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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$32.20 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GO Rentals
$32.74 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla 5d or similar
Toyota Corolla 5d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GO Rentals
$38.68 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla 5d or similar
Toyota Corolla 5d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GO Rentals
$38.68 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Toyota Estima 2007 or similar
Toyota Estima 2007
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$40.82 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$41.00 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$42.27 / per day
Queenstown Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Pulsar or similar
Nissan Pulsar
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$42.47 / 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.

Our Customers Reviews

March 13, 2019
Beautiful place, incredible scenery. Wish I could have spent more time there.
March 3, 2019
A great place to start a driving vacation in New Zealand.
February 23, 2019
Apart from the fact that places around Queenstown are really far and public transport is not that accessible, the drive around Queenstown is such a luxury just because of the scenery! I would definitely recommend just renting a car and drive around places.
February 21, 2019
Queenstown was beautiful and actually had a lot of things to do considering that it wasn't that big of a town
January 28, 2019
Great centre for exploring Central Otago.
January 14, 2019
Visited Milford, Wanaka, Paradise Valley and Arrowtown... I highly recommend renting a car to explore all these places in your own pace
December 30, 2018
Lots of places to self-drive in Queenstown and nearby towns like Arrowtown, Wanaka, and Glenorchy.
December 27, 2018
A car in NZ is a must!
December 4, 2018
We were only in Queenstown for 3 days so hired a car to make the most of the sights and views. However, we only used the car for a day and managed to get to Arrowtown, Wanaka, Lake Hayes and Glenorchy. On the other 2 days we booked excursions to Milford Sound by plane and a helicopter to the glaciers and we were picked up at the hotel for those. The car was also handy for getting to and fro from the airport and saved on taxi fares.
October 25, 2018
Touring the South Island is a must-do! Renting a car was a great choice for us as it gave us the freedom to make our own schedule for our trip.
September 14, 2018
Queenstown is small but beautiful in every direction. Drive/fly to Miford sound and the fox glacier.
September 8, 2018
Went to Wonika had a great time there and having a hire car allows everyone to experience the beautiful places and scenery...
August 24, 2018
Queenstwon was amazing. You need to rent a car- there's too much to do and having a vehicle makes it all the more accessible. Make sure you are clear what you are hiring before you get there so you are able to enjoy your trip without distractions.
August 22, 2018
Strongly recommend paying extra for a 4WD vehicle during ski season to avoid the need to carry and/or fit chains.
August 1, 2018
We stayed in the Hilton Resort and Spa and can absolutely recommend it.
July 22, 2018
Great to get out and visit local attractions. Parking in town is a pain and expensive meters run 9am to 9pm

Travel information

Language
English,
Maori
Currency
NZD
Country code
+64
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$44.56 / 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%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Queenstown?

Car rental prices in Queenstown vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Queenstown
$46.59
January
$40.49
February
$31.92
March
$33.67
April
$28.30
May
$23.18
June
$31.24
July
$29.18
August
$56.59
September
$58.54
October
$57.03
November
$57.03
December
The best month to rent a car in Queenstown is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $23.18). This is 44% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting in October (when rental prices start at $58.54 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Queenstown?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days, in January, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Queenstown
7
January
7
February
7
March
9
April
10
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Queenstown?

While travelers visit Queenstown year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is April.
Queenstown Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
141%
January
122%
February
104%
March
62%
April
63%
May
72%
June
91%
July
97%
August
75%
September
111%
October
126%
November
135%
December

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Top 16 Locations near Queenstown

Dunedin Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
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158.4 km / 98.5 miles away
Hokitika Airport Car Rentals from $57.33 per day
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Nelson Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
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Blenheim Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
569.4 km / 353.8 miles away
640.6 km / 398.0 miles away
767.0 km / 476.6 miles away
805.0 km / 500.2 miles away
Napier Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
910.0 km / 565.5 miles away
Hamilton Airport Car Rentals from $139.34 per day
966.3 km / 600.4 miles away
Rotorua Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
993.1 km / 617.1 miles away
Auckland Airport Car Rentals from $16.73 per day
1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
Tauranga Airport Car Rentals from $75.69 per day
1026.4 km / 637.8 miles away
1133.1 km / 704.1 miles away

Top 6 Best Queenstown Suppliers in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64034425887
TERMINAL BUILDING
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
034414637
SIR HENRY WIGLEY DRIVE,
Hitch Car Rentals
Hitch Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
0064 21 150 7706
180 Glenda Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9371
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
0064 034 414 37
Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
0064 3777 4110
Shop 1 Ramada Hotel Retail Complex Road - 24 Hawthorne Drive, Queenstown
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7.6
0064 800 736 825
121 Glenda Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9371

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