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Great value rental cars from Queenstown’s most trusted car hire providers

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Car rental rates in Queenstown / Tāhuna

Located upon the shores of Lake Wakatipu / Whakatipu Waimāori, in the southern reaches of New Zealand’s South Island, and set against the dramatic Southern Alps, Queenstown / Tāhuna is justifiably famous for both its beauty and outdoors life. Queenstown is about a three and a half hour drive from Dunedin / Ōtepoti and around six hours by car from Christchurch / Ōtautahi.


Getting on the road in Queenstown is easy with VroomVroomVroom. By using our easy to use search to find a competitive car hire rate from our selection of well respected car hire provider, you can book your car in as little as a couple of minutes.

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Compact CarThrifty

From NZD $44/day

for 01 Jun - 04 Jun 2024
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Compact SUVThrifty

From NZD $47/day

for 01 Jun - 04 Jun 2024
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Intermediate SUVThrifty

From NZD $51/day

for 01 Jun - 04 Jun 2024
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Fullsize SUVThrifty

From NZD $59/day

for 30 May - 02 Jun 2024
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Intermediate CarBudget

From NZD $75/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Fullsize Passenger VanThrifty

From NZD $77/day

for 01 Jun - 04 Jun 2024
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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 26, 2024 by an Australian 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.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 26 May, 2024

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Here’s what VroomVroomVroom customers think

Our overall rating
  • 17 May 2024

    Fine

    brad y.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Wellington Downtown
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 19 May 2024

    Easy

    marius g.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
    Queenstown Airport
    Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
  • 06 Apr 2024

    Quick. Simple

    michelle f.
    Booked: Toyota Hilux or similar
    Auckland
    Toyota Hilux or similar
  • 15 Apr 2024

    Easy booking system

    ben w.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Auckland
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 29 Apr 2024

    Easy to use

    anne g.
    Booked: Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats or similar
  • 10 May 2024

    Such a great website, easy to use.

    kylie m.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa or similar
    Queenstown Airport
    Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa or similar
  • 06 Apr 2024

    The booking was quick and easy. Perfect! What I didn’t like was being asked to rate my booking experience twice. I have already completed this once and here I am again…

    michelle f.
    Booked: Toyota Hilux or similar
    Auckland
    Toyota Hilux or similar
  • 20 Mar 2024

    Very easy. Great rates

    paul a.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
    Wellington Airport
    Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Queenstown

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Passenger Van and SUV.
🔑 No. of depotsSix car rental depots in Queenstown.
✅ Rental brandsApex, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Queenstown

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Elantra

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

Kia vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    8

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Kia Niro Hybrid

    Kia Niro HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5

    5

    5 small

    Providers

    Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

Skoda vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Skoda Kodiaq

    Skoda Kodiaq

    7

    5

    4 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    4

    4

    1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Toyota vehicles for hire in Queenstown

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

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“Or similar” refers to how our rental providers classify cars. Please be advised they cannot guarantee that a specific car model will be available. Partners categorise similar models into “vehicle groups” and confirm availability on this basis. Our team are available to contact the depot on your behalf where you are picking up your vehicle to enquire what models are available under the vehicle group you booked. Please contact customer support for further information.

Vehicle models are subject to provider availability

Queenstown Airport car hire

Are you flying into Queenstown?
Consider collecting your vehicle from the airport. We work with a range of car hire providers at Queenstown Airport (ZQN).

Airport Car Hire

Car rental depots in Queenstown

Car hire depots in Queenstown are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Apex Queenstown City

    26 Shotover St, Queenstown SI, 9300

    Today •10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    monday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    tuesday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    wednesday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    thursday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    friday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    saturday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    sunday

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Avis Queenstown City

    68-70 Stanley St, Queenstown SI, 9300

    Today •8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Budget Queenstown

    68-70 Stanley St, Queenstown SI, 9300

    Today •8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    2.20 • 1 rating

    1

    Service

    1

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    3

    Vehicle

    1

    Presentation

  • Dollar Queenstown Downtown

    1-7 Earl St, St Peters Close, Queenstown, Queenstown NI, 9003

    Today •9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    monday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    tuesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    wednesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    thursday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    friday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    saturday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Hertz Queenstown Downtown

    1-7 Earl St, St Peters Close, Queenstown, Queenstown NI, 9003

    Today •9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    monday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    tuesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    wednesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    thursday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    friday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    saturday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Thrifty Queenstown Downtown

    1-7 Earl St, St Peters Close, Queenstown, Queenstown NI, 9003

    Today •9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    monday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    tuesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    wednesday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    thursday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    friday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    saturday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Queenstown

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown?

    Prices start at NZD $44 per day for a Compact Car, up to NZD $129 per day for a Fullsize SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Queenstown.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Queenstown?

    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 $77 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Queenstown.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Queenstown?

    The highest-rated rental car in Queenstown 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 in Queenstown?

    Budget is the highest-rated car hire provider in Queenstown, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Queenstown?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Queenstown may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

  • Can I pick up a rental car in Queenstown and return it to another location?

    Yes, just untick the “Return to the same location” option in our search form and select your preferred return location. Take note though that there will be a one-way fee charged by the car rental provider in your booking, and that will be included in the prices we compare for you.

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