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Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

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Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

We will be arriving Auckland International Airport on 6th Dec 00hrs 05 mins.

Do we need to book a rental car online or can we shop around for 1 @ the Airport terminal?

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1. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

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2. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

On arrival in Auckland get a taxi to your hotel.

The next morning when you are well rested collect your rental car which you prebooked online.

safe travels :)

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3. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

Also recommend you transfer to your accommodation when you arrive NZ. There are rental car depots located along Beach Road if staying in/around the CBD. Arrange for rental pickup at this more convenient location rather than returning to airport the following day; if staying in the city.

For airport accommodation, the Novotel hotel is located alongside the international arrivals area of the terminal. Very convenient for a late night arrival.

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4. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

Thanks for the feedbacks.

One question.... is About® New Zealand Rental Cars( http://www.rentalcar.co.nz) the same as Apex?

Noticed that they share the same address for all their locations.

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5. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

Those 2 companies operate from the same premises - they have different branding, but essential what they offer is very similar.

I think you will find About New Zealand's fleet of cars is on average a bit older than Apex's, Apex have some old models but also quite a number of newer cars.

If you are considering using Apex, I suggest you book to stay at the Heartland Hotel (they have a free shuttle bus from the airport when you arrive) - this hotel is just a 3 minute drive in the shuttle from the airport and offers very good value.

You are then just around the corner from the Apex depot, so you could walk to get your car, then drive back to the hotel and pick up your other passengers and luggage.

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6. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

Thanks for the input, AndyChef!

The Heartland Hotel is full.(we are a family of 5) Now thinking of resting in the Airport Terminal upon arrival. Freshen up in the morning and contact Apex/ About® New Zealand Rental Cars to collect the car. Yet to decide on the company. About® New Zealand Rental Cars is slightly cheaper than Apex.

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7. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

They are the same company with About NZ Rental cars using the older cars and higher mileage that were in the Apex Fleet. I recently booked an Apex car taking the cheapie option and ended up with a About NZ Car and had no problems with it all.

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8. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

Cool!

About NZ Car is very prompt and professional in responding to my queries too!.

So far so good.

Shall proceed to book from them :)

Thanks for all the help.

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9. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

"...arriving Auckland International Airport on 6th Dec 00hrs 05 mins. thinking of resting in the Airport Terminal upon arrival. Freshen up in the morning..."

There are plenty of other accommodation options around the airport. Suggest you look at wotif.com or hotels.com or lastminute,com to get some ideas of hotels/motels/backpackers that are around the airport.

Sleeping in a proper bed and having bathroom facilities after long haul flight will help the jetlag which will be most important for the driver.

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10. Re: Car Rental from Auckland International Airport.

The Ibis budget hotel located 5 minutes by shuttle service from the international terminal is the cheapest hotel within the immediate vicinity. The shuttle that Ibis uses continues to the Apex depot. Have a look at this option first, for comfort and conveniences, ahead of remaining inside the terminal itself. Far more to be gained from having a proper bed and privacy at your disposal - especially with a midnight arrival in mind & ahead of driving on our national roads the following day.

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