TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


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.

Me and my friends have used RaD a whole lot the last few months and hired cars from different branches. It has been a great experience with great service and neat and easy booking. We will be back next year.

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

Drive to the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station with a rental car from RaD Dunedin.

Dunedin Car Rental with RaD Car Hire

If you visit the South Island city of Dunedin and need to rent a vehicle, look no further than RaD Car Hire Dunedin. Find us at downtown Dunedin, Port Chalmers, and at our Dunedin Airport car rental branch. No matter where you need to hire cars from, we have a rental location nearby. Our cars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We have quality, well-maintained car rentals for every budget - and we guarantee value for money. Our fleet ranges from 5 door hatchbacks right up to 11 seater minivans. Whether you’re renting a car for business travel, school trips or holiday travel, we’ll find a vehicle to suit you. All our car rentals undergo a thorough safety check before every pick-up. We are 100% locally owned and operated and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. So if you need a hire car, give us a call. You won’t be disappointed.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dunedin

How long does it take to drive to the airport from Dunedin City?

The city centre is approximately 26 minutes from the Dunedin Airport terminal building, along State Highway 1. When you book a vehicle with RaD Dunedin City or at the Airport, it’s easy to drive around this wonderful city.

When is the best time to book a car in Dunedin?

We recommend booking your car rental in Dunedin as early as possible. During New Zealand holiday periods, demand is high, and rental car prices can increase. When you get in early, you can grab one of our amazing deals! Booking online couldn’t be easier. Head to our booking page to lock in a great price. Please select your branch and enter your rental period to view our available vehicle hires to receive an instant quote.

Where to find our Dunedin branch

You’ll find our Dunedin branch at 51 King Edward Street, Kensington, Dunedin.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Dunedin?

We strive to bring you the lowest possible rate per day. Enjoy a stress-free experience with a cost-effective, reliable, and well-maintained vehicle. Our services also include contactless pick-up, additional drivers at no extra charge, roadside assistance New Zealand-wide and incredible, personal service. Choose from hatchbacks, compact and intermediate sedans, SUVs, 8-seater people movers, or 11-seater minivans. You can pick up your rental car from any of our convenient locations, including Dunedin Airport, Port Chalmers, and Dunedin City.

Where can I find the best Dunedin car rental deals?

RaD provides all our customers with no-frills rentals and great service. We want to help you stretch your budget to experience more during your visit. Why not follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest specials?

Best things to do in Dunedin

If you love science, nature, and culture, take a wander through the world-class Otago Museum.

Take your RaD hire car on a scenic drive out to the Otago Peninsula, where you can view little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, sea lions, and fur seals. Soak up some of Dunedin’s history with a visit to New Zealand’s only castle - Larnach Castle.

Enjoy the vibrant art and culture scene, cafes, and restaurants at the historic Port Chalmers. Or pack a picnic and head out to Lake Waihola, just 20 minutes from the airport.

A sightseeing trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting Dunedin’s stunning beaches. For surfing, visit St Clair, Aramoana, and Karitane beaches. For a laid-back swim and a touch of sunbaking, Brighton Beach is the locals’ choice and is just a 20-minute drive from central Dunedin.

About our people and customer service

The RaD team offers you the best value on rental vehicles with helpful, friendly service. Let us offer our invaluable knowledge on local attractions and activities to help you see as much as you can while you’re here in New Zealand.