Rent a Car at Auckland Airport (AKL)

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Auckland Airport (AKL)

Address: Terminal Building, (North Island), Auckland, 2022, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 9-256-8366
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 4:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Benefits to Hire a Car Through Avis.co.nz at Auckland Airport

Whether you’re visiting Auckland for a day or heading there for a week, you won’t run out of things to see. When you hire a car at Auckland Airport, you bring an extra sense of freedom to your trip. Without the cost of taxis and the confines of public transport, exploring the area around Auckland airport becomes more enjoyable. Before you arrange your car hire, here are the benefits to doing so through Avis.

How much does it cost to hire a car at Auckland’s Airport?

Avis offers Auckland cars at competitive prices and you have a wide range of cars at your fingertips. Small compact and economy cars such as the Toyota Corolla are perfect for inner city zipping around and for a couple. For something with extra space consider the Holden Trax or Holden Commodore – popular with couples looking for the extra room or a family on holiday. Luxury car lovers can zoom around in the BMX X5. When comparing the cost of a taxi between Auckland airport and the city – car hire always comes out cheaper!

Essential Auckland Airport driving tips

If you’re driving to and from Auckland Airport and you’re new to the area, you’ll need some essential driving tips. If this is your first time in New Zealand, you’ll find that natives take extra care on the road in comparison with other countries. It’s rare to find aggressive drivers, and advisable to adhere to the rules at all times.

When driving near Auckland Airport (or anywhere else in New Zealand), always drive on the left-hand side of the road. It’ll only be a few miles before you start to find sharp bends and one-way bridges. Handle them with care by approaching slowly and making yourself known just in case there’s oncoming traffic. Be sure to familiarise yourself with New Zealand road signs as there are some unusual ones you may not be familiar with. During the summer months, the number of airport passengers rises by about 6-percent so allow extra travel time. As such, you should expect the amount of traffic, inexperienced drivers, and busy car parks to rise.

Things to do around Auckland Airport

Choosing Auckland Airport for car hire means you open yourself up to a wealth of activities. If you’re craving a unique nature experience, check out Butterfly Creek. It’s just a short drive down the road from the airport. In addition to featuring a colourful butterfly house, it’s home to dinosaurs and other fun museum displays. As an age-appropriate activity for all members of the family, it’s well worth spending an hour or two there.

If you prefer your nature experiences to come in a slightly more serene package, try Auckland Botanic Gardens. Home to over 8,000 species of plants, it’s an idyllic flora-filled environment that’s ideal for achieving a little tranquility.

If you’re on the way back to dropping your Auckland Airport car hire off, why not visit the Villa Maria Estate? As one of New Zealand’s most famous vineyards, it’s an excellent place to purchase some last minute bottles to take home as souvenirs. Just remember to resist the wine tasting, as drink driving is illegal in New Zealand.

From the laid-back atmosphere to the chance to interact with nature, Auckland Airport car hire pays off in plenty of ways. To get more for your money on Auckland car hire, use the search above or contact us to book today.