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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in New Zealand?

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

Price

$11 - $46

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Auckland is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $11/day. Renting a car in Auckland is 76% cheaper than renting one in Tauranga where the per day rate is around $46. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Christchurch ($13/day), Nelson ($17/day), and Wellington ($18/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Auckland should expect to spend around $11/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New Zealand is Auckland.

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

January

$58

February

$25

March

$24

April

$30

May

$26

June

$31

July

$38

August

$33

September

$36

October

$39

November

$53

December

$69

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

There are 71 rental agencies servicing New Zealand. These agencies, altogether, have 642 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in New Zealand with prices from $20 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can rent in New Zealand:

Compare available car types for rental in New Zealand

Small Cars

$26 - $72

All Car Types

$59 - $119

To rent a Small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $40/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in New Zealand (~$26/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$72/day). In fact, August is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Small car saves you 49% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $56/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in New Zealand (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$89/day). In fact, August is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Medium car saves you 29% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $82/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in New Zealand (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$119/day). In fact, July is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Large car is 5% 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 Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $66/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in New Zealand (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$108/day). In fact, August is about 24% 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 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. Here are the best New Zealand SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $93/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in New Zealand (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$148/day). In fact, October is about 24% 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 car is 17% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $112/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in New Zealand (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$193/day). In fact, September is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Pickup Truck car is 31% 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 Luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $97/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in New Zealand (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$135/day). In fact, August is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Luxury car is 21% 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 Convertible car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $50/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in New Zealand (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$145/day). In fact, September is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a Convertible car saves you 36% 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.

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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 rental car companies in New Zealand.

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

The most popular rental car company in New Zealand is Hertz. With prices on COMPACT starting at $22/day about 367% more people book with Hertz than other companies in the country.

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

At $61/day, it is 22% cheaper on average to rent a car in Auckland than any other city in New Zealand. The cheapest price found in New Zealand was for $32/day in Auckland.

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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