Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Auckland car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Auckland.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Auckland car rental.
Some car rental companies in Auckland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Thrifty and Europcar
On average a hire car in Auckland costs RM 223 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Auckland is Hertz (8.9, 53 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Auckland is RM 28.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 340 and RM 453, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Auckland.
Car hire companies onsite at Auckland Intl airport include Ace Rental Cars, E-Trip Car Rental, Mint Rentals, Apex, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Hitch Car Rentals, Right Cars, Dollar, East Coast Car Rentals and Thrifty.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Auckland Intl airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars, Mint Rentals, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Hitch Car Rentals, Right Cars, Dollar, Thrifty, Bargain Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Compact car rental in Auckland costs RM 113 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Auckland costs RM 107 per day, on average.
A Premium car rental in Auckland costs RM 249 per day, on average.
In Auckland, cars are most frequently hired at Mint Rentals Auckland Airport (18 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Auckland costs RM 1,561 per week (RM 223 per day).
On average a car hire in Auckland costs RM 6,691 per month (RM 223 per day).
Especially for drivers who are not used to driving on the left side of the road, a smaller compact car is recommended, as it makes maneuvering through the lanes and roads in Auckland easier. As road conditions are mostly good in and around Auckland, a 4-wheel drive car is only necessary if you want to venture out into the deeper nature of New Zealand, where country roads can turn into gravel paths.
The speed limits are given in kilometers per hour and in areas with pedestrian traffic, the maximum is 30 kph (18 mph). In residential areas, the maximum speed is between 40 and 50 kph (24-31 mph), 80 kph (50 mph) on country roads, and up to 110 kph (68 mph) on motorways. Despite these regulations, always check the posted signs and adhere to the given speed limit.
The average price for petrol is $2.18 NZ ($1.47) per liter, which is ¼ gallon. Gas, among other items, is quite expensive in Auckland, but refueling at stations like Mobil will keep more New Zealand dollars in your pocket. These stations are dotted all around the city among other petrol stations like BP, Caltex, and Gull.
From on-street parking to parking garages, Auckland offers various parking opportunities for hire cars. On-street parking is usually metered, so make sure to check the time restrictions, if there are any, and pay the amount of money required. For parking on nights and weekends, opt for the Chancery Car Park, or choose a parking lot like the Downtown car park in Customs Street West, or the Victoria Street car park, both of which cost about $24 per day.