Auckland Airport Guide to Auckland Airport - AKL

Car Rental Auckland Airport

If you need further options regarding transport and you are seeking for a more independent way of transport, then hiring a car is the most suitable option for you.

Even though Auckland is well connected by an extensive public transportation network including buses, trains and ferries, there are some places where public transport don’t reach, so a car is the best way to get to them. Also, if you wish to visit places outside the touristic route, car is a must. 

See attached the car rental companies operating in Auckland Airport, which are 5: 
- Avis (Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 284 722, tel. +6495263256),
- Budget (Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 283 438, tel. +6495297784)
- Europcar
- Hertz (Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 654 321)
- Thriffy (Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 737 070, tel. +61392416100)


On either terminals, you can find these companies at:
At International terminal you can find car rental services on the ground floor, nearby Arrivals lounge.
At Domestic terminal on the ground floor of the multi-level park building, opposite to the forecourt. 
Car rental operating hours: 4.00 am – 2.00 am

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 

Renting a car in New Zealand – Tips and advices

Remember that in New Zealand people drive on the left side of the road like United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and many more countries. 

According to local renting companies, sometimes traffic in Auckland tend to be a little bit chaotic. You need to stay patient and calm down while driving since it can be dangerous to get nervous given the circumstances. 

Travelling times can be easily underestimated since there is not the perception distances can be longer that they seem. 

Roads are narrower, winding and steeper than you can expect. Please try to be careful and drive in a safe way.