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Cheap car rentals in the Cook Islands

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in the Cook Islands

  • Renting a car from any of the Cook Islands car rentals like Avis offers several advantages over alternative transport options like buses and trains. Key among many of these advantages is your movement flexibility and convenience. By having a rental car, you gain the flexibility to venture beyond the typical tourist spots and discover hidden gems, scenic viewpoints, and cultural sites like the Tikioki Marine Reserve or the Cook Islands Cultural Village. This freedom to create your own itinerary and travel off the beaten path will also allow you to explore the stunning Te Vara Nui Village, Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, or the Maungaroa Ridge.
  • Please be aware of the following unique driving regulations if you intend to rent a car from Cook Islands car rentals for your movement flexibility and convenience during your stay in Cook Island. To begin, unlike city centers or towns that features wider lanes, rural roads are narrower hence a reasonable speed may be recommended. Second, most roads have less visible traffic police but have numerous speed traps, hence speeding could easily book you a date with the traffic corps.
  • Even though Cook Islands lack specific rules, you should prioritize your child's safety and consider using a car seat when driving your Cook Islands car rental. You are allowed to either rent or bring your car seat for your child based on their age and height. Rear-facing seats for newborns under the age of two, forward-facing seats for children under the age of four, and booster seats for children aged four to eight are examples of these car seats that would secure your child during your stay in Cook Islands.
  • Being part of the Realm of New Zealand with its Head of State being the King of New Zealand, Cook Islands is a state in free association with New Zealand. Some of Cook Islands car rentals like Avis may therefore allow you to drive to your destinations in New Zealand. Besides New Zealand, you can drive your rented car to Mauke, Palmerston and Rarotonga Islands.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cook Islands for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cook Islands at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cook Islands are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in the Cook Islands

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in the Cook Islands?

    On average a rental car in the Cook Islands costs $40 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in the Cook Islands?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in the Cook Islands.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in the Cook Islands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($36/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in the Cook Islands?

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

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in the Cook Islands?

    On average a rental car in the Cook Islands costs $301 per week ($43 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in the Cook Islands costs $1,288 per month ($43 per day).

  • What is driving like in the Cook Islands?

    To maintain the right side of the law when driving your car rental from any of the cheap car rentals in Cook Islands, stick to the following basic guidelines. First, unless you are overtaking, you must drive on the right side of the road. Also, keep in mind that active phone use is banned unless you are using a hands-free device. Second, if you must drink and drive, keep your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) under 0.08%. Lastly, you must remember that bikers are equally valuable road users. You therefore need to grant them the right of way any time they are about to overtake.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cook Islands?

    Most car rentals in Cook Islands have adopted 21 as their minimum age for renting a car. However, you should be aware that most Cook Islands car rentals, including Avis, have an extra restriction for young drivers under the age of 25. Before renting a car, young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 must agree to pay an accumulated daily young driver's charges.

  • How are gas prices in Cook Islands?

    If you intend to rent a car from any of the cheap car rentals in Cook Islands, please take note of the gas prices and the distribution of gas stations in Cook Islands. The average price of gases is 9.64 NZD (5.98 USD) per gallon, or 2.41 NZD (1.49 USD) per liter. Also note that most gas stations are located in urban cities and towns than rural locations. You should therefore fill up your tank before heading to remote regions.

  • What are the recommended speed limits in Cook Islands?

    To avoid getting into conflicts with traffic officials, please adhere to the posted speeds for each zone when driving your rented from Cook Islands car Rentals. The speed limit for the major highways is 62 mph, whereas rural roads have a speed limit of 50 mph. The speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph, whereas 15 mph is maintained in alleys.

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    Avis car rental locations in the Cook Islands

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in the Cook Islands

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Car rental locations in the Cook Islands

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.