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Europcar is a global leader in car and van hire with 19 locations in New Zealand and thousands of locations worldwide. Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of Europcar New Zealand’s every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, Europcar has the right car rental to suit your needs. Check out their extensive fleet and see for yourself. 

 Europcar New Zealand’s rental fleet 

The Europcar fleet comprises an extensive collection of vehicles across multiple categories and top brands. Whether you are looking for a premium luxury car from Europcar Auckland Airport or a sporty SUV from Europcar Queenstown, there is a vehicle to suit your itinerary.


Rent a compact, economy, or intermediate-sized vehicle from the standard or premium selection from Europcar New Zealand. Vehicles on offer include the Kia Cerato, VW Polo, Mercedes Benz C300 Sedan, and many others. 

Prestige Cars

Level up when you opt for one of the feature-rich vehicles from the Prestige collection. BMW and Mercedes Benz present their best in this luxurious category.  

Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Model Choice

Try out the future-forward MG ZS Full Electric Vehicle.

Dabble in luxury with the BMW 220I, Mercedes GLE350D 4MATIC, or Mercedes Benz GLE300D


Get the vehicle you need to explore the country - there’s a reason this is the most popular rental vehicle category in New Zealand. From compact SUVs to premium Utes and everything in between, there’s a vehicle to suit your travels. BMW X5 XDrive 30D, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Outlander are firm favourites.  

7+ Seats and Specialty Vehicles

When you need something a little larger or a little niche, opt for one of these sturdy vehicles. The Toyota Commuter and Kia Carnival are great people movers, while the KIA Mobility Vehicle with Wheelchair Lift is an excellent fit-for-purpose vehicle. 

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Europcar NZ pick-up locations wherever you need them 

Europcar New Zealand has pick up depots in all major travel hubs across the country. Europcar Christchurch is well placed to set you up for a South Island road trip, while Europcar Wellington Airport is a great spot to start your tour of the capital city. Each location offers handy extras like snow tires for the mountain trails or a child seat for family road tripping. Most vehicles offer unlimited mileage, and one-way rentals are allowed, subject to availability and associated charges.  

Hop on and off the trams with your all-day ticket to explore the best of the city.

Europcar rental NZ: Frequently asked questions

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Is Europcar owned by Hertz? 

Europcar Mobility Group is a French car rental company founded in 1949 in Paris. It is not owned by Hertz. 

How can I pay for my Europcar NZ car rental? 

American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and Visa are all accepted. Cash Rental Deposit is not available. Credit card pre-authorisation of rental charges will be taken at the time of pick-up. An additional bond may also be pre-authorsied on your credit card at the time of pick up. To save more, you may also key in your coupon code/promo code if there is any upon finializing your booking.

Can I register multiple drivers for the car hire? 

Additional drivers are authorized to drive the vehicle if they meet the same license requirements as the main driver. They need to be expressly mentioned/identified on the rental agreement.

What type of fuel can I use for the vehicle? 

Information on fuel will be provided to you at the Europcar counter at pick up time. In addition, the fuel type will be mentioned in the tank flap and in the vehicle manufacturer's guide that you will find in the glove box. 

Can I drop off my car at a different location? 

One-way rentals may be available at an additional cost. Check also if there is a premium location surcharge or any other charges to your account. Type your desired pick up point and destination into the search bar to view the availability and relevant rates. 

What is the maximum period of rental? 

You can rent a Europcar rental for several months at a time. Please contact our customer service team for more information. 

What is the mileage policy for my rental? 

Europcar offers two types of rates: the rate including unlimited mileage and the rate that includes limited mileage, which means that you will be charged extra for additional mileage over that limit. You will be advised on the rate pages of our online booking service whether unlimited mileage is included, or you can ask at the counter when you pick up your car. 

What happens if my rental car gets damaged? 

Europcar is a global leader in providing clients with complete 24-hour emergency roadside assistance. The contact number to be called is printed on the rental agreement and on the windscreen of the rental vehicle. In the event of a breakdown or an accident, you will receive prompt assistance. Free roadside assistance is provided for inherent mechanical faults, but extra fees apply for faults and driver-induced errors. You must immediately report any accident or theft of the vehicle to Europcar in writing and complete all required documentation and forward any third-party correspondence or court documents to Europcar within 7 days of receipt. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Rental for a full list of the obligations that apply if the vehicle is involved in an accident or is stolen. accident or stolen for a full list errors writing documents.