Queenstown Car Hire

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Pick-up location Queenstown
Hire locations 43
Airport locations 35

Queenstown car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Scotties
scotties
Best rated
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Scotties
Locations in Queenstown
Airport Terminal
+64 3 450 9096
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Jul 25 2018
Pros: reasonably efficient pickup and drop off . car was good value for money
Rated no. 2
Apex
apex
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Queenstown
Apex
Locations in Queenstown
26 Shotover St, Queenstown
+64 3442 8040
32 Lucas Place, Frankton
+64 3451 0583
Rated no. 3
Firefly
firefly
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Firefly
Locations in Queenstown
Airport Avenue
+64 3442 4106
Rated no. 4
Hitch Car Rentals
hitchcar
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Queenstown
Hitch Car Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
Rated no. 5
Avis
9,9 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Avis
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley Street
+64 3442 3808
Terminal Building
+64 3442 3808
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Jan 17 2017
Pros: The customer service was topnotch! She really helped us out in a pinch when we found out our reservation pick up and drop off were not at the airport(s) like we were expecting. The car was in excellent conditions, clean, and modern with its in dash touchscreen system.
9,6 Excellent
Apr 5 2017
Excellent service in both Queenstown and Christchurch
Pros: New car with low mileage was a pleasure to drive The service at the downtown Queenstown location was especially good. The rate was reasonable for New Zealand.
Cons: everything good
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2019
Pros: perfect!
Rated no. 6
Go Rentals
gorentals
9,4 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Go Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
Rated no. 7
Hertz
9,0 Excellent (7 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Hertz
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Ears St,st Peters Close
+64 3442 4106
Airport Avenue
+64 3442 4106
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.3
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Oct 5 2016
Great Price and Car
Pros: We lived the RAV4. It was very roomy, clean and easy to drive.
6,8 Good
Jan 18 2017
Cons: We returned the car early and advised the desk of such. When we received bill, the charge did not reflect the early return and we had to contact them to have the situation rectified. This should not have happened.
6,0 Good
Jan 31 2017
Pros: I did not rent car through Hertz in Queenstown
10,0 Excellent
Dec 30 2017
Easy access to cars
Pros: Very friendly staff. We had a car in less than 5 min.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 11 2018
Pros: Got a personal escort to the terminal from an employee going onto shift. Such a kind and helpful individual. Hertz employs great people!
10,0 Excellent
Jun 25 2018
Great service, great car. It was all very easy.
Pros: Convenient location in the Queenstown Airport. Staff was very helpful.
Cons: Your office had closed for the night one minute after I got my key. What if the car did not start??
10,0 Excellent
Mar 20 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly, and the pick up, drop off was easy too!
Rated no. 9
Economy Rent a Car
7,6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Queenstown
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Dr, Frankton
+64 800 736 825
  • 8.0
  • 7.5
  • 8.5
  • 6.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Sep 16 2016
Great vacation vehicle
Pros: Great staff. Excellent service. Reliable car. The vehicle contributed to a great vacation .
3,6 Mediocre
Jan 20 2017
Long chain of companies, dirty car
Pros: The car I ended up with was a hybrid
Cons: Economy Rent a Car (ERaC) turns out to be more of a broker and contracts other rental companies to provide cars. I arrive in Queenstown where I'm supposed to pick up my car at the terminal, but there is no counter for ERaC. I call the number, but I've been provided their Auckland number, and they tell me I have to call their Queenstown number. It's cold and rainy and I'm making phone calls instead of getting in my car. ERaC Queenstown inform me my car is provided by Scotty's and I have to call them. Scotty's says they are overbooked but they have arranged for another company, Hitch, to provide a car. A Hitch rep calls me and tells me to wait at the commercial car park. I wait. And wait. Then wait some more. A guy comes over and collects some other travelers. Now feeling quite cold, I message the driver and he asks where I am. After a while the guy who recently collected passengers comes over, he's apparently my driver. Turns out there are two commercial car parks and I'm at the 'wrong' one. Nu-huh, signs say otherwise. Now we ride for 10 mins to their office, a makeshift shack in a dirt parking lot. I wait for 25 minutes while he handles the other customers, talks on the phone and directs his staff. So, he doesn't have the car type I reserved but immediately offers to upsell me to a Prius. At this time I've been wasting my precious time in Queenstown and I want to get going, so I accept his offer. It's an extra USD50, but I figure I'll offset some of that with the Prius' better gas mileage. Turns out it's a six or so years old car with 70,000 miles on it, it's dirty and with plenty of nicks and scuffs and a big stain in the trunk. I can live with that, but asks if he has another compact car which is what I reserved. No, but he can give me a smaller car for the same price...I take the Prius. Later I notice that the tires are worn (unsafe in rain) and there is some smear on the inside of the windshield that causes a glare in the sun and other marks on the windows and windshield, similar to what car dealers do to write the price and year etc. It also has a Japanese language audio unit and the trip meter etc is also in Japanese. That's fine if you speak Japanese, but the majority of people visiting New Zealand don't, including me. It also makes a loud beep every time you start the car. The car lacks cruise control. However, the car didn't break down, it got good gas mileage and despite plenty of wet weather I didn't hydroplane with the worn tires. But I'll never use Economy Rent a Car again.
7,6 Good
Mar 5 2017
Scottie's New Zealand
Pros: We needed a late arrival and Scottie's was accommodating although a little confusing. The car was right where they said it would be and was clean and ran well.
