Dunedin car rentals from $42/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Dunedin with a pick-up date of 4/7 and drop-off date of 4/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Dunedin

Economy$46/day
Compact$44/day
Intermediate$46/day
SUV$59/day
Full-size SUV$64/day
Passenger van$220/day
Premium SUV$105/day
Supplier choice$42/day
Compact SUV$55/day
Intermediate SUV$57/day
Standard SUV$61/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Dunedin

  • If you are visiting New Zealand, you are better off exploring the numerous landmarks and hidden gems with Dunedin car rentals. The city has public transportation, but car rentals in Dunedin win out when it comes to visiting several places on your vacation. They come in handy and guarantee peace of mind, and will take you across the city and nearby locations with little to no hassle. You can drive to several destinations, including Taiaroa Head & The Roya Albatross Center, Tunnel Beach, Larnach Castle, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Botanical Garden, and Moeeraki Builders. Overall, car rentals in Dunedin provide convenience and flexibility.
  • If you fly into Dunedin, you will land at Dunedin International Airport (DUD), about 27 km (16.77 miles) from the city center. The benefit of picking your car rentals in Dunedin at t the airport is that you will begin adventuring the city as soon as you land. Several car rental agencies operate onsite desks at DUD. These agencies incle Ezi, Hertz, Avis, Go Rentals, Sixt, Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Jucy, Firefly, Yesaway, Ezu Car Rentals, and Dollar. The car rental desks are on the ground floor near the baggage claim area at the airport's terminal building.
  • Driving car rentals in Dunedin is easy with well-established, tarmacked, and marked roads. It is even more enjoyable with patient drivers. However, driving around the city comes with its fair share of challenges you should be mindful of. Pay attention to pedestrians, as they occasionally jaywalk, causing distractions that can impact your driving experience. The city has numerous roundabouts, requiring you to pay attention and drive cautiously when approaching them and intersections. Also, watch out for commuter bus drivers who may stop abruptly in the middle of the road when they sight potential passengers.
  • Like other New Zealand cities, Dunedin experiences heavy traffic during rush hours. During peak travel times, the dense traffic in Dunedin is due to several locals accessing their job places with private vehicles. Usually, the city experiences heavy traffic from 7 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm. Planning your trips well is crucial to avoid bumping into traffic snarl-ups. If you must drive your car rentals in Dunedin during these hours, endeavor to avoid congested zones.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dunedin for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dunedin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Dunedin are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dunedin

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

    On average a rental car in Dunedin costs $66 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Dunedin found in the last 2 weeks is $37.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Dunedin?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ace Rental Cars ($42/day), Avis ($44/day) and Budget ($55/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Ace Rental Cars Dunedin Airport - Hertz Rent a car counter 9073 (15 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Dunedin?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Dunedin. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Dunedin?

    The average gas price in Dunedin is $6.65 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $80 and $106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Dunedin?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dunedin.

  • Which car rental companies are at Dunedin airport (DUD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Dunedin airport include EZI, Ace Rental Cars, Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Hertz, Moto Car Rental, Go Rentals and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Dunedin airport (DUD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dunedin airport to off-airport locations include EZI, Ace Rental Cars, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Avis.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Dunedin?

    A Compact car rental in Dunedin costs $55 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Dunedin?

    A Standard car rental in Dunedin costs $80 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Dunedin?

    A Full Size car rental in Dunedin costs $122 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Dunedin?

    In Dunedin, cars are most frequently rented at Ace Rental Cars Dunedin Airport - Hertz Rent a car counter (15 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Dunedin costs $459 per week ($66 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Dunedin costs $1,968 per month ($66 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Dunedin?

    Most car rental providers in Dunedin offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Dunedin, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Dunedin?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 25 car rental agencies in Dunedin.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Dunedin?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Dunedin?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Dunedin so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What car type is recommended for driving in Dunedin?

    Dunedin car rentals have a wide range of vehicles. The type of car depends on your needs. For instance, consider a larger vehicle to accommodate you and your luggage if you are on a family vacation. Solo travelers should consider a smaller vehicle. The vehicle’s safety features and fuel efficiency are other factors worth considering. Dunedin has many off-road destinations. If you want to consider driving to some of these locations, look for a well-raised vehicle. A compact SUV is an excellent alternative if you are on a budget. Be sure to get a vehicle with a big fuel tank when exploring off-road locations, as gas stations are far apart.

