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Budget Car Rental New Zealand


In search of New Zealand car rental, you can rely on, at a price that suits you? You've found it here from Budget New Zealand. From compact and economy models, to full-size and SUV options, Budget delivers cheap car hire services our customers can trust.

Trucks, Vans, 4WDs, Utes and Buses Rental

If you're looking for something larger, check out our hot deals on truck, van, 4WD, ute and bus rental.

Rent A Car from Budget New Zealand

You'll find us across 35 locations in New Zealand, including QueenstownChristchurchAuckland and plenty of other city centres. We're also based at all major airports in the country, such as Auckland airport and Christchurch airport. This means you can get to the good stuff quickly, with all kinds of vehicles within reach. Compact, standard and full-size car hire, SUV and truck rental, minibuses? Whatever it is you need, we've got you covered!

Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum age to drive a vehicle in New Zealand is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid driver's licence and a young driver surcharge may apply.

Cheap car rental and hire can be longer term, according to your needs, and we offer hire periods ranging from a few hours to 11 months. For long term car rental, subscribe to the Budget Break-Free program for a simple and streamlined long-term service.

Long-term car rental from Budget helps you connect with discounted rates while avoiding contract lock-ins or termination fees. Get all of this, plus earn Air New Zealand Airpoints, when you sign up for Budget Break-Free.

To get the best car rental offers from Budget NZ, make sure you book early! Let us know as soon as you can, so you get to choose from our full range of available vehicles. Supply and demand impact our rates and availability, so lock in your vehicle and price without delay.

There are select Budget NZ locations that allow returns outside of business hours. Please contact the return location directly or contact the Budget Reservations team to check if this is possible on 0800 283 438.

To ensure a seamless start to your journey, our vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel. It would be appreciated if the vehicle was also returned with a full tank; however, if this is not possible, a refuelling charge will be applicable. The option of pre-paid fuel is on offer at select locations, and the exact rate of the refuelling charge will be available upon vehicle collection.

We have a range of ski accessories that can be added to your rental. Available from select South Island locations, refer to the recommended extras and equipment tab on step 3 of the website or app booking process for further information.

Customers travelling between the North and South Islands are permitted to take Budget rental vehicles on the Inter-Island ferries across Cook Strait. It is the customer's responsibility to book vehicle and passenger ferry tickets. Further information and details on the Island Hopper process can be found here.