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Otago car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Otago

EconomyC$ 20/day
CompactC$ 21/day
IntermediateC$ 19/day
SUVC$ 45/day
MinivanC$ 51/day
Full-size SUVC$ 54/day
Passenger VanC$ 57/day
Supplier choiceC$ 30/day
Compact SUVC$ 39/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 42/day
Standard SUVC$ 43/day
CommercialC$ 63/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Otago

  • If you’re visiting Otago, it might be a good idea to fly into Dunedin International Airport (DUD), around 19 miles away. It is home to different car rental agencies, including Avis, Ezi, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, and Juicy. The car rental desks are in the main terminal close to baggage claim. You can also fly into Queenstown International Airport (ZQN), around 140 miles away. That airport hosts different car rental agencies with desks in the main terminal, close to the arrivals/baggage claim exit doors.
  • Roads in Otago are generally good. Most highways are well-maintained, with marked roads and clear signage. However, some local roads are unpaved or have potholes. Observe caution when driving through these zones. Certain road sections can get flooded during rainy periods, so be careful if you plan to explore the region during such times. You’ll encounter narrow and winding roads in some parts of Otago. Slow down as you approach these places and drive carefully.
  • Traffic can get heavy in some parts of Otago during certain times of the day. The most affected cities include Dunedin and Queenstown. The primary roads leading into and out of these cities experience heavy traffic during morning rush hour from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Otago is a popular tourist destination, so traffic usually gets busy during peak travel season from December to March. Plan your trip to avoid getting caught up in traffic.
  • Otago’s good road network means you can drive any car in the region. The type of car you rent depends on your needs. An economy rental is better if you’re exploring the region alone and have less luggage. We recommend a minivan if you’re traveling as a group and have more luggage. An SUV rental is ideal for adventurers visiting different offroad destinations in Otago. Car rentals in Otago have a selection of vehicles matching your needs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Otago for C$ 52 or less
  • Book your rental car in Otago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Otago are around -4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Otago

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Otago?

    On average a rental car in Otago costs C$ 40 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Otago?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Otago.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Otago?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Mode Car & Camper Rentals (C$ 19/day), EV Hire (C$ 21/day) and CalAuto (C$ 24/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Otago?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Otago?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Otago are Queenstown (96% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Otago) and Dunedin (4%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Otago?

    On average a rental car in Otago costs C$ 446 per week (C$ 64 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Otago?

    On average a rental car in Otago costs C$ 1,911 per month (C$ 64 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Otago?

    One of the best ways to explore Otago on New Zealand's South Island is by renting a car. You can drive to different places within the region that are inaccessible by public transport. Otago Car Rentals offer a flexible travel option because you’ll explore the region at your own pace and stop at popular attractions or destinations. They are also more comfortable, especially if you’re traveling as a group and have more luggage. Renting a car in Otago is much cheaper when you look at the overall costs of hiring a taxi to various destinations in the region.

  • What is it like driving in Otago?

    In Otago, people drive on the left side of the road, and drivers are generally courteous. Driving in major towns and cities like Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wanaka can be challenging due to high human and motorized traffic. Be prepared to slow down when driving through these cities. The general speed limit in Otago is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban and heavily populated areas and 100 km/h (62 mph) outside urban zones, in commercial areas, on motorways, and on expressways. Drive within the posted speed limits to avoid hefty fines.

  • How old should I be to rent a car in Otago?

    The minimum driving age in Otago is 16 years old. However, the legal age to rent a car is 21 years old. Some car rental agencies have set their minimum age limit at 25. Drivers who have attained the legal age to rent a vehicle but are under 25 may incur young driver charges. To rent a car in the region, you must provide a valid driver’s license from your country. Foreign renters must produce International Driving Permits (IDPs). Other requirements include additional identification documents (passport or photo ID) and a major credit card for payment.

Car rental locations in Otago

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  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Otago

    6 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Otago

    5 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Otago

    4 Locations

  • gorentals

    Go Rentals car rental locations in Otago

    3 Locations

  • snaprentals

    Snap Rentals car rental locations in Otago

    3 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Otago

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Otago

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 64/day

Good deal

C$ 52/day

When to book a rental car in Otago

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