New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand from C$ 14

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in New Zealand with a pick-up date of 29/4 and drop-off date of 7/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Auckland, New Zealand
30 abr. — 7 may.
Driver's age: 26-65
Auckland, New Zealand
mar. 30/4
Noon
mar. 7/5
Noon

New Zealand car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in New Zealand. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 abril 2024.

Most popular company

Snap Rentals

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

C$ 48

Cheapest price per day

C$ 14

What are the car hire rental for popular cities in New Zealand?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across New Zealand, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 289 pickup locations in New Zealand to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 abril 2024.

Price

C$ 16 - C$ 45

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Christchurch is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 16/day. Renting a car in Christchurch is 64% cheaper than renting one in Wellington where the per day rate is around C$ 45. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Auckland (C$ 25/day), Queenstown (C$ 29/day), and Wellington (C$ 45/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Auckland should expect to spend around C$ 25/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New Zealand is Auckland.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in New Zealand?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in New Zealand and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 23 abril 2024.

January

C$ 64

February

C$ 76

March

C$ 65

April

C$ 41

May

C$ 35

June

C$ 35

July

C$ 43

August

C$ 38

September

C$ 39

October

C$ 43

November

C$ 61

December

C$ 89

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in New Zealand

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in New Zealand and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 23 abril 2024.

In New Zealand, there are 731 active rental locations from 79 car rental companies. small car is the cheapest car type to rent in New Zealand in the past week - currently priced from C$ 14/day. View deals for 5 car types available to rent in this destination:

Economy

Economy

C$ 14+

Compact

Compact

C$ 14+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 16+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 61+

SUV

SUV

C$ 20+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 33+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 31+

Passenger Van

Passenger Van

C$ 32+

Compare available car types for rental in New Zealand

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in New Zealand to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 abril 2024.

Small cars

C$ 36 - C$ 80

All Car Types

C$ 46 - C$ 102

To rent a small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 55/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a small car in New Zealand (~C$ 36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~C$ 80/day). In fact, August is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a small car saves you 23% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New Zealand small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 70/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in New Zealand (~C$ 43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 100/day). In fact, May is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a medium car saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New Zealand medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 114/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in New Zealand (~C$ 86/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 146/day). In fact, October is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a large car is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New Zealand large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 76/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in New Zealand (~C$ 49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~C$ 103/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a SUV is 6% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New Zealand SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 101/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a van in New Zealand (~C$ 37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 135/day). In fact, May is about 64% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a van is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New Zealand van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pick-up truck in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 86/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in New Zealand (~C$ 74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 187/day). In fact, August is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a pick-up truck is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 103/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in New Zealand (~C$ 75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 334/day). In fact, October is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a luxury car is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota YarisC$ 14/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota YarisC$ 14/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan SentraC$ 14/day
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Nissan Sentra

Top rental agencies in New Zealand

Explore the leading car rental agencies in New Zealand known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in New Zealand. Reviews were last updated on 23 abril 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in New Zealand, including pickup locations serving Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Thrifty

60 locations

Hertz

48 locations

Firefly

47 locations

Sunnycars

36 locations

EZI

29 locations

Budget

24 locations

Moto Car Rental

23 locations

Avis

22 locations

Best New Zealand car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in New Zealand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in New Zealand with an average daily rate of C$ 38. Data was last updated on 23 abril 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in New Zealand, including options within a close proximity to Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Toyota YarisC$ 14/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota YarisC$ 14/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota YarisC$ 14/day
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Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in New Zealand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 abril 2024.
  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in New Zealand?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, EZI (9.6 rating), Rental Cars 247 (9.5 rating) and Yesaway (9.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in New Zealand.

  • What is the most popular car rental provider in New Zealand?

    When renting a car in New Zealand, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is Mode Car & Camper Rentals, and with prices around C$ 48/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Mode Car & Camper Rentals is INTERMEDIATE, which starts as low as C$ 16/day.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in New Zealand?

    When visiting New Zealand, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Christchurch where rental cars typically will cost around C$ 45/day (14% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in New Zealand was found in Auckland for just C$ 32/day.

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

    In New Zealand, drivers are expected to drive on the left side of the road.

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Luxury car rentals in New Zealand

Find luxury car rental deals in New Zealand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in New Zealand cost an average of C$ 36 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 abril 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found when it comes to luxury car rentals in New Zealand, including pickup locations near Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. If you don't see a deal that suits you, return soon as new offers are always being added.
Audi A4C$ 36/day
5
2
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A/C
Audi A4
Audi A4C$ 36/day
5
2
M
A/C
Audi A4

Van rentals in New Zealand

Find van rental deals in New Zealand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in New Zealand cost an average of C$ 39 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 abril 2024.
For those needing a little more space, we've found these great deals on van rentals in New Zealand, including pickup near Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. To give users even more options, we're frequently updating deals, so check back soon if you don't see one you like.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 29/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 30/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 30/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand

Browse car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 23 abril 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 10+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 26+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 10+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 11+

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