The Best Car Rental Deals in Auckland

Compare the best Auckland car rental deals from over 20 rental brands.  Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Omega, Go Rentals, Ezi, Ace & more. Big savings on Auckland car hire. Lowest prices. No booking fees. Instant confirmation.

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Hiring a Car in Auckland City

Auckland is a wonderful place to visit and has regularly been rated as one of the top cities in the world to live.

Visitors are often surprised at how large and spread out the city is, given its comparatively small population by world standards of just over 1.5M people. 

There are plenty of great things to see and do, but getting around without a car can be challenging. Taxis are expensive and public transport currently leaves much to be desired.

If you're on a limited timeframe and trying to pack in as much as possible into your time in Auckland, relying on buses or trains will not suit most people. 

Having a rental car to get around gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Auckland and surrounding areas.

But like many cities, Auckland traffic during rush-hour can be a nightmare. So if you can avoid it, try not driving during rush-hour. Peak times for traffic congestion in Auckland are between 7am and 9am in the morning, then between 4pm and 6pm in the evening.

How bad is Auckland rush hour? A Boston Consulting report in March 2019 revealed Auckland's rush-hour traffic is the worst in Australasia. Yes, even worse than Sydney! 

Auckland rush hour traffic

If you're going to be based in a downtown hotel for a few days experiencing city attractions like the Viaduct Harbour and Waiheke Island, do you really need a car immediately?

Why not defer picking up your rental car until you're ready to roam further afield? This will save you stress, city parking fees and rental charges. Collecting a rental car from a depot in downtown Auckland is a convenient option to consider. 

Your Options...

Below are just a few of the many rental brands in downtown Auckland you can book here:

Click here if you need a rental car at Auckland Airport (domestic and International terminals)

Average economy rental

  • Jan $62
  • Feb $69
  • Mar $58
  • Apr $51
  • May $46
  • Jun $46
  • Jul $44
  • Aug $43
  • Sep $43
  • Oct $49
  • Nov $49
  • Dec $55

Average rental duration

  • Jan 6 days
  • Feb 6 days
  • Mar 6 days
  • Apr 6 days
  • May 5 days
  • Jun 5 days
  • Jul 5 days
  • Aug 5 days
  • Sep 5 days
  • Oct 6 days
  • Nov 5 days
  • Dec 5 days

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Customer review - Phil Dwyer

Phil Dwyer

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Customer review - Paula Connor

Paula Connor

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Customer review - Tim Brown

Tim Brown

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Auckland City Harbour

Attractions around Auckland

A car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Auckland and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions around Auckland you might like to consider checking out. For more ideas, check out the Tourism Auckland website....

Auckland Sky Tower

Viaduct Basin & Wynyard Quarter

One Tree Hill

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Customer review - Cheryl Rhodes

Cheryl Rhodes

Great to deal with. We got a really good price on a Yaris that was much less than anywhere else. No complaints!

Customer review - Stu Clements

Stu Smith

This made getting around New Zealand so much easier than when I was last here.

Customer review - Jim Cook

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