Budget Car Rental New Zealand

Compare Budget NZ Car Rental Prices

Budget Rent a Car is one of the world's best-known car rental firms, having been in business since 1958.

Budget offers a wide range of late-model 4WDs, vans and commercial vehicles at over 40 rental locations in New Zealand and appeals to renters who want quality vehicles. 

Budget is a good choice, but as you can see from the price comparisons below, while their name is Budget, their rates are not.

If you're a visitor flying into NZ, Budget offers the convenience of picking up your hire car on arrival from airport depots at Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown airports.

Overall satisfaction levels of people who've booked with Budget Rentals is an average customer rating of 8.9/10 from over 1,000 reviews on our booking engine.

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So how do Budget prices compare?

Auckland Airport

Below are sample cost comparisons showing how Budget pricing compares for a 7-day rental at Auckland Airport. In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 19 Nov and drop-off at 10am on 26 Nov 2022. When multiple vehicle options are available, the lowest-priced option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as of 26 June 2022. Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  Click here to instantly see current pricing.

COMPACT/ECONOMY - AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$223

Budget Price

$1,065

Highest Price

$2,783

Compact-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. 

INTERMEDIATE - AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$231

Budget Price

$1,101

Highest Price

$1,937

Intermediate-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Corolla sedan, Hyundai i30, KIA Cerato or similar. 

SUV - AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$523

Budget Price

$1,133

Highest Price

$2,344

SUV-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan X Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prado or similar. 

Queenstown Airport

Below are sample cost comparisons showing how Budget pricing compares for a 7-day rental at Queenstown Airport. In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 10 Sep and drop-off at 10am on 17 Sep 2022. When multiple vehicle options are available, the lowest-priced option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as of 26 June 2022. Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  Click here to instantly see current pricing.

COMPACT/ECONOMY - QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$427

Budget Price

$736

Highest Price

$1,756

Compact-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. 

INTERMEDIATE - QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$446

Budget Price

$905

Highest Price

$1,801

Intermediate-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Corolla sedan, Hyundai i30, KIA Cerato or similar. 

SUV - QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$619

Budget Price

$1,264

Highest Price

$2,268

SUV-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan X Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prado or similar. 

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 25 different car rental brands, including Budget. This means you can easily compare Budget with a wide range of competitors and get the deal that best suits you

Shopping around for the best car rental deal can be frustrating. Of course, you could take the old approach and spend your time searching through the Budget website for available rental cars.

Then, to be sure you've got a good deal, you'll need to spend even more time hunting through other car rental firms' websites comparing prices.

All very time-consuming and tedious...

The good news is there's a much better way. Our instant car hire comparison will save you time and money.

With just a couple of clicks, you can instantly compare Budget car hire prices with a wide range of other NZ car rental firms. You'll see all the best offers available and can then book with confidence, knowing you've found the best deal.