COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Update

Here is the latest information concerning COVID-19 and renting a car on DiscoverCars.com.

We are working around the clock to keep up with the constantly-changing situation throughout the world so we can provide you with up-to-date information regarding travel restrictions, rental branch opening hours, shuttle services, safety measures, and more. Our Customer Support team is ready to assist you any time, night or day.

If seeking general travel advice, we strongly recommend consulting the guidance of your government and the World Health Organization.

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.

If you do travel, we want you to be as safe as possible while doing so. Thus, we have added information in our search results letting you know which rental companies are disinfecting their vehicles to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Use the filter on the left-hand side of the search results to only see vehicles that are confirmed to be thoroughly disinfected.

We understand your need for flexibility.

We’d like to tell you that we’ve become more flexible, but the truth is that we were always flexible. If you need to change the dates of your rental or you decide to travel somewhere else, you can modify your booking in the My Booking section without charge (although the rental price may change).

Car Hire in New Zealand

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Auckland Airport Car Hire
Economy
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.08 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Hire
Compact
Nissan Tiida Latio Sedan or comparable
Nissan Tiida Latio Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.08 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Hire
Compact Elite
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.08 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.08 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.13 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.13 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.13 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.13 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 17:41 on 2021-04-22.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Dialing code
64
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Top 14 Most Popular Cities in New Zealand

  1. Car Hire in Christchurch starting at £ 8.01 per day
  2. Car Hire in Queenstown starting at £ 11.02 per day
  3. Car Hire in Wellington starting at £ 12.35 per day
  4. Car Hire in Dunedin starting at £ 23.77 per day
  5. Car Hire in Nelson starting at £ 16.08 per day
  6. Car Hire in Palmerston North starting at £ 34.31 per day
  7. Car Hire in Napier starting at £ 35.76 per day
  8. Car Hire in Rotorua starting at £ 37.00 per day
  9. Car Hire in Invercargill starting at £ 28.17 per day
  10. Car Hire in Tauranga starting at £ 37.00 per day
  11. Car Hire in New Plymouth starting at £ 34.31 per day
  12. Car Hire in Whangarei starting at £ 29.24 per day
  13. Car Hire in Blenheim starting at £ 26.60 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Destinations in New Zealand

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in New Zealand?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in New Zealand fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in New Zealand
£ 44.10
January
£ 38.57
February
£ 40.26
March
£ 32.35
April
£ 25.93
May
£ 22.90
June
£ 20.59
July
£ 21.60
August
£ 38.75
September
£ 39.45
October
£ 49.23
November
£ 50.70
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in New Zealand is July with prices starting at £ 20.59 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 50.70. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 35. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in New Zealand keep them for an average of 9 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in April keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length in New Zealand
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
9
October
9
November
7
December

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

Though New Zealand is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in February. in June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in New Zealand Compared to the Yearly Average
52%
January
321%
February
285%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
51%
September
71%
October
234%
November
181%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Aqua 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
yesaway Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Ezu Car Rental Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars

Top 20 Hire Companies in New Zealand in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+6402102787307
73 Orchard Rd., Harewood Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
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
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Remarkable 9.2
+6443881054
357 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington 6022
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
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+6433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.8
+64062602320
Palmerston North Airport, Milson, Palmerston North 4414, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
43808914
STEWART DUFF DRIVE, RONGOTAI
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+6446660021
1 Freight Drive, 6022 Wellington
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+64062602320
TERMINAL BUILDING
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
6463570168
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:09:00-17:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
6463568565
Terminal Building Palmerston North Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:09:00-17:30
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
43808914
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+6493033912
3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:08:30-17:30
Sun:08:30-17:30
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.4
43808914
STEWART DUFF DRIVE RONGOTAI,
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8.4
+6468880032
28 Sheffield Cres Burnside, Burnside Christchurch 8053
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.2
+6442138938
25 Shelly Bay Road Maupuia Wellington 6022
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:08:30-17:30
Sun:08:30-17:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+640800871563
159 Wairau Road, Takapuna, Auckland 2104
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:08:00-12:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
+640800736825
76 Tauhinu Road Greenhithe Auckland 0632 New Zealand
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
6444711176 / 021358217
126 Hutt Rd Kaiwharawhara
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.4
+34965233425 / +6402102787307
Wairakei Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
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
Great 7.3
+34965233425 / +6402102787307
Wairakei Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
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
Great 7
+6436660026
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
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