Auckland

Cheap Car Hire in Auckland, New Zealand from $16

Auckland, New Zealand
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Auckland, New Zealand. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

AUTOUNION

Price of petrol per litre

$3.00

Average price per day

$56

Cheapest price per day

$16

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Auckland?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Auckland, 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 18 April 2024.

January

$73

February

$87

March

$74

April

$49

May

$40

June

$41

July

$49

August

$43

September

$45

October

$49

November

$69

December

$100

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Auckland 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 Auckland, New Zealand

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Auckland, New Zealand and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Auckland this past week from 135 hire locations out of 63 hire agencies. Prices for a Auckland small car hire start from $16/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compare available car types for hire in Auckland, New Zealand

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Auckland, 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 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$36 - $110

All Car Types

$58 - $155

To hire a small car in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $60/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Auckland, New Zealand (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$110/day). In fact, May is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a small car saves you 33% 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 Auckland small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $84/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Auckland, New Zealand (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$158/day). In fact, May is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring 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. Here are the best Auckland medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $132/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Auckland, New Zealand (~$104/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$209/day). In fact, August is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a large car is 33% 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 hire a SUV in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $91/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Auckland, New Zealand (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$168/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a SUV is 3% 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 Auckland SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $138/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Auckland, New Zealand (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$203/day). In fact, August is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a van is 36% 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 Auckland van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $138/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Auckland, New Zealand (~$105/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$225/day). In fact, May is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a pickup truck is 36% 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 hire a luxury car in Auckland, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $127/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Auckland, New Zealand (~$95/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$204/day). In fact, June is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Auckland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Auckland, hiring a luxury car is 30% 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.

Kia Picanto$16/day
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Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$16/day
4
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Toyota Corolla

Tips for hiring a car in Auckland

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Auckland, New Zealand including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • New Zealand has a few important road rules you should remember when using Auckland car hire. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. If the lanes are separated by a yellow line instead of a white line, it is illegal (and highly dangerous) to overtake. The maximum speed limit on unmarked rural roads is typically 100 km/h, and you can only use a mobile phone if it is in hands-free mode and you don't need to touch it at all.
  • If you're travelling with children under the age of seven, they must be in an approved child restraint. You can usually book these as an extra with your car company. If you would rather bring your own, Australian-approved car seats can also be used in New Zealand.
  • Auckland roads are busiest from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. You can still travel fairly comfortably during these times if you're heading away from the city centre in the morning or towards it in the evening. The Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge tend to be busier roads. Waka Kotahi, New Zealand's transport agency, will have up-to-date information regarding road works, closures or other important traffic updates.

Top hire agencies in Auckland, New Zealand

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Auckland, New Zealand known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Auckland, New Zealand. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Auckland, including Avis, Snap Rentals and Budget. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Avis

9.2
Wonderful
17 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.5

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.6

Snap Rentals

8.7
Very Good
4 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.5

Budget

8.3
Very Good
16 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

Hertz

8.3
Very Good
27 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.2

Ace Rental Cars

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.2

Thrifty

7.7
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.0
Good
7 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.0

Bargain Car Rentals

7 locations

Best Auckland, New Zealand car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Auckland, New Zealand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Auckland, New Zealand with an average daily rate of $31. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Auckland we've found at this time. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Kia Picanto$16/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$16/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla
Toyota RAV4$21/day
2
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A/C
Toyota RAV4

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Auckland, New Zealand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What type of car should I hire in Auckland?

    Which car you choose to drive in Auckland depends on what you plan on doing. A standard car will be all you need in most cases, particularly if you're sticking to the city. Even if you plan on driving outside of Auckland, the main thing to be prepared for is narrow and winding roads. Single-lane roads are common in rural areas and they can be quite steep. You might prefer to book a larger off-road vehicle if you plan on heading into the mountains during the snow season or onto some of New Zealand's car-friendly beaches (just check if your provider allows this). You may also want to enquire with your provider about snow chains if you'll be driving into snowy areas.

  • What are some attractions near Auckland that I can drive to?

    Auckland is close to some incredible day trips and road trips that are best reached by car. If you're visiting in the summer, then you might want to head out to some of the nearby beaches, including Long Bay, Muriwai and Waiheke Island. If you visit Waiheke Island, you can get there on the SeaLink car ferry from Auckland; just make sure your provider allows you to use car ferries. You may need to pay for additional insurance. There are also a number of stunning forests and waterfalls around Auckland. Wenderholm Regional Park is a great camping or picnic spot that's less than an hour away by car. The Hunua Ranges are home to the awe-inspiring Hunua Falls, and you can get there in just over 50 minutes.

  • What documentation do I need to hire a car in Auckland?

    To hire a car in Auckland, you'll need to present your driver's licence. You can usually hire a car in Auckland with any licence written in English, including Australian driver's licences. In fact, some companies, including Apex, allow you to hire a car with an Australian P2 class licence. If your driver's licence is not in English, you will need an International Driver's Permit or another official translation. You'll need to have the IDP and your normal licence when you hire the car and while driving. Some companies also accept digital licences issued in Australia or New Zealand. You'll also need a credit card or a bank-issued Mastercard//VISA debit card. You'll need a card for a hold payment even if you plan on paying in cash. Most companies require you to be at least 21 years old and some won't hire to drivers under 25.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Auckland?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $56/day when booking a car hire in Auckland. The absolute best deal a user found was for $27/day from Avis, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Auckland?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Auckland from the following companies over the past two weeks: Yesaway ($16/day), Autounion Car Rental ($18/day), and Rental Cars 247 ($35/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Auckland?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Bargain Rental Cars (10.0 rating), Yes Rentals (9.3 rating) and Avis (9.1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Auckland.

  • What are petrol prices like in Auckland?

    The average price of petrol in Auckland is $3.00/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $135 and $195 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Auckland for a week from Autounion Car Rental?

    From Autounion Car Rental you can hire a car in Auckland from about $308 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Auckland for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 33% to make it a great deal in Auckland. Try to book at least 32 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Auckland?

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Auckland it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Auckland for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 79% on a month-long rental by booking with Avis. Avis is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Auckland can cost you on average $1,321 a month or $44 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car hire in Auckland for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Auckland is $73. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Auckland. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Auckland for as low as $61/day.

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Car hires by fuel type in Auckland, New Zealand

Browse car hires by fuel type in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Auckland, New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Auckland, New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($9+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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