New Zealand

Cheap Car Hire in New Zealand from ฿559

Auckland, New Zealand
6 Mar — 13 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Auckland, New Zealand
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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 28 February 2024.

Most popular company

New Zealand Discount Car Rentals

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

฿1,812

Cheapest price per day

฿559

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 28 February 2024.

Price

฿511 - ฿1,995

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Christchurch is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ฿511/day. Renting a car in Christchurch is 74% cheaper than renting one in Wellington where the per day rate is around ฿1,995. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Auckland (฿767/day), Queenstown (฿1,523/day), and Wellington (฿1,995/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 ฿511/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?

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 28 February 2024.

January

฿1,685

February

฿2,007

March

฿1,864

April

฿1,577

May

฿1,003

June

฿1,003

July

฿1,183

August

฿1,039

September

฿1,039

October

฿1,147

November

฿1,613

December

฿2,330

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 28 February 2024.

In New Zealand, there are 718 active hire locations from 75 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in New Zealand in the past week - currently priced from ฿559/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

฿569+

Compact

Compact

฿559+

Intermediate

Intermediate

฿559+

SUV

SUV

฿676+

Minivan

Minivan

฿1,100+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

฿1,517+

Passenger van

Passenger van

฿2,719+

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

฿2,435+

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 28 February 2024.

Small cars

฿728 - ฿2,545

All Car Types

฿1,495 - ฿4,887

To hire a small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of ฿1,444/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in New Zealand (~฿728/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿2,545/day). In fact, August is about 50% 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 44% 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 ฿2,581/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in New Zealand (~฿1,244/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~฿3,748/day). In fact, September is about 52% 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 is 1% 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 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 ฿3,810/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in New Zealand (~฿1,861/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿12,604/day). In fact, January is about 52% 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 ฿2,329/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in New Zealand (~฿1,049/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿3,270/day). In fact, September is about 55% 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 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. 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 ฿4,192/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in New Zealand (~฿1,064/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿12,968/day). In fact, November is about 75% 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 39% 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 Fit฿559/day
4
5
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A/C
Honda Fit
Honda City฿569/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City

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 28 February 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

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 ฿1,117. Data was last updated on 28 February 2024.
Honda Fit฿559/day
4
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit
Honda Civic฿559/day
5
M
A/C
Honda Civic
Honda City฿569/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City

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 28 February 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?

With an average price of ฿889/day, New Zealand Discount Car Rentals is the most popular car hire provider in New Zealand, booking 116% more hire cars than any other provider.

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

At ฿1,320/day, it is 21% 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 ฿842/day in Wellington.

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

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

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 ฿2,311 per day. Price data was last updated on 28 February 2024.
Toyota Yaris฿1,982/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿2,162/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris฿2,209/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 ฿2,015 per day. Price data was last updated on 28 February 2024.
Toyota HiAce฿1,100/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿1,100/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿1,100/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, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 28 February 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (฿25+).

Electric

Electric

฿66+

Hybrid

Hybrid

฿25+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

฿29+

City car hires in New Zealand
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