Queenstown

Cheap Car Rentals in Queenstown

Queenstown
26 May — 2 Jun
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Queenstown car hires in 2022

Most popular companyAERODRIVE
Price of petrol per litre$3.04
Average price per day$35
Cheapest price per day$18

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

January

$72

February

$61

March

$50

April

$66

May

$53

June

$69

July

$105

August

$97

September

$72

October

$63

November

$58

December

$92

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

Top rental agencies in Queenstown

All major car rental suppliers in Queenstown
9.2
Excellent
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

9.0
8.9
Excellent
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

9.1
7.3
Good
11 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.0
4 locations
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Car Rental FAQs

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 $55/day when booking a car hire in Queenstown. The absolute best deal a user found was for $29/day from AeroDrive, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental 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: Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($31/day), Snap Rentals ($36/day), and Europcar ($43/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Scotties (10.0 rating), Europcar (10.0 rating) and Avis (8.9 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Queenstown.

What are gas prices like in Queenstown?

The average price of petrol in Queenstown is $3.04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $137 and $198 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown for a week from AeroDrive?

AeroDrive is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Queenstown. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $247 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 16% to make it a great deal in Queenstown. Try to book at least 90 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 $1,057. 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 $79. Hiring a Intermediate is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Queenstown. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Queenstown for as low as $91/day.

What car do most people hire in Queenstown?

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