RaD Car Hire at Auckland Airport
RaD is a locally-owned, trusted car hire company with an NZ-wide network. We pride ourselves on offering affordable car hire in Auckland with easy booking and friendly service. No matter your rental dates, vehicle type or budget, or whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we’ll help you find the perfect rental car.
Easy pick up location 4km from the International & Domestic Terminals
RaD’s Auckland car hire depot at the airport is one of 23 branches throughout New Zealand, including Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington Airport, and more. Our extensive network makes us one of the biggest car rental companies on the North Island and in the country.
At RaD, we’re keen to see you get out and discover the outstanding attractions and activities in Auckland and other exciting NZ destinations. Our drop-off and pick-up destination is conveniently located only a stone’s throw away from the international and domestic terminals. So whether you’re coming from NZ, Australia, or elsewhere, start your booking process to enjoy our unbeatable Auckland car rental rates on our new car options or our full range.
Our range of Auckland car rentals
If you’re looking for cheap rental cars in Auckland, we’ve got you covered. Browse our range of safe, late-model cars for rent from Auckland Airport at the best deal possible. Choose from economy hatchbacks and sedans - a perfect hire car option for day trips. Renting a people mover or luxury SUV will ensure the whole family gets a comfortable seat. Take advantage of one of our amazing Auckland rental car deals now!
Auckland Airport price example "from $23 per day" is based on a 3-week booking period during non-peak days in 2024.
Our Auckland Airport rental collection process
Hiring a car is simple! Phone us on 0800 736 823 (press one, then one again after the prompt) from any public phone inside the airport. Or call us on your mobile on +64 9 275 2044.
Thanks to our convenient airport location, we offer a pick-up shuttle service between the Auckland International Airport and the Domestic terminal. Collecting your car is simple: our courtesy terminal shuttle can collect you from the arrivals area and take you straight to our depot for check-in. This service is available from 8.05 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Sunday, with an after-hours service available any day of the week by prior arrangement. Charges will apply for this service.
Are you flying into the Auckland domestic or international terminal and looking for a short-term, long-term or one-way car hire? Make your booking online or call our friendly team at 09 275 2044. We’re confident we will meet all your Auckland hire car needs.
Our branch address - directions on how to find us:
3 Kingsford Smith Place (off Richard Pearse Dr)
+64 9 275 2044
Auckland Airport Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the hire car pick-up and drop-off location at Auckland Airport?
Our depot is located at 3 Kingsford Smith Place, Mangere. Take the following directions: Take the George Bolt Memorial Drive turnoff from the Southwestern motorway. Take the Ascot Road exit and turn left onto Richard Pearse Drive. Turn right into Kingsford Smith Place, and you’ll find our depot on the right-hand side.
You can pick up or drop off your rental between 8 am and 4.30 pm Mon-Sun, and we will take you to or from the airport in our shuttle. Or we can arrange for an after-hours drop-off at the Park-n-Fly car park. A drop-off fee applies, and you must make prior arrangements with us.
How much does it cost to rent a car from Auckland Airport?
We want you to pay less so that you can experience more. Our incredible rates on rental cars help you make the most of your visit to New Zealand and stick to your budget. When you rent a car in Auckland, it will include insurance and GST – with no hidden costs. Your total cost will be included in the rental agreement.
If you book your rental car in Auckland for longer, the more you save per day! Hire a car in advance to avoid missing out on affordable car hire in Auckland during NZ holiday periods. Grab an instant quote online now and book your cheap rental car today!
Can I rent a one-way car hire in Hamilton and return it to your Airport branch?
Yes! Book a one way hire from all our locations in the North and South Island of New Zealand and return it to our Auckland Airport branch. Check out our guide to the best stops on your Auckland to Hamilton drive. To discover a high-quality car for rent in Auckland, head to our booking page and enter your pick up and drop off dates and locations to receive an instant quote!
What are the most popular hire cars in Auckland?
Toyota Corolla hatchback or sedan car rentals are frequently booked car types, excellent for zipping around Auckland and for extended road trips out of town.
What are the requirements for hiring a car at Auckland Airport?
You must have a New Zealand or international driver’s license to make an Auckland Airport car rental reservation with us. Acceptance of restricted licenses varies between branch locations, so please check with us before booking.
How many airports are there in Auckland?
Auckland’s primary airport is Auckland Airport (AKL), located in Mangere, and is the main gateway for international and domestic flights.
What is the distance from Auckland Airport to the city centre?
Auckland Airport (AKL) is approximately a 20-kilometre journey in your rental car from the Auckland city centre.
Where are the best places to park in Auckland?
The Auckland city centre offers various parking options for safely leaving your rental car, including multi-level car park buildings (usually more expensive), smaller outdoor parking lots, and on-street parking options. Parking is pay-by-plate, starting from around $2 an hour. Some Auckland City parking is free at night and on weekends.
Where are some refuelling locations nearby to Auckland Airport?
Customers can conveniently fill up their Auckland car rental at the Z Service Station on Tom Pearce Drive or Waitomo Mangere on Richard Pearce Drive.
Can I rent snow chains or ski racks from Auckland Airport?
Ski racks and snow chains are available for specific rental car models. Please contact our friendly team for more information.
Things to do near Auckland Airport
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, boasting a remarkable landscape blessed with abundant natural beauty. Volcanic mountains, sea, thermal springs and fertile farmland punctuate the cityscape. With a car rental in Auckland City, rugged West Coast beaches, internationally acclaimed vineyards, and the mesmerising emerald isles of the Hauraki Gulf are just a stone’s throw away.
Visitors have some spectacular nearby locations to explore in their RaD rental car. Drive to the Villa Maria Estate for a world-class lunch while tasting award-winning wine. Afterwards, drive another 10 minutes north to the Kiwi Esplanade at Mangere Bridge and marvel at the stunning views of the Manukau Harbour.
Head west to reach the scenic Waitakere Ranges, stopping to experience the rugged landscape of Piha Beach. Following the State Highway North will give you magnificent views of Hibiscus Beach. Point the steering wheel south to the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast and have a picnic in Omana Regional Park.
Or, if you’d rather hit a round or two, JK’s World of Golf is a 24-hour driving range just 5 minutes from the airport. Be sure to check out Auckland's world-class mountain biking trails for some outdoor thrills. For something further afield, take the ferry crossing and visit the stunning Waiheke Island to access bush walks, ziplining and great restaurants. Looking for a snow adventure? Visitors can rent snow chains and ski racks for their RaD car rentals from Auckland City en route to the various North and South Island Ski fields around New Zealand.
If you’re flying into Auckland, you should prepare for the time of your lives. RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport has created a helpful New Zealand packing guide and listed a number of must-do local activities for you to experience during your stay.
Why Choose RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport?
When you book a rental car in Auckland, NZ, with RaD, you’ll tap into our 30+ years experience in the industry. We offer many services to our growing list of satisfied customers that separate us from the rest.
- Large fleet of late model vehicles and new hire car options
- Unlimited kilometres on all car rentals
- Competitive vehicle hire rates – budgets to suit all customers
- Car hire includes GST and Insurance
- Additional car rental insurance available for stress-free travelling
- Outstanding on-road support and assistance
- Baby and booster seats available
- Free additional drivers as required
- Unrivalled knowledge of Auckland and surrounding areas
- Auckland Airport Domestic and International terminals covered
Phone RaD Car Rental at Auckland Airport, NZ now on 09 275 2044 or book online. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, we look forward to assisting you with your car hire requirements for your next road trip in New Zealand.