  • What is the speed limit in Dunedin?

    The speed limits in Dunedin vary from place to place. Be sure to pay attention to the varying speed limits to avoid getting into trouble with authority. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in Dunedin is 110 km/h (68 mph) on rural motorways and expressways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on urban expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas, such as residential and business zones, and 40 km/h (25 mph) around schools. You may drive slower than these stipulated speed limits, especially at night.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dunedin?

    Hotels offer some of the best parking lots, including Beechwood Boutique Accommodation Motel, Larch Castle Lodge, Aria on Bank Motel, Bluestone on Garage Motel, and Amross Motel. They offer free parking if you reside on their property. Metered parking lots are available downtown at a fee. Places to consider include Wilson Parking Moray Place, Public Car Park-Ocean View, Dunedin Botanical Garden Carpark, and 130 Anzac Ave Parking. Parking costs around NZ$1.57 (about $1) per hour.

Dunedin car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

8.6

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Dunedin

Miller Road 25

+64 3 260 7320

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
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Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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8.0 Very good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great staff at Dunedin. When trying to rebook our initial booking due to COVID, the SIXT contact centre staff were terrible. Only helped when a kayak got involved.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
All great

8.0 Very good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
I didn’t expect to have to pay the $250 bond.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.3

Very good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Dunedin

874 Princes St

+64 3 477 7385

Monday13:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:00
Wednesday13:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
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Miller Road, Momona

+64 3 477 7385

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We weren't able to rent the car from them at all and had to pay for a new reservation through a new company, although we had pre-paid through Hertz

9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was great the drop off easy. Car clean and welll maintained

Cons:

Car had a tattle after 1800km a bit challenging

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Very easy rental .... no catches no problems

1 out of 1

Go Rentals

8.0

Very good

1 review
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Dunedin

25 Miller Rd, Momona

+64 9974 1598

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

6.6

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

8.6

Locations in Dunedin

97 Moray Place

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
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Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00
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Terminal Building

Monday07:30 - 21:30
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Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Dunedin

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Terminal Building

+64 3486 2358

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Thrifty

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

3 locations in Dunedin

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Locations in Dunedin

874 Princes St

+64 800 737 070

Monday13:30 - 16:0009:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 16:00
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Dunedin Ap

+64 3 486 2537

Monday07:30 - 21:30
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Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
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Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Miller Road, Momona

+64 800 737 070

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
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Thursday07:00 - 21:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Locations in Dunedin

Terminal Building

+64 3 486 2358

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Avis

9.2

Wonderful

1 review

Locations in Dunedin

97 Moray Place

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00
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Terminal Building

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
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Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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EZI

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Most popular

Locations in Dunedin

Miller Road

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Yesaway

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Locations in Dunedin

53 Stuart Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin (Law Courts Hotel)

+64 800 800 338

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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JUCY

9.5

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Dunedin

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Dunedin Airport

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Ace Rental Cars

9.3

Wonderful

No reviews available

Locations in Dunedin

Bodyline Panel And Paint, 6 Wharf Street

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Dunedin Airport - Hertz Rent a car counter

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Alamo

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Dunedin Airport

0064 34862358

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EZU Car Rental

7.2

Good

No reviews available

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Dunedin Airport

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Dunedin

from $69/day

Locations in Dunedin

Terminal Building, Dunedin New Zealand

+64 3 486 2358

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Right Cars

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

115 Kaikorai Valley Road

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Firefly

No score available yet

2 locations in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

874 Princes St

Opening times not available

Dunedin Airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Ace

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

In-Terminal

64-274-211-345

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Autorent Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Dunedin Airport DUD

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Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Miller Road, Momona

+64 800 243 789

Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
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Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Go Rental Car Hire

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

25 Miller Rd, Momona

+64 9974 1598

Opening times not available

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Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

from $101/day

Locations in Dunedin

Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 25 Miller Road, Momona Dunedin Airport, Dunedin

+64 800 656 564

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National

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Terminal Building Dunedin Airport

0064 34862358

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Dunedin

Locations in Dunedin

874 Princes Street

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12 travelers who rented a car in Dunedin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Dunedin

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZI

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$53/day

When to book a rental car in Dunedin

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