Dunedin car hire

Dunedin car hire

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Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Wed 29/9
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Wed 6/10
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Dunedin car hire information

Pick-up locationDunedin
Hire locations23
Airport locations15

Dunedin car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Dunedin
Budget
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Rated no. 2
Avis
6.8 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Dunedin
Avis
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From $60/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
6.4 Good (1 review)
1 location in Dunedin
Europcar
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From $78/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in Dunedin
Hertz
Locations in Dunedin
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2.0 Mediocre9 Oct. 2017
Hertz had messed up the reservationWe weren't able to rent the car from them at all and had to pay for a new reservation through a new company, although we had pre-paid through Hertz
9.6 Excellent2 Dec. 2016
YeahThe pick up was great the drop off easy. Car clean and welll maintainedCar had a tattle after 1800km a bit challenging
From $27/day
Ace Rental Cars
Cheapest deal
Most popular
2 locations in Dunedin
Ace Rental Cars
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From $53/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Dunedin
Thrifty
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Dollar
1 location in Dunedin
Dollar
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From $33/day
EZI
1 location in Dunedin
EZI
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Dunedin
EZU Car Rental
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Firefly
1 location in Dunedin
Firefly
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Dunedin
Go Rental Car Hire
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From $37/day
Go Rentals
1 location in Dunedin
Go Rentals
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JUCY
1 location in Dunedin
JUCY
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Dunedin
keddy by Europcar
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Right Cars
1 location in Dunedin
Right Cars
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Sunnycars
1 location in Dunedin
Sunnycars
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Yesaway
1 location in Dunedin
Yesaway
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5 travellers who hired a car in Dunedin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Dunedin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Ace Rental Cars

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a car hire in Dunedin

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Car hire excess insurance in Dunedin

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Dunedin car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Dunedin.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Dunedin car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Dunedin

  • Hire a car in Dunedin and pack more into your trip by being able to jump in and drive off whenever you choose; it's also the most practical and time-efficient way to get around. Buses are the major public transport system in Dunedin and services arrive roughly every 15–30min, meaning you could spend plenty of time in the sun waiting to be picked up if you don’t have a hire car. Larnach Castle is best reached by car and takes about 20min from Dunedin, with the Line 18 bus dropping you more than 3 km from the Victorian-era attraction. A bus to Tunnel Beach Walkway requires around 45min while a hire car can get you there in only 10min.
  • Once you have landed at Dunedin International Airport (DUD), turn left inside the terminal and follow the signs to reach car hire company reception desks. Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Go Rentals and Hertz have counters. No shuttle service is required as the car park for hire vehicles is only a short walk from the terminal.
  • Portobello Road hugs the Otago Harbour and has some tight bends that must be approached cautiously. Watch for buses and trucks approaching from the opposite direction and ensure there is a safe space between lanes. Dunedin has particularly hilly geography and it’s recommended to pick up momentum before driving up slopes, such as Baldwin St. It’s also important to keep an eye on the speedometer as you descend hills because it’s easy to overstep the speed limit. Familiarise yourself with the defroster in your hire car as cool temperatures in Dunedin can often cause condensation on the windscreens.
  • Rush hour is most noticeable in Dunedin between 07:00–09:00 and 15:00–18:00 on weekdays. Central thoroughfares, including Cumberland St and Crawford St, are most affected and should be bypassed if they’re not vital for reaching your destination. Foggy conditions are common in Dunedin and it’s recommended to use low headlights, as stronger beams are more likely to produce glare.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dunedin for $45 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dunedin at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Dunedin are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dunedin

  • Some car hire companies in Dunedin which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Thrifty and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Dunedin costs $62 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Dunedin is $9.23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $111 and $148, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dunedin.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Dunedin airport include Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Thrifty, Go Rentals, EZI and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dunedin airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Thrifty, EZI and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Dunedin costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Dunedin costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Dunedin costs $53 per day, on average.

  • In Dunedin, cars are most frequently hired at Go Rentals 25 Miller Rd, Momona (24 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Dunedin costs $432 per week ($62 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Dunedin costs $1,852 per month ($62 per day).

  • The engine power of full-size and intermediate models is well suited to the hilly landscapes of Dunedin, while the cars will have no issue navigating city traffic. A fuel-efficient compact make is ideal if you’re planning on exploring more of the South Island, and 4WDs are priced competitively considering the storage space they provide.

  • Unless indicated by signage, always assume the speed limit is 50 km/h in Dunedin. The majority of George St is reduced to 30 km/h because of the heavy pedestrian traffic, and Wharf St increases to 60 km/h as it wraps around the bay. School zones in Dunedin are set at 40 km/h.

  • A litre of petrol usually ranges from roughly NZ$ 2.15–2.40 (A$ 2.05–2.30). Prices are often most expensive in the CBD, with savings of up to approximately NZ$ 0.10 (A$ 0.09) per litre found at petrol stations in North Dunedin and North East Valley.

  • 101 Great King St—Wilson Car Park has spaces available for approximately NZ$ 2.00 (A$ 1.90) per hour on weekdays and a 12h flat rate of about NZ$ 5.00 (A$ 4.80) on weekends. Filleul Street Car Park costs roughly NZ$ 1.00 (A$ 0.95) per hour and is free after 18:00.