New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
16 Feb — 23 Feb
Same drop-off
Auckland, New Zealand
Thu 16/2
Noon
Thu 23/2
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in New Zealand?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in New Zealand

Price

฿477 - ฿3,236

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Christchurch is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ฿477/day. Renting a car in Christchurch is 85% cheaper than renting one in Queenstown where the per day rate is around ฿3,236. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Auckland (฿656/day), Wellington (฿2,331/day), and Queenstown (฿3,236/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Christchurch should expect to spend around ฿477/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New Zealand is Christchurch.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in New Zealand?

January

฿1,974

February

฿836

March

฿803

April

฿1,004

May

฿870

June

฿1,037

July

฿1,271

August

฿1,104

September

฿1,204

October

฿1,305

November

฿1,773

December

฿2,309

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand is March. 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

In New Zealand, there are 650 active rental locations from 73 car rental companies. Small is the cheapest car type to hire in New Zealand in the past week - currently priced from ฿40/day. View deals for 2 car types available to hire in this destination:

Compare available car types for rental in New Zealand

Small cars

฿485 - ฿2,807

All Car Types

฿1,057 - ฿4,003

To hire a Small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿1,431/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in New Zealand (~฿485/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~฿2,807/day). In fact, July is about 67% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Small car saves you 40% 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 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 ฿2,197/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in New Zealand (~฿922/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿4,165/day). In fact, August is about 59% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, 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.

To hire a Large car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿2,275/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in New Zealand (~฿1,358/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿4,873/day). In fact, July is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Large car saves you 4% 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 hire a SUV car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿2,014/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in New Zealand (~฿1,130/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~฿3,610/day). In fact, October is about 44% 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 car saves you 15% 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 hire a Van car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿2,580/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in New Zealand (~฿1,362/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~฿5,815/day). In fact, January is about 48% 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 car is 9% 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:

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Best New Zealand Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, AeroDrive (10.0 rating), Scotties (10.0 rating) and EZU Car Rental (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?

With an average price of ฿1,123/day, Apex is the most popular car hire provider in New Zealand, booking 84% more hire cars than any other provider.

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

At ฿1,924/day, it is 22% 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 ฿1,473/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.

Van Rentals in New Zealand

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