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Have a Memorable Road Trip With a Car Rental in Auckland


VroomVroomVroom makes searching, comparing, and booking your rental car in Auckland easy. Here you'll find reliable and affordable car hire options from New Zealand’s leading rental car brands.

International travel into New Zealand from Australia is currently restricted due to COVID-19. If you have an existing booking that has been impacted by these restrictions, please contact us.​​

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Auckland

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Fullsize, Luxury, Van, SUV
Number of Depots6 in CBD
Car Rental BrandsAerodrive, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Go Rentals, Hertz

Four-day Car Rental Rates in Auckland*

economy car
​Economy Elite Car
Starts at NZD $33.88/day​​​
compact car
Compact ​Car
Starts at NZD $31.83/day​​​​
Compact SUV

Starts at ​NZD $34.12/day​​
​​Premium Passenger Van
Starts at ​NZD $90.51/day​​​​​

​​*Last updated on January 15, 2021 Prices displayed are the lowest per day rental rates available in response to a search by a New Zealand resident aged between 30-69 years. The rate is calculated based on the entire rental period of a pick up at 10am the next day and a drop off at 10am in five days. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rates.

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 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. Inquire with your car hire provider 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

What is the cheapest car hire in Auckland?

The cheapest car hire in Auckland is a compact car which starts at NZD $31.83 per day for a four-day rental. ​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 Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tuscon, Nissan Xtrail or similar​ based on recent ratings​ by our customers.​

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

H​ertz​​ is the highest-rated car hire provider in Auckland based on recent ratings by our customers.

Is travel open between Australia and New Zealand?

Visit immigration.govt.nz for updates on New Zealand travel restrictions.​

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

For earlier pickups or later drop-offs, 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 provider.

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 prides themselves on their fresh and stylish contemporary facility that's maintained to the highest standard. Get comfort on a budget right 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 166 reviews
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    Date: 18 Sep 2019
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    Date: 24 Sep 2018
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    Date: 16 Jul 2016
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    Date: 28 Feb 2016
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    Date: 24 Aug 2015
    Feedback: Quick and easy. I will continue to use this site in the future!
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