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Why book Auckland Airport car rental at VIP Cars?

All Inclusive Pricing

Rent a car at Auckland Airport with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver, Unlimited Mileage etc.

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Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for Auckland Airport

Cheapest car rental deals for Auckland International Airport [AKL]

Book a cheap car rental in New Zealand at Auckland International Airport through as we let you compare the rates of deals by leading car rental brands. Making the most of our alliances with local and international car rental companies including Sixt Rent A Car, Ace Rental Cars, AeroDrive, Alamo Rent A Car, Apollo, Bargain, Drive, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Go Rentals, Hitch, Jucy, Omega Rental Cars, Snap and Thrifty, we get you the cheapest and the best available car hire in New Zealand.

Our user-friendly booking engine not just allows you to compare the latest deals, it also saves time and effort by cutting the need to browse multiple websites for checking rental cars and their tariffs for the best car hire deals at Auckland International Airport [AKL].

Car hire suppliers at Auckland International Airport [AKL]

We have tie-ups with trusted car rental companies that supply rental cars at AKL Airport. Having multiple suppliers adds variety to our car rental fleet. Whether you are in Auckland for vacations or business trips, we offer a wide range of rental car models to suit your commuting requirements.

  • Aerodrive Car RentalAerodrive Car Rental
  • Discount Car RentalsDiscount Car Rentals
  • Dollar Rent A CarDollar Rent A Car
  • East Coast Car RentalsEast Coast Car Rentals
  • Enterprise Rent-a-CarEnterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Go RentalsGo Rentals
  • Lucky RentalsLucky Rentals
  • National Car RentalNational Car Rental
  • ThriftyThrifty
  • Yes RentalsYes Rentals

Popular rental cars at AKL airport

Following are the popular car types that you can hire at the AKL airport for bargain prices.

  • Luxury cars
  • Economy
  • SUV / full size
  • Vans / minivans
  • Standard/intermediate

Drop off the car rental at a different location

Booking a car rental at Auckland Airport does not imply that you have to drop the car at the airport itself, you can choose any other location too. In Auckland, other popular car rental locations are Auckland Downtown and Auckland HillCrest. You can go for a road trip and a one-way rental from Auckland to the following locations and many more.

  • Wellington 8 hours 31 minutes
  • Rotorua 3 hours 36 minutes

Where to locate car hire agencies at Auckland Airport, New Zealand?

If you are arriving at the Auckland Airport on an international flight, you can find car rental desks just outside the Customs Hall. However, if you are arriving at the airport on some domestic carrier, you will find the car hire companies' offices located opposite to the car parking building.

Why to prefer rental cars over conventional transportation services in Auckland?

Although an urban transportation system exists in Auckland, it is bound by strict time schedule. Moreover, it requires you to change 2-3 buses in order to reach your preferred destination. Whereas, hiring a car from Auckland Airport gives you immense freedom to plan your visits at your own convenience. VIP Cars also gives you an option to drop your rental car off at Auckland downtown and Penrose, located about 11 km southeast of downtown.

About Auckland International Airport [AKL]

Being a major hub and a gateway to New Zealand, Auckland International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand. The airport is situated near the suburb of Māngere, 21 km away from the Auckland city center.

Catering to both international and domestic flights, this airport is a major civil aviation hub of New Zealand and is regarded among one of the best airports of the Australia-Pacific region.

Well equipped with basic amenities, this NZ airport has two terminals; one for international flights and the other caters to domestic arrivals/departures.

Address: Ray Emery Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Facilities at Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport is also known by its IATA code AKL. It is one of the best airports of the Australia-Pacific region. International & domestic terminals at Auckland Airport have rental desks of top car rental brands along with many shops, eateries, banking & other facilities.

First Aid
Nursery Rooms
Luggage Trolleys
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Tourist Information Kiosks
Designated Areas for Smoking

Shopping at Auckland Airport

Shop with ease at Auckland Airport, the gateway to New Zealand. With several top-notch brands present at the Airport Shopping Center located near the George Bolt Memorial Drive and John Goulter Drive, and as well as at the Domestic and International terminals, one can find everything, from New Zealand-inspired souvenirs to luxury products. However, the following two duty-free stores remain immensely popular owing to their larger product assortment and value for money deals.

