Car Hire Auckland Airport (AKL)

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  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • Dollar Dollar
  • Go Rentals Go Rentals
  • Apollo Apollo
  • Bargain Car Rentals Bargain Car Rentals
  • Aerodrive Car Rental Aerodrive Car Rental
  • Snap Rentals Snap Rentals
  • Discount car rentals Discount car rentals
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Cheap car rental Auckland Airport [AKL]

Book a cheap car rental at Auckland International Airport (AKL) through and save big. We let you compare deals and prices from leading car rental companies with our user-friendly search engine. Save time and effort by cutting the need to browse multiple websites for checking rental cars and their tariffs for the best car hire at Auckland International Airport [AKL].

Making the most of our alliances with local and international car rental companies at Auckland Airport, we get you the cheapest and best hire cars at Auckland Airport. Easily search and compare prices with VIPCars and book a car rental in just 3 steps. Our system will show you the deals that match your inputs with filters to narrow down your search. Auckland Airport NZ car rental service is the most convenient way to start your trip in Auckland.

Car hire companies at Auckland International Airport [AKL]

We have tie-ups with trusted companies (listed below) that supply rental cars for AKL Airport. Whether you are in Auckland for vacations or business trips, we offer a wide range of rental car deals 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
  • National Car RentalNational Car Rental
  • Thrifty Car RentalThrifty 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 types of car rental at Auckland Airport

Rental car Auckland Airport service with VIP Cars is popular for all types of cars. Your rental requirement would totally depend upon your trip type in Auckland. Group travelers such as family, friends, or business colleagues, rent vans and minivans for their trips. The van/minivan rental fleet at VIP Cars covers 7, 8, 12, and 15 passenger vehicles. People visiting on business also go for luxury car rental in Auckland and convertible cars as well. 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 Auckland Airport (AKL) for the cheapest prices.

  • Luxury Car Rental
  • Economy Car Rental
  • SUV Rentals
  • Van/ Minivan Rentals
  • Convertible Car Rental
  • Standard Car Rental

Car rental deal types at AKL Airport

Auckland Airport is used by a lot of people, some on vacations, some on business, and some traveling locally for one reason or the other. Depending on their stay in Auckland and the dates when they need the rental vehicle, suppliers classify the deals into a number of categories.

For instance, if you need a car for a day, they call it a one-day car rental. If you need a car for a weekend or a week, it is termed a short-term rental. And, if you need it for a month or more, it is classified as a long-term rental. For the ones who want to drop their car at a different location our suppliers also provide one-way car rental deals at the Auckland Airport and last-minute rentals for those who want to rent cars on short notice.

  • Long-Term Car Rental (monthly & multi-month rentals)

  • One way Car Rental

  • Short-Term Car Rental (week, weekend, or one-day rentals)

  • Last Minute Car Rental

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 IATA Code: AKL

AKL Airport, the topmost airport in New Zealand, has desks of some of the best car rental brands along with many shops, eateries, banking & other facilities such as:

  • 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 a 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.

Tip: Luxury car hire in Auckland is one of the most popular choices made by the renters.

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

Tips for Car Rental at Auckland Airport, NZ

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

  • NZ driving side

    New Zealand 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 AM and from 5 PM to 7 PM.
  • Road signs

    In 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 Auckland

    Best 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 advance

    The best way to avail cheap car rentals at Auckland International Airport is to book well in advance.

Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand

Get ready to experience the best of New Zealand's biggest urban area with a direct pick-up of your rental cars in Auckland Airport. 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

FAQs - Car Rental Auckland Airport

  • How to book a cheap car rental at Auckland Airport?

    • Booking a car rental at Auckland Airport well in advance will help you to reserve a rental at cheaper rates than on-the-spot bookings.
    • Visit to search and compare prices from several suppliers, we offer guaranteed cheapest deals.
    • If you are looking to travel on a budget, economy and compact cars at Auckland Airport are the ideal choices.
  • Where to find the Auckland Airport car rental return location?

    As you approach Auckland Airport, you will find the 'Car Rental Return’ signposts, follow the signs to reach the car park area. Park your rental at the designated area of your supplier and return the keys and the agreement to the associate of the supplier. For after-hour returns, you can park the car and place the car keys and rental agreement in the Drop Box. Refer to the rental voucher for the drop-off address at Auckland Airport.

  • How old do I need to be to rent a car in Auckland, NZ?

    The minimum age to rent a car in Auckland is 21 years. A few high-end car rental fleets such as luxury cars and convertibles are not rented to drivers under 25 years by some suppliers. There is also a Young Driver’s Surcharge included for the renters under 25 years.

  • Which is the best car rental type to reserve at Auckland Airport?

    Economy car rentals are the most popular car rental type reserved at Auckland Airport. These cars have cheaper costs and are fuel efficient as well. If you are looking for a car rental for mountainous regions or carrying heavy equipment, SUV rentals are ideal for you. Visit to search and compare the widest fleet of car rentals on the single platform. We offer compact, economy, luxury, convertible, minivans, and SUVs as well.

  • What documents are required to rent a car at Auckland Airport?

    The main renter would require a driver's license (DL), an international driving permit (IDP) if your DL is not in the Latin alphabet, a credit card also required to pay the security deposit, and proof of identity to rent a car at Auckland Airport.

  • Which are the most popular car rental companies at Auckland Airport (AKL)?

    Alamo, Jucy Rentals, National, Sixt, and Europcar are some of the most popular car rental companies available at Auckland Airport. Visit to compare car rental deals from several suppliers at the airport.

Best Deals

Cheap Car Hire Deals in New Zealand

Economy USD 10.08 /day
Compact USD 12.45 /day
Van / Minivan USD 16.61 /day
Luxury USD 20.76 /day

Car Rental Locations Near Auckland Airport