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Compare Apex NZ Car Rental Prices

Apex Car Rentals are New Zealand's largest local car rental company and also operates in Australia.

Apex is what's known as a 'Tier-two' car rental operator, ('Tier-one' operators are major brands like Avis, Hertz, Budget etc).

If you check out places like TripAdvisor NZ forums you'll see Apex has a good reputation and are often recommended by people who've used them. Prices are usually competitive, but as always it's a smart idea to shop around and compare to ensure you get the most for your money. 

Apex has 14 car rental branches located across New Zealand. These include the main airports: Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, and Queenstown Airport. In addition Apex have locations at Napier Airport, Blenheim Airport, and Nelson Airport.

The airport branches are all 'off-airport' and Apex provide a free airport shuttle service between the terminals and their depot.

Apex also has separate city branches in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Picton, Christchurch, Queenstown and Greymouth Railway Station.

Apex offers a comprehensive range of new and late model vehicles to suit all budgets and size requirements, from small compact cars through to larger sedans, wagons, 4WD’s, and 8-seater and 12-seater people movers. 

So how do Apex prices compare?

We offer over 30 different car rental brands, including Apex. Below are examples of how Apex compares against the lowest and highest prices of competing rental brands.

Pricing comparisons are for a 7 day rental of Compact, Intermediate and Large cars at Auckland Airport  In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 19 Jan and drop-off at 10am on 26 Jan 2019. When multiple vehicle options are available, the cheapest option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as at 20 Nov 2018. Click here to see current pricing.


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Compact sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. Click here for a current price check.


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Intermediate sized vehicles vary by car rental company. Typically will be a Corolla Sedan, Mazda 3, Hyundai i30 or similar. Click here for a current price check.


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Large sized vehicles vary by car hire company. Typically will be a Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Mondeo, Ford Falcon, Holden Commodore or similar. Click here for a current price check.

Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  

Travel dates and how late you book will have a big impact on what you pay. (The later you leave it, the more you'll pay, especially in high season).

Also, prices for the same dates can differ significantly by rental company. A big factor is whether a rental firm is 'on-airport' or 'off-airport'. (Usually 'off-airport' are cheaper). The age, condition and mileage of rental vehicles are also big factors affecting price. (Cheaper rental vehicles are usually older).

We offer over 30 different car rental brands at Auckland Airport, including Apex. This means you can easily compare Apex with a wide range of competitors and get the deal that best suits you. 

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