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Cheap Car Hire in Hamilton, Waikato from $55

Hamilton, New Zealand
24 Apr — 1 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, Waikato car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Hamilton, Waikato. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$3.15

Average price per day

$127

Cheapest price per day

$55

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Hamilton, Waikato 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 17 April 2024.

January

$100

February

$113

March

$151

April

$110

May

$91

June

$98

July

$86

August

$88

September

$91

October

$86

November

$95

December

$105

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Hamilton is July. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 Hamilton, Waikato

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Hamilton, Waikato and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

There are, in total, 27 car hire locations in Hamilton that are operated by 12 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: $50/day). Explore 3 car types currently offered from Hamilton hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Hamilton, Waikato

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Hamilton, Waikato to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Small cars

$80 - $193

All Car Types

$102 - $181

To hire a small car in Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $117/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$193/day). In fact, July is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, hiring a small car saves you 12% 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 Hamilton small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $125/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$181/day). In fact, July is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, 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. Here are the best Hamilton medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $162/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$253/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, hiring a large car is 20% 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 Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $121/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$185/day). In fact, October is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, hiring a SUV saves you 9% 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 Hamilton SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $202/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$128/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$297/day). In fact, August is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, hiring a van is 35% 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 Hamilton, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $174/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Hamilton, New Zealand (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$231/day). In fact, November is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Hamilton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Hamilton, hiring a pickup truck is 25% 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.

Suzuki Swift$55/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris$56/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla$59/day
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Top rental agencies in Hamilton, Waikato

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Hamilton, Waikato known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Hamilton, Waikato. Reviews were last updated on 17 April 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Hamilton, including Hertz, Thrifty and Avis in Hamilton. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Hertz

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Thrifty

4 locations

Avis

2 locations

Budget

2 locations

EZI

2 locations

Firefly

2 locations

GREEN MOTION

2 locations

Moto Car Rental

2 locations

Best Hamilton, Waikato car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Hamilton, Waikato. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Hamilton, Waikato with an average daily rate of $68. Data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Hamilton. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Suzuki Swift$55/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris$56/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla$59/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Hamilton, Waikato, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 17 April 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Hamilton?

    To make sure you arrive at the car rental places with the right information, there's some information worth noting and a couple of requirements you'll need to meet. You won't be able to rent a car in Hamilton if you're younger than 21 and you must have had your license for at least a year. Unless you have a valid local license, you'll need to have a recognised international driving license. This isn't the same as an International Driving Permit. Be sure to bring your confirmation details, a credit card with enough funds in and the name of the driver on it, and your passport as a photo ID. The credit card owner will need to be present if you've used someone else's card. You can't rent a car in Hamilton with an absent person's card.

  • What are the rules for driving in Hamilton?

    The best way to keep yourself and your fellow drivers safe is to understand the local driving laws and keep apprised of any changes made by the local motor vehicle department. When driving your cheap car rental in Hamilton, keep to the left of the road and pass other cars on the right. You and all passengers must wear their seatbelts all the time and you cannot use a mobile phone without a hands-free device. Drinking and driving is illegal and a blood alcohol level above 0.05% will result in a heavy fine and could mean jail time.

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

    Hamilton is typically an easy place to drive with well-kept roads and free-flowing traffic. Choosing the right car rental in Hamilton depends on your own needs. In case of icy conditions, while road-tripping, you'll want to choose a 4X4 car hire. When sticking to the city, consider a more compact economy car rental if you have fewer passengers or a larger sedan with more passengers. Opting for a car with automatic transmission will make for a more economical car rental.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

    Parking in Hamilton is usually relatively easy to find while driving your car rental around. You'll find a variety of on-street, off-street, and mobility parking facilities available throughout the city, especially the city centre. On the outskirts, in the suburbs, you're likely to find roadside parking. In Hamilton CBD, you'll find on-street parking for up to two hours with a minimal charge. The Garden Place Car Park located on Anglesea Street is a popular choice for many.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Hamilton?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $127/day when booking a car hire in Hamilton. The absolute best deal a user found was for $57/day from Budget, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What are petrol prices like in Hamilton?

    The average price of petrol in Hamilton is $3.15/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $141 and $204 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    From Thrifty you can hire a car in Hamilton from about $796 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Hamilton 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 70% in Hamilton - we recommend booking at least 89days in advance.

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

    The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Hamilton it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Hamilton can be found for about $3,413, with the average price for a rental being around $114 a day. Book with Budget, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 65% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Hamilton.

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

    It costs $98 for a weekend car hire in Hamilton, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Economy as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Hamilton in May, prices are $80 per day on average.

  • What car do most people hire in Hamilton?

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

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Car rentals by fuel type in Hamilton, Waikato

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Hamilton, Waikato. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Hamilton, Waikato. Deals were last updated on 17 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Hamilton, Waikato. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($32+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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