The Car Rental Guide - Great advice before renting a car in NZ

Need a Hire Car? - the best advice is right here.

Whether you're visiting family, or here for a magnificent holiday, there are a significant number of car rental businesses to choose from in New Zealand, and working out where to hire a car can be daunting. We have all NZ car rental companies listed on our site, and offer you this FREE guide to assist you in your choice. Compare prices of some of the bigger rental companies, and once you have made your decision - read about the rules for driving in New Zealand. Our NZ car rental comparison offers you easy choices.

Choosing the best New Zealand rental car to suit your needs

Helping you find Car Rental companies in New Zealand

There are a number of rental car companies in New Zealand, from AVIS and Ace Rental Cars to Sterling Car Rentals NZ and Thrifty, however standards can vary significantly, and price should not be the only consideration when choosing your rental car. Rental car comparison is important to get the best deal available, or the lowest prices guaranteed. A price check of competitors that can save you money.

Car rental companies come in all shapes and sizes and you will find them all on this website. You will find all the big names, as well as a wide range of local operators. In most cases the longer you hire, the cheaper the daily rate. If you need one-way hire between locations, choose one of the car hire companies who have depots in various cities, as this will also save you money. You can even rent a car to take you to Hobbiton...!

If you're looking to rent a car, the RentalCarGuide car hire comparison site helps you to find the best deal at the lowest price. Not only will you save time by comparing all our car hire providers in one site, it will also help you get your rental car at the cheapest price.

What do I look for when comparing car rentals?

It is good to bear in mind that price isn't everything, you will also want assurances your car hire will have all the extras you require. Perhaps five doors if you have children, air-conditioning if you're going on holiday in summer or an unlimited mileage facility if you plan on an in-depth exploration of New Zealand. Our guide couldn't be any more straightforward… no matter what your requirements are. You'll find the rental companies easy to compare, broken down by each provider.

Our car hire comparison guide ensures customers looking to rent a car can visit one site instead of 20. Our car hire experts have sourced over 200 leading rental providers; all top brands offering a quality service, meaning you can compare and grab the best deal available on that particular day.

How do I find the best car rental deals?

You are able to compare downtown or airport pick-ups and drop-offs, the dates of your trip and the type of vehicle you are most interested in hiring. We compare a huge range of vehicle types to help find you the perfect vehicle, from cost-effective mini-economy cars to sturdy 4x4 jeeps for those with multi-terrain requirements.

Which destinations can I hire a car from?

No matter where in the world you're coming from, New Zealand Car Rental Guide covers all locations - A quick look through our menu will show you how wide our coverage of the car rental market in New Zealand really is.

Free one-way car rentals

Many travellers fly into Auckland, rent a car, drive to the South Island and fly out of Christchurch. This means that there is often an excess of rental cars in Christchurch that the rental car companies would rather have in Auckland.

To help solve this problem rental companies sometimes offer free one-way rentals if you're prepared to travel against the tide and pick up your car in Christchurch and drop it off in Auckland. This is a great deal, although you generally have a very tight time frame to make the delivery. You can find free one-way rental deals at