Low Cost Car Hire New Zealand

Our Promise

New Zealand Rent A Car was established to offer low cost car hire in New Zealand through a network of independent owner-operated businesses. We offer the convenience of nationwide coverage, with the personal service you expect to find in a small business.


We maintain all of our hire vehicles to a high Certificate of Fitness standard. If you have a mechanical breakdown not caused through your negligence, and we do not fix the problem or replace your vehicle within 24hrs ​​(location and vehicle service availability dependent), we will GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK.

Roadside Assistance

All vehicles are covered by a free Roadside Assistance programme.

Professional, Friendly Service

New Zealand Rent A Car is a nationwide network of independent car hire companies operating throughout New Zealand. Each branch manager has personally promised to provide you with an efficient, friendly, personal service and a safe, clean, quality car hire at an affordable price.

Exceptional Value

Our car rentals offer exceptionally competitive rates, backed up by a New Zealand wide network of independently-owned branches whose sole concern is ensuring you get the best possible service and support – wherever you travel.

Cook Strait Crossings

When crossing between the North and South Island, you can drop off your low cost car hire in Wellington or Picton and pick up a fresh vehicle from our branch on the other side.  This option is seasonally dependent and needs to be requested and confirmed during the booking process.

Free Courtesy Pick Up

We also offer free pick-up within 5km of any of our branches during business hours. Minimum 3 day hire​ may apply, please ask the branch.​

Airport Service

A “Meet and Greet” service is available from our branches for most domestic flights. Call us on Free Phone 0800 800 956 for airport service from any city. An airport fee may apply where the airport is more than 5kms from our nearest branch or hire is less than 3 days​.

One Way Rentals

One way rentals are available between most locations. Minimum rental periods and restrictions to some vehicle types may apply.

Whatever Your Car Hire Requirements

From low cost sub-compacts that will bounce along all day on a cupful of fuel to big-bodied furniture trucks and everything in between, New Zealand Rent A Car has it. Check out our full range of New Zealand rental cars.

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Reliable low cost car hire from New Zealand Rent A Car lets you see NZ your way.

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Book online or call us now. Our operators are available 8am-5pm, 7 days a week. View our guarantee.

New Zealand Freephone
0800 800 956