari Jetboat trip, visiting Peregrine winery and others in the Gibbston Valley, Haast - one of the best places in NZ. Bella Cucina restaurant in Queenstown is always good.
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
23 September 2023
NZ can only be seen properly by using car. Outside the two big cities public transport is more or less non existent. We were able to see all the main sights of North Island using the hire car. Warning...in rural areas roads are tricky and local driving is often bad
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
25 August 2023
Saw family and friends around Auckland and northland
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
9 April 2023
Loved touring New Zealand.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
9 April 2023
We traveled around New Zealand’s North and South islands. The whole trip has been amazing
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
17 March 2023
We travelled to both North Island and South Island, New Zealand seeing all the beautiful lakes, mountains and countryside.
Portugal
Mitsubishi ASX
10 March 2023
Perfect all round car and service
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
28 February 2023
Great value, good car but not ckean when I picked it up. Very friendly and efficient agents. Great shuttle bus service to the airport. Certainly use Mode again for my next visit.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Kia Sportage
24 February 2023
Loved the rav 4: drove over 1000k in New Zealand
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
22 February 2023
We travelled all around the south island and discovered all the sights of New Zealand
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
19 February 2023
Beautiful views across the highways to Tauranga
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
16 February 2023
Great drives to Hanmer Springs, for naturally heated pools, and Arthur's Pass to see the Devil's Punch Bowl waterfall.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
15 February 2023
Cyclone Gabrielle sort of got in the way to a greater extent
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
12 February 2023
Able to visit out of the way places for nature and walking
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
8 February 2023
Except for a little rain earlier on....its been a great time in nz
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United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
3 February 2023
Overall good but weather cut out a number of trips as roads were closed
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
23 January 2023
Exploring the amazing NZ
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
21 January 2023
Great drive to Te Anau
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
16 January 2023
We had a fabulous time visiting relatives and walking in beautiful New Zealand.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
6 January 2023
New Zealand was out of this world. We did a trip almost every day. From whale watching to scuba diving 🤿 Māori culture experience is a must. Hobbiton was amazing 🤩 and so many other trips…
customer photo customer photo
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
3 January 2023
Visiting family in Tauranga but highly recommend Taupo and Rotorua
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
28 October 2022
Everything. Nature, nature and adventure sport
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris 2013
15 October 2022
We did a road trip from Queenstown to Wanaka , Franz Joseph , Christchurch, Lake Tekepo and back. We did bungy jumps, Nevis Swing, hot pools , heli and glacier landing. We had a trip of a lifetime
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris (2013 - 2016)
8 September 2022
Having a car made it so easy to get around, especially in towns like rotorua and taupo when it is easiest to drive. We loved waitomo and hobbiton! And visited national park also to do the tongariro crossing, would highly recommend this!
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
14 August 2022
Twizel in Mackenzie Country, lovely area to explore.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
18 July 2022
New Zealand is a beautiful country and should be visited and experienced by everyone.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Cross Country Rentals
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
6.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
832
Total rental companies
39
Average daily price
£ 11.54
Lowest daily price
£ 5.31
Total cars available
2453

Top 39 Suppliers in New Zealand in 2024

Cross Country Rentals
Cross Country Rentals
Exceptional 9.3 / 77 reviews
3 locations
£ 24 - £ 59
Yes Rentals
Yes Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 2,193 reviews
3 locations
£ 8 - £ 93
Ezi Car Rental
Ezi Car Rental
Exceptional 9.1 / 427 reviews
23 locations
£ 23 - £ 138
Snap
Snap
Exceptional 9 / 1,492 reviews
5 locations
£ 12 - £ 92
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 396 reviews
5 locations
£ 20 - £ 82
Rentalcars247
Rentalcars247
Very good 8.9 / 694 reviews
3 locations
£ 15 - £ 25
Mint Rentals
Mint Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 206 reviews
1 location
£ 13 - £ 18
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.8 / 508 reviews
38 locations
£ 31 - £ 208
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Very good 8.8 / 436 reviews
8 locations
£ 22 - £ 70
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.8 / 142 reviews
37 locations
£ 24 - £ 194
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 305 reviews
6 locations
£ 23 - £ 81
EV Hire
EV Hire
Very good 8.6 / 272 reviews
3 locations
£ 9 - £ 14
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.6 / 40 reviews
10 locations
£ 19 - £ 128
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Very good 8.5 / 2,260 reviews
3 locations
£ 6 - £ 93
Mode Car Rentals
Mode Car Rentals
Very good 8.5 / 1,908 reviews
5 locations
£ 12 - £ 31
yesaway
yesaway
Very good 8.5 / 1,442 reviews
5 locations
£ 13 - £ 137
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Very good 8.4 / 2,531 reviews
5 locations
£ 8 - £ 124
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 507 reviews
14 locations
£ 25 - £ 132
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.3 / 50 reviews
32 locations
£ 23 - £ 109
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 17 reviews
7 locations
£ 23 - £ 82
Jucy
Jucy
Very good 8.2 / 258 reviews
3 locations
£ 12 - £ 36
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Very good 8.2 / 91 reviews
14 locations
£ 26 - £ 114
Bargain Rental Cars
Bargain Rental Cars
Very good 8.1 / 1,217 reviews
13 locations
£ 10 - £ 99
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 22 reviews
33 locations
£ 20 - £ 115
Hao Rentals
Hao Rentals
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 23
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.7 / 211 reviews
1 location
EasyGoRentals
EasyGoRentals
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 27
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
7 locations
National
National
Good 7.7
6 locations
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.6 / 140 reviews
16 locations
£ 23 - £ 109
North Car Rental
North Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
£ 5 - £ 55
Speedy Rentals
Speedy Rentals
Good 7.6 / 1 review
2 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
12 locations
£ 26 - £ 183
YITU Car Rental
YITU Car Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 33 - £ 123
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.4 / 12 reviews
4 locations
£ 19 - £ 53
USAVE
USAVE
Good 7.3 / 335 reviews
4 locations
£ 37 - £ 38
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.3
4 locations
Autounion
Autounion
Satisfactory 6.9 / 540 reviews
2 locations
£ 6 - £ 48
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.6 / 98 reviews
5 locations
£ 25 - £ 393
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