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Car hire in New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
25 Apr — 2 May
Auckland, New Zealand
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Best deals found for New Zealand car hire

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Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£8/day

9 May - 8 Jul
Skoda Kamiq
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

10 May - 5 Jul
Ford Fiesta
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

8 May - 8 Jul
Kia Picanto
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£9/day

22 May - 2 Jul
Volkswagen Polo
MG ZS
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£9/day

10 May - 5 Jul
MG ZS
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£9/day

10 May - 5 Jul
Audi A3
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£9/day

1 Jun - 14 Jun
Kia Rio
BMW 1 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£10/day

1 Jun - 14 Jun
BMW 1 Series
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£10/day

23 Apr - 30 Apr
Ford Focus

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Small cars

£20 - £45

All Car Types

£27 - £63

The average price of a small car hire in New Zealand is £32. The cheapest time to hire a small car in New Zealand is in May. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £20 per day. A small car rental is typically 29% less expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in New Zealand is £44. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in New Zealand is in May. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £29 per day. A medium car rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in New Zealand is £70. The cheapest time to hire a large car in New Zealand is in June. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A large car rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in New Zealand is £48. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in New Zealand is in June. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £36 per day. A SUV rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in New Zealand is £81. The cheapest time to hire a van in New Zealand is in June. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A van rental is typically 45% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for New Zealand van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in New Zealand is £49. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in New Zealand is in April. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in New Zealand is £66. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in New Zealand is in September. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just £45 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 33% more expensive than the average rental car in New Zealand. The average price of a car hire in New Zealand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£8/day

9 May - 8 Jul
Skoda Kamiq
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

10 May - 5 Jul
Ford Fiesta
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£9/day

22 May - 2 Jul
Kia Picanto

Car hire insight and trends in New Zealand

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in New Zealand

What is the cheapest car hire agency in New Zealand?

The cheapest rental cars in New Zealand are generally found through DISCOUNT.QUEBEC . When booking with DISCOUNT.QUEBEC , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £12/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in New Zealand is £40/day.

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

Snap Rentals is the most popular car hire company in New Zealand with 33% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Snap Rentals also has 20 reviewsand a score of 8.4 out of 10, making this car hire 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 Thrifty is the car hire agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 60 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 Thrifty? Auckland is the most popular city to visit in New Zealand, with 4 Thrifty car hire locations.

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

34% of momondo users preferred to hire a SUV 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 £50 per day for a SUV.

New Zealand car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in New Zealand

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

Car hire in New Zealand

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in New Zealand so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

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.

How much does petrol cost in New Zealand?

On average, the price of petrol last week in New Zealand was £1.47 per litre. According to our data, New Zealand has neither the most expensive nor the cheapest petrol prices in the world. Egypt currently has the least expensive at £0.23 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £2.56 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in New Zealand?

Prices for cars in New Zealand were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in New Zealand?

Among different countries, including New Zealand, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in New Zealand?

To rent a car in New Zealand, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in New Zealand?

Booking a car hire in New Zealand via momondo could save you time and money. momondo provides you with a wide selection of options and cars as we search thousands of car hire websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in New Zealand?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in New Zealand, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in New Zealand with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in New Zealand offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in New Zealand on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in New Zealand with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car hire in New Zealand which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on car hire in New Zealand on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in New Zealand with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in New Zealand with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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