New Zealand

Cheap Car Rentals in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Auckland, New Zealand
Fri 16/12
Noon
Fri 23/12
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

RM 55 - RM 154

Out of all the popular cities in New Zealand, Auckland is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just RM 55/day. Renting a car in Auckland is 64% cheaper than renting one in Dunedin where the per day rate is around RM 154. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New Zealand to get a rental car in are: Christchurch (RM 55/day), Queenstown (RM 112/day), and Dunedin (RM 154/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 RM 55/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

RM 145

February

RM 109

March

RM 105

April

RM 131

May

RM 114

June

RM 136

July

RM 167

August

RM 145

September

RM 158

October

RM 171

November

RM 228

December

RM 162

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is November. 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 currently 631 hire locations operating in New Zealand spread across 67 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in New Zealand is Small at RM 34 a day. Below are all the 3 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for hire in New Zealand

Small cars

RM 106 - RM 262

All Car Types

RM 164 - RM 453

To hire a Small car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of RM 161/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in New Zealand (~RM 106/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~RM 262/day). In fact, August is about 35% 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 43% 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 RM 253/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in New Zealand (~RM 130/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~RM 520/day). In fact, September is about 49% 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 11% 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 RM 339/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in New Zealand (~RM 109/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~RM 573/day). In fact, June is about 68% 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 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.

To hire a SUV car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of RM 273/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in New Zealand (~RM 168/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~RM 439/day). In fact, June is about 39% 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 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 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 RM 396/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in New Zealand (~RM 191/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~RM 644/day). In fact, June is about 52% 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 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.

To hire a Luxury car in New Zealand, you would pay an average price of RM 176/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in New Zealand (~RM 195/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~RM 437/day). In fact, September is about 0% 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 saves you 38% 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.

Toyota CorollaRM 34/day
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Toyota CorollaRM 54/day
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Proton PersonaRM 60/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, Snap Rentals (10.0 rating), AeroDrive (10.0 rating) and Scotties (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?

When hiring a car in New Zealand, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Hertz, and with prices around RM 249/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is SUV, which starts as low as RM 109/day.

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

At RM 153/day, the cheapest car rental price in New Zealand was found in Dunedin. On average, Dunedin has the cheapest daily rental car price (RM 154/day), which is 30% 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.

Luxury Car Rentals in New Zealand

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in New Zealand from the best car rental providers in the country.

Van Rentals in New Zealand

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on holiday. Find deals like the ones below for New Zealand van rentals.