When you want to pick up from the airport and want fuss-free car rental at a great price, you can trust us to deliver. This dedicated airport car rental website is operated by Car Rental Republic, an experienced specialist car rental broker who has arranged car rentals for over 1.5 million leisure and business renters. Our advanced distribution and booking technology delivers the best car rental deals on the web, and is backed by a dedicated customer service team who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For our contact details, click here.

Why book with us?

  • Enjoy our price guarantee

    Our lowest price promise means if you find a better price for the same vehicle on another website, we'll match it. View our policy below

  • Our customer service team are ready to help!

    Our team of car rental experts are available to take your calls and answer your questions around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on the contact tab above for phone and email details.

  • Most vehicles have free cancellation

    We do not charge cancellation fees on most vehicles. Please note there are some exceptions which are marked clearly next to each vehicle in the search results.

  • Free amendments

    You can amend your rental at no cost.

  • Compare local and famous brands that operate from the airport

    With us, you get the full range of rental companies operating from the airport, all in one place.

  • We make booking easy with our FREE phone app

    Our Airport Car Rental app for iPhone and Android puts the best car rental deals from airports all over the world at your fingertips (see the home page for links to download this free app). The app shows all your rental car options at each airport, with up to the minute pricing, and creates your reservation in real time so your booking is instantly confirmed. Booking a rental car couldn't be easier!

  • Over 1.5 million business and leisure renters have trusted us with their car rental bookings.

    We have systems and proven experience to ensure you car rental goes as smoothly as possible.

  • We're part of the Webjet group - a trusted travel brand.

    In May 2016, Online Republic entered a complementary partnership with Webjet. Webjet is Australia and New Zealand’s leading online travel marketplace for domestic & international airfares, hotel bookings and travel insurance.

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Our price guarantee policy

We won't be beaten on price. So in the unlikely event you find a better price for the same vehicle from the same brand on another website, tell us and we'll beat the price by $1, plus give you a 25% discount off 'Protection Plus' excess cover (where available).

How to tell us if someone is cheaper

Please email us via the "contact us" link above and email your exact travel dates and locations, vehicle specs (note - these must be the same vehicle as shown on our website). Please include the quoted price and the name of the website you found or were offered a better price (or provide a written quote).

Terms of our Lowest Price Guarantee:

Our guarantee applies to renting the exact same vehicle for the same duration, at the same time of year, from the same brand (eg Avis, Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz).

  • Offer applies to advertised deals or written quotes and for this offer to be valid we may require evidence.
  • Offer is subject to availability. Our price guarantee is a serious promise for matching any competitor's legitimate price offer, but for our own protection, we reserve the right to refuse to match a price at any time, mainly due to the fact that some websites may have an incorrect/out of date rates showing, or a quote may have been modified by the customer.

What our customers say about us


Thank you for an excellent rental...........................your people are great, the car was spotless, we kept it, as we do our own [don't park near anyone]...................a great transaction.
Many thanks
Barry R, Ontario, Canada

You guys are excellent! I will be telling the world about your system as its great.
Sarah G, Melbourne, Australia

Thank you so much for your wonderful customer service! It is greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
Saleem Q, Oklahoma, United States

...truly I do thank your company, organizing things....your company has been outstanding in its communications... Many thanks.
Meryl F, Kerry, Ireland

Thank you so much for just taking the initiative and sorting this out for me. You Rock! excellent, intelligent service. Thanks for making our trip back home just that little bit more feasible (after we get of 18 hours of flights with two small kids). With the utmost respect and warm thoughts
Sarah W, Paris, France


Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and not using your personal information for anything you have not agreed to. We take a proactive approach to security and privacy, and work to international standards and protocols.

This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices, including the following:

  • What information we collect
  • What cookies are
  • What our cookies are and what they do
  • Disclosure of your information
  • Reviewing or changing your personal information
  • How to accept/reject/delete cookies (opt in)
  • Security of Transactions
  • Changes to our Privacy Policy
  • Who we are

What information we collect

We collect your data when you fill in booking information to rent a vehicle or when you speak to customer services personnel. Our primary purpose in collecting your information is to help with a smooth and efficient booking process for you. Having your information allows us to provide services to best suit your needs and make your experience quick and easy.

We collect the personal information we need to make a booking including:

Name -so we can address you

Age - rental rates and insurance premiums differ with ages

Country of residence - some suppliers vary rates by country of residence

Telephone number and email - to contact you on

Credit Card information - to charge you for your rental vehicle once your booking is confirmed

What are Cookies?

