Car Hire Queenstown

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Queenstown car hire information

Pick-up location Queenstown
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 42
Airport locations 34
Popular agencies Hertz, Apex, Budget, NU Car, Ace Rental Cars

Cheap Car Rental Queenstown

Economy $19/day
Compact $19/day
Intermediate $23/day
Standard $26/day
Full-size $34/day
4x4 $27/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Queenstown alamo
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Queenstown alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Queenstown hitchcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Queenstown snaprentals
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Queenstown thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Queenstown alamo
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Queenstown car hire reviews and directory

From $74/day
Rated no. 1
Avis
avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,242 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Avis
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley Street
+64 3442 3808
Terminal Building
+64 3442 3808
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From $49/day
Rated no. 2
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,186 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Budget
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley St
Terminal Building
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From $71/day
Rated no. 3
Hertz
hertz
7.4 Good (3,853 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Hertz
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Ears St,st Peters Close
+64 3442 4106
Airport Avenue
+64 3442 4106
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Hertz reviews in Queenstown

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From $56/day
Rated no. 4
Firefly
firefly
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
From $24/day
Rated no. 5
Hitch Car Rentals
hitchcar
Most popular
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Hitch Car Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
From $35/day
Rated no. 6
Go Rentals
gorentals
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Go Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
From $34/day
Rated no. 10
Economy Rent a Car
economy
6.4 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport Hilton Hotel Complex
+64 800 736 825
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Queenstown
Sunnycars
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Earl Street
10 Margaret Place
20 Lucas Place
Airport Avenue
From $42/day
Apex
apex
2 locations in Queenstown
Apex
Locations in Queenstown
26 Shotover St, Queenstown
+64 3442 8040
32 Lucas Place, Frankton
+64 3451 0583
Gold Car Rent a Car
goldcarrent
2 locations in Queenstown
Gold Car Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
206 Dalefield Rd,queenstown
+64 800 300 123
Queenstown Airport
+64 800 300 123
From $29/day
Snap Rentals
snaprentals
2 locations in Queenstown
Snap Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
8 Church Street
+64 800 288 699
Terminal Building
From $35/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Queenstown
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
From $32/day
AeroDrive
aerodrive
1 location in Queenstown
AeroDrive
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building
+64 3777 4100
From $35/day
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Queenstown
Alamo
Locations in Queenstown
Serviced By Enterprise
+64 3441 4637
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Queenstown
AutoEurope
Locations in Queenstown
Europcar Desk In Terminal
From $33/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Queenstown
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
From $35/day
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Queenstown
Dollar
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand
+64 3442 3532
Drive NZ
drivenz
1 location in Queenstown
Drive NZ
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
From $28/day
EZI
ezi
1 location in Queenstown
EZI
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
EZU Car Rental
ezucarrental
1 location in Queenstown
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
+64 212 216 666
GO Rent A Car
gorent
1 location in Queenstown
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown International airport
From $52/day
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Queenstown
INTERRENT
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport - Free Shuttle Service.
From $20/day
JUCY
jucy
Cheapest deal
1 location in Queenstown
JUCY
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Queenstown
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building
+64 3442 5887
National
national
1 location in Queenstown
National
Locations in Queenstown
Serviced By Enterprise
+64 3441 4637
From $33/day
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Queenstown
NU Car
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Dr., Frankton
+64 800 736 835
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Queenstown
Right Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
surpricecarrental
1 location in Queenstown
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton
+64 3777 4110
From $54/day
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Queenstown
Thrifty
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand
+64 3442 3532

Car hire locations in Queenstown

Good to know

Most popular agency Hitch Car Rentals
Most popular car type Compact
Average price $43/day
Good deal $36/day

When to book a hire car in Queenstown

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for hiring a car in Queenstown

  • Renting a car during your time in Queenstown is highly recommended as a personal vehicle is the best way to get out of town and check out the gorgeous countryside. For instance, Wanaka at 67 km (41.7 miles) away takes just an hour to reach in a car and it offers some of the most spectacular lakeside views in New Zealand.
  • Excited to arrive in Queenstown so you can begin your trip to New Zealand? If you are planning on picking up a hire car after landing at Queenstown Airport, it is quite an easy affair. There are a large variety of hire car counters located right within the airport’s terminal so you can go straight from the plane to driving away.
  • A lot of the intersections in Queenstown’s city center lack traffic light crossings so be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the street. This warning doubly applies during the high season, which lasts from December to March and is when Queenstown sees its largest influx of tourists. Drivers must also remember that you must drive on the left, which is often trickiest to remember at roundabouts, of which there are many in Queenstown.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Queenstown to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the work week and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at 4:00 p.m., then quieting down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The 6A Highway is where drivers will experience the largest backups during rush hour due to the number of commuters going into and out of the city.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Queenstown for $36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Queenstown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Queenstown are around 0% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Queenstown

How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown?

On average a hire car in Queenstown costs $50 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Queenstown?

Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Queenstown.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Queenstown?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Hitch Car Rentals ($17/day), Alamo ($19/day) and Discount Car & Truck Rentals ($20/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Queenstown?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Queenstown are Alamo (8.7, 41072 reviews), National (8.2, 3442 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2242 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Queenstown Intl Airport (ZQN)?

Car hire companies onsite at Queenstown Intl Airport include Hitch Car Rentals, NU Car, Ace Rental Cars, Apex, Dollar, AeroDrive, Economy Rent a Car, Snap Rentals, Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Alamo.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Queenstown Intl Airport (ZQN)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Queenstown Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Hitch Car Rentals, NU Car, Ace Rental Cars, Dollar, Economy Rent a Car, Snap Rentals, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Alamo, Europcar and JUCY.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Queenstown?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hitch Car Rentals Queenstown Airport 9371 (6 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Queenstown?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Queenstown?

Smaller vehicles such as sedans and compacts are certainly the more popular option for drivers in Queenstown. There are a decent number of SUVs as well, while trucks are much rarer in the city. In general a smaller car is a better bet because many of the city’s streets are somewhat on the narrower side, so parking may be easier in a more compact car.

What's the speed limit in Queenstown?

Speed limits in Queenstown go from 30 km/h (19 mph) in city centers up to 110 km/h (68 mph) on the largest and fastest of highways. In between those speed limits drivers will commonly see speed limits of 40 km/h (25 mph) in residential areas and speed limits of 60 km/h (37 mph) on city roads. Additionally, speed limits of 80 km/h (50 mph) are found on larger rural roads.

How are gas prices in Queenstown?

The average price per liter of petrol in Queenstown is about $2.20 NZD ($1.51 USD). For those who prefer petrol prices in gallons that is about $8.33 NZD ($5.73) per gallon of gas.

Where are the best places to park in Queenstown?

Parking is an easy affair in Queenstown, thanks to the large number of parking garages and lots in the popular areas of town. For most situations these lots and garages should put you close enough to your final destination. In moments where they don’t, there still is plenty of streetside parking to choose from in most parts of town.