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If you are looking for Auckland Airport car rental, Snap has you covered!


Our Auckland Airport branch is located less than a 5 minute drive from both the Auckland Airport International & Domestic Terminals in our Free Auckland Airport Shuttle.


Snap Rentals Auckland Airport

9 Manu Tapu Drive
Auckland Airport

Auckland 2022


Ph: 09 275 2438
Free Phone: 0800 288 699

International Phone: +64 9 275 2438



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Between 07:00am - 10:00pm:

Visit our Auckland Airport Shuttle Request page below to request your shuttle pick up. Please ensure that you are at the airport & have cleared customs & security before requesting the shuttle.

Our shuttle is available on demand - there's no need to arrange your shuttle prior with us to your arrival at the airport

Our shuttle arrives in the Transport Pick-up Zone which is a short, under-cover walk from the terminal. The covered walkway begins directly opposite international arrivals area (exit through Door 5) with clear signage to guide you.

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Please make your way to Door 9 of the Domestic Terminal (outside Jetstar). Walk across the road to the very last bus shelter. Our shuttle will arrive here once requested.

Auckladn Domestic Airport Shuttle Bus Guide

After Hours Instructions

If you are collecting your vehicle after our business hours of between 7:00am and 10:00pm - you will need to contact our After Hours Pick Up team. All After Hours Pick Ups must be prearranged and are NZ $50.00 (including airport transfer). If you do not have an After Hours Pick Up listed on your confirmation please contact us and we can add this to your booking. Once prearranged, when you arrive at Auckland Airport you will need to contact Aeroparks on 0800 237 672 (+64 274 144 712).  We will charge the full amount due for the rental on the working day before your rental begins - using the credit card you have supplied when booking. To ensure your vehicle will be waiting for you at our after hours service, please ensure there are adequate funds on this credit card. The pick up locations for our after hours provider are the same as noted above.

Dropping off your rental car at our Auckland Airport branch is super simple, the key things to remember are:

  • Make sure you have fueled up your vehicle to the same level as when you picked it up to avoid a refuelling charge ($25). The nearest gas station to our Auckland Airport branch is the Z station on Tom Pearce Drive​​

  • Make sure the vehicle is left in a clean & tidy state - we don't expect it to be fully groomed or anything, but a general clean and tidy will help to avoid an additional charge.

After checking the above, simply drop the keys off to the branch staff who will do a 2 minute final handover process and your away!

Our Airport Shuttle service does work both ways - simply ask for a lift back to the airport when dropping off your vehicle.

After hours drop-offs must be pre-arranged. 

If you are dropping off your vehicle after our business hours of between 7:00am and 10:00pm - you will need to contact our After Hours Drop Offs team. All After Hours Drop Offs must be prearranged and are NZ $50.00 (including airport transfer). If you do not have an After Hours Drop Off listed on your confirmation please contact us and we can add this to your booking. Once prearranged, you will need to drop off your vehicle with Aeroparks - details as below:



36 Richard Pearse Drive



Ph: +64 274 144 712

Free Phone: 0800 237 672


If you find yourself with a bit of time before dropping off your rental car at Auckland Airport, there are a number of activities in the immediate airport area:

Rocket Ropes – a high ropes course to burn off some energy before sitting down for your flight. Located just 2 mins from Auckland Airport. Free carparking is available. Learn more:

Butterfly Creek – a place to take the kids before jumping on the plane. Zoo exhibits (including the highlight butterfly house) as well as NZ’s only saltwater crocodiles! Learn more:

Auckland Botanic Gardens – located just a 15m drive from Auckland Airport, get some fresh air amongst the 64 + hectares of plants, trees and fields. Learn more:

Scenic Lookout Auckland Airport – the best place to watch planes land and take off from Auckland Airport. 564 Puhinui Road, Wiri, Auckland.

One way car rental is no problem from Auckland Airport with Snap. Just make you set your pick up location to Auckland Airport and your drop off location to your desired end point when you book online to ensure the correct one way rates and fees (if applicable) are calculated.

Our Auckland Airport depot is located 1.2km from the International Terminal, taking about 15 minutes to walk.

Car rental prices from Auckland Airport vary based on the type of car you are renting, when you are renting the car for and how long you are booking the car for. Popular periods such as Christmas, New Year and long weekends will typically see higher prices, as well as bigger more luxurious vehicle categories. Booking for longer periods of time, on the other hand, will often result in lower prices.

Another tip for reducing car rental costs from Auckland Airport – look to book your car from operators that aren’t based in the Airport terminals themselves (like Snap). These operators don’t have to pay the lofty terminal rents and so are typically in a better position to offer a better deal. Snap even offers a free airport shuttle to and from the airport terminal to our depot!

You can collect your Snap rental car from Auckland Airport at 9 Manu Tapu Drive – our Auckland Airport branch. The best way to get there is via our free airport shuttle, but walking is an option too! Simply walk into the depot and one of our friendly team will be able to help you to your rental car.

You can drop off your Snap rental car at our Auckland Airport depot at 9 Manu Tapu Drive – the drop off & pick up locations at this depot are the same. Once you have dropped off your rental car, our free Auckland Airport shuttle is available to take you to the terminal.

The best rental car at Auckland Airport really depends on what you are looking for. If you are after something small to whip around town, our Toyota Aqua is a super fuel efficient rental car making it a very popular choice. For larger vehicles, our Toyota Corolla Station wagon or Toyota Camry Hybrid are both popular options from our Auckland Airport location.