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.
Source: Wikipedia

What our Cookies are and what they do:

Disclosure of your Information:

To complete your booking we need your personal details including your name, address, email address, phone number and credit card number. In order to process the booking, we may in some instances pass all or some of this information on to our vehicle rental suppliers. It is done so through a password protected and encrypted secure site in a login environment.

We will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to a third party. We may however, be forced to disclose information to the government or law enforcement in connection with any investigations or legalities.

Reviewing or changing your personal information:

At any time you are able to access your personal information and review or change it. If you need to change it contact us immediately on the contact number for your country listed here.

How to accept/ reject / delete cookies:

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. Accepting cookies is when you have your browser setup to accept cookies, which means you "opt-in" to have your information recorded by the website, on your browser. We assume consent when you visit our site with having the accept cookies enabled. You can turn off cookies so that websites won't record the information at all. Every browser is different, but each has the ability to delete cookies if you wish, in the settings section.

No harmful consequences of our cookies:

Cookies are generally safe and not harmful to your computer or personal safety. Cookies can only be read by our website and contain the information that you provide. Cookies aren't a virus, malware or spyware that can harm you in anyway. They are there to help us serve you better.

Cookies used on the site

Cookie Name Purpose
sessionkey This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows the site to remember certain settings, like which part of it you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
ExtFilterV2 Used to store the parameters of the filter used on the search results page. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
last_search Cookie is used to store the information of the last search performed on the site. It stores the last used search parameters which are auto populated when reopening the site for user convenience. This cookie is valid for 3 days and it's destroyed after it expires.
CurPage Used to anonymously test different design ideas for the site (known as 'A-B testing'), with the value indicating which version of the site is currently running as test. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.

Cookies user on the secure booking page

Cookie Name Purpose
VIEWLABEL Used to identify the viewer of the page. Viewer can be a customer or a back-office user. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
IMBookingModifier Used to identify the back-office user which views the page. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
SessionID This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows the site to remember certain settings, like which part of it you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
Last The cookie is used to store the time of the last action on the booking page. This enables us to see if the user visiting session is still active. If the time of the last action is idle for a while, the booking session expires automatically. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
Start The cookie is used to store the time you first arrived to the booking page. This enables us to hold availability of a product for a certain time, giving the user enough time to comfortably complete the booking process. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
log This cookie is used to store error messages during your booking session. The log enables us to fix any potential problems that you might have that are specific for your browser settings. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
LASTSEEN Used to store the time of your last visit to the booking page withing the same browser session. The cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
ZSESSID This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows the site to remember certain settings, like which part of it you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.

Third Party Cookies set for visitors used by Google Analytics

Cookie Name Purpose
The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session.
__utma Each unique browser that visits a page on our website is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to our website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
__utmz When visitors reach our site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. This helps us understand the return on our marketing expenditure.
___utmv This allows us to define our own segments for reporting on data accrued on our website.
___utmx This helps determine the most effective design for our site.

Security of Transactions:

Our secure booking server uses 128 bit encryption which ensures the highest levels of security. This is shown by the padlock in the closed position at the base of your browser screen. Any information, including credit card details, that you enter and submit on this page will be encrypted and securely transmitted. When you transaction is complete your information is stored in an encrypted state.

All information transmitted on the booking page is done using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data, which are a public key, and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message.

Company Information

Meet our staff

Our specialist car rental consultants are based in Australasia, and we are ready to help you 24 hours a day. Below are some of the faces to match the names you might come across when booking with us.

Rohan - General Manager

Favourite car brand: 2015 XF Jaguar 3.0L twin turbo diesel (sadly you don’t see them on rental fleets!), Dodge Charger – Alamo have them in the USA and Canada.

Favourite destination: Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand or St Johns in Canada.

Best car tip: I have “short man’s disease” so go for something with a bit of space and grunt. The variance in pricing between that and the small and weak is often minimal and you’ll appreciate the space and power a couple of days into your trip.

I am incredibly passionate about the car rental industry and our place within it. I am focused on delivering the widest choice and absolute best value for car renters around the world, as well as ensuring customers get the info they need about their rental.

Kevin - Account Manager

Favourite car brand: I recently rented an Audi 8, what an amazing car.

Favourite destination: Cape Town, South Africa: great resturants, amazing wine, bustling city, a short drive to stunning beaches.

