New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
5 Oct — 12 Oct
Same drop-off
Auckland, New Zealand
Wed 5-10
Noon
Wed 12-10
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in New Zealand?

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

Price

S$ 15 - S$ 90

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Auckland is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just S$ 15/day. Renting a car in Auckland is 83% cheaper than renting one in Palmerston North where the per day rate is around S$ 90. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Christchurch (S$ 21/day), Queenstown (S$ 28/day), and Nelson (S$ 31/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 S$ 21/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?

January

S$ 47

February

S$ 35

March

S$ 34

April

S$ 43

May

S$ 37

June

S$ 44

July

S$ 54

August

S$ 47

September

S$ 48

October

S$ 34

November

S$ 31

December

S$ 53

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand is November. 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 hire in New Zealand

Small cars

S$ 32 - S$ 65

All Car Types

S$ 67 - S$ 132

To hire a Small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of S$ 46/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in New Zealand (~S$ 32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 65/day). In fact, May is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Small car saves you 46% 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 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 S$ 68/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in New Zealand (~S$ 46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 96/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Medium car saves you 21% 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 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 S$ 106/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in New Zealand (~S$ 70/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 152/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Large 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. Here are the best New Zealand Large hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of S$ 90/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in New Zealand (~S$ 66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 124/day). In fact, June is about 28% 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 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of S$ 116/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in New Zealand (~S$ 63/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~S$ 167/day). In fact, August is about 46% 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 car is 25% 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:

To hire a Luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of S$ 94/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in New Zealand (~S$ 82/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 253/day). In fact, June is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury hire for New Zealand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in New Zealand, hiring a Luxury car is 9% 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.

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Ford FiestaS$ 14/day
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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, Avis (10.0 rating), Snap Rentals (10.0 rating) and Hertz (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 S$ 138/day, Europcar is the most popular car hire provider in New Zealand, booking 253% more hire cars than any other provider.

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

At S$ 30/day, the cheapest car rental price in New Zealand was found in Nelson. On average, Nelson has the cheapest daily rental car price (S$ 31/day), which is 58% below average price for cities in New Zealand.

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

Cars in New Zealand are to be driven on the left side of the road.