It takes about 25 minutes to drive from our Auckland Airport depot into Auckland city. This can vary significantly if you are driving in peak traffic hours.

We have included a full list of popular car rental trips and destinations below.


Below we have listed a number of destinations our clients most commonly visit when picking up their rental car from Auckland Airport. The destinations below have been listed from North to South from Auckland Airport, with driving distances and times going direct to the airport and/or from the previous destination.

One of the most common trips taken by customers is exploring NZ from North Island to South Island, picking up their rental car at Auckland Airport and dropping off in Christchurch or Queenstown. Our customers typically book for between 4 to 6 weeks to complete such a trip depending on how many destinations they want to see along the way!

Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the most visited regions in NZ due to its stunning natural beauty and plethora of isolated retreats to escape the world.

Distance from Auckland Airport: 180km approx. – 2hrs 32m

Distance from previous destination: N/A

Key Attractions:

Hot Water Beach – dig your own spa pool at this world-renowned beach. Digging into the sand either side of low tide produce naturally heated water – a must do in Coromandel.

Cathedral Cove – another of NZ’s most iconic destinations, Cathedral Cove is a geological marvel on the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Pinnacles – An overnight mountain bush trek with incredible views. This trek can be completed in a day, but most will stay overnight to catch the sunrise/sunset.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours - Matamata


Even if you are not a fan of the Lord of the Rings franchise, Hobbiton is a wonderful place to visit. With picturesque gardens and a fully themed pub, Hobbiton truly feels like a place of wonder and magic.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

157km approx. – 2 hrs

Distance from previous Destination:

177km approx. – 2hrs 35m

Imae of Hobbiton movie Set in Matamata

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A geothermal wonderland surrounded by lakes and forests. Whether you are wanting to relax, explore or have some fun with the family, Rotorua has an activity to suit your needs. It smells a bit like farts due to the geothermal activity in the area, but don’t worry it doesn’t take long to get used to!


Distance from Auckland Airport: 216km approx. – 2hrs 43m

Distance from previous Destination: 72km approx. – 1hr 3m

Key Attractions:

Geo-Thermal tours – explore colourful geothermal pools in the areas surrounding Rotorua.

Mud Spa – visit Hell’s Gate for NZ’s only mud spa complex

Discover Maori Culture – with many operators teaching the customs of NZ’s indigenous people.

Image of a Geothermal lake in Rotorua

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Explore the expansive cavern system of Waitomo which come to life in the dark due to the thousands of glowworms that inhabit the caverns. These caves can be explored on foot (staying dry) with black water rafting and more advanced caving options available also.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

179kms approx. – 2hrs 12m

Distance from previous Destination:

150kms approx. – 2hrs 4m

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Considered the best one-day trek in New Zealand – explore the dual World Heritage site renowned for it’s stunning natural beauty and cultural significance. This trek may not be for everyone due to challenging aspects of the climb, however no one that completes the trek regrets it.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

333km approx. – 4hrs 1m

Distance from previous Destination:

176km approx. – 2hr 13m

Image of the Tongariro Crossing lake


NZ’s capital city is renowned for its quirky landscape & style, as well as its craft beers. Don’t forget to visit the giant squid or learn NZ history at Te Papa – NZ’s most famous museum.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

631km approx. – 7hrs 49m

Distance from previous Destination:

327km approx. – 4hr 12m

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South Island

To access the below locations you will need to cross over the Cook Strait with your rental car on either the Bluebridge or Interislander ferries. This needs to be planned and booked in advance to ensure there is a spot for your rental car.

Marlborough Sounds

Get off the ferry and get into the wine – or fishing – or exploring. There is a huge range of activities in this beautiful part of NZ with a mixture of bush and stunning waterways.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

749km approx. – 11hr 59m including ferry

Distance from previous Destination:

125km approx. – 4hr 26m including ferry

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Abel Tasman National Park

Home to one of NZ’s most popular Great Walks, Abel Tasman National park’s golden beaches and amazing coastal landscape make it a popular destination for many of our rental car customers.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

895km approx. – 14hr 24m including ferry

Distance from previous Destination: 178km approx. – 2hr 43m

Image of a beach in Abel Tasman National Park

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Aoraki/Mount Cook

Considered by many as the most beautiful alpine destination in New Zealand, NZ’s tallest mountain and its surrounding areas are a sight to behold. Consider stopping nearby overnight to see the mountains with a star-studded backdrop far from the city lights.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

1,384km approx. – 19hrs 48m including ferry

Distance from previous Destination: 757km approx. – 9hrs 31m

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Central Otago Wineries

Taste world famous Pinot Noir as you bike from winery to winery. Wide plains, bright blue skies and amazing snow capped mountain vistas make tasting what this region has to offer even more special.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

1,503km approx. – 21hr 26m including ferry

Distance from previous Destination:

276km approx. - 3hrs 17m

Image of a winery in Central Otago - NZ

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Milford Sound

Explore waterfalls, forests and mountain peaks or some amazing wildlife like fur seals, penguins and dolphins at this beautiful fiord.

Distance from Auckland Airport:

1,811km approx. – 25hr including ferry

Distance from previous Destination:

368km approx. – 4hr 45m

Image of Milford Soung fiord - NZ

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