Auckland Airport (AKL)
Car Hire / Rental
(Auckland, North Island, New Zealand NZ)
One of the main gateways to the whole of New Zealand, Auckland Airport (AKL) is situated on the North Island and is home to a range of national car rental companies. Further car hire firms can also be found in the centre of Auckland and a number of local operators offer especially competitive prices. Booking ahead of your arrival often ensures the best deal. Campervans (motor homes / RVs) are especially popular and car be hired from many outlets around Auckland, with prices depending upon the time of the year.
When renting a car at Auckland Airport you will need to bring your current driving licence. However, if this is not an English driving licence, it will need to be accompanied by either a certified translation or alternatively, an International Driving Permit, which can be issued by your local automobile association and remains valid for one year.
Speed limits in Auckland, New Zealand
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Auckland
If you wish to travel outside of Auckland, be sure that your car rental package includes unlimited mileage. One-way rentals are often possible with the biggest companies, where you are able to drive outside of Auckland and eventually leave your car at another town or city, such as Christchurch, on the South Island. However, surcharges may be made for this feature, depending upon the overall rental period.
Driving within the city is a useful way to get around and rarely problematic, although rush hours are best avoided. However, parking spaces can be difficult to find within the inner city, making park and ride a popular option. On-street parking is also available around Auckland, operating on a 'pay and display' ticket basis.
Auckland Airport (AKL) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Auckland Airport:
- Budget Rent A Car
- HERTZ Corporation
Auckland Airport (AKL) Car Rental