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Budget, Auckland Airport Car Rental

Budget 800+ ratings, 6 reviews

Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand

8.8 / 10 Very Good

Budget - Auckland Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

Terminal Building Auckland Airport


(64) 9-256-8448 / F092568452

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Budget - Auckland Airport car rental location is in terminal

You can walk to the counter of Budget - Auckland Airport car rental.

The car rental counter is located near the arrival hall exit of the airport. Please walk to the store following the "Car Rental" sign.

Return to the Store, Car Park or Key Box & After Hours Return

You can usually see the "Rental Car Return" sign on the side of the road near the parking lot of the car hire store. Please follow the sign and park the car in the suitable parking lot and finish the formalities of returning the car. After that, you can walk back to the airport.

Opening Hours

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Opening hours
05:00 -23:59
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Deposits are depending on which car type your rental car falls into, and can be paid with credit cards(pre-authorization)
Representative Car ModelsDeposit Amount(approx.)Business Days Required for Refund

Applicable to all car types,incl. Compact,Suv,Economy,Mini and others.

Pack up ^
100% of the rental car rate plus NZD 2007-14

Accepted Cards

Credit cards issued by the following companies qualify a car rental from this store: Visa, Master, DinersClub, AMEX

Visa Master DinersClub AMEX


Yes. E-voucher is accepted. Show the digital voucher on your mobile instead of a print-out is good enough.

Driver Age Requirements

21 - 80 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 21 - 25 years old with charge of NZD 25 - 38.636 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

The main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a physical full driving license in their name with no major endorsements. The license should be held for at least 1 year(s).

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Domestic License + IDP

Please note that the IDP(International Driving Permit) is only a translation and you must bring your original driver’s license with you.

For local renters, you need to bring:

Full Driving License issued in New Zealand

This option applies to customers with local driving license, please show your local license at pick-up.

Additional Extras

Extras Prices
Extras Prices
Toddler car seat rental
Toddler car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-100 lbs /18-45kg (approx. 4 - 11 years)
NZD 13/day
GPS rental
GPS rental
Provided by the local stores. Usually, interface and voice are of the local language.
NZD 13/day
Winter tires rental
Winter tires rental
Operated safely on surfaces including pavement (wet or dry), mud, ice, or snow.
NZD 12.5/day
capped at NZD 90
Infant car seat rental
Infant car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing under 20 lbs /9kg (birth to approx. 1-12 months)
NZD 15/day
Child car seat rental
Child car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 20-40 lbs /9-18kg (approx. 1 - 3 years)‌
NZD 16/day
capped at NZD 65
Child booster seat rental
Child booster seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-80 lbs /18-36 kg
NZD 13/day
capped at NZD 65
Tire chains rental
Tire chains rental
Prices and inventory depend on local stores.
NZD 12.5/day

Cross Border

To be updated

Cross Islands


Towards any New Zealand islands, taking rental cars crossing border is not allowed.

Ferry Transportation: Not Allowed

Budget does not allow to bring the rental vehicle to ferry. You will drop off your car at one port and collect another after crossing to the other island. A minimum of 3 days consecutive rental required in each island (If the minimum length of rental requirement is not met, then the rental will be charged as two separate hires.).


To be updated

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks


0.5 mi from Auckland International Airport

Railway Stations

11.4 mi from Britomart Train Station


0.6 mi from Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

1.7 mi from Sudima Auckland Airport

1.7 mi from Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport

Other Landmarks

9.3 mi from Mount Eden Domain

11.4 mi from Sky Tower

11.6 mi from Auckland Harbour Bridge

Map view of Budget Store Location
coordinates: -37.008057 174.79167

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Guest Reviews

Total points: 8.8 / 10 Very Good

  • Vehicle condition: 7.3
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 8.6
  • Spaciousness: 9.0
  • Counter staff: 9.3
  • Pick-up location: 9.3
  • Drop-off location: 9.3
  • Pick-up time: 0-10 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • E.Shields


    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    It was so easy to pickup the car at Budget, being that the location was in terminal. This was key being that we arrived after 8:30pm, and was so convenient ! Everything went really well.
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  • L.Pulea


    7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    He was ok.
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  • Anonymous


    8.7 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    The car was shown on the handover sheet as having no damage. When I get to it the number plate is bent at 90 degrees one side and bent a bit at the other, ther is a large scrape on the splitter at the front, and other scratches on the car. The man on the desk did note them and said it would be fine and nothing was mentioned or has come up since the hand over.
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    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    Everything was just perfect. But we have asked the counter staff at the time of pick up to take the cash instead of deducting the amount from credit card, the lady said your cash will be accepted at time of dropping the vehicle, and no deduction will be made from card. But when we went to Budget office on the date of return, it was closed and they said they will deduct the amount from card. So, when we have mentioned at the time of booking that we will return the vehicle in the evening around 9PM-10PM, you should make a note of it to at least attend your customers at the given dropping time to either collect the money or to inspect the vehicle. How can you make your customers false promises to accept cash at the end and just deducting it from the card at the time of return?? I found it very awkward and disrespectful.
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  • K.Wu


    8.3 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    Staff in Auckland is very good But the one in Picton is not as friendly as the one in Auckland. And also, the car we pick-up in Auckland is good, but the conditions of the Picton one could be better.
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  • Anonymous


    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, February 3, 2023

    The booking process was easy, just wasn’t aware the car was at budget was looking for easy rent cars at airport, but when I call d the phone number they directed us to budget , then it was quick . The car was very clean fuel efficient just was a little smaller than expected more for small luggage . The drop off experience was excellent, I would definitely go with them again.
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