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About Dunedin International Airport (DUD)

Address: Terminal Building, Dunedin, 9073, Xx

Dunedin International Airport, located on the South Island is the southernmost commercial airport in New Zealand. It serves as the gateway to Otago and Southland and will be your point of entry to these regions when flying to Dunedin.

The airport is around 20 kilometres from the city centre and by using one of the Dunedin International airport car rental companies on site, you could rent a car and be in the city less than an hour after you land.

  Getting around

New Zealand is certainly best explored using a vehicle easily secured renting through a local car hire company. Many top tourist destinations are within driving reach, in fact, the distance from Christchurch in the mid northern part of South island to Dunedin is just over 350 kilometres.

Outside of Dunedin, use car rental to zip around the southern parts of South Island, including the spectacular Otago Peninsula or the beautiful Larnach Castle, the only building of its kind in the whole country. Built in the 1870s, it is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. There is so much more to see and do here, so be sure to do some research not to miss out on anything.

And securing a vehicle to visit these sites couldn’t be easier. Either book in the city or easier still, pre-book before you land and get the keys to your car from one of the many Dunedin International Airport car rentals agencies located in and around the terminal building.

  Choosing your car

Choosing your car is easy by simply making use of one of many airport car rental options. Dunedin International Airport has a wide selection of vehicles for hire, all at a competitive rates. Book then online before your holiday to secure the cheapest prices.

And if you visiting with a large family, or just by yourself, one of the wide range of car rental companies, including the likes of Hertz, Avis and Budget, will have the vehicle you need. Options include sedans, SUVs, luxury cars, 4x4’s, people carriers or campervans from car manufacturers such as Toyota, Holden, Mazda and Ford.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Dunedin Airport


While driving in New Zealand certainly serves up some scenic delights, roads can be twisty, so pay attention, especially when overtaking.


Roundabouts are found in most New Zealand cities. Learn to use them effectively, always yielding to traffic already in the roundabout and coming from your right.


Speed limits are enforced by a highly visible traffic police force. Obey the rules of the road.


Rural roads sometimes are not tarred. If driving on gravel, pay extra attention to the vehicles handling and don’t speed!


You need to be 21 years or older to rent a car in New Zealand. Some rental companies may include an extra surcharge if a driver is younger than 25.


A copy of your driver’s license is necessary at all times. If you are from a foreign country, make sure you have an English translation of it.      

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Dunedin

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Dunedin?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Dunedin?

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3. Does Dunedin have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Dunedin to a different drop off location in New Zealand?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Dunedin?

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6. Is it better to rent at Dunedin or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Dunedin?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Dunedin?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Dunedin?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Dunedin?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Dunedin?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Dunedin?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Dunedin?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Dunedin in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Dunedin?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Dunedin?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Dunedin?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Dunedin?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Dunedin and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Dunedin?