New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
9 Mar — 16 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Auckland, New Zealand
Sat 9/3
Noon
Sat 16/3
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 2 March 2024.

Most popular company

Apex

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

AED 255

Cheapest price per day

AED 247

What are the car hire prices 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 287 pickup locations in New Zealand to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 2 March 2024.

Price

AED 55 - AED 255

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Wellington is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just AED 55/day. Renting a car in Wellington is 78% cheaper than renting one in Queenstown where the per day rate is around AED 255. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Auckland (AED 128/day), Christchurch (AED 174/day), and Queenstown (AED 255/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Queenstown should expect to spend around AED 255/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New Zealand is Queenstown.

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 2 March 2024.

January

AED 172

February

AED 205

March

AED 187

April

AED 154

May

AED 102

June

AED 102

July

AED 121

August

AED 106

September

AED 106

October

AED 117

November

AED 165

December

AED 238

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 2 March 2024.
Economy

Economy

AED 76+

Compact

Compact

AED 97+

Intermediate

Intermediate

AED 100+

SUV

SUV

AED 119+

People carrier

People carrier

AED 191+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

AED 154+

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

AED 272+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

AED 107+

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 2 March 2024.

Small cars

AED 42 - AED 287

All Car Types

AED 85 - AED 362

To rent a small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 173/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a small car in New Zealand (~AED 42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~AED 287/day). In fact, August is about 76% 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 20% 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 medium car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 201/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in New Zealand (~AED 76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 316/day). In fact, September is about 63% 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 7% 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 AED 195/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a large car in New Zealand (~AED 151/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 488/day). In fact, July is about 23% 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 saves you 10% 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 SUV in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 250/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in New Zealand (~AED 126/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 528/day). In fact, September is about 50% 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 14% 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 van in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 241/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a van in New Zealand (~AED 210/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~AED 941/day). In fact, May is about 13% 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 11% 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.

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 2 March 2024.

Thrifty

59 locations

Hertz

48 locations

Firefly

46 locations

Sunnycars

36 locations

EZI

29 locations

Budget

24 locations

Moto Car Rental

23 locations

Avis

22 locations

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 2 March 2024.

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, AeroDrive (10.0 rating), EZU Car Rental (10.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in New Zealand.

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

When hiring a car in New Zealand, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Apex, and with prices around AED 241/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Apex is SUV, which starts as low as AED 146/day.

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

At AED 131/day, it is 32% cheaper on average to rent a car in Wellington than any other city in New Zealand. The cheapest price found in New Zealand was for AED 126/day in Wellington.

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.

Car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand

Browse car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 2 March 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (AED 15+).

Electric

Electric

AED 26+

Hybrid

Hybrid

AED 17+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

AED 15+

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