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Cheap Car Rentals in South Island

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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Island?

January

$35

February

$24

March

$22

April

$32

May

$25

June

$31

July

$281

August

$40

September

$37

October

$29

November

$24

December

$49

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Island is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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 South Island

Small Cars

$25 - $45

All Car Types

$54 - $78

To rent a Small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $33/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Island (~$25/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$45/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Small car saves you 48% 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 rent a Medium car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $47/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Island (~$37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$65/day). In fact, March is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Medium car saves you 24% 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 rent a Large car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $71/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Island (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$90/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Large car is 12% 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 car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $53/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Island (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$71/day). In fact, February is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a SUV car saves you 16% 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 rent a Van car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $80/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Island (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$96/day). In fact, March is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Van car is 22% 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 Pickup Truck car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $67/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in South Island (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$123/day). In fact, February is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Pickup Truck car is 6% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of $75/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Island (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$128/day). In fact, May is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Luxury car is 18% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of $88/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in South Island (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$101/day). In fact, August is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Convertible car is 29% 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.

Top rental agencies in South Island

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7.8
Good
331 reviews33 locations
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Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6
7.3
Good
162 reviews15 locations
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Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9
7.3
Good
290 reviews13 locations
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Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.1
6.7
Good
169 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.7
9.1
Excellent
84 reviews8 locations
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Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

9.1
7.5
Good
95 reviews2 locations
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Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.7
7.2
Good
81 reviews7 locations
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Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0
6.8
Good
51 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.8

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in South Island?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $38/day when booking a rental car in South Island. The best deal a user found was for $19/day from Hitch Car Rentals, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in South Island?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in South Island from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($16/day), Yesaway ($21/day), and Hertz ($25/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Island?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (10.0 rating), Alamo (10.0 rating) and Yesaway (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in South Island.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South Island for a week from Hertz?

Hertz is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in South Island. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $357 per week.

How far in advance should I rent a car in South Island for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 8% on a rental car in South Island. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 90 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in South Island?

Yes, renting a vehicle in South Island for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South Island for a month?

Our recent data shows that Hitch Car Rentals can potentially be 87% below the average car rental price in South Island. Check prices and availability for Hitch Car Rentals and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in South Island is on average $1,532 a month or $51 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your South Island car rental.