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Car Hire
Travel Guide

Have a Memorable Road Trip With a Car Rental in Auckland

Sunset over Auckland Harbour

VroomVroomVroom makes searching, comparing, and booking your rental car in Auckland easy. With our reliable and affordable car hire options from New Zealand’s leading rental car companies, you can start your holiday as soon as you land.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Auckland

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport, Wagon/Estate
Number of Depots7 in CBD
SuppliersAerodrive, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Go Rentals, Hertz, Thrifty

Auckland Airport Collection

Flying into Auckland and wanting to get on the road sooner? Consider collecting your rental car from Auckland Airport. You’re sure to find an affordable car hire with our 7 car hire supplier partners.

Top Rental Car Tips in Auckland

A popular starting point for many New Zealand adventures, Auckland is a hub for food, wine, music, art, and culture. Here are some of our top tips when driving in Auckland and New Zealand:

  1. There are multiple options for parking in Auckland’s CBD including on-street pay and display parking from $1.50/hr and $24/day in parking buildings at Victoria Street, Downtown, and Civic locations.
  2. There’s one toll road in Auckland—the Northern Gateway Toll Road, which is NZD$2.40 to travel on. Talk to your car hire supplier at pick-up to confirm how to pay tolls.
  3. The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 30km/h, and 100km/h on highways. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.
  4. Fill up your car before returning it to avoid extra fees. We recommend refueling within a 20km radius of your drop-off point to ensure the gauge stays full.
  5. Consider adding extra travel time if driving during Auckland’s peak hour traffic periods from 6:30am to 8:30am and 4:30pm to 5:30pm weekdays.

Frequently Asked Questions for Auckland Car Rental

How much does it cost to hire a car in Auckland?

In February 2019, our customers paid between NZD $46 and NZD $309 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?

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

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

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

Where can I pick up or drop off my hire car after hours in Auckland?

Auckland has several depots with extended hours to suit. Consider Thrifty’s Khyber Pass Rd depot which opens from 7:00am everyday and closes at 6:00pm weekdays. For earlier pickups or later drop-offs than this consider choosing Auckland Airport​ as your collection / drop off point.

Is insurance already included when I book a rental car in Auckland?

In New Zealand, you can reduce your rental excess amount by purchasing travel insurance which often includes cover to a specified amount for rental cars. Always read the Product Disclosure Statement for your individual policy, as inclusions vary. Otherwise, you can choose to reduce the excess amount by purchasing excess reduction products​ from your car hire supplier.

Our Guide to Visiting Auckland

Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand’s North Island and a popular destination for many to start their holiday. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Auckland:

Attractions | Accommodation


Wild on Waiheke

Address: 82 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island, Auckland 1971​

Experience Waiheke Island as a family with Wild On Waiheke’s range of activities for all ages. From outdoor activities like archery and laser clay bird shooting, a large kids playground, to wine and beer tastings for Mum and Dad, there’s something for everyone.

Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

Address: 36A Formby Ave, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022​

Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours offer boutique personalised tours, with a maximum of nine guests per tour. Wine writer Phil Parker is your individual guide for full and half-day tour options in Waiheke.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge

Address: Westhaven Reserve, Bottom of Curran St, Herne Bay 1011​

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or the easy-going type, the Harbour Bridge offers two options to enjoy a unique view of Auckland. Bungee jump 40-metres off the bridge and over the Waitemata Harbour, or climb the famous landmark to take in a panoramic view of Auckland city.

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Skycity Grand Hotel

Address: 90 Federal St, Auckland, 1010​

Skycity Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Auckland CBD, just a 10-minute stroll to the waterfront and close to Queen Street shopping precinct. You'll also be treated to free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room services, and on-site gym.

Attic Backpackers

Address: 31 Wellesley St, Auckland, 1010​

The Attic Backpackers pride themselves on their fresh and stylish contemporary facility that's maintained to the highest standard. Get comfort on a budget right here in the heart of Auckland.

City Lodge

Address: 150 Vincent St, Auckland ,1010​

Enjoy the comfort of a five-star Qualmark-rated backpackers. You get the great value of a backpackers but with extra comfort, as every room has an ensuite bathroom. Its central location also means you can easily walk to any of the city centre's attractions.

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Customer Reviews for Auckland Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 164 reviews
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    Date: 18 Sep 2019
    Feedback: Repeatedly advertise cars that are not available, also the system for changing/ modifying booking details is slower than necessary. Other than that it is quite good and easy to use
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
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    Date: 24 Sep 2018
    Feedback: easy
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Date: 16 Jul 2016
    Feedback: Easy and good price
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    Date: 28 Feb 2016
    Feedback: Thanks very much for the no hassles booking. Your Live chat support is excellent :-)
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Payal T.
    Date: 24 Aug 2015
    Feedback: Quick and easy. I will continue to use this site in the future!
    Rating: 5/5 happy