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Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, and serves both domestic and international flights. Get your North Island road trip off to a great start by collecting your rental car from Auckland Airport. Search, compare, and book competitive rates from New Zealand’s leading brands with VroomVroomVroom. If you need a rental car around Pukekohe and Manukau, getting one from Auckland Airport may be your most convenient option.

Quick facts on hiring a car at Auckland Airport

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Crossover, Limousine, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depots11 car rental depots at Auckland Airport.
✅ Rental brandsAlamo, Apex, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Ezi, Go Rentals, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Upcoming car rental rates at Auckland Airport*

Economy Car
Economy Car

Starts at NZD $200/day
From February 29, 2024 to March 03, 2024
Compact Car
Compact Car

Starts at NZD $206/day
From February 26, 2024 to February 29, 2024
Intermediate SUV
Intermediate SUV

Starts at NZD $215/day
From February 29, 2024 to March 05, 2024
Passenger Van
Passenger Van

Starts at NZD $321/day
From February 26, 2024 to February 29, 2024

*Rates last updated on February 24, 2024 Rental rate prices displayed were available in response to a search at 6:01 am on February 24, 2024 by a New Zealand resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Car rental depots at Auckland Airport

Please note that the depot hours below may change at any time without notice.

Alamo Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • monday
    05:00 - 23:59
    00:00 - 01:30
  • tue - sun
    00:00 - 01:30
    05:00 - 23:59
Apex Auckland Airport * 46 Verissimo Drive
  • mon - sun
    08:00 - 16:30
Avis Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - sun
    05:00 - 01:30
Budget Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - sun
    05:00 - 01:30
Dollar Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - sun
    00:00 - 02:00
    05:00 - 00:00
Enterprise Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • monday
    05:00 - 23:59
    00:00 - 01:30
  • tue - sun
    00:00 - 01:30
    05:00 - 23:59
Ezi Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - fri
    07:00 - 22:00
  • saturday
    07:00 - 21:00
  • sunday
    07:00 - 22:00
Go Rentals Auckland Airport * 3 Joseph Hammond Place
  • mon - sun
    07:00 - 19:00
Hertz Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - sun
    00:00 - 02:00
    05:00 - 00:00
Sixt Auckland Airport * Unit J/80 Richard Pearse Drive
  • mon - fri
    07:00 - 19:00
  • sat - sun
    08:00 - 18:00
Thrifty Auckland Airport Terminal Building
  • mon - sun
    00:00 - 02:00
    05:00 - 00:00
*Apex, Go Rentals and Sixt are off-airport providers, meaning a complimentary shuttle bus will take you directly from the terminal to their site.

Picking up a rental car at Auckland Airport

There are two terminals and a comprehensive range of on-site car rental brands to select from at Auckland Airport. See below for clear instructions on how to find Auckland Airport’s car hire desks and where to pick up your rental car in each terminal.

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Auckland Airport orientation: Terminals

Auckland Airport has two terminals: The International Terminal is located to the west, and the Domestic Terminal is to the east, with both sitting to the north of the airport’s main runway.

Auckland Airport orientation: Transfers

Auckland Airport’s two terminals are within walking distance of one another (approximately 500 metres), and a walk between the domestic and international terminal takes about ten minutes. The two terminals are also connected by a free shuttle bus service which runs every 15 minutes.

International Terminal

Where are the on-airport hire car desks?

The on-airport hire car desks are located on the ground floor of the arrivals building, just follow the signs for rental cars.

Where are the on-airport hire cars parked?

The on-airport hire cars are located in the car park, a short walk from the hire car desks.

What should I do if the car hire desk is unattended?

Hopefully the car rental company has left a sign with instructions or a contact number. In this situation, use the number they have provided and let them know that you have arrived or follow the directions out to the car park where a rental attendant will help you.

If there is no sign, check your booking confirmation email for a contact phone number.

If you still have no luck finding assistance, contact us and consider heading to the ground floor of car park to look for uniformed staff to assist you. Don’t be alarmed. It’s not unusual to see unmanned desks, and rest assured there’s usually someone who can help out in the car park where the rental cars are located.

Where are the off-airport hire cars?

If you booked with an off-airport provider, you’ll need to catch a shuttle to the car rental provider’s premises near the airport.

Domestic Terminal

Where are the on-airport hire car desks?

The on-airport hire car desks at Auckland Airport’s domestic terminal are located on the ground floor of the car park, outside the terminal.

Where are the on-airport hire cars parked?

The on-airport hire cars are located in the car park, a short walk from the car rental desks.

What should I do if the car hire desk is unattended?

Hopefully the car rental company has left a sign with instructions or a contact number. In this situation, use the number they have provided and let them know that you have arrived or follow the directions out to the car park where a rental attendant will help you.

If there is no sign, check your booking confirmation email for a contact phone number.

If you still have no luck finding assistance, contact us and consider heading to the ground floor of car park to look for uniformed staff to assist you. Don’t be alarmed. It’s not unusual to see unmanned desks, and rest assured there’s usually someone who can help out in the car park where the rental cars are located.

Where are the off-airport hire cars?

If you booked with an off-airport provider, you’ll need to catch a shuttle to the car rental provider’s premises near the airport.

Dropping off a hire car at Auckland Airport

International Terminal and Domestic Terminal

Returning an on-airport hire car

To return your on-airport rental car, follow the signs for car rental returns. Park the vehicle in the designated space and return the key to the car rental desk. For after-hours returns, park and lock the car and place the keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Returning an off-airport rental car

The off-airport rental car locations are located just a short drive from Auckland Airport.

For Alamo, Apex and Enterprise, return the vehicle to the depot located at 42 Verissimo Drive Mangere. A courtesy shuttle service will take you directly to the designated drop-off point close to Auckland’s departure terminal.

For Go Rentals, return the vehicle to the depot at 43 Joseph Hammond Place, Mangere. A courtesy shuttle service will take you directly to the designated drop-off point close to the departure terminal.

For Sixt, return the vehicle to the depot located at 80 Richard Pearse Drive Mangere. A courtesy shuttle service will take you directly to the designated drop-off point close to the departure terminal.

The information in this section was last reviewed on July 10, 2023.

Frequently asked questions for Auckland Airport car rental

How much does it cost to hire a car at Auckland Airport?

Prices start at NZD $200 per day for an Economy Car, up to NZD $427 per day for an Intermediate SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle at Auckland Airport.

How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car at Auckland Airport?

If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs NZD $213 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car at Auckland Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover at Auckland Airport?

If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs NZD $321 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates at Auckland Airport.

What is the highest-rated hire car at Auckland Airport?

The highest-rated rental car at Auckland Airport is Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

What is the highest-rated car hire provider at Auckland Airport?

Enterprise is the highest-rated car hire provider at Auckland Airport, based on ratings by our customers.

Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental at Auckland Airport?

Yes, the per-day rates of certain rental cars usually decrease if you book for a longer duration. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available at Auckland Airport may be more limited if you are looking for a longer car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different lengths of bookings first.

Is there a 24-hour rental car provider at Auckland Airport?

GO Rentals offers an after-hours service that lets you pick up or return your rental outside of their business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily). Take note though that they are located off-airport.

How do I book a 7-seater or 8-seater vehicle rental at Auckland Airport?

Our booking engine lets you filter vehicle results via the number of seats, so you can easily choose the best hire car based on your needs.

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