Car rental - Auckland, Auckland Airport (AKL)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$12.00 / per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Discount Car Rentals
$19.00 / per day
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$21.00 / per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Prius Hybrid or similar
Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$24.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Toyota Estima 2007 or similar
Toyota Estima 2007
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Mint Rentals
$35.00 / per day
Full-size
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$40.00 / per day
Premium
Nissan Teana or similar
Nissan Teana
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
RightCars
$59.00 / per day
Full-size Elite
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$43.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Auckland Airport and start exploring New Zealand’s largest city! Auckland is truly modern and has lots to offer. With your rental you can head over to one of its museums, take a virtual trip into space at the Stardome Observatory, or visit the Wintergardens, home to tropical plants you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

But make sure you also explore Auckland’s fascinating history. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the native Maori culture, see traditional performances, and visit ancient sites, most of which can be reached with your rental car.

New Zealand is a unique place with so much to offer. You can take your rental car on a ferry to South Island where Lord of the Rings was filmed—explore the majestic mountains and volcanoes, and even go skiing or snowboarding! With a rental car you’re truly in charge of your trip.

Auckland Airport is the largest airport in New Zealand—it handles more than half of the country’s international flights.

Top international routes

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Hong Kong
  • Noumea
  • Los Angeles

Main airlines

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, AirAsia X, China Airlines, and Emirates

Terminals

There are two terminals, an international terminal and a domestic terminal. There’s a free shuttle bus between them, but a walk from one to the other takes less than five minutes.

Location

Auckland Airport is 21 km (13 miles) from downtown Auckland. Motorway 20A, State Highway 20, and State Highway 16 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, Alamo, Keddy, ACE Rent a Car, High Car Rentals, and RightCars

Car rental desks

Most are located on the ground level of the international terminal and on the ground level of the car park that is right across from the domestic terminal building.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many shops and duty-free stores, restaurants, cafeterias, and snack bars, ATMs, family facilities, showers, a first aid room, and a prayer room. There’s a lost property office where you can also store your luggage. It’s located at the eastern end of the international terminal and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Z gas station is located right next to the airport at George Bolt Memorial Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022. Open 24/7, it can be reached in less than one minute. There are other gas stations near the airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Christchurch (1,065 km / 662 mi)
  • Queenstown (1,541 km / 957 mi)
  • Wellington (632 km / 392 mi)
  • Napier (401 km / 249 mi)
  • Rotorua (216 km / 134 mi)
  • Dunedin (1,419 km / 881 mi)

Travel information

Language
English,
Maori
Currency
NZD
Country code
64
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$19.86 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.6

Auckland Airport (AKL)

  • IATA: AKL
  • ICAO: NZAA
  • Airport name: Auckland Airport (AKL)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 7 m / 23 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 164,665
  • Passengers (per year): 19,387,000
  • Distance from City: 11.2 miles / 18 km S of town
  • Phone: +64 9 256 8899
  • Email: mail@akl-airport.co.nz

When are car rental prices cheapest at Auckland Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Auckland Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Auckland Airport
$38.71
January
$35.56
February
$34.34
March
$31.03
April
$29.02
May
$21.15
June
$26.23
July
$22.73
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Auckland Airport is June when prices for Economy start from $21.15. You can see that this is 29% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 45% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $38.71 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Auckland Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In May the average rental period is 15 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Auckland Airport
11
January
9
February
9
March
13
April
15
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
12
October
November
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Auckland Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Auckland Airport in October, while the fewest number of travelers rent in April.
Auckland Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
121%
January
115%
February
97%
March
66%
April
76%
May
78%
June
97%
July
112%
August
97%
September
143%
October
November
December

Top 16 Locations near Auckland Airport

107.0 km / 66.5 miles away
143.0 km / 88.9 miles away
145.0 km / 90.1 miles away
182.3 km / 113.3 miles away
228.8 km / 142.2 miles away
Car Rental at Napier Airport from $91.00 per day
328.4 km / 204.1 miles away
375.4 km / 233.3 miles away
480.3 km / 298.4 miles away
Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $42.00 per day
495.8 km / 308.1 miles away
507.1 km / 315.1 miles away
712.4 km / 442.6 miles away
745.1 km / 463.0 miles away
1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
1062.1 km / 660.0 miles away
1174.6 km / 729.9 miles away

Top 8 Best Auckland Airport Suppliers in 2018

Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64092750066
AUCKLAND AIRPORT
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
092560849
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE, MANGERE
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
0064 99796011
80 Richard Pearse Drive
Hitch Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
0064 9256 0546
Rennie Drive, Mangere 2022
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
0064092560849
42 VERISSIMO DRIVE MANGERE
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.0
0064 9 666 5113
112 Pavilion Drive Auckland
RightCars
Very good 7.6
6498879775
8a Aintree Avenue, Airport Oaks
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7.6
00649 3033912
5 AIRPARK DR.

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