Discover Car Hire in Auckland
Are you thinking of driving throughout New Zealand on your next self-drive holiday? Why not begin your adventure in Auckland with car hire from DriveAway.
DriveAway offers car rental collection from Auckland Airport and various downtown locations. The airport is approximately 30 minutes scenic drive to the city. Skip the queues for shuttles and taxis, and explore Auckland in the comfort of your hire car. For more information on driving distances and depots in New Zealand, visit our New Zealand Driving Tips page.
It is about a 26-minute drive, depending on traffic to drive from Auckland Airport to Auckland CBD.
In Auckland and most places around New Zealand, you must be at least 20 years old to hire a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.
If you're looking for a less crowded time to visit the city of Auckland, we suggest travelling between September and November which is just before Summer hits and there's consistently nice weather in Auckland.
Auckland, the 'City of Sails' is the capital city and gateway to New Zealand. The city is situated among the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours and is the central arrival point for travellers when holidaying on the North Island. Much of its beauty is attributed to its volcanic heritage and waterways, which is a haven for sailing enthusiasts. Visit Sky Tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city, or visit the many animals who call Auckland Zoo home including native New Zealand species.
Once you have explored Auckland, your car hire gives you the freedom to venture from the North to the South Island. Many travellers drive from Auckland to other parts of the country with car hire, which can entail travelling across both islands via ferry. If you wish to cross to the South Island, DriveAway recommends booking your ferry from Picton to Wellington and vice versa before booking your car hire.
Booking your car rental Auckland with DriveAway is simple. Enter your pick-up and drop-off locations with dates in our easy to use booking engine above to get started. For more information about car hire in Auckland, contact us online or call 0800 885 590.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Auckland to Rotorua||238||3|
|Auckland to Wellington||645||8|
|Auckland to Nelson*||875||13.5|
|Auckland to Christchurch*||1080||16|
|Auckland to Queenstown*||1555||22|
*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.
Top Locations in New Zealand
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