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Hamilton car rentals from $55/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 Hamilton with a pick-up date of 3/8 and drop-off date of 3/10. 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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Hamilton car rental information

Pick-up locationHamilton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations26
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesThrifty, Hertz, EZI, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Hamilton

Economy$59/day
Compact$60/day
Intermediate$95/day
SUV$85/day
Minivan$209/day
Full-size SUV$86/day
Pickup truck$83/day
Compact SUV$55/day
Standard SUV$57/day
Intermediate SUV$67/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Hamilton

  • Choosing car hire in Hamilton is a great way to explore New Zealand on your own schedule and reach out-of-the-way attractions that are not accessible on public transport, such as Lake Kainui, the Lavender Backyard Garden, and Kaipaki Petting Farm. Hiring a car in Hamilton also gives you easy access to coastal areas, like Makomako and Kawhia, which do not have public transport links from the city. Perfect if you want to take a day trip to the beach during your stay.
  • The nearest airport to Hamilton is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), whichis located around a 20-minute drive from Hamilton city centre, compared with around 1 h 40 min on public transport. This makes picking up your hire car at HLZ a great option if you want to get straight on the road and start your holiday. When you land at HLZ, you will find the airport car hire desks located in the Ground Floor in the Arrivals area, opposite the baggage collection carousel.
  • When you plan your car hire in Hamilton, make sure you learn a bit about driving in New Zealand before you go. Most of the roads in and around Hamilton are well-maintained and driving conditions are generally smooth. If you’re heading outside the city, you will find that New Zealand does not have a lot of large highways and that the roads can be quite winding. This gives you a great opportunity to go slow and enjoy the scenery along the way. While the roads are often quiet, and you will not encounter many aggressive drivers, it is still a good idea to keep your speed low on bends in case you meet oncoming traffic. You should also slow down going through villages or agricultural areas, where people may be moving farm animals on the road.
  • If you are driving in central Hamilton, it is a good idea to avoid the weekday rush hour, which is usually between 06:00-09:00 and 16:30-19:00. During these times, central main roads, like the 1C or the 4, may be congested. You may also meet traffic delays during this time on roads leading in and out of the city, especially routes like the 3, which connects with the airport. Most rural roads in New Zealand are generally quiet, even during tourist season.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hamilton for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hamilton at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Hamilton are around 27% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Hamilton are around -74% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hamilton

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

    On average a rental car in Hamilton costs $79 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 Hamilton found in the last 2 weeks is $60.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Hamilton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($55/day), Thrifty ($59/day) and EZI ($83/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 98 Tristram St 3204 (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Hamilton?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Hamilton. 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 Hamilton?

    The average gas price in Hamilton is $6.92 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $83 and $111, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hamilton?

    Full-size (Toyota Highlander or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hamilton.

  • Which car rental companies are at Hamilton airport (HLZ)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Hamilton airport include EZI, Thrifty, Budget, Avis and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Hamilton airport (HLZ)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hamilton airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Budget, Avis, and Hertz.

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

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

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

    A Full Size car rental in Hamilton costs $162 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Hamilton?

    An Intermediate car rental in Hamilton costs $75 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car rental in Hamilton costs $81 per day, on average.

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

    In Hamilton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Airport Road R D 3 (6 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Hamilton costs $551 per week ($79 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Hamilton costs $2,360 per month ($79 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Hamilton?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 12 car rental agencies in Hamilton.

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

    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 Hamilton?

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

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

    With smooth roads and sparse traffic, you can easily and comfortably explore the areas around Hamilton with a standard-size or economy hire car. However, if you want to get the most out of the beautiful scenery, a larger vehicle like an SUV will give you more height from the road, allowing you to get better views of the landscape. SUVs and vehicles with 4x4 capacity are also great if you want to visit remote beauty spots, which may have dirt tracks or uneven trails leading to them.

  • What is the speed limit in Hamilton?

    When you choose car hire in Hamilton, you should pay close attention to the speed limit signs, as limits may vary across different areas. If you’re driving in the city centre, the speed limit is set at 30-40 km/h (15-25 mph). On rural roads outside the town, the limit is usually 60 km/h (40 mph), while on highways, you can drive at up to 110 km/h (60 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

    Hamilton car hire is a great option if you are staying in the city centre. This area has lots of conveniently located car parks, and the city even has some free car parks located on the east side, around Waikato University. When you pay to park in Hamilton, you will usually have to spend around 6-12 NZD (around 3-6 GBP) for a 2-hour stay. Most car parks close in the evenings in Hamilton, although some car parks offer overnight spaces.

Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

98 Tristram St

+64 7 839 4824

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Airport Road R D 3

+64 7 839 4824

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30

Hamilton Downtown

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

3 locations in Hamilton

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Airport Road R D 3

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30

Hamilton Ap

+64 7 834 2190

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Hamilton City Wide

+64 7 839 3450

Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00

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EZI

9.3

Wonderful

No reviews available

Most popular

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

Airport Road, RD2

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00

Cnr Anglesea and, Clarence Street

Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00

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Bargain Rental Cars

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Hamilton

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18 Grasslands Place, Frankton - Hamilton

+64 7 974 0890

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00

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Firefly

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

98 Tristram St

Opening times not available

Hamilton Apt

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Hamilton

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Terminal Building

+64 7823 0990

Opening times not available

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Bargain Car Rentals

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Hamilton

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18 Grasslands Place, Frankton - Hamilton

+64 7974 0890

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00

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GREEN MOTION

4.1

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamilton

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450 Te Rapa Road

+64 800 871 563

Opening times not available

Hamilton Downtown

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Hamilton

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4 Vialou St

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30

Airport Rd

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30

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Budget

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2 locations in Hamilton

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4 Vialou St

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30

Terminal Building

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30

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Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Hamilton

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Airport Desk, Hamilton Airport

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Cnr Anglesea and Clarence Streets Hamilton

+64 800 656 564

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Sunnycars

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One location in Hamilton

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98 Tristram Street

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Car rental locations in or near Hamilton

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZI

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$79/day

Good deal

$56/day

When to book a rental car in Hamilton

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