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Rotorua car rentals from $44/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 Rotorua with a pick-up date of 5/23 and drop-off date of 5/25. 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 Rotorua

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Economy$44/day
Compact$50/day
Intermediate$60/day
Full-size$80/day
SUV$80/day
Minivan$155/day
Full-size SUV$89/day
Compact SUV$58/day
Standard SUV$72/day
Intermediate SUV$72/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Rotorua

  • For travelers wanting to see Rotorua's many neighborhoods, using car rentals in Rotorua is a highly useful option. With Rotorua car rentals, you have total control over your itinerary and can select the best routes for getting around the city. Renting a car offers unrivaled flexibility compared to relying on fixed departure times and the planned itineraries of public transportation. Having car rentals in Rotorua makes it much easier to explore well-known sites like Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the Redwoods Treewalk.
  • The closest significant international airport with car-rental services is Rotorua International Airport (ROT), which is located in Rotorua. Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, and SIXT are just a few of the many vehicle-rental companies that are offered at ROT; the car-rental facility is conveniently located in the airport's Arrivals terminal. For those planning to use car rentals in Rotorua, picking up your selected rental car from ROT airport has various benefits. By choosing ROT as your pick-up location for Rotorua car rentals, you can select from a wider range of vehicles, which could be a major advantage.
  • It's important to keep in mind a few important details when selecting car rentals in Rotorua. Youngsters below the age of five or individuals shorter than 4'9" must be securely restrained in a booster seat or something similar. The essential child-seating equipment is provided by every car-rental agency in Rotorua for an additional fee. Additionally, we recommend that you exercise caution when driving your rental car in Rotorua's main business district because there is always incidence of cyclists and pedestrians negligently crossing roads.
  • Driving in Rotorua during the hectic morning and evening rush hour can be challenging. Between 7:20 am and 8:40 am, the majority of Rotorua's roadways face heavy traffic congestion; State Highway 30 is particularly impacted. From 4:50 pm to 6:50 pm, heavy traffic occurs again. It's advised to start your journey around 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time if you wish to travel on Highway 30 during these times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rotorua for $71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rotorua at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Rotorua are around 1% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Rotorua are around -38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rotorua

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

    On average a rental car in Rotorua costs $80 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 Rotorua found in the last 2 weeks is $66.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Rotorua?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($44/day), Budget ($60/day) and EZI ($72/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 1233 Amohau St 3010 (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Rotorua?

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

    The average gas price in Rotorua 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 Rotorua?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rotorua.

  • Which car rental companies are at Rotorua airport (ROT)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Rotorua airport (ROT)?

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

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Rotorua costs $180 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Rotorua costs $94 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Rotorua costs $126 per day, on average.

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

    In Rotorua, cars are most frequently rented at Avis Terminal Building (4 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Rotorua costs $559 per week ($80 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Rotorua costs $2,394 per month ($80 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Rotorua?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 14 car rental agencies in Rotorua.

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

    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 Rotorua?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Rotorua 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 Rotorua?

    Sedans are a popular choice among people who use car rentals in Rotorua because of their enticing blend of comfort, affordability, and fuel efficiency. Sedans are a decent option for daily commuting and running errands in Rotorua because of the excellent state of the roads. However, it would be wise to think about renting an SUV if you want a bigger car with more storage space and a higher driving position. SUVs give you an elevated driving position, offering better sight and a greater ability to handle challenging road conditions. They are also more practical for moving heavy objects around Rotorua.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rotorua?

    When using car rentals in Rotorua, be careful to adhere to the New Zealand's posted speed limits. In school zones, the legal maximum speed is 30 km/h (about 20 mph), unless otherwise stated. If there are signs declaring a different restriction, it's best to abide by the regular speed limit in urban and non-residential zones, which averages around 55 km/h (about 35 mph). On Rotorua's highways and freeways, the normal speed limit is 110 km/h (around 70 mph), though it might change according to the posted signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rotorua?

    Rotorua, New Zealand offers a number of parking options for people in the city. For instance, there are several pay-and-display parking lots conveniently located in Rotorua. These parking lots require you to purchase a ticket from a machine and display it on your dashboard. Some popular pay-and-display parking lots include the Pukuatua Street parking lot and the City Focus parking lot, which charge about NZ$3.5 ($2) per hour. Many attractions and accommodations in Rotorua also have dedicated parking spaces for their guests.

Rotorua car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9.1

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

+64 7 348 4081

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Te Ngae Rd

+64 7 348 4081

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
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Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff at pick-up (Rotorua airport)

Cons:

Not so friendly or helpful at drop-off. Drop-off at Auckland airport is confusing - not sure why there needs to be two drop-off locations (domestic & international terminals). Seems like one spot with a shuttle would be easier.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.6

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Rotorua Ap

+64 7 345 7756

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Te Ngae Rd

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
All good!

1 out of 1

Budget

6.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Rotorua

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1230 Fenton St

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30

Terminal Building

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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8.4 Very good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off staff were great! Friendly.

Cons:

The drop off location on the contract was incorrect. This led to some minor frustration and driving around to get the correct location.

8.8 Very good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good customer service and easy to get the car.

Cons:

SUV was smaller than expected. Other than that, no issues.

1 out of 1

EZI

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Rotorua

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1234, Fenton Street

Opening times not available

Rental Car Kiosk, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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Ace Rental Cars

8.5

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Te Ngae Road, Rotorua

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

EZU Car Rental

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1076 Pukuatua Street, Street, Rotorua 3010

+64 7 349 3285

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Firefly

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1181 PUKAKI STREET

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

+64 7 350 3150

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Terminal Building, Rotorua New Zealand

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

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Terminal Building

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was so simple - just handed off the keys and we were done. We only waited one minute while the agent finished a call. She apologized for the wait, which was charming.

Cons:

It wasn't clear exactly how to return the car, but we rolled with it and asked the check-in person for the flight and she pointed us in the right direction.

1 out of 0

Europcar

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Terminal Building

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 837 Te Ngae Road Rotorua Airport, Rotorua

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

Locations in Rotorua

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

Locations in Rotorua

Amohau Street

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

14 travelers who rented a car in Rotorua gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Rotorua

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$80/day

Good deal

$71/day

When to book a rental car in Rotorua

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