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
33 C$ - 71 C$ per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 32% cheaper Car rentals in Auckland are usually the cheapest in New Zealand at 33 C$ per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Rotorua 45% more expensive Rotorua usually has the highest priced car rentals in New Zealand with rentals averaging 71 C$ per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 66% 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 63 C$/day
Queenstown 55 C$/day
Thrifty
28 locations
Christchurch 60 C$/day
Auckland 61 C$/day
Budget
24 locations
Auckland 43 C$/day
Queenstown 79 C$/day
Avis
19 locations
Auckland 69 C$/day
Queenstown 68 C$/day
Ace Rental Cars
13 locations
Dunedin 57 C$/day
Auckland 30 C$/day
Wellington 30 C$/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

Nelson

26 C$/day
Small

#1 Most popular

Auckland

35 C$/day
Small

#2 Most popular

Wellington

42 C$/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Hamilton

64 C$/day
Small

#4 Most popular

Christchurch

26 C$/day
Small

#5 Most popular

Dunedin

45 C$/day
Large
Large

Best value

Queenstown

40 C$/day
Large

#1 Most popular

Wellington

44 C$/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Auckland

63 C$/day
Large

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

56 C$/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Queenstown

27 C$/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Auckland

49 C$/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

Wellington

66 C$/day
SUV

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

46 C$/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Auckland

34 C$/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

Wellington

52 C$/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Dunedin

66 C$/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

Christchurch

44 C$/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Queenstown

49 C$/day
Medium

#5 Most popular

Nelson

105 C$/day
Van
Van

Best value

Christchurch

65 C$/day
Van

#1 Most popular

Auckland

69 C$/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?

According to our data, JUCY is the cheapest rental car agency in New Zealand. Users who book a rental car with JUCY often find prices below the 38 C$ average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your rental, you could find prices for as low as 17 C$ each day when booking with JUCY .

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 centres, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

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

Hertz has more car rental locations within New Zealand than any other agency. With 43 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centres either at your destination airport or within the city. If you haven’t picked a city to visit, Auckland is the most popular destination at the moment. Auckland also has 4 Hertz rental car centres.

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?

As of 2019, New Zealand ranked 43 out of 137 countries for road quality. New Zealand received a road quality score of 4.7, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

What is the drinking and driving limit in New Zealand?

0.05% is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in New Zealand. Both residents and visitors of New Zealand can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount. New Zealand has strict laws against individuals who drink and drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

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

Travellers to New Zealand usually opt for a Compact 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, 23% of our users rented a Compact for their trip to New Zealand at an average cost of 17 C$ per day.

How much does gasoline cost in New Zealand?

On average, you can expect to pay 1.88 C$ per liter 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 aren’t set on renting a car in New Zealand, then consider Kuwait. Gasoline prices there are some of the cheapest in the world at 0.45 C$ per liter as of last week. Hong Kong is another great place to visit and rent a car, but keep in mind that gas prices can be expensive at around 2.96 C$ per liter.


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