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Finding a Cheap Car Rental at Auckland Airport Is Now Easy

Airplane landing at Auckland airport

Start your North Island driving holiday sooner and collect your rental car from Auckland Airport. Search, compare, and book the best rates from New Zealand’s leading suppliers with VroomVroomVroom.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car at Auckland Airport

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport, Wagon/Estate
Number of Depots9
Suppliers​Aerodrive, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, GoRentals, Hertz, Thrifty

Suppliers at Auckland Airport

Most suppliers at Auckland Airport are located in the arrivals area of the terminal’s ground floor. If arriving at the airport’s domestic terminal, car rental counters are located on the ground floor of the multi-level car park outside the terminal building.

Avis logo4:00am - 2:00am daily.​
Budget logo4:00am - 2:00am daily.​​ ​
ECCR logo7:00am - 8:00pm daily.​​ ​
Enterprise logo5:00am - 2:00am daily.​
Europcar logo6:00am - 10:00pm daily (domestic terminal)​​.​
5:00am - 2:00am daily (international terminal)​​.​​
Hertz logo5:00am - 2:00am weekdays.​​
5:00am - 1:30am weekends.​​​
Thrifty logo5:00am - 2:30am daily (international terminal)​.
6:00am - 11:00pm Sunday to Friday, 6:00am - 10:00pm Saturdays (domestic terminal)​.

Located 2.4km from the Airport, you will need to take East Coast’s shuttle to the depot.

See more info on hiring a car from Auckland.

Airport Hire Experience Reviews​​

Sonia (September 2019): Sonia picked up her rental car from Europcar at Auckland Airport. She booked a compact car for 5 days and rated the condition of the car a 10/10. She said she had to wait for 10 minutes for the keys to be brought to the counter but the front counter staff were very good.

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FAQs About Hiring a Car From Auckland Airport

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

In January 2019, our customers paid between NZD $38 and NZD $568 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Auckland, use our price comparison tool​​​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Auckland Airport?

The highest-rated rental car in Auckland is a Toyota Rav4 Auto or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.​

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Auckland Airport?

Thrifty is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Auckland Airport based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where do I return my rental car at Auckland Airport?

To return your vehicle, simply follow the signs into the airport to ‘Car Rental Return’. Rental cars are to be returned to the same pick-up locations. Once you arrive in the car park, simply follow the signs to your chosen car rental supplier.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

No. However, you’re expected to return the car in the same condition you received it in. Vehicles returned excessively dirty may attract a cleaning fee.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Auckland Airport?

The nearest petrol station to Auckland Airport is Z Station located at George Bolt and Tom Pearce Drive and it is open 24hours. Generally, as long as you fill up your fuel within 20-kilometres of your drop-off location the fuel tank should remain full for drop-off.

Customer Reviews for Auckland Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 982 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Andrew H.
    Date: 10 Nov 2019
    Feedback: Seems very easy. What are the car seat laws in NZ? I have a 7 year old and 8 year old.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Tami S.
    Date: 06 Nov 2019
    Feedback: You have really good reviews online so I am excited to have found your company ;)))
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Samuel M.
    Date: 12 Oct 2019
    Feedback: Everything was clear. I would have like to see the price breakdown of the I insurance options though, so I can estimate my total price.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Darin C.
    Date: 05 Sep 2019
    Feedback: all good
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Stefanus A.
    Date: 02 Sep 2019
    Feedback: Doesnt tell whether the vehicle is diesel or not.
    Rating: 5/5 happy