Car Rental Hamilton

RaD Rental Cars in Hamilton, NZ

With 22 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 22 years. They offer outstanding personal service and can provide local tips for visiting Hamilton.

Temporarily Closed from April 1 2024

RaD Car Hire Hamilton will re-open very soon under new management. We will continue to provide a cost-effective, reliable, and immaculately maintained fleet so watch this space.

Why choose RaD Car Hire Hamilton?

You’ll find late-model rental cars at Hamilton Airport and Hamilton City to suit your needs and budget. 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

Where is our Hamilton car rental branch located?

Our RaD Car Rental Hamilton depot is conveniently located just outside the busy city centre, at 16 Norton Road, Hamilton, on New Zealand’s North Island. We’re situated in the vibrant suburb of Frankton, which has been revitalised with new apartments and exciting places to visit. Alternatively, you can pick up your rental car from Hamilton Airport when you arrive. From there, visitors can make their way to Raglan, Waitomo, Hobbiton, and various thermal areas within the wider Waikato area.

Our operating hours

Our Hamilton car rental office is open from 7.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and 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 during business hours on the Hamilton location phone number – 07 839 1049, or call our toll-free New Zealand phone number – 0800 73 68 23. Alternatively, email the Hamilton car rental customer service team at [email protected], 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. Browse our full range of available late-model hires at great prices from our Hamilton rental location. To enjoy faster reservations, book online and select your pick-up location and desired rental time and date, and we’ll show you the rental price on all available vehicles. Once you book your rental car, we’ll email your new booking details and rental agreement.

Looking at hiring a car in Hamilton city to drive to a different location? Or want the convenience of a continuous multi-island hire? Get in touch via phone during business hours or by email to check our vehicle availability for your chosen time. A one-way fee and a minimum length rental period may apply.

Hamilton price example "from $36 per day" is based on a 3-week booking period during non-peak days in 2024.

Car Rental Hamilton Frequently Asked Questions

Things to Do in Hamilton

Located on the banks of the Waikato River, 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 around the city and surrounding towns. We have plenty of satellite towns feeding into the city, and we take pride in offering our visitors a quality vehicle for rent during their stay. We have an agent in Morrinsville who provides a rental car to anyone needing car hire in that location.

While in town, take a leisurely walk within the extraordinary Hamilton Gardens. Grab a cappuccino and a bite to eat at the onsite cafe. Get close and personal to 600 native and exotic animals at the Hamilton Zoo. The zoo is also home to NZ’s largest free-flight aviary dedicated to native birds and plants. The Waikato Museum holds an astonishing treasure trove of over 28,000 captivating objects and artifacts awaiting your discovery.  

Why not visit other nearby locations, and take a scenic cruise along the longest river in New Zealand - the Waikato River? Plus, you’ll discover plenty of waterfalls and stunning walks in the Waikato region.

You won’t be disappointed by Hamilton’s food scene, either. You’ll find plenty of available options, ranging from fine dining to tasty treats on a budget. 

No wonder the beautiful Waikato Region is a popular destination for many visitors year-round. Want more great ideas to add to your itinerary? Browse our guide for the best things to do in Hamilton. Email or phone the RaD team for more information or further assistance on booking a hire car in Hamilton. We’re here to help you pay less, so you can experience more!

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