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Hamilton, New Zealand, is located in the Waikato region on the North Island. Sitting on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Between the scenic walkways along the river and the urban attractions, you’ll want to hop behind the steering wheel and see it all. Hire one of the rental cars in Hamilton here with us, and you can explore the city to your heart’s content.

Instead of relying on public transportation or your best mate for a ride while you’re in town, slip into a rental car and start the ignition on your holiday plans. Zoom over to Hamilton Gardens to see the themed floral arrangements, and then head to the Waikato Museum to discover the local culture. The Hamilton River Walk serves up serene views around Horotiu Bridge, while the Woodlands Historic Homestead, just outside of town, is well worth the 18-km drive north. With a rental car, you have the freedom to cruise from the hotels in Hamilton to the rugby matches at Waikato Stadium.

Here at, we’ll pair you up with affordable car rental deals in Hamilton. And if you’ve got your sights set on travelling elsewhere in the country, such as to the South Island, you can reserve a car hire in Christchurch with us, too. Sort through our selection of rental cars, from spacious vans to sporty jeeps, to find one that suits your travel preferences and budget. Make your reservations today and get ready to zip around the island on your own terms.

FAQs for car hire in Hamilton

What’s the best price car rental in Hamilton?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is NZ$119 in Hamilton.

What’s the average car rental price in Hamilton?

On average, car rentals in Hamilton are NZ$120.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Hamilton?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Hamilton?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.