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Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand from ฿289

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in New Zealand with a pick-up date of 2/7 and drop-off date of 9/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 12 June 2024.

Most popular company

Rental Cars 247

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

฿1,337

Cheapest price per day

฿289

New Zealand car rental prices in popular cities

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 297 pickup locations in New Zealand to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

Price

฿774 - ฿1,150

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 12 June 2024.

January

฿1,720

February

฿2,050

March

฿1,757

April

฿1,061

May

฿768

June

฿842

July

฿1,098

August

฿988

September

฿1,061

October

฿1,135

November

฿1,611

December

฿2,379

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 12 June 2024.

In New Zealand, there are 751 active hire locations from 80 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in New Zealand in the past week - currently priced from ฿289/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

฿289+

Compact

Compact

฿325+

Intermediate

Intermediate

฿631+

SUV

SUV

฿719+

Minivan

Minivan

฿943+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

฿1,096+

Passenger van

Passenger van

฿2,398+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

฿650+

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 12 June 2024.

Small cars

฿608 - ฿1,906

All Car Types

฿1,494 - ฿3,807

To hire a small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿1,355/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in New Zealand (~฿608/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~฿1,906/day). In fact, June is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a small car saves you 45% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿2,351/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in New Zealand (~฿1,270/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~฿3,811/day). In fact, September is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a medium car saves you 5% 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 medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿3,606/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in New Zealand (~฿1,849/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿5,919/day). In fact, September is about 49% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, 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 New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿2,316/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in New Zealand (~฿1,155/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿3,805/day). In fact, September is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a SUV saves you 6% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿3,799/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in New Zealand (~฿1,489/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿8,621/day). In fact, November is about 61% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, 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 New Zealand van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Honda City฿289/day
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A/C
Honda City
Honda City฿303/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿325/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

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 12 June 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in New Zealand, including those that serve Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Thrifty

62 locations

Hertz

49 locations

Firefly

47 locations

Sunnycars

41 locations

EZI

29 locations

Budget

24 locations

Moto Car Rental

23 locations

Avis

22 locations

Best New Zealand car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in New Zealand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in New Zealand with an average daily rate of ฿1,076. Data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in New Zealand, including options within a close proximity to Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Honda City฿289/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Honda City฿303/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿325/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

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 12 June 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in New Zealand?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating), Rental Cars 247 (9.5 rating) and EZI (9.3 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in New Zealand.

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

    With an average price of ฿1,183/day, Rental Cars 247 is the most popular car hire provider in New Zealand, booking 195% more hire cars than any other provider.

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

    At ฿937/day, it is 27% cheaper on average to rent a car in Christchurch than any other city in New Zealand. The cheapest price found in New Zealand was for ฿672/day in Christchurch.

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

    Cars travel on the left side of the road in New Zealand.

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Small car rentals in New Zealand

Find small car rental deals in New Zealand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in New Zealand cost an average of ฿1,660 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
Toyota Yaris฿1,129/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,167/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿1,207/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Van rentals in New Zealand

Find van rental deals in New Zealand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in New Zealand cost an average of ฿2,163 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
For those needing a little more space, we've found these great deals on van rentals in New Zealand, including pickup near Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton. To give users even more options, we're frequently updating deals, so check back soon if you don't see one you like.
Toyota HiAce฿732/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿943/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿944/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

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 12 June 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 (฿8+).

Electric

Electric

฿27+

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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