Best car tip: When picking up a rental car, always go for something slightly larger and always ALWAYS check for damages before you drive away. Check the paint work, bumpers and wing mirrors and if you find anything, report it or even take a picture.

Living in the United Kingdom, with so many low cost airlines, it is so quick to fly to Europe, pick up a car and drive to amazing cities, through breath taking countryside. I must say one of the most amazing driving holidays I have taken was an amazing adventure which took in the Italian lakes starting in Zurich, heading through the Swiss Alps and down to the beautiful resort of Tremezzo, set on the shores of Lake Como; simply perfect.

Taryn - Account Executive

Favourite car brand: Mercedes G-Wagon - my dream car!

Favourite destination: California.

Best car tip: Always check the deals section of our website for a free upgrade or additional driver, these can be very pricey without a special.

I have been living in New Zealand my whole life and my favourite time of the year is summer, because we all know what that means... Road trips! I have had the pleasure of travelling on road trips around the world too, my favourite rental trip being Los Angeles to Las Vegas! Book through us for your own special road trip.

Ranitea - Account Manager

Favourite car brand: European brands, classic models - hard to pick one!

Favourite destination: Brazil, for the variety of climates and scenery and the warmth of its people.

Best car tip: If you are travelling for an extended period of time, it is worth paying more for a larger, more comfortable vehicle. Make sure you understand what coverage is included with your rental and what additional cover you should purchase.

Originally from Tahiti, I have now been living in New Zealand for 8 years, a great country for road trips. Unless I am city-hopping and have easy access to very cheap public transport, driving, in my opinion, is the best way to travel and truly enjoy a country. You can go anywhere at any time.

Salmana - Account Executive/Google Adwords Specialist

Favourite car brand: In love with anything convertible!

Favourite destination: Hawaii - So much to see and do!

Best car tip: Always get insurance - It's better to be safe then sorry especially when you're unfamiliar with the road rules in a foreign country.

Originally from tropical Fiji but have called New Zealand my home sweet home for the past 20 years. I love travelling to new and exciting places. My most memorable road trip was exploring Italy (Milan to Rome) and then sailing around the Greek Islands. Nothing beats the experiences and knowledge gained from travels abroad.

Doug - Affiliate Partnerships Manager

Favourite car brand: E type Jaguar, enough said!

Favourite destination: It has to be New Zealand, absolutely brilliant drives throughout the country.

Best car tip: Book your rental well in advance of any travel plans.

I have been in the travel industry for the past 11 years and am involved in the ongoing success of Airport Rentals. During my time I’ve had the advantage of working at all levels and throughout the company, learning in-depth knowledge of the rental car industry. For your every rental car need, look no further than Airport Rentals - rated first for car rental by Trustpilot.

Kathryn - Account Manager

Favourite car brand: Chev Tahoe for a massive road trip around the States.

Favourite destination: New Orleans.

Best car tip: Book early to get the best deal. Since prices in the USA may exclude insurance or waivers, check the terms and conditions to see what is included and what paperwork you might need to take with you.

I have enjoyed many years exploring Australia, the Pacific, Asia & the US both for work and pleasure but now look forward to road trips closer to home with a young family. We have plans to tackle the South Island of NZ later this year with a fly/drive holiday from Christchurch through Otago and up the West Coast. The US is also calling once the family are big enough to hit the theme parks. I love having a car when on holiday so you can take each trip as it comes without having to stick to a schedule.

Adnan - Reservations/ Sales Manager

Favourite car brand: Mercedes C200

Favourite destination: Dubai/Valencia

Best car tip: When travelling in unfamiliar places, always carry insurance coverage.

I have been in the travel industry for over 15 years now, and I draw on that experience to run a successful sales and customer service team which operates 24/7. Managing a successful operation to cover global markets always comes with new challenges. It is a privilege to be part of this and working with multiple sites and highly focused individuals.

Anja - Reservations Sales Consultant

Favourite car brand: Toyota Landcruiser.

Favourite destination: Australia and Hawaii.

Best car tip: Check the vehicle for scratches and bumps BEFORE driving it away. Also make sure you fill up the tank completely on return and take a photo of the receipt so you have proof that you have done it.

Originally from Germany, I have lived all over the world in places like the UK, Malta, Dubai, Australia and now in beautiful NZ. I have worked here for more than 7 years and know the car rental market inside out. My best road trip was a 9-month journey all across Australia.