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Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand from $10

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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 abril 24, 2024.

Most popular company

Autounion Car Rental

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

$39

Cheapest price per day

$10

What are the car rental 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 289 pickup locations in New Zealand to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on abril 24, 2024.

Price

$18 - $52

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Auckland is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $18/day. Renting a car in Auckland is 65% cheaper than renting one in Invercargill where the per day rate is around $52. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Christchurch ($20/day), Queenstown ($22/day), and Wellington ($25/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 $18/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?

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 abril 24, 2024.

January

$56

February

$57

March

$48

April

$36

May

$32

June

$36

July

$59

August

$50

September

$41

October

$37

November

$44

December

$71

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.

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 abril 24, 2024.

Small cars

$33 - $94

All Car Types

$46 - $120

To rent a small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $56/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a small car in New Zealand (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$94/day). In fact, May is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a small car saves you 27% 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 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 $71/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in New Zealand (~$38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$111/day). In fact, May is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a medium car 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 medium car 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 $102/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a large car in New Zealand (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$154/day). In fact, May is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a large car is 27% 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 SUV in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $73/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in New Zealand (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$127/day). In fact, May is about 45% 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 saves you 3% 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 in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $122/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a van in New Zealand (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$183/day). In fact, May is about 36% 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 is 38% 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 in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $105/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in New Zealand (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$179/day). In fact, May is about 28% 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 is 28% 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 pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $93/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in New Zealand (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$186/day). In fact, May is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New Zealand, renting a luxury car is 19% 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 Rio$10/day
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Chevrolet Spark$10/day
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Kia Picanto$11/day
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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 abril 24, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in New Zealand, including locations near Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in New Zealand, including locations around Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland.

Thrifty

60 locations

Hertz

48 locations

Firefly

47 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 $27. Data was last updated on abril 24, 2024.
These are some the most attractive deals we've found on rentals cars within the New Zealand region, including options close to Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Kia Rio$10/day
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Kia Rio
Chevrolet Spark$10/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Picanto$10/day
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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 abril 24, 2024.
  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in New Zealand?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, EZI (9.6 rating), Rental Cars 247 (9.5 rating) and Yesaway (9.4 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 Budget. With prices on SUV starting at $6/day about 233% more people book with Budget than other companies in the country.

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

    At $40/day, it is 24% 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 $22/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.

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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 $20 per day. Price data was last updated on abril 24, 2024.
Check out some of the deals we've found for van rentals in the New Zealand region, including pickup options close to Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland. Be sure to come back soon for more deals if you don't find one that is perfect for you.
Dodge Grand Caravan$19/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$19/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$19/day
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Car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand

Browse car rentals by fuel type in New Zealand. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in New Zealand. Deals were last updated on abril 24, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest ($10+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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