Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service this last few days.

You made the process really easy from booking to return, so thank you very much.

We will certainly be using your services again in future!

Kind regards

North Canterbury Basketball Association

Thanks very much for the lovely service. I will recommend it to anyone going to New Zealand.

Thank-you RaD Car Hire - every step of the process was easy, from your fast reply by email when I contacted you through your website, to the friendly service and the ultra-thrifty but utterly reliable car. Love the can-do attitude. You are definitely my car-hire company of choice.

Rental car customer explores the amazing Waitomo caves in Hamilton.

Where to find our Central Hamilton Branch

Our RaD Car Rental Hamilton depot is located at 16 Norton Road, Hamilton, on New Zealand’s North Island. We’re in the vibrant suburb of Frankton, which has been revitalised with new apartments and exciting places to visit. From here, visitors can make their way to Raglan, Waitomo, Hobbiton, and various thermal areas within the wider Waikato area.

Our pick-up and drop-off service

When you arrive, there’s no need to organise your own transportation for your Hamilton car rental collection. Regardless of rental duration, we offer a free pick-up service from the railway station, Hamilton Airport, hotels, motels, and home addresses within the Hamilton City Centre. Talk to our friendly team about pick-up distance limits 24 hours before you arrive.

Our office is open between 7.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and between 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday. Please contact us in advance if your pick-up date is a Sunday, a public holiday or if your pick-up or drop-off time falls after hours. You can phone the RaD team anytime on 07 839 1049, toll-free on 0800 73 68 23, or send us an email at, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to arrange the best plan for you.

Our range of cars for hire

We offer a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs and budget, from small hatchbacks to 12-seater passenger vans and cargo vans perfect for local transportation of goods. Check out our full range of available late-model rental cars from our Hamilton rental location. To make a booking, select your pick-up location and desired rental time and date, and we’ll show you the vehicle rental price for all our available hire cars. Once you book your Hamilton rental car, we’ll email your new booking details and rental agreement to you.

Need to organise car hire in Hamilton to drive to a different location or want book the convenience of a continuous multi-island hire? Get in touch via phone or email to check our vehicle availability for your chosen time.

Frequently asked questions

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

We want you to make the most out of your time in NZ. That’s why we strive to bring you the lowest price possible on every type of rental car to help you stick to your budget.

Choose from a hatchback, sedan, station wagon, SUV, people mover, or van. If you pay for your booking by Visa or Mastercard, we’ll waive the surcharge.

Book your car rental for longer to get a lower price per day. Save money with our competitive car hire prices. Make your booking in advance to ensure you get your vehicle sorted before the busy New Zealand holiday period.

How do I get the best deal on a rental car?

Our Hamilton car rentals branch offers safe, reliable car hire at a great price, so you can stretch your budget to experience more during your visit to Hamilton. Depending on availability, we will match any competitor’s written price on any type of rental car. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with RaD news and our specials. With 23 locations New Zealand-wide, you can take advantage of our everyday low car hire prices.

About our great service and support

With 23 RaD Car Hire locations across the North and South Islands, we are one of New Zealand’s largest and most trusted car hire companies.

Our Hamilton car hire location has been owner-operated by Jim & Sally for over 18 years. They offer outstanding personal service and can provide local tips for your visit to Hamilton.

We provide cost-effective, reliable, and immaculately maintained rentals. We want you to enjoy a stress-free experience and a memorable visit with your rental car in Hamilton. Our comprehensive services distinguish us from other car hire companies in NZ.

Our deals and services include:

  • Extensive vehicle availability and new hire car options
  • Hamilton Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • A 34-point maintenance check before every hire
  • Unlimited kilometres on all hires of 4 days or more
  • Competitive vehicle hire rates
  • All bookings include GST and Insurance
  • Additional insurance available for stress-free travel
  • Roadside assistance
  • No minimum rental period
  • Add another driver for free

What can I do in Hamilton?

Hamilton is New Zealand’s 4th largest city and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the country. We are predominantly a dairy farming area, with many huge dairy factories located around the city and surrounding towns. We have plenty of satellite towns feeding into Hamilton, and we take pride in offering our visitors a quality rental vehicle during their stay. We have an agent in Morrinsville who provides a rental car to anyone needing car hire in that town.

While you’re in town, take a leisurely walk within the extraordinary Hamilton Gardens. Grab a cappuccino and bite to eat at the onsite cafe. Get close and personal to 600 native and exotic animals at the Hamilton Zoo. Why not visit other nearby locations and take a scenic cruise along the longest river in New Zealand - the Waikato River?

Want more great ideas to add to your itinerary? Check out our guide for the best things to do in Hamilton. Email or phone the RaD team for more information or questions on booking a vehicle. We’re here to help you pay less, so you can experience more!