Many thanks for your assistance regarding the rental car. Very impressed with the customer service and your booking system.

Thank you for your lovely service.  Our wee rent was just what we needed. Will definitely use you next time. Xxx

Hi there We just want to feed back to you that our experience with RaD was fantastic! We hired a car mid-September (at the last moment) and were treated to immediate friendly service, a car that’s in better shape than our own, and easy directions of where and how to leave it at the airport. Very impressed and would not hesitate to recommend to others! Regards, Happy Holiday Couple

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 New Zealand rental cars 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, including Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington Airport, and more. 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. Our drop-off and pick-up destination is conveniently located only a stone’s throw away from the international and domestic terminals. So whether you’re coming from NZ, Australia, or elsewhere, start your booking process to enjoy our unbeatable Auckland car rental rates on our new car options or our full range.

Our range of Auckland car rentals

If you’re looking for cheap rental cars in Auckland, we’ve got you covered. Browse our range of safe, late-model cars for rent from Auckland Airport at the best deal 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

Auckland car rental 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 that suits you 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 rental car depot - 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 hire car pick-up and 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 pick up or drop off your rental between 8 am and 4.30 pm Mon-Sun, and we will take you to or from 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 on rental cars 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 on affordable car hire in Auckland during NZ holiday periods. Grab an instant quote online now and book your cheap rental car today!

How much does an intermediate car rental cost?

We offer unmatchable value for money for all our customers booking a car rental with us. Our intermediate car rentals include Toyota Corolla and Nissan Tiida both in hatchbacks or sedans. Should you prefer a greener option, we have the ever-popular Toyota Aqua. We guarantee you’ll hire a car in Auckland from RaD at the lowest price possible. Check out our deals page for promotions and seasonal specials.

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

Yes! Book a one way hire from all our locations in the North and South Island of New Zealand 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 frequently booked car types, perfect for zipping around Auckland and for a longer road trip 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. Car rentals Auckland-wide are made easy with RaD.

Wondering when to book a rental car in Auckland for the best price? Head to our booking page, select your vehicle, rental office location, and rental period to receive an instant quote. Enjoy incredible value for money with no hidden costs and watch the savings add up when you book online. Make sure you check out our deals page to save even more!

What are the top tips for hiring a car in Auckland?

You must have a New Zealand or international driver's license to make a rental car reservation with us. Acceptance of restricted licenses varies between branch locations, so please check with us before making a booking.

The speed limit is measured in kilometres per hour in New Zealand. You can drive your rental car up to 100 km/h on motorways. On rural roads, the limit is usually 70-80 km/h. In metropolitan and built-up areas, vehicles must commonly adhere to speed limits of 50km/h, lowering to 40km/h near schools, and to 30 km/h in areas with pedestrian traffic.

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. The price is $2.40 for a car and $4.80 for a motor vehicle one-way, providing a shorter travel time in your hire car 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 of New Zealand! 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 spend time marvelling at the stunning views of the Manukau Harbour.

Head west to reach the scenic Waitakere Ranges, stopping to experience the rugged landscape of Piha Beach. Following the State Highway North will give you magnificent views of Hibiscus beach. Take the steering wheel south to the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast and have a picnic in Omana Regional Park.

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. For something further afield, take the ferry crossing and travel to the stunning Waiheke Island for bush walks, ziplining, and great restaurants. 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 Rental Cars Auckland Airport?

When you book a rental car in Auckland, New Zealand, with RaD, you’ll tap into our 30+ years experience in the industry. We offer many services to our satisfied 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
  • Outstanding on-road support and 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 New Zealand road trip in New Zealand.

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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.