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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Island 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 May 16, 2024.

January

$55

February

$57

March

$48

April

$34

May

$29

June

$34

July

$56

August

$48

September

$41

October

$37

November

$44

December

$71

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Island 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 South Island

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South Island to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on May 16, 2024.

Small cars

$30 - $89

All Car Types

$42 - $118

To rent a small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $55/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Island (~$30/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$89/day). In fact, May is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, 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 South Island small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $70/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Island (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$114/day). In fact, May is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting 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. Here are the best South Island medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $100/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Island (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$154/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a large car is 26% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of $72/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Island (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$126/day). In fact, May is about 50% 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 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. Here are the best South Island SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in South Island, you would pay an average price of $120/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Island (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$187/day). In fact, May is about 36% 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 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 South Island van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in South Island, you would pay an average price of $103/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in South Island (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$179/day). In fact, April is about 40% 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 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 South Island pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in South Island, you would pay an average price of $93/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in South Island (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$186/day). In fact, April is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, 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.

Toyota Yaris$8/day
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Ford Focus$10/day
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Toyota Yaris$11/day
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Top rental agencies in South Island

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Island known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Island. Reviews were last updated on May 16, 2024.

Hertz

8.6
Very good
37 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.4

EZI

10.0
Wonderful
1 review11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

keddy by Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
1 review8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.1
Wonderful
20 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.8

Ace Rental Cars

8.8
Very good
13 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.5

Apex

8.6
Very good
10 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Thrifty

8.3
Very good
6 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

7.8

Dollar

8.0
Very good
3 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Best South Island car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Island. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Island with an average daily rate of $45. Data was last updated on May 16, 2024.
Toyota Yaris$8/day
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Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus$10/day
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Ford Focus
Toyota Yaris$11/day
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Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Island, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on May 16, 2024.
  • What is the cheapest rental car found in South Island?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $35/day when booking a rental car in South Island. The best deal a user found was for $17/day from Budget, booked on May 12.

  • 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: New Zealand Discount Car Rentals ($8/day), Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($10/day), and Rental Cars 247 ($19/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Rental Cars 247 (10.0 rating), Bargain Rental Cars (10.0 rating) and EZI (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 Mode Car & Camper Rentals?

    Mode Car & Camper Rentals 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 $192 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 37% on a rental car in South Island. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 60 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 Budget can potentially be 78% below the average car rental price in South Island. Check prices and availability for Budget and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in South Island is on average $821 a month or $27 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your South Island car rental.

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