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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Auckland Ponsonby
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 11.36 per day
Auckland Ponsonby
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 12.43 per day
Auckland East Tamaki
Compact
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 13.34 per day
Auckland East Tamaki
Standard
Nissan Bluebird Sedan or comparable
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 14.34 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Auckland Ponsonby
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 15.89 / per day
Auckland Henderson
Compact
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 16.76 / per day
Auckland Ponsonby
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 17.02 / per day
Palmerston North City Centre
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
USAVE
£ 17.20 / 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 11:24 on 2022-09-30.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Dialing code
64
Budget car hire price
£ 34.62 / per day
Average car hire length
1 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.44 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.57 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.32 / 1 liter

Top 15 Most Popular Cities in New Zealand

  1. Car Hire in Queenstown starting at £ 34.65 per day
  2. Car Hire in Wellington starting at £ 26.35 per day
  3. Car Hire in Dunedin starting at £ 33.93 per day
  4. Car Hire in Tauranga starting at £ 45.64 per day
  5. Car Hire in Palmerston North starting at £ 62.24 per day
  6. Car Hire in Blenheim starting at £ 65.34 per day
  7. Car Hire in Invercargill starting at £ 70.57 per day
  8. Car Hire in Whangarei starting at £ 42.47 per day
  9. Car Hire in New Plymouth starting at £ 41.15 per day
  10. Car Hire in Gisborne starting at £ 41.15 per day
  11. Car Hire in Kerikeri starting at £ 42.47 per day
  12. Car Hire in Taupo starting at £ 42.47 per day
  13. Car Hire in Whanganui starting at £ 64.41 per day

Top 17 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
£ 44.66
January
£ 39.06
February
£ 40.76
March
£ 32.76
April
£ 26.26
May
£ 23.19
June
£ 20.85
July
£ 21.87
August
£ 39.23
September
£ 39.95
October
£ 49.85
November
£ 51.34
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in New Zealand is July with prices starting at £ 20.85 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 £ 51.34. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 36. 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 January. 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
270%
January
212%
February
167%
March
63%
April
33%
May
13%
June
16%
July
37%
August
133%
September
37%
October
123%
November
96%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Bargain Rental Cars Toyota Vitz 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Yes Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Autounion Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 2 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
Yes Rentals Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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!

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
yesaway
9.4 / 10
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
7.43 / 10
Total number of reviews
240
Total rental companies
33
Average daily price
£ 34.62
Lowest daily price
£ 8.11
Total cars available
981

Top 33 Hire Companies in New Zealand in 2022

yesaway
yesaway
Remarkable 9.4 / 862 reviews
+6433585740
153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Tue:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Wed:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Thu:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Fri:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Sat:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Sun:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Remarkable 9.2 / 95 reviews
+64034424106
Queenstown Airport, Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:30
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.2 / 146 reviews
+6437774110
Domestic Arrivals Hall Queenstown Airport, Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Queenstown 9300
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2 / 154 reviews
+6498703330
Queenstown Airport, Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Remarkable 9.1 / 21 reviews
0800502277 / +6433603270
Hertz Rent A Car Counter, Dunedin Airport (In Terminal)
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:30-21:30
Mint Rentals
Mint Rentals
Remarkable 9.1 / 108 reviews
+6499308271
5 Aintree Ave, Mangere, 2022, Auckland
Working hours
Mon:09:30-16:00
Tue:09:30-16:00
Wed:09:30-16:00
Thu:09:30-16:00
Fri:09:30-16:00
Sat:09:30-16:00
Sun:09:30-16:00
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Remarkable 9 / 568 reviews
+6433578919 / +64277220028 / +6439743818
153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:55
Tue:09:00-16:55
Wed:09:00-16:55
Thu:09:00-16:55
Fri:09:00-16:55
Sat:09:00-16:55
Sun:09:00-16:55
Rentalcars247
Rentalcars247
Remarkable 9 / 17 reviews
092570992 / 098693318
26 Airpark Drive Mangere, Auckland
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
Jucy
Jucy
Outstanding 8.9 / 90 reviews
+6493744360 / 0800399736
JUCY Car Rental, 157 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:08:30-16:00
Tue:08:30-16:00
Wed:08:30-16:00
Thu:08:30-16:00
Fri:08:30-16:00
Sat:08:30-16:00
Sun:08:30-16:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.9 / 216 reviews
+64032655201
Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Mode Car Rentals
Mode Car Rentals
Outstanding 8.8 / 598 reviews
+64035951828
11 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
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
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Outstanding 8.8 / 5 reviews
+6443881054 / 0508246584
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
USAVE
USAVE
Outstanding 8.7 / 276 reviews
+6492569430
170 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:15
Tue:08:00-17:15
Wed:08:00-17:15
Thu:08:00-17:15
Fri:08:00-17:15
Sat:08:00-17:15
Sun:08:00-17:15
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7 / 57 reviews
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:30
Thu:07:30-22:30
Fri:07:30-22:30
Sat:07:30-22:30
Snap Rentals
Snap Rentals
Outstanding 8.7 / 782 reviews
+640800288699 / +6492752438
9 Manu Tapu Drive, Auckland Airport
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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.6 / 76 reviews
+6435951828
11-15 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch 8051
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
EV Hire
EV Hire
Outstanding 8.6 / 10 reviews
+6492171001
43 Brookes Road, Frankton, Queenstown, 9371
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 8.6 / 2 reviews
+64092560849
42 Verissimo Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Outstanding 8.5 / 184 reviews
+64212863456
234 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queentown
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5 / 10 reviews
6434423450
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+6433586554
30 Durey Rd
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5 / 17 reviews
+6434423532
Airport Desk
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Yes Rentals
Yes Rentals
Outstanding 8.4 / 800 reviews
+6434202878
152 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
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 8.3 / 5 reviews
6448018108
25 Dixon St
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
Bargain Rental Cars
Bargain Rental Cars
Outstanding 8.2 / 378 reviews
+640800001110 / +640212470346 / +64033603113
6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
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
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8.2 / 197 reviews
+6432880097
32 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.2 / 10 reviews
+640800871563
Ray Emery Drive
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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.2
+6436660026
5 Ivan Jamieson Place
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.1
032182837
92 AIRPORT AVE
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:30
Tue:07:30-20:30
Wed:07:30-20:30
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-20:30
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-20:30
Interrent
Interrent
Outstanding 8 / 8 reviews
+6402102295260
25 Laurence Stevens Drive, Mangere, 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
Autounion
Autounion
Great 7.8 / 56 reviews
+6499490944 / 080022776468
181 Montgomerie road mangere Auckland , New Zealand.
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.5 / 10 reviews
+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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.4 / 65 reviews
+640800736825
76 Tauhinu Road Greenhithe Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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