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Car rentals in Queenstown: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Queenstown whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Queenstown. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Queenstown. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Queenstown?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Queenstown rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Queenstown?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Queenstown?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Queenstown. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Queenstown?

Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Queenstown is 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Queenstown?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car company.Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We suggest a full to full policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before returning the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers 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 fine print before you book.

Before you drive off

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Queenstown adventure. You should:

  • Look over the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Queenstown car rental today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.

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