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Dunedin

Cheap Car Hire in Dunedin from $54

Dunedin, New Zealand
23 Apr — 30 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Tue 30/4
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Dunedin car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Dunedin. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Most popular company

EZI

Price of petrol per litre

$3.09

Average price per day

$108

Cheapest price per day

$54

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Dunedin?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Dunedin and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

January

$111

February

$116

March

$104

April

$87

May

$80

June

$79

July

$86

August

$69

September

$65

October

$62

November

$77

December

$119

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Dunedin is October. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Dunedin

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Dunedin and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

There are 25 hire agencies servicing Dunedin. These agencies, altogether, have 33 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? SUV is the cheapest car type to hire in Dunedin with prices from $54 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 2 car types you can hire in Dunedin:

Compact

Compact

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Dunedin

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Dunedin to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Small cars

$64 - $132

All Car Types

$96 - $168

To hire a small car in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $101/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$132/day). In fact, October is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a small car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dunedin small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $129/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$170/day). In fact, October is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a medium car saves you 5% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $215/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$123/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$352/day). In fact, September is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a large car is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $138/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$103/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$169/day). In fact, September is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a SUV is 2% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Dunedin SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $234/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a van in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$149/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$303/day). In fact, September is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a van is 42% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Dunedin, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $173/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Dunedin, New Zealand (~$119/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$609/day). In fact, June is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Dunedin. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Dunedin, hiring a pickup truck is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Corolla$55/day
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Top rental agencies in Dunedin

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Dunedin known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Dunedin. Reviews were last updated on 16 April 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Dunedin, including Ace Rental Cars, Europcar and JUCY . Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Dunedin, including Ace Rental Cars, Europcar and JUCY .

Ace Rental Cars

10.0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Europcar

1 location

JUCY

1 location

Avis

2 locations

Hertz

8.6
Very Good
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3

Go Rentals

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Alamo

1 location

EZU Car Rental

1 location

Best Dunedin car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Dunedin. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Dunedin with an average daily rate of $62. Data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Dunedin. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Mitsubishi ASX$54/day
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Mitsubishi ASX
Toyota Yaris$55/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota RAV4$57/day
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Toyota RAV4

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Dunedin, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 April 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Dunedin?

    To make sure you're able to pick up a car rental in Dunedin, you'll need to be aware of a couple of requirements you need to meet to leave the lot with your car rental. You'll need to be 21 and have held your license for at least 12 months. Your licence must be an international driving licence or a local licence. If your license isn't in English, get an International Driving Permit with an English translation. Keep your confirmation details on hand, as well as the credit card used to make the online booking and a passport for photo identification. Make sure the credit card holder is present.

  • What are the rules for driving in Dunedin?

    To keep yourself and other drivers safe, it's important to understand the local driving laws. Keeping updated with the local department of motor vehicles is a good way to be aware of sudden changes in local driving laws. Stick to the left-hand side of the road in Dunedin and pass on the right-hand side. You and all of the passengers will need to wear a seatbelt at all times and using a mobile phone is forbidden unless there's a hands-free device. Drinking and driving is prohibited in Dunedin and if you're caught, you could face jail time. Rather use public transport if you're going drinking.

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

    The roads in New Zealand, including Dunedin, are in good condition and relatively easy to navigate. Choosing the right economy car rental for yourself is up to your own needs. When hitting the road for a long road trip through the mountains, you'll want to opt for a 4X4 in case you run into snow. If you're planning on sticking to the city and heading around with fewer passengers, choose a smaller cheap car rental like a mini or compact model to enjoy better handling and fuel efficiency.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dunedin?

    You'll usually have no trouble finding parking unless you're driving your rental car in Dunedin during peak hours. Paid parking in the city can be on the street, in a building, or in an open-air car park. There are also smart parking signs throughout the city with electronic signs signalling whether you can park your rental car there or not. When parking by a parking meter on the street, be sure to display your receipt clearly on the dashboard.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Dunedin?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $108/day when booking a car hire in Dunedin. The absolute best deal a user found was for $63/day from Budget, booked on Apr. 9.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Dunedin?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Dunedin from the following companies over the past two weeks: EZI ($54/day), Budget ($55/day), and Thrifty ($66/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Dunedin?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Ace Rental Cars (10.0 rating), Hertz (9.6 rating) and Sixt (8.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Dunedin.

  • What are petrol prices like in Dunedin?

    The average price of petrol in Dunedin is $3.09/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $139 and $201 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Dunedin for a week from EZI?

    EZI is one of the top picks in Dunedin. They can have you in a hire car for about $749 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Dunedin for the best price?

    Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 51% in Dunedin - we recommend booking at least 51days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Dunedin?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Dunedin for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Dunedin for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Dunedin can be found for about $3,209, with the average price for a rental being around $107 a day. Book with Budget, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 81% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Dunedin.

  • How much is a car hire in Dunedin for a weekend?

    $117 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Dunedin, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Dunedin, then opt for a Compact SUV hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of May, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as $83/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Dunedin?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Compact (Toyota Yaris Cross) in Dunedin, making it the most popular option.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Dunedin

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Dunedin. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Dunedin. Deals were last updated on 16 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Dunedin. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($34+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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