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Car Hire Auckland

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Perth, Australia
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Car Hire Auckland

I need to book a car for 10 days from Auckland. Are there any recommendations and is it best to get the car from the Airport or the City? What is the approximate cost to get a cab into the city, or is there a shuttle ? Arriving approximately 6am. Thankyou.

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1. Re: Car Hire Auckland

I often recommend APEX, they are a well respected company that have a wide range of vehicles, both nearly new and older models. They have depots at the airport (they have a shuttle to take you there which is about 2 mins drive from the terminal) and also in the city.

Which depot you choose depends on whether you plan to spend any time in Auckland City during your trip - if you do, it makes sense to take the AIRBUS (running every 10 mins from outside the airport - $18 pp one way) or a taxi (about $70 on average if you just jump in one outside the airport, or possibly only $35 if you pre-book Discount Taxis).

There is no point in having a car during any time you have in the city, so if you plan a night or 2 there at the beginning of your trip, you could pick up the car from the city depot once you are ready to start driving elsewhere in the country.

The other option is just to leave Auckland city immediately you arrive, then get your car at the airport - there are lots of options for great places to spend your 1st night within an hour or two drive.

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2. Re: Car Hire Auckland

I will look into APEX. We immediately heading to Taurunga so will need a car from the airport. Coming back we will be in Auckland for 2 days and won't need a car so hopefully we can leave it at the city depot. Thanks for your assistance.

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3. Re: Car Hire Auckland

A thing to bear in mind when travelling from Auckland airport into the city when renting a car is the cost. The airbus for two people will be more than a day's hire of a rental car. Something to bear in mind.

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