Hi we were visiting Taupo from Ireland. The guys in RAD Taupo were amazing ! From info on local activities -going out of their way to check times and availability. They were friendly and genuine in their desire to help us enjoy our time with our family .

I’d recommend them to anyone visiting Taupo.  Thanks again guys’s the little things that matter! 

Janette B

RaD Auckland Airport was absolutely fantastic to rent a car from. They were friendly, honest, factual and helpful at every turn. Your team even allowed us to change vehicle at no extra charge, as well as help us understand the confusing toll system of New Zealand. We warmly recommend them to anyone.

Radhire is just great. Friendly, economical, reliable, ease to use. I can recommend them wholeheartedly.

Joseph D

RaD Car Hire at Auckland Airport

RaD is a locally-owned, trusted car hire company with an NZ-wide network. We pride ourselves on offering affordable car hire in Auckland with easy booking and friendly service. No matter your rental dates, vehicle type or budget, we’ll help you find the perfect rental car.

Easy pick up location 4km from the International & Domestic Terminals

RaD’s Auckland car hire depot at the airport is one of 23 branches throughout New Zealand. Our extensive network makes us one of the biggest car rental companies on the North Island and in the country.

At RaD, we’re keen to see you get out and discover the outstanding attractions and activities in Auckland and other exciting NZ destinations. So, start your booking process to enjoy our unbeatable Auckland car rental rates of our new car options or our full range.

Our range of Auckland car rentals

If you’re looking for cheap rental cars at Auckland Airport, we’ve got you covered. Browse our range of safe, late model cars for rent in Auckland at the best price possible. Choose from economy hatchbacks and sedans - the perfect hire car option for day trips. In addition, we offer people movers and luxury SUVs that will comfortably seat your whole gang. Get one of our amazing Auckland rental car deals now!

Our Auckland Airport rental collection process

Hiring a car is simple! Phone us on 0800 736 823 (press one, then one again after the prompt) from any public phone inside the airport. Or call us on your mobile on +64 9 275 2044.

We offer a pick-up shuttle service between the Auckland International Airport and Domestic terminal, thanks to our convenient airport location. Our courtesy terminal shuttle can collect you from the arrivals area and take you straight to our depot. This shuttle service is available from 8.05 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Sunday, with an after-hours service available any day of the week by prior arrangement. Charges will apply for this service.

Are you flying into the Auckland domestic or international terminal and looking for a short-term, long-term or one-way car hire? Make your booking online or call our friendly team at 09 275 2044. We’re confident we will meet all your car rental in Auckland needs.

Our branch address - directions on how to find us:

3 Kingsford Smith Place (off Richard Pearse Dr)
Auckland Airport

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+64 9 275 2044

Auckland Airport Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the car hire drop off location at Auckland Airport?

Our depot is located at 3 Kingsford Smith Place, Mangere. Take the George Bolt Memorial Drive turnoff from the Southwestern motorway. Take the Ascot Road exit and turn left onto Richard Pearse Drive. Turn right into Kingsford Smith Place, and you’ll find our depot on the right-hand side.

You can drop off your rental between 8 am and 4.30 pm daily, and we will return you to the airport in our shuttle. Or we can arrange for an after-hours drop-off at the Park-n-Fly car park. A drop off fee applies, and you must make prior arrangements with us.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Auckland Airport?

We want you to pay less so that you can experience more. Our incredible rates help you make the most of your visit to New Zealand and stick to your budget. When you rent a car in Auckland, it will include insurance and GST – with no hidden charges. Your total cost will be included in the rental agreement. If you book your rental car in Auckland for longer, the more you save per day! Hire a car in advance to avoid missing out during NZ holiday periods. Grab an instant quote online now!

Can I rent a car in Hamilton and return it to your Airport branch?

Yes! Book a one way hire from any of our North and South Island locations and return it to our Auckland Airport branch. To discover a high-quality car for rent in Auckland, head to our booking page and enter your pick up and drop off dates and locations to receive an instant quote!

Do you offer one-way car hire from Auckland Airport?

Yes! You can pick up your rental car in Auckland and return it to any of our other depots. However, this is subject to vehicle availability, and a one-way fee and minimum rental period may apply.

What are the most popular hire cars in Auckland?

Toyota Corolla or Nissan Pulsar hatchback car rentals are perfect for zipping around Auckland and longer tours out of town.

How much does it cost to rent a car long-term in Auckland?

The longer you book your rental car in Auckland for, the more money you save each day!

Where can I find the best rental car deals at Auckland Airport?

RaD Car Hire at Auckland’s Airport terminal is one of our 23 branches across New Zealand. Our far-reaching network allows us to bring you incredible daily rates on our modern fleet. We’ve got something to match any budget.

Head to our booking page, select your vehicle, location, and rental period to receive an instant quote. Enjoy an incredible daily rate and watch the savings add up when you book online. Make sure you check out our deals page to save even more!

Where are the best places to park in Auckland?

The city offers various parking options where you can safely leave your rental car in Auckland, including multi-level carpark buildings (usually more expensive), smaller outdoor parking lots, and on-street parking options. Parking is pay-by-plate, starting from around $2 an hour. Some Auckland parking is free at night and on weekends.

Are there toll roads around Auckland?

The Northern Gateway Toll Road is the only toll road in the Auckland region. It costs $2.40 for a car and $4.80 for a motor vehicle one-way, providing a shorter travel time between Auckland and the northern town of Warkworth. However, a toll-free route is available.

Things to do near Auckland Airport

Hire a car in Auckland to uncover the spectacular beauty of the most popular rental car location on the North Island! You’ll find many nearby locations to kick-start your exploration. For example, drive to the Villa Maria Estate for a world-class lunch while tasting award-winning wine. Afterwards, drive another 10 minutes north to the Kiwi Esplanade at Mangere Bridge and marvel at the stunning views of the Manukau Harbour.

Or, if you’d rather hit a round or two, JK’s World of Golf is a 24-hour driving range just 5 minutes from the airport. If you’re looking for a snow adventure, there are many places to rent snow chains and ski racks en route to the various North and South Island Ski fields around New Zealand.

Why Choose RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport?

When you book a rental car in Auckland, NZ, with RaD, you’ll tap into our 30+ years experience in the industry. We offer many services to our customers that separate us from the rest.

  • Large fleet of late model vehicles and new hire car options
  • Unlimited kilometres on all car rentals
  • Competitive vehicle hire rates – budgets to suit all customers
  • Car hire includes GST and Insurance
  • Additional car rental insurance available for stress-free travelling
  • Roadside assistance
  • Baby and booster seats available
  • Free additional drivers as required
  • Unrivalled knowledge of Auckland and surrounding areas
  • Auckland Airport Domestic and International terminals covered

Phone RaD Car Rental at Auckland Airport, NZ now on 09 275 2044 or book online. We look forward to assisting you with your car hire requirements for your next road trip in New Zealand.

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Full range of utes, trucks, budget cars and people movers for hire at RaD New Zealand.

Things to Do near Auckland Airport

If you're preparing to fly into Auckland then you should prepare for the time of your lives. RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport has listed a number of must-do local activities for you to experience during your stay.