Hamilton car hires from $51

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Hamilton with a pick-up date of: 26/4 and drop-off date of: 3/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Hamilton car hire information

Pick-up locationHamilton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People mover, SUV, Standard SUV
Hire locations26
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesBudget, Thrifty, Hertz, EZI

Cheap car hire in Hamilton

Economy$117/day
Compact$87/day
Intermediate$51/day
SUV$100/day
People mover$357/day
Full-size SUV$147/day
Compact SUV$52/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Standard SUV$110/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hamilton

  • Choosing car hire in Hamilton is a great way to explore New Zealand on your own schedule and reach out-of-the-way attractions that are not accessible on public transport, such as Lake Kainui, the Lavender Backyard Garden, and Kaipaki Petting Farm. Hiring a car in Hamilton also gives you easy access to coastal areas, like Makomako and Kawhia, which do not have public transport links from the city. Perfect if you want to take a day trip to the beach during your stay.
  • The nearest airport to Hamilton is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), whichis located around a 20-minute drive from Hamilton city centre, compared with around 1 h 40 min on public transport. This makes picking up your hire car at HLZ a great option if you want to get straight on the road and start your holiday. When you land at HLZ, you will find the airport car hire desks located in the Ground Floor in the Arrivals area, opposite the baggage collection carousel.
  • When you plan your car hire in Hamilton, make sure you learn a bit about driving in New Zealand before you go. Most of the roads in and around Hamilton are well-maintained and driving conditions are generally smooth. If you’re heading outside the city, you will find that New Zealand does not have a lot of large highways and that the roads can be quite winding. This gives you a great opportunity to go slow and enjoy the scenery along the way. While the roads are often quiet, and you will not encounter many aggressive drivers, it is still a good idea to keep your speed low on bends in case you meet oncoming traffic. You should also slow down going through villages or agricultural areas, where people may be moving farm animals on the road.
  • If you are driving in central Hamilton, it is a good idea to avoid the weekday rush hour, which is usually between 06:00-09:00 and 16:30-19:00. During these times, central main roads, like the 1C or the 4, may be congested. You may also meet traffic delays during this time on roads leading in and out of the city, especially routes like the 3, which connects with the airport. Most rural roads in New Zealand are generally quiet, even during tourist season.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hamilton for $78 or less
  • Book your car hire in Hamilton at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Hamilton are around 43% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hire in Hamilton are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hamilton

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Hamilton?

    On average a car hire in Hamilton costs $89 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Hamilton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($51/day), Thrifty ($107/day) and Hertz ($110/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 4 Vialou St 3204 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hamilton?

    The average price of fuel in Hamilton is $10.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $125 and $166, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hamilton?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamilton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Hamilton airport (HLZ)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Hamilton airport include EZI, Thrifty, Budget and Hertz.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Hamilton airport (HLZ)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hamilton airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Budget and Hertz.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Hamilton?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Hamilton?

    An Economy car hire in Hamilton costs $73 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Hamilton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Hamilton costs $80 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Hamilton?

    A Premium car hire in Hamilton costs $89 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Hamilton?

    In Hamilton, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 98 Tristram St (1 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Hamilton?

    On average a car hire in Hamilton costs $625 per week ($89 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Hamilton?

    On average a car hire in Hamilton costs $2,677 per month ($89 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hamilton?

    With smooth roads and sparse traffic, you can easily and comfortably explore the areas around Hamilton with a standard-size or economy hire car. However, if you want to get the most out of the beautiful scenery, a larger vehicle like an SUV will give you more height from the road, allowing you to get better views of the landscape. SUVs and vehicles with 4x4 capacity are also great if you want to visit remote beauty spots, which may have dirt tracks or uneven trails leading to them.

  • What is the speed limit in Hamilton?

    When you choose car hire in Hamilton, you should pay close attention to the speed limit signs, as limits may vary across different areas. If you’re driving in the city centre, the speed limit is set at 30-40 km/h (15-25 mph). On rural roads outside the town, the limit is usually 60 km/h (40 mph), while on highways, you can drive at up to 110 km/h (60 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

    Hamilton car hire is a great option if you are staying in the city centre. This area has lots of conveniently located car parks, and the city even has some free car parks located on the east side, around Waikato University. When you pay to park in Hamilton, you will usually have to spend around 6-12 NZD (around 3-6 GBP) for a 2-hour stay. Most car parks close in the evenings in Hamilton, although some car parks offer overnight spaces.

Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Hamilton

98 Tristram St

+64 7 839 4824

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Airport Road R D 3

+64 7 839 4824

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30
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Hamilton Downtown

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Thrifty

4.0

Mediocre

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Locations in Hamilton

Airport Road R D 3

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30
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Hamilton Ap

+64 7 834 2190

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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Hamilton City Wide

+64 7 839 3450

Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
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EZI

9.3

Wonderful

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Locations in Hamilton

Airport Road, RD2

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
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Cnr Anglesea and, Clarence Street

Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
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Bargain Rental Cars

9.0

Wonderful

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One location in Hamilton

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18 Grasslands Place, Frankton - Hamilton

+64 7 974 0890

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00
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Firefly

8.0

Very Good

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2 locations in Hamilton

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98 Tristram St

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Hamilton Apt

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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One location in Hamilton

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Terminal Building

+64 7823 0990

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Bargain Car Rentals

8.3

Very Good

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One location in Hamilton

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18 Grasslands Place, Frankton - Hamilton

+64 7974 0890

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00
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GREEN MOTION

4.1

Mediocre

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2 locations in Hamilton

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450 Te Rapa Road

+64 800 871 563

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Hamilton Downtown

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Avis

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2 locations in Hamilton

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4 Vialou St

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
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Airport Rd

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30
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Budget

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Locations in Hamilton

4 Vialou St

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
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Terminal Building

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30
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Moto Car Rental

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2 locations in Hamilton

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Airport Desk, Hamilton Airport

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Cnr Anglesea and Clarence Streets Hamilton

+64 800 656 564

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Sunnycars

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One location in Hamilton

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98 Tristram Street

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Car hire locations in or near Hamilton

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZI

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$89/day

Good deal

$78/day

When to book a car hire in Hamilton

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