New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
3 Feb — 10 Feb
Same drop-off
Auckland, New Zealand
Fri 3/2
Noon
Fri 10/2
Noon
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What are the car hire rental for popular cities in New Zealand?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in New Zealand

Price

C$ 17 - C$ 83

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Auckland is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 17/day. Renting a car in Auckland is 80% cheaper than renting one in Tauranga where the per day rate is around C$ 83. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Christchurch (C$ 19/day), Queenstown (C$ 22/day), and Wellington (C$ 32/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$ 17/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?

January

C$ 78

February

C$ 33

March

C$ 32

April

C$ 40

May

C$ 34

June

C$ 41

July

C$ 50

August

C$ 44

September

C$ 48

October

C$ 52

November

C$ 70

December

C$ 92

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand is March. 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

In New Zealand, there are 642 active rental locations from 71 car rental companies. SUV is the cheapest car type to rent in New Zealand in the past week - currently priced from C$ 20/day. View deals for 3 car types available to rent in this destination:

Compare available car types for rental in New Zealand

Small Cars

C$ 32 - C$ 66

All Car Types

C$ 47 - C$ 117

To rent a Small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 46/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in New Zealand (~C$ 32/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 66/day). In fact, June is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Small car saves you 35% 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 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$ 54/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in New Zealand (~C$ 40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 76/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Medium 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.

To rent a Large car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 81/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in New Zealand (~C$ 44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 160/day). In fact, August is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Large car is 15% 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 SUV car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 74/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in New Zealand (~C$ 56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 114/day). In fact, October is about 26% 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 car is 7% 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 car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 89/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in New Zealand (~C$ 42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 134/day). In fact, August is about 54% 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 car is 23% 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 Luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of C$ 68/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in New Zealand (~C$ 25/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 170/day). In fact, August is about 64% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Luxury car saves you 2% 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.

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Best New Zealand Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in New Zealand?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, AeroDrive (10.0 rating), Scotties (10.0 rating) and EZU Car Rental (10.0 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 Hertz, and with prices around C$ 70/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is COMPACT, which starts as low as C$ 34/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 Wellington where rental cars typically will cost around C$ 74/day (14% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in New Zealand was found in Auckland for just C$ 46/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.

Van Rentals in New Zealand

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