Auckland Car Hire

A quick guide to renting a car in New Zealand

Most of the major car rentals are located in the terminal building of Auckland Airport.  For hiring a car in Auckland's CBD, you will find many rental companies are situated on Beach Road.  

Car Rentals

Most of the car rental companies are either located at the terminals or offer shuttle services to transfer you to their depots.  The main rental car companies include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Ezi, Hertz and Thrifty.

Use our My Guide Car Comparison Tool to find the best deals on car rentals in Auckland - Search, Compare, and Save up to 70%!  The daily rental rate will vary depending on the size and model of vehicle, the time of the year and the length of rental period.

Driving In New Zealand

New Zealand is well set up to explore by road.  Once you go beyond the cities, you will enjoy the quiet open roads that come from a country that's bigger than the UK but has a population just under 4.5 million.  The roads are generally of a very high standard with all main routes well signposted.  

Owning a current drivers license from your own country or an international driving permit, entitles you legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. You will need to carry a translated copy of your driving license or permit if it isn't in English - visit NZ Transport Agency for more information on driving in New Zealand.

Travel Information

Check on the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest nationwide information on New Zealand's road network. For the latest travel news on South Island roads, call free 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).