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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Pick-up locationQueenstown
Rental locations52
Airport locations42

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From C$ 43/dayRated #1
Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Europcar
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building+64 3 442 5887
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated #2
Scotties
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Scotties
Locations in Queenstown
Airport Terminal+64 3 450 9096
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From C$ 51/dayRated #3
Avis
8.9 Excellent (9 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Avis
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley Street+64 3 442 3808
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Terminal Building+64 3 442 3808
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
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From C$ 36/dayRated #4
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Alamo
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Drive+64 3 441 4637
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
  • 9
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  • 9
  • 9
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From C$ 44/dayRated #5
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (15 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Hertz
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Ears St,st Peters Close+64 3 442 4106
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
Airport Avenue+64 3 442 4106
Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
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From C$ 47/dayRated #6
Budget
8.1 Excellent (18 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Budget
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley St
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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Terminal Building
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
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Rated #7
Enterprise
7.4 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Enterprise
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Drive+64 3 441 4637
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 5
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Rated #8
Economy Rent a Car
6.9 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Dr, Frankton+64 800 736 825
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Queenstown
Sunnycars
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Earl Street
10 Margaret Place
20 Lucas Place
Airport Avenue
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From C$ 26/day
Apex
2 locations in Queenstown
Apex
Locations in Queenstown
26 Shotover St, Queenstown+64 3442 8040
32 Lucas Place, Frankton+64 3451 0583
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From C$ 16/day
Go Rentals
2 locations in Queenstown
Go Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
Queenstown Downtown
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Gold Car Rent a Car
2 locations in Queenstown
Gold Car Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
206 Dalefield Rd,queenstown+64 800 300 123
Queenstown Airport+64 800 300 123
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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
2 locations in Queenstown
New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
111 Glenda Dr, Frankton+64 927 540 853
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
Queenstown Airport
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From C$ 20/day
Snap Rentals
2 locations in Queenstown
Snap Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
8 Church Street+64 800 288 699
Terminal Building+64 9275 2438
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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From C$ 24/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Queenstown
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
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From C$ 16/day
AeroDrive
1 location in Queenstown
AeroDrive
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building+64 3777 4100
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Apollo Car Rentals
1 location in Queenstown
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown International airport+64 9889 2976
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Queenstown
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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From C$ 23/day
Dollar
1 location in Queenstown
Dollar
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand+64 3 442 3532
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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Drive NZ
1 location in Queenstown
Drive NZ
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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From C$ 17/day
EZI
1 location in Queenstown
EZI
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Queenstown
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport+64 212 216 666
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Firefly
1 location in Queenstown
Firefly
Locations in Queenstown
Airport Avenue+64 3442 4106
Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30
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GO Rent A Car
1 location in Queenstown
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown International airport
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Queenstown
Go Rental Car Hire
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Queenstown
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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INTERRENT
1 location in Queenstown
INTERRENT
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport - Free Shuttle Service.+64 3442 5887
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From C$ 12/day
JUCY
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Queenstown
JUCY
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Queenstown
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building+64 3442 5887
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Queenstown
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building+64 3595 1828
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National
1 location in Queenstown
National
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Drive+64 3 441 4637
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
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From C$ 25/day
NU Car
1 location in Queenstown
NU Car
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Dr., Frankton+64 800 736 835
Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00
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Rhodium
1 location in Queenstown
Rhodium
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport. Off-airport. 27 Lucas Place, Frankton+64 21 374 272
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
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Right Cars
1 location in Queenstown
Right Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Queenstown
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Drive, Frankton+64 9373 3925
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
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Sixt
1 location in Queenstown
Sixt
Locations in Queenstown
Domestic Arrivals Hall+64 3 777 4110
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Queenstown
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton+64 3777 4110
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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Thrifty
1 location in Queenstown
Thrifty
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand+64 3 442 3532
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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Yes Rentals
1 location in Queenstown
Yes Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
5/156 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown+64 210 880 6158
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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Yesaway
1 location in Queenstown
Yesaway
Locations in Queenstown
111 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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56 travellers who rented a car in Queenstown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Queenstown

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hitch Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 34/day

Good deal

C$ 25/day

When to book a rental car in Queenstown

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Queenstown

  • Renting a car during your time in Queenstown is highly recommended as a personal vehicle is the best way to get out of town and check out the gorgeous countryside. For instance, Wanaka at 67 km (41.7 miles) away takes just an hour to reach in a car and it offers some of the most spectacular lakeside views in New Zealand.
  • Excited to arrive in Queenstown so you can begin your trip to New Zealand? If you are planning on picking up a rental car after landing at Queenstown Airport, it is quite an easy affair. There are a large variety of rental car counters located right within the airport’s terminal so you can go straight from the plane to driving away.
  • A lot of the intersections in Queenstown’s city center lack traffic light crossings so be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the street. This warning doubly applies during the high season, which lasts from December to March and is when Queenstown sees its largest influx of tourists. Drivers must also remember that you must drive on the left, which is often trickiest to remember at roundabouts, of which there are many in Queenstown.
  • Drivers can expect the morning rush hour in Queenstown to pick up at around 6:30 a.m. during the work week and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon rush hour, it is a bit less severe and starts at 4:00 p.m., then quieting down shortly after 6:00 p.m. The 6A Highway is where drivers will experience the largest backups during rush hour due to the number of commuters going into and out of the city.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Queenstown for C$ 25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Queenstown at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Queenstown are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Queenstown

  • Some car rental companies in Queenstown which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Budget and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Queenstown costs C$ 34 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Queenstown. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Queenstown is C$ 7.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 93 and C$ 123, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Queenstown.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Queenstown Intl airport include JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Apex, Dollar, AeroDrive, Budget, Hertz, NU Car, Snap Rentals and Europcar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Queenstown Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hitch Car Rentals, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, NU Car, Snap Rentals, Europcar and EZI.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Queenstown costs C$ 36 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Queenstown costs C$ 33 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Queenstown costs C$ 12 per day, on average.

  • In Queenstown, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1-7 Ears St,st Peters Close (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Queenstown costs C$ 236 per week (C$ 34 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Queenstown costs C$ 1,010 per month (C$ 34 per day).

  • Smaller vehicles such as sedans and compacts are certainly the more popular option for drivers in Queenstown. There are a decent number of SUVs as well, while trucks are much rarer in the city. In general a smaller car is a better bet because many of the city’s streets are somewhat on the narrower side, so parking may be easier in a more compact car.

  • Speed limits in Queenstown go from 30 km/h (19 mph) in city centers up to 110 km/h (68 mph) on the largest and fastest of highways. In between those speed limits drivers will commonly see speed limits of 40 km/h (25 mph) in residential areas and speed limits of 60 km/h (37 mph) on city roads. Additionally, speed limits of 80 km/h (50 mph) are found on larger rural roads.

  • The average price per liter of gas in Queenstown is about $2.20 NZD ($1.51 USD). For those who prefer gas prices in gallons that is about $8.33 NZD ($5.73) per gallon of gas.

  • Parking is an easy affair in Queenstown, thanks to the large number of parking garages and lots in the popular areas of town. For most situations these lots and garages should put you close enough to your final destination. In moments where they don’t, there still is plenty of streetside parking to choose from in most parts of town.