Aelia Duty-Free

The multi-brand duty-free merchandise store features a huge collection of confectionery products, liquor, apparels, and cosmetics. Aelia Duty-Free also allows you to shop online and collect the consignment before you fly.

The Loop Duty-Free

The Loop duty-free multi-brand retail outlet specializes in selling fragrances, beauty products, wines, and electronics' goods. You can order your favorite products online 12 hours before your departure from the airport.

Dining at Auckland Airport

Eat fresh at Auckland Airport, which is home to so many renowned restaurants and fast-food joints. We present you with the names of leading eating outlets that offer fresh food round-the-clock.

Burger King

The world-famous fast-food retail chain offers a wide range of hamburgers, fries, salads, wraps, and cold and hot drinks.

Dunkin Donuts

Everyone's favorite Dunkin Donuts serves an incredible variety of donuts, along with other surprise snacks at the airport.


The widely acclaimed fast-food joint is known for its hot & spicy chicken, chicken fillet burger, wicked wings, and crushers.

Urban Market Cafe

The full-fledged restaurant offers everything that you may ask for, including snacks, hot and cold drinks, meals, and desserts.

Hayama Sushi

Experience the true taste of an authentic Japanese cuisine, including nigiri, ramen, donburi, sushi, miso, and udon.


The friendly fast-food joint is known for its burgers, chicken nuggets, delicious wraps, drinks, and a variety of salads.

Sumo Salad

The salad bar is known for its selection of salads, in addition to wraps, toasties, rolls, pasta, hot drinks, and soups.


The restaurant is known for its large menu, offering a wide range of eating options such as muesli, soups, bread, and juices.

Lounges at Auckland Airport

Don't let your layover at the airport result in an unwanted fatigue. Auckland Airport features the region's best plush lounges that allow you to sit in relaxed settings. Equipped with all the latest passenger amenities, the lounges are accessible after buying a lounge pass or paying at the door.

Strata Lounge
Air New Zealand Koru Club
Qantas Club
Air New Zealand Koru Club
Air New Zealand Koru Club

Car Rental tips for Auckland Airport, NZ

Keep these driving tips in mind as you get ready to accelerate:

  • NZ drives on the left-hand side of the road, most of the motorways are two-way and face slightly heavier traffic from 7 AM to 9 PM and from 5 PM to 7 PM.
  • In New Zealand, all the distances and speed limits are written in 'kilometers' instead of 'miles'.
  • Auckland Airport is located about 20 km away from central Auckland.
  • Do not forget to select air-conditioning in 'car specifications' filter if you plan to hire a car between December to March, a considerably warmer season.

While finding the right vehicle at a busy airport can be a challenging task, an advanced car rental booking, allows you to hit the road in no time and start your sightseeing trip. Ready to make your visit a delightful experience? Book your Auckland Airport car rental today.

Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

Get ready to experience the best of New Zealand's biggest urban area. Besides countless awe-inspiring sites, Auckland is home to various trendy bars, classic restaurants, and merchandise stores. In a nutshell, Auckland seamlessly blends luxury and adventure like no other place. For a city that offers so much in terms of sightseeing, hiring a car at Auckland Airport seems to be the most logical option. Using a rental car abundantly helps to move around North Island. Check out the list of Auckland's top attractions:

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Island

Address: Hauraki Gulf; accessible via ferry service from downtown Auckland

Visitor's Time: 24 Hours

City Walks Z

City Walks Z

Address: 89 Quay Street, Auckland 1010

Visitor's Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Address: 23 Tamaki Dr, Orakei, Auckland 1071

Visitor's Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm

The Sky Tower

The Sky Tower

Victoria Street & Federal Street, Auckland 1010

Visitor's Time: 9 am - 10 pm

Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum

Address: The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010

Visitor's Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Bounce and Beyond

Bounce and Beyond

Address: 10a Kerwyn Avenue, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013

Visitor's Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Address: 317, Rahuikiri Road, RD2, Wellsford 0972

Visitor's Time: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Address: 102 Hill Road, Auckland 2105

Visitor's Time: 8 am - 8 pm

Top Deals

Best Car Rental Deals in New Zealand

Economy USD 10.9 /day
Compact USD 13.47 /day
Van / Minivan USD 17.95 /day
Luxury USD 22.44 /day
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