Cons: We swung by the office the next day to handle the paperwork. The office was open but no employees so we returned the following day to handle it. Glad we had been in town the extra day and our accommodations were near their office.
9,2 Excellent
Mar 23 2017
Pros: Friendly guys working there.
Cons: It wasn't clear to me that Economy does business as Scotties in Queenstown. Wasn't a big deal, but I was confused about where to wait for the van.
Rated no. 11
Budget
7,1 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Queenstown
Budget
Locations in Queenstown
68-70 Stanley St
Terminal Building
  • 7.0
  • 7.4
  • 7.0
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Sep 6 2016
Worked out great
Pros: We didn't know about the drop-off at the ferry until we picked up the car in Queenstown, but it worked our great! Drop one off in Picton, pick up a similar car in Wellington!
8,0 Excellent
Feb 24 2017
Pros: We just dropped off our car in Queenstown, didn't pick one up, so not much to really report in the "like" or "dislike" columns that hasn't already been said.
Cons: Maybe would've been useful to have some signage with instructions since there was only one staff member around and I didn't want to interrupt him only to find out I didn't need to do anything other than drop the car off and deposit the keys.
2,0 Mediocre
Feb 27 2017
Awful experience - rude, unhelpful desk person, no
Cons: Our flight came in late and we missed the pick up window. I emailed Budget to let them know, but this message didn't get through to the rental location. When we picked up our car, the woman was not very friendly and said we missed our window and it was given away. She said they had no cars left for us. She did not give us other options of where to rent or what to do in this situation. She did not show sympathy either. Do not rent from Budget. We went with Europcar in the end. They were nice and had a great car for us (and their counter was right next to the Budget one).
7,6 Good
Apr 30 2017
I would recommend you know your coverages so your not pressured
Pros: The car was clean and ready promptly.
Cons: I think we were pressured into extra insurance and the rate was much higher than originally planned.
2,0 Mediocre
Jan 8 2019
Cons: Wait was very long
10,0 Excellent
Feb 5 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly at pick up. Returning the car wasn’t an issue at all.
Cons: I guess maybe a lower day rate.
2,0 Mediocre
Dec 1 2018
Cons: they charged me more than the agreed amount and I have not received an answer yet
9,6 Excellent
Mar 7 2019
Pros: Friendly and efficient staff with no pressure to purchase add-ons.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 22 2017
Car was great but had issues with pricing.
Pros: The pick up and drop off were both easy and we were happy to be upgraded to a nicer car when we picked it up in Christchurch. We loved the car and found it to be clean, comfortable, and smooth throughout our 8-day rental.
Cons: When we dropped the car off in Queenstown, we were shocked to find that our receipt said we were charged more than 2x as much as my reservation said we would be paying. We were in a rush and didn't notice this until after we left the lot, so we called the Queenstown Budget office. Luckily, they fixed the issue and we were charged the correct amount. Thank you Claire!
10,0 Excellent
Apr 30 2017
Great car
Pros: Nice car to log 1,400 kilometers of open country driving
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Queenstown
Sunnycars
Locations in Queenstown
1-7 Earl Street
10 Margaret Place
20 Lucas Place
Airport Avenue
Gold Car Rent a Car
goldcarrent
2 locations in Queenstown
Gold Car Rent a Car
Locations in Queenstown
206 Dalefield Rd,queenstown
+64 800 300 123
Queenstown Airport
+64 800 300 123
Snap Rentals
snaprentals
2 locations in Queenstown
Snap Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
8 Church Street
+64 800 288 699
Terminal Building
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Queenstown
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
AeroDrive
aerodrive
1 location in Queenstown
AeroDrive
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building
+64 3777 4100
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Queenstown
Alamo
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Drive
+64 3441 4637
Apollo Car Rentals
apollo
1 location in Queenstown
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown International airport
+64 9889 2976
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Queenstown
AutoEurope
Locations in Queenstown
Europcar Desk In Terminal
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Queenstown
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Queenstown
Dollar
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand
+64 3442 3532
Drive NZ
drivenz
1 location in Queenstown
Drive NZ
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
EZI
ezi
1 location in Queenstown
EZI
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wringley Drive
EZU Car Rental
ezucarrental
1 location in Queenstown
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
+64 212 216 666
GO Rent A Car
gorent
1 location in Queenstown
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown International airport
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Queenstown
INTERRENT
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport - Free Shuttle Service.
JUCY
jucy
1 location in Queenstown
JUCY
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Queenstown
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Queenstown
Terminal Building
+64 3442 5887
National
national
1 location in Queenstown
National
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Drive
+64 3441 4637
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Queenstown
NU Car
Locations in Queenstown
121 Glenda Dr., Frankton
+64 800 736 835
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Queenstown
Right Cars
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
surpricecarrental
1 location in Queenstown
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Queenstown
Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton
+64 3777 4110
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Queenstown
Thrifty
Locations in Queenstown
Queenstown New Zealand
+64 3442 3532
25 travellers who hired a car in Queenstown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,2

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What is the best car hire agency in Queenstown?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Queenstown are Avis (7,6, 2248 reviews), Budget (7,4, 4191 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 3857 reviews).

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