Auckland Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Auckland

Begin your New Zealand adventure in Auckland with a rental car from DriveAway. We search & compare prices from some of New Zealand's biggest car hire brands including East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, Enterprise, Ezi Car Rental, Hertz, Thrifty & InterRent.

Our suppliers are located at Auckland Airport (international & domestic terminals) with a number of downtown / city locations also available for you to choose from. Auckland Airport is located approximately 30 minutes scenic drive from Auckland CBD. Pre-booking your rental car means upon arriving at the airport you can skip the queues for shuttles and taxis, and explore Auckland in the comfort of your hire car.

Auckland, the 'City of Sails' is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of 1.5 million. It is the gateway to New Zealand and car hire is an ideal way to see it all. For more information about driving in New Zealand, visit our New Zealand Car Hire Tips page to view our driving tips page. It features information about driving rules, speed limits, child safety seat regulations & more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Auckland

It is about a 26-minute drive from Auckland Airport to Auckland CBD, depending on traffic.

In Auckland and most places around New Zealand, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

If you're looking for a less crowded time to visit Auckland, we suggest travelling between September and November which is just before Summer hits and there's consistently nice weather in Auckland.

Experience Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand Auckland

Auckland is situated among the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours and is the central arrival point for travellers when holidaying on the North Island. Much of its beauty is attributed to its volcanic heritage and waterways, which is a haven for sailing enthusiasts. Visit Sky Tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city, or visit the many animals who call Auckland Zoo home including native New Zealand species.

Once you have explored Auckland, your car hire gives you the freedom to venture from the North to the South Island. Many travellers drive from Auckland to other parts of the country with car hire, which can entail travelling across both islands via ferry. If you wish to cross to the South Island, DriveAway recommends booking your ferry from Picton to Wellington and vice versa when booking your car hire.

Booking your car rental in Auckland with DriveAway is simple! Enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and dates in the window above to get started. For more information about car hire in Auckland, contact us or call 1300 363 500.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Auckland to Rotorua 238 3
Auckland to Wellington 645 8
Auckland to Nelson* 875 13.5
Auckland to Christchurch* 1080 16
Auckland to Queenstown* 1555 22

*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.

Top Locations in New Zealand

DriveAway are the self-drive specialists. Choose from one of our car hire locations in New Zealand below. If you can't see your desired location search our booking engine above for many more locations.