Car Hire in Queenstown

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Queenstown Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Station wagon or comparable
Toyota Corolla Station wagon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hao Rentals
£ 7.17 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Economy Elite
Toyota Aqua or comparable
Toyota Aqua
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 7.26 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris 2013 or comparable
Toyota Yaris 2013
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
£ 7.39 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Compact
Toyota Aqua Hybrid or comparable
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EV Hire
£ 8.02 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Queenstown Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
£ 15.16 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Standard
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 15.19 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Standard Elite
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
£ 16.27 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Mini
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Rentalcars247
£ 18.48 / 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 22:26 on 2024-06-14.

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
7 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
£ 1.35 per litre or £ 5.09 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.27 per litre or £ 4.82 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.41 per litre or £ 5.35 / 1 gallon

One-way Car Hire in Queenstown

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Queenstown and drop off in another city include:

  • From Queenstown to Christchurch - 38 offers from £ 25.79 per day
  • From Queenstown to Auckland - 52 offers from £ 25.79 per day
  • From Queenstown to Dunedin - 9 offers from £ 68.34 per day
  • From Queenstown to Picton - 9 offers from £ 68.34 per day
  • From Queenstown to Invercargill - 9 offers from £ 68.34 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Queenstown the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Queenstown fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Queenstown
£ 48.06
January
£ 50.74
February
£ 38.98
March
£ 27.81
April
£ 21.79
May
£ 34.55
June
£ 50.56
July
£ 42.68
August
£ 34.56
September
£ 30.20
October
£ 37.04
November
£ 63.10
December
The best month to hire a car in Queenstown is May (when the average price is £ 21.79 per day). This is 46% less than the yearly average and 65% less than hiring in December (when the average price is £ 63.10).

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.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Queenstown?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in May, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in Queenstown
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
7
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Queenstown is December, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Hire in Queenstown by Monthly Searches
146%
January
105%
February
94%
March
58%
April
46%
May
89%
June
98%
July
100%
August
94%
September
85%
October
122%
November
163%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Yes Rentals, Ezu Car Rental, Rentalcars247, Snap
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 7 per day
Cheapest supplier Hao Rentals

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
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Jucy Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Yes Rentals Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Nissan Tiida 4 1 Small cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Rentalcars247 Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Ezu Car Rental Toyota Yaris 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
16 May 2024
Visiting family
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
21 August 2023
Highlight of my first trip to Queenstown had to be the Steamer on the TSS Earnshaw and visit to Walters peak farm , overall the 360 degree stunning scenery in the area was breathtaking
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
13 February 2023
Wonderful trip from Queenstown vis Mt Cook and Tekapo, to Christchurch. Stunning scenery, friendly locals and great food. Loved it
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
12 February 2023
Mountains and location
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
12 February 2023
Top quality card and staff very helpful
New Zealand
Subaru Forester 4WD
1 August 2021
Brilliant and efficient service - would use again
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Yes Rentals
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
6.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
279
Total rental companies
30
Average daily price
£ 11.86
Lowest daily price
£ 7.17
Total cars available
380

Top 30 Suppliers in Queenstown in 2024

Yes Rentals
Yes Rentals
Exceptional 9.3 / 994 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 92
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2 / 169 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 39
Ezi Car Rental
Ezi Car Rental
Exceptional 9.2 / 38 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 60
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Exceptional 9.1 / 913 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 31
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 138 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 58
Snap
Snap
Very good 8.9 / 560 reviews
1 location
£ 13 - £ 81
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.9 / 54 reviews
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 56
Hao Rentals
Hao Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 10 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 23
Rentalcars247
Rentalcars247
Very good 8.8 / 279 reviews
1 location
£ 18 - £ 29
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.8 / 126 reviews
2 locations
£ 31 - £ 102
Mode Car Rentals
Mode Car Rentals
Very good 8.7 / 451 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 34
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Very good 8.7 / 128 reviews
2 locations
£ 19 - £ 57
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
2 locations
£ 21 - £ 92
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Very good 8.5 / 1,332 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 93
EV Hire
EV Hire
Very good 8.5 / 102 reviews
1 location
£ 8
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.5 / 6 reviews
2 locations
£ 25 - £ 81
yesaway
yesaway
Very good 8.4 / 243 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 137
Jucy
Jucy
Very good 8.4 / 161 reviews
1 location
£ 9 - £ 20
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Very good 8.4 / 16 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 58
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.2 / 94 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 89
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 5 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 41
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 3 reviews
2 locations
£ 26 - £ 87
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.9
1 location
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 45
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.4
1 location
U-Save
U-Save
Good 7.3 / 111 reviews
1 location
£ 38
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.3 / 32 reviews
1 location
£ 22 - £ 53
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.7 / 29 reviews
1 location
£ 25
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