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New Zealand Car Hire

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Most popular cities to hire a car in New Zealand

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
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£19 - £42 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 34% cheaper Car hire in Auckland is usually the cheapest in New Zealand at £19 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Hamilton 41% more expensive Hamilton usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in New Zealand, with rentals averaging £42 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN NEW ZEALAND Auckland 79% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Auckland than any other region in New Zealand.

Car hire companies in New Zealand

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
43 locations
Auckland £34/day
Wellington £32/day
Queenstown £32/day
Thrifty
28 locations
Hamilton £57/day
Christchurch £31/day
Auckland £35/day
Budget
24 locations
Auckland £32/day
Wellington £30/day
Christchurch £32/day
Queenstown £36/day
Avis
19 locations
Auckland £52/day
Christchurch £52/day
Europcar
14 locations
Auckland £49/day
Dunedin £52/day
Greymouth £49/day
Ace Rental Cars
13 locations
Dunedin £34/day
Greymouth £34/day
Picton £17/day
Auckland £19/day
Wellington £19/day

Most popular car hire types

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

Best value

Auckland

£21/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Dunedin

£33/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Wellington

£24/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Christchurch

£22/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Hamilton

£31/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Blenheim

£81/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Auckland

£26/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Dunedin

£42/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Wellington

£31/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

New Plymouth

£45/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Christchurch

£26/day
Large
Large

Best value

Queenstown

£35/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Wellington

£36/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Auckland

£38/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Hamilton

£42/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Dunedin

£58/day
Large

No. 5 most popular

Christchurch

£75/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Christchurch

£27/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Wellington

£36/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Dunedin

£48/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Auckland

£32/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

Hamilton

£39/day
Van
Van

Best value

Wellington

£42/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Auckland

£47/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Blenheim

£93/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Picton

£75/day
Van

No. 4 most popular

Christchurch

£65/day

Hiring a car in New Zealand

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in New Zealand?

The cheapest rental cars in New Zealand are generally found through Bargain Car Rentals. When booking with Bargain Car Rentals, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £8/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in New Zealand is £26/day.

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

Apex is the most popular car hire company in New Zealand with 15% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Apex also has 4 reviewsand a score of 10.0 out of 10, making this car rental agency a popular choice among travellers.

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

If you plan on travelling to New Zealand and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Hertz is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 43 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Hertz? Auckland is the most popular city to visit in New Zealand, with 4 Hertz car rental locations.

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

If you hire a car in New Zealand, be aware that you are required to drive on the left at all times.

How good are the roads in New Zealand?

New Zealand has a road quality score of 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts New Zealand at 43 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within New Zealand that the road quality will vary.

What is the drink driving limit in New Zealand?

2.38 mg/l 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. Note that the legal drinking age in New Zealand is 18. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

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

19% of momondo users preferred to hire a Economy when visiting New Zealand, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in New Zealand will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of £7 per day for a Economy.

How much does petrol cost in New Zealand?

On average, the price of petrol last week in New Zealand was £1.08 per litre. According to our data, New Zealand has neither the most expensive nor the cheapest petrol prices in the world. Kuwait currently has the least expensive at £0.27 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £1.73 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.


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