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Cheap Car Rentals in Queenstown from $14

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Queenstown with a pick-up date of 19/6 and drop-off date of 1/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Queenstown car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Queenstown. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 15 June 2024.

Most popular company

EZUCARRENTAL

Price of petrol per litre

$2.97

Average price per day

$51

Cheapest price per day

$14

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Queenstown 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 15 June 2024.

January

$89

February

$91

March

$78

April

$55

May

$45

June

$50

July

$84

August

$74

September

$63

October

$58

November

$71

December

$115

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Queenstown is May. 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 Queenstown

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Queenstown and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 15 June 2024.

There are currently 69 hire locations operating in Queenstown spread across 50 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Queenstown is small car at $14 a day. Below are all the 3 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compare available car types for rental in Queenstown

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Queenstown to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 15 June 2024.

Small cars

$37 - $147

All Car Types

$57 - $198

To hire a small car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $79/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$37/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$147/day). In fact, May is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a small car saves you 27% 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 Queenstown small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $99/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$157/day). In fact, May is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a medium car 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 Queenstown medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $159/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$265/day). In fact, May is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a large car is 33% 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 Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $107/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$207/day). In fact, May is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a SUV saves you 1% 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 Queenstown SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $169/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$114/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$256/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a van 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 pickup truck in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $172/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$333/day). In fact, May is about 57% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a pickup truck is 38% 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 luxury car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $146/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$251/day). In fact, June is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, hiring a luxury car is 27% 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 Yaris$14/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i30$14/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i30
Hyundai i20$17/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20

Top rental agencies in Queenstown

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Queenstown known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Queenstown. Reviews were last updated on 15 June 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Queenstown, including Thrifty, Go Rentals and Ace Rental Cars. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Thrifty

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.0

Go Rentals

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Ace Rental Cars

9.3
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Hertz

9.3
Wonderful
14 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Apex

9.0
Wonderful
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.2

Avis

8.7
Very Good
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

Snap Rentals

8.6
Very Good
7 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.6

Budget

8.1
Very Good
19 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.0

Best Queenstown car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Queenstown. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Queenstown with an average daily rate of $35. Data was last updated on 15 June 2024.
Peruse the best Queenstown car rental deals we've found. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Toyota Yaris$14/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i30$14/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i30
Hyundai i20$17/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Queenstown, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 15 June 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Queenstown?

    To secure car rentals in Queenstown, there are several requirements you'll need to meet and a few things to be aware of. You must be at least 21 years old and have held a valid international driver's license for a minimum of 1 year. If you have a valid local license, you won't need an international license but must still have held it for a year. You'll also need your confirmation details with you, as well as the credit card used to make the online booking and a photo ID like a passport. Bear in mind that the owner of the credit card must be present.

  • What are the rules for driving in Queenstown?

    Understanding the local driving laws is a good way to keep you and your fellow drivers safe. We suggest keeping up to date with local motor vehicle departments so you know if there are changes to the local laws. You'll drive your cheap car rentals in Queenstown on the left-hand side of the road and pass on the right. All drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts at all times. Drinking and driving in Queenstown is a crime and could easily result in jail time if caught. Rather park your cheap car rental and choose to use public transport.

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

    Queenstown, and the rest of New Zealand's roads are well kept and easy to drive. Choosing the right car rental in Queenstown comes down to your needs. If you're planning on hitting the road and travelling through the Southern Alps, opt for a four-wheel-drive in case of icy conditions. If you're travelling around in the city with fewer passengers, sticking with a smaller model helps with handling and is more fuel-efficient.

  • Where are the best places to park in Queenstown?

    After spending a little time in Queenstown, you'll see that parking your car rental in Queenstown can be tricky. There are a couple of areas you can usually find parking though. Park Street is close to town and offers free parking for your economy car rental. You'll find paid-parking areas in the CBD, though there are plenty of restrictions, so make sure to read the signs. Boundary Street is home to 33 new car parking spots. These are paid-parking spots.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Queenstown?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $51/day when booking a car hire in Queenstown. The absolute best deal a user found was for $24/day from Yes Rentals, booked on Jun. 9.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Queenstown from the following companies over the past two weeks: EZU Car Rental ($14/day), EV Hire ($17/day), and Europcar ($31/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10.0 rating), Europcar (10.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Queenstown.

  • What are petrol prices like in Queenstown?

    The average price of petrol in Queenstown is $2.97/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $133 and $193 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown for a week from EZU Car Rental?

    EZU Car Rental is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Queenstown. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $258 per week.

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

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 32% to make it a great deal in Queenstown. Try to book at least 49 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

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

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

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

    The average cost of a car rental in Queenstown for a month is $1,107. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Queenstown is $59. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Queenstown. For the month of July, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Queenstown for as low as $63/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Queenstown?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Queenstown is Intermediate (Toyota RAV4) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Queenstown

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Queenstown. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Queenstown. Deals were last updated on 15 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Queenstown. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($8+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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