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Cheap Car Hire in Queenstown from R203

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Queenstown with a pick-up date of 22/6 and drop-off date of 24/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
Cum 31/5
Cum 7/6

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Queenstown?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Queenstown and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.

January

R1 011

February

R1 048

March

R882

April

R625

May

R514

June

R606

July

R1 011

August

R864

September

R735

October

R680

November

R809

December

R1 305

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Queenstown is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Queenstown

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Queenstown and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.

There are 50 hire agencies servicing Queenstown. These agencies, altogether, have 68 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Queenstown with prices from R203 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in Queenstown:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

R1 107+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

R1 217+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Queenstown

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Queenstown to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.

Small cars

R322 - R1 521

All Car Types

R322 - R4 916

To hire a small car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R691/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~R322/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R1 521/day). In fact, September is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, renting a small car saves you 41% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Queenstown small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R507/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Queenstown, New Zealand (~R667/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R1 120/day). In fact, November is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, renting a medium car saves you 57% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R544/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand (~R667/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R1 120/day). In fact, November is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Queenstown. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Queenstown, renting a SUV saves you 53% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Ford FiestaR203/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Toyota Corolla QuestR441/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla QuestR452/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest

Top rental agencies in Queenstown

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Queenstown known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Queenstown. Reviews were last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top car hire agencies located in Queenstown, including Go Rentals, Thrifty and Ace Rental Cars. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Go Rentals

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Thrifty

10,0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

9,0

Ace Rental Cars

9,3
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,3

Comfort

9,3

Overall

9,3

Pick-up/drop-off

9,3

Value

9,3

Hertz

9,3
Wonderful
14 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,5

Comfort

9,4

Overall

9,3

Pick-up/drop-off

9,2

Value

8,7

Apex

9,1
Wonderful
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,1

Comfort

8,6

Overall

9,1

Pick-up/drop-off

8,8

Value

8,4

Avis

8,7
Very Good
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,4

Comfort

9,4

Overall

8,8

Pick-up/drop-off

8,5

Value

8,2

Snap Rentals

8,6
Very Good
7 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,8

Comfort

8,8

Overall

8,6

Pick-up/drop-off

8,6

Value

8,6

Budget

8,1
Very Good
19 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,8

Comfort

8,1

Overall

8,1

Pick-up/drop-off

7,8

Value

8,0

Best Queenstown car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Queenstown. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Queenstown with an average daily rate of R635. Data was last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on hire cars in Queenstown. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Ford FiestaR203/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Toyota Corolla QuestR441/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla QuestR452/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Queenstown, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Queenstown?

    Queenstown is an adventure holiday so finding cheap car rental in Queenstown is a must so you can spend your money on seeing the sights. In order to qualify for Queenstown car rentals you would need a valid native driver's licence or an International Driver's Licence. Positive proof of ID or passport is needed for car rentals in Queenstown and a major credit card for payment and insurance purposes. You have to be 21 years to rent a car but you can pay a youth surcharge at select rental companies.

  • What are the rules for driving in Queenstown?

    Make sure you have brushed up on the road rules before you utilise car rentals in Queenstown. The vehicles drive on the left hand side of the road and there are speed limits on different roads and motorways. For your cheap car rental in Queenstown, whether you have hired an economy car rental or a passenger van rental, it is important to remember both the driver and passengers must wear seatbelts. If the phone rings, don’t answer, as it is illegal unless you have a hands-free car kit. Before you finalise your booking with Queenstown car rentals, it’s a good idea to check with the Queenstown city Department of Motor Vehicles for updated road rules. In New Zealand, the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over is 250 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per litre of breath and the blood alcohol limit is 50 milligrams (mg) per 100 millilitres (ml) of blood.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Queenstown?

    Rental cars in Queenstown come with a huge variety of car models to choose from to suit your trip. When looking for cheap car rental in Queenstown, then search for a small compact car to get you around town. Although Queenstown is known for adventure, it is also filled with restaurants and shopping experiences where you won't need a big car. Rental cars in Queenstown are known to have a big variety of SUV adventure cars if you want to explore the offbeat landscapes. This is the preferred choice for most car rentals in Queenstown.

  • What are the best places to park in Queenstown?

    Once you have hired your car from a Queenstown car rental, you will find a wide selection of places to park. There are free parking spots around town, pay and display parking spaces on certain streets and car parks where you can park for the day. Make sure you have extra cash before your outing to pay and you won't battle to find a place to park.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Queenstown?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Queenstown from the following companies over the past two weeks: EZU Car Rental (R203/day), Snap Rentals (R441/day), and Apex (R470/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Queenstown?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10,0 rating), Europcar (10,0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10,0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Queenstown.

  • What are petrol prices like in Queenstown?

    The average price of petrol in Queenstown is R33,66/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 514 and R2 188 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown for a week from EZU Car Rental?

    EZU Car Rental is one of the top picks in Queenstown. They can have you in a hire car for about R3 287 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Queenstown for the best price?

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 31% on your car hire. For a below average price in Queenstown, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 56 days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Queenstown?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Queenstown check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much is a car hire in Queenstown for a weekend?

    Car hire prices in Queenstown are typically R0 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to R0. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in June to be on average R667 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Queenstown?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Queenstown is Economy (Suzuki Swift) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Small car hires in Queenstown

Find small car hire deals in Queenstown from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Queenstown cost an average of R1 210 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.
Renault KwidR1 210/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid

Car hires by fuel type in Queenstown

Browse car hires by fuel type in Queenstown. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Queenstown. Deals were last updated on 24 Mayıs 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Queenstown. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R19+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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