Tauranga

Cheap Car Hire in Tauranga from $45

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

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Tauranga. 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

$3.11

Average price per day

$120

Cheapest price per day

$45

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Tauranga 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

$158

February

$129

March

$135

April

$112

May

$96

June

$93

July

$83

August

$79

September

$67

October

$73

November

$91

December

$127

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Tauranga is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is January. 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 Tauranga

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Tauranga 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 12 hire agencies servicing Tauranga. These agencies, altogether, have 22 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Tauranga with prices from $45 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in Tauranga:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Tauranga

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Tauranga 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

$68 - $167

All Car Types

$95 - $208

To hire a small car in Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $112/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$167/day). In fact, September is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, hiring a small car saves you 22% 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 Tauranga small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $140/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$235/day). In fact, November is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, hiring a medium car saves you 3% 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 Tauranga medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $221/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$178/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$313/day). In fact, September is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, hiring a large car is 36% 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 Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $142/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$247/day). In fact, September is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, 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 Tauranga SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $241/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$199/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$320/day). In fact, August is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, hiring a van is 41% 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 Tauranga, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $171/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Tauranga, New Zealand (~$171/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$348/day). In fact, September is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Tauranga. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Tauranga, hiring a pickup truck is 16% 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 Tauranga pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai i30$45/day
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Hyundai i30
Toyota Yaris$60/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in Tauranga

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Tauranga known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Tauranga. Reviews were last updated on 17 April 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Tauranga, including Thrifty, Budget and EZI. Skim reviews, rental company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Thrifty

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

EZI

1 location

Apex

1 location

Dollar

1 location

Hertz

7.3
Good
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

8.0

Avis

2 locations

Firefly

2 locations

Best Tauranga car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Tauranga. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Tauranga with an average daily rate of $100. Data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Tauranga. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Hyundai i30$45/day
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A/C
Hyundai i30
Hyundai Accent$46/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai Accent
Toyota RAV4$60/day
2
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A/C
Toyota RAV4

Car rental FAQs

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

    To secure car hires in Tauranga, you will need to present a valid credit/debit card in your name. You will also need a valid driving licence with an international driver's permit in your name. You will need to be over 21 years old when booking car hires in Tauranga. If you have a valid driving licence, you will be allowed to drive in the region for up to 12 months.

  • What are the rules for driving in Tauranga?

    Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Tauranga, meaning you will check on your right when entering a roundabout. Everyone in your Tauranga car hire must wear a seat belt at all times. You will need to follow the speed limits which are 50 kph in the city and 100 kph on highways leading in and out of the area. Drinking and driving is not permitted at all. It is also illegal to use your phone whilst driving.

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

    If you are planning road trips around the Tauranga area, be aware that roads are often narrow, winding, and not always well maintained. It is not even uncommon to find main roads that are gravel. You need a car that manoeuvres well with a good responsive steering system to maintain control at all times, such as the Hyundai Elantra. You can face some extreme weather while driving your hire cars in Tauranga, so look at a luxury car hire that is fitted with temperature control and advanced safety features such as the Toyota Camry with its Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control.

  • What are the best places to park in Tauranga?

    When finding parking in the Tauranga CBD, you will find loads of off-street and on-street parking available, however, your parking time is limited to two hours. The most popular parking lots available are due to their central locations and include Dive Crescent and Cliff Road. You will find off-street leased parking lots that offer overnight or long term parking at TV 3, Kingsview, Devonport and Dive Crescent.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Tauranga?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $120/day when booking a car hire in Tauranga. The absolute best deal a user found was for $73/day from Apex, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Tauranga from the following companies over the past two weeks: Apex ($45/day), Thrifty ($60/day), and Hertz ($82/day).

  • What are petrol prices like in Tauranga?

    The average price of petrol in Tauranga is $3.11/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $140 and $202 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Thrifty is one of the top picks in Tauranga. They can have you in a hire car for about $753 per week on average.

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

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 56% on a hire car in Tauranga. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 84 days prior to your desired date.

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

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

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Tauranga can be found for about $3,229, with the average price for a rental being around $108 a day. Book with Apex, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 53% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Tauranga.

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

    $218 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Tauranga, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Tauranga, then opt for a Compact 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 $62/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Tauranga?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Tauranga is Economy (Suzuki Swift) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Tauranga

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Tauranga. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Tauranga. Deals were last updated on 17 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Tauranga. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($30+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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