Car rentals in Auckland: All you need to know
An Auckland car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Auckland. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Auckland?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Auckland. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Auckland rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Auckland?
We have around 13 car rental providers in the Auckland area. You'll find well-known companies like Enterprise and Sixt and wallet-friendly suppliers like Budget and Thrifty. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Auckland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Auckland?
Normally, to rent a car in Auckland you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to discover what the exact rate is before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Auckland?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Auckland. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can easily add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before returning the car rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
What are some things to do in Auckland?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Auckland's most popular attractions are:
- Mount Eden
- Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Viaduct Harbour
Lucky for you, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit all of them.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Auckland adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Auckland car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.