Car Rental in Hamilton Airport

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Hamilton Airport (HLZ)


Terminal Building,
Hamilton, 3282, New Zealand


(64) 7-838-3585

Hours of Operation:

Sun 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM; Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located on the group floor, opposite baggage claim.

CARS: Located a short distance from the terminal.

RETURNS: Follow signs for rental car returns.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available during airport hours only. Key drop on the terminal counter.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Renter Requirements

Car Hire at Hamilton Airport

With an abundance of picturesque walks and delectable dining experiences, Hamilton is the perfect place for a holiday. If you're visiting anytime soon, the chances are you're landing into Hamilton Airport. To get more out of your stay, try our Hamilton Airport car hire service. At Budget New Zealand, we have a broad selection of cars that are perfect for saving money while exploring the local area.

How to find our Hamilton Airport car hire desks

Finding our Hamilton Airport car hire desks is easy. After you've landed, head to the arrivals area. You'll find our car hire desks there, close to the baggage collection points.

How to get to Hamilton Airport

Hamilton Airport has one terminal, so finding your departure point is easy. If you're trying to reach the airport from Hamilton itself, try using the following directions:

  • Start on Anglesea Street and head South East towards Ward Street
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Cobham Drive
  • Keep left and follow the signs for Route 1 • Take a slight left onto Cobham Drive
  • Turn right onto State Highway 1
  • Continue straight onto State Highway 3 (follow the signs for Waitomo Caves)
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto State Highway 21
  • Turn left, then turn left again
  • Follow the signs for the airport terminal

Things to do near Hamilton Airport

When you hire a car at Hamilton Airport, you're giving yourself the chance to see more of what the area has to offer. To make your life easier, we have a few fun suggestions:

Hamilton Gardens

As the most visited tourist attraction in the Waikato area, Hamilton Gardens is exceedingly popular. Each garden has a theme that draws inspiration from destinations around the world. Whether you've always craved a stroll through Italy or you prefer to look at plants that are native to New Zealand, you'll find what you want at Hamilton Gardens. Hamilton Gardens is 11.1km away from the airport.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

As a world-famous tourist attraction, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves feature dark caves that are littered with sparkling glow worms. Most people choose to tour the caves by boat. The caves represent 30-million years of natural history, which makes them one of the most popular natural attractions in New Zealand. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are 60km away from Hamilton Airport.

Parana Park

With a selection of paths that allow you to meander among the trees, Parana Park is perfect for unwinding. It also provides excellent views of Waikato Lake, making it an enjoyable free attraction for those who love picturesque scenery. Parana Park features a playground too, so it's a great choice when you're travelling with kids. Parana Park is 13.8km away from Hamilton Airport.

Distances to nearby refuelling locations

If you rent a car at Hamilton Airport, you'll receive it with a full tank of fuel. To ensure other customers have the same experience, we request that you return it with a full tank too. Here are some distances to nearby refuelling locations:

  • Waitomo Mystery Creek at Glenview BP Petrol Station at 216 Ohaupo Road
  • Z Petrol Station at 121 Anglesea Street
  • Caltex at 223 to 231 Cambridge Road
  • Mobil Petrol Station at 286 Cambridge Road

Our fleet of cars for hire at Hamilton Airport

When you rent a car at Hamilton Airport, you can choose from our impressive fleet of vehicles. If you're travelling with the family and you have a lot of luggage, consider choosing one of our SUVs or family cars. Alternatively, if you're looking for an economical option, try one of our city cars. No matter which vehicle you prefer, you'll benefit from our low prices and high maintenance standards.

Distances to nearby popular attractions

Hiring a car at Hamilton Airport gives you the freedom to see more of the Waikato area. Here are some distances to popular attractions nearby:

  • Bridal Veil Falls 65km
  • Miranda Hot Springs 96.2km
  • Karioi 66.1km
  • Ngaruini Beach 63.8km
  • Manu Bay 66.6km


Where is Hamilton Airport?

Hamilton Airport is around 14 kilometres south of Hamilton. It's located on Airport Drive on an old New Zealand air force site.

Is there free parking at Hamilton Airport?

You'll enjoy free parking at Hamilton Airport for 15 minutes. This is useful when you need to collect someone. After that, you're charged by the hour. There's a maximum daily charge that applies to a 24-hour stay at the airport. To reduce your parking costs, consider booking a place in advance.

What is the average cost to rent a car from Hamilton Airport?

To provide you with a cost to rent a car from Hamilton Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and which location you want to collect it from. Enter your details and get a quote today!

How old do I need to be to rent a car from Hamilton Airport?

To rent a car from Hamilton Airport you must be at least 21 years of age with a full licence. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

What is the most popular hire car in Hamilton Airport?

Budget New Zealand has found that the compact size Toyota Corolla is the most popular rental car at Hamilton Airport.