Car rental at Auckland International Airport [AKL]
Book a cheap car rental in New Zealand at Auckland International Airport (AKL) through VIPCars.com and save big. We let you compare the deals & rates from leading car rental brands in one place. 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].
Making the most of our alliances with local and international car rental companies, we get you the cheapest and the best available car hire deals in New Zealand. Renting a car is really easy at VIP Cars; it just takes 3 steps and a few clicks. Fill in the booking form with your travel information and start a search. Our system will show you the deals that match your inputs and a couple of filters that you can use to narrow down your search.
Car hire companies at Auckland International Airport [AKL]
We have tie-ups with trusted companies (listed below) that supply rental cars deals for AKL Airport. Having multiple suppliers adds variety to our car hire 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 Rental
- Discount Car Rentals
- Dollar Rent A Car
- East Coast Car Rentals
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car
- Go Rentals
- National Car Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental
Location of car hire desks at AKL Airport: 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.
Popular rental car types available at AKL airport
What car-size to rent for your trip from Auckland Airport? The answer to this question totally depends on the type of trip you are planning and the number of people traveling with you. Group travelers (Family, a group of friends or business colleagues) rent vans and minivans for their trips. The van/minivan fleet at VIP Cars covers 7, 8, 12 and 15 passenger vehicles. People visiting Auckland on business also go for luxury and convertible cars. Besides that, our car hire fleet also has an economy, sedan, mini and compact cars. Following are the popular car types that you can hire at the AKL airport for bargain prices.
- Van/ Minivan
Car rental deal types we provide
Auckland Airport is used by a lot of people, some on vacations, some on business and some travelling locally for one reason or the other. Depending on their stay in Auckland and the dates when they need the rental vehicle, supplier classify the deals into a number of categories.
For instance, if you need a car for a day, they call it a one-day rental. If you need a car for a weekend or a week, it is termed as short term rentals. And, if you need it for a month or more than that, it is classified as long term rental. Our suppliers also provide one-way hire car deals (for the ones who want to drop the car at a different location) and last minute rentals (for those who want to rent cars on short notice).
Long term (monthly & multi month rentals)
Short term (week, weekend or one day rentals)
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.
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
Why rent a car 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.
Car rental return locations near Auckland Airport
Booking a car rental at Auckland Airport does not imply that you have to drop the car at the airport itself, you are free to change the return location. 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. Nearby rental locations
- Auckland Downtown
- Auckland HillCrest
- Wellington Airport
- Rotorua Airport
Car Rental tips for Auckland Airport, NZ
Keep these driving tips in mind as you get ready to accelerate:
NZ driving sideNZ 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.
Road signsIn New Zealand, road signs are ample. Note that all the distances and speed limits are written in 'kilometers' instead of 'miles'.
Best time to visit AucklandBest time to visit Auckland is from March to May and between September and November. Do not forget to select air-conditioning in the 'car specifications' filter if you plan to hire a car between December to March, a considerably warmer season.
Book in advanceWhile 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?
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:
- City Walks Z
- The Sky Tower
- Auckland Museum
- Bounce and Beyond
- Pakiri Beach Horse Rides
- Auckland Botanic Gardens
- Rangitoto Island
- Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium