Car Rental New Zealand

New Zealand Car Rentals

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Most popular cities to rent a car in New Zealand

Compare car rental prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current Price Range
$25 - $54 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 32% cheaper Car rentals in Auckland are usually the cheapest in New Zealand at $25 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Rotorua 46% more expensive Rotorua usually has the highest priced car rentals in New Zealand with rentals averaging $54 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 78% more users visited More momondo users search for car rentals in Auckland than any other region in New Zealand.

Rental car companies in New Zealand

Below is a list of every nation-wide car rental agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
43 locations
Auckland $53/day
Wellington $44/day
Queenstown $53/day
Rotorua $65/day
Hamilton $41/day
Thrifty
28 locations
Hamilton $39/day
Tauranga $31/day
Christchurch $52/day
Dunedin $38/day
Auckland $51/day
Budget
24 locations
Auckland $45/day
Wellington $47/day
Christchurch $43/day
Queenstown $46/day
Avis
19 locations
Auckland $44/day
Christchurch $46/day
Queenstown $47/day
Europcar
14 locations
Auckland $62/day
Dunedin $50/day
Greymouth $47/day
Ace Rental Cars
13 locations
Dunedin $27/day
Greymouth $38/day
Picton $25/day
Auckland $19/day
Wellington $20/day

Most popular types of rental cars

Below are the most popular car rental types in New Zealand and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Wellington

$27/day
Small

#1 Most popular

Auckland

$38/day
Small

#2 Most popular

Dunedin

$46/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

$28/day
Small

#4 Most popular

Hamilton

$85/day
Small

#5 Most popular

Blenheim

$79/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Auckland

$30/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

Wellington

$45/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Dunedin

$61/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

$51/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Hamilton

$53/day
Large
Large

Best value

Auckland

$64/day
Large

#1 Most popular

Wellington

$74/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Dunedin

$75/day
Large

#3 Most popular

Hamilton

$70/day
Large

#4 Most popular

Christchurch

$65/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Wellington

$41/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Dunedin

$62/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

Auckland

$41/day
SUV

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

$41/day
Van
Van

Best value

Auckland

$61/day
Van

#1 Most popular

Dunedin

$90/day
Van

#2 Most popular

Wellington

$75/day
Van

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

$74/day

Renting a car in New Zealand

Before you book your car rental, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in New Zealand

What is the cheapest rental car agency in New Zealand?

Lucky Rentals New Zeland tends to have the cheapest rental cars in New Zealand. Users can often find prices for as low as $12/day when booking through Lucky Rentals New Zeland. You are more likely to find car rental deals through Lucky Rentals New Zeland for less than the average national price of $38/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you rent and the city you rent it in.

What is the most popular rental car agency in New Zealand?

Apex is currently the most popular car rental company in New Zealand, with 11% of users selecting their services in the past month. Apex is also popular due to their 4 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 10.0 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within New Zealand might not have any Apex car rental centers, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

What car rental company in New Zealand has the most locations?

With 43 locations across New Zealand, Hertz has the most car rental centers out of any other rental agency. Auckland is one of the most popular cities to visit in New Zealand, and you should have no trouble renting a car from one of Hertz’s 4 locations around the city.

What side of the road do people in New Zealand drive on?

You are required by law to drive on the left when you visit New Zealand. Not abiding by this law can result in traffic tickets, car accidents, or both.

How good are the roads in New Zealand?

Out of 137 countries, New Zealand ranked 43 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, New Zealand scored 4.7 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

What is the drinking and driving limit in New Zealand?

The drinking and driving limit in New Zealand is 0.05%. Regions and cities within New Zealand might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your rental car. Be aware that 18 is the legal drinking age in New Zealand and there are strict laws that prohibit drivers under this age from drinking and driving.

What is the most popular type of rental car in New Zealand?

Travelers to New Zealand usually opt for a Economy as their rental car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 19% of our users rented a Economy for their trip to New Zealand at an average cost of $13 per day.

How much does gasoline cost in New Zealand?

On average, you can expect to pay $5.34 per gallon for gasoline in New Zealand. Keep in mind that this is last week’s national average price and gas prices may vary across the country. If you change your mind about renting a car in New Zealand, Kuwait has some of the lowest gas prices in the world at $1.29 per gallon as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at $8.56 per gallon but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.

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