Car Rental in Dunedin Airport

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Dunedin Airport (DUD)


Terminal Building,
Dunedin, 9073, New Zealand


(64) 3-486-2660

Hours of Operation:

Sun 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM; Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM; Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


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 ground floor, past baggage claim.

CARS: Exit the terminal, proceeding left and cross the road to the car park.

RETURNS: Take Airport Rd past the terminal. The rental car park is on the right hand side.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available during airport operating hours. Key drop box on counter inside terminal.
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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Car Hire Dunedin Airport

Dunedin is located on New Zealand's South Island, from the coast of Otago extending into the surrounding hills and valleys. As the second-largest city in the South Island after Christchurch, Dunedin is a major commercial and tourism hub. This city is a popular gateway for people who want to explore the natural wonders of the South Island, including Queenstown and the beautiful Milford Sound. While easily accessible by road, new visitors to town often come via Dunedin Airport, which features regular flights to and from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Budget New Zealand has a rental counter at the airport to service domestic and international guests.

Budget New Zealand at Dunedin Airport

Dunedin Airport is fairly small and easy to get around, with all car rental counters situated together on the left side of the terminal close to the main entrance. The airport address is Terminal Building, Dunedin, 9073, New Zealand. Budget New Zealand is open during busy airport hours, from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM on Saturday, and 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM on Sunday. When you need to find the Budget counter, simply follow the rental car signs or head to the pick-up and drop-off area. The car lot is just a short walk away.

Dunedin Airport information

Dunedin Airport, also known as Momona Airport, is situated 28 km from the centre of Dunedin. The airport is closer to Momona than the Dunedin CBD. Despite being larger than Queenstown Airport, Dunedin Airport is third in the South Island in terms of visitor numbers, behind both Christchurch and Queenstown. Momona Airport features a single runway and terminal building with five gates and two airbridges.

Dunedin Airport is mostly used for domestic flights, with popular destinations including Auckland, Wellington, and neighbouring Christchurch. There are also a number of smaller charter flights to Queenstown, Wanaka, and Invercargill; and regular international flights across the Tasman to Brisbane, Australia. While other international cities have been serviced in the past, a decline in demand has seen them fall off the schedule.

Things to see and do around Dunedin Airport

Dunedin is a beautiful coastal city situated close to numerous beaches and bays. The natural environment of the Otago region is a major drawcard, with visitors able to meet Little Blue Penguins and Fur Seals, and take day trips to Waipori Falls and Taieri Beach. The Dunedin CBD is not far away, with this small and accessible city known for its beautiful gardens and award-winning museums. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is also worth visiting, as is Larnach Castle and the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

Dunedin is the ideal size for walking around, with visitors able to explore most attractions by foot. There are plenty of eating, drinking, and shopping opportunities in and around the CBD, with Speight’s Brewery definitely worthy of a visit. If you're hiring a car from Budget New Zealand, the entire Otago region will delight you with its natural beauty and friendly locals. If you're ready to expand your horizons even further, peerless Milford Sound and picturesque Queenstown are just a few hours drive away.

Nearby Service Stations

There are numerous service stations located close to Dunedin Airport, all of which feature multiple unleaded grades and diesel. The Z-Mosgiel petrol station is situated nearby on Gladstone Road and the Z-Green Island petrol station is located between the airport and the city. If you're headed into town, there are lots of service stations closer to the CBD, including the Z-Valley petrol station in Kaikorai and the BP petrol station in South Dunedin.

Lots of people who explore New Zealand do so by road, with campervans and rental vehicles common on the North and South Islands. A number of fully-featured service stations are located across the country, with fast food and toilet services common on major highways. While New Zealand is a relatively small country, there can be significant distances between major centres, so think ahead and refuel your vehicle before you leave town.

Fleet Information

Budget New Zealand offers a wide range of vehicles, from small economical cars through to large vans and 4WDs. Business customers and large families are well catered for, with luxury sedans and wagons available alongside vans and people movers. If you're looking for a reliable vehicle to explore the beautiful South Island, Budget New Zealand at Dunedin Airport would love to be part of your adventure.

Distances to and from Dunedin

  • Dunedin Airport to Dunedin CBD 28 km
  • Dunedin Airport to Taieri Mouth 30 km
  • Dunedin Airport to Toko Mouth 50 km
  • Dunedin to Christchurch 390 km
  • Dunedin to Queenstown 260 km
  • Dunedin to Milford Sound 385 km


How far is Dunedin Airport from the city centre?

Dunedin Airport is 28 km from the centre of the city, which is quite far out for a major domestic airport. Traffic conditions are fairly good, however, with rental cars and buses both available between the airport and CBD.

Does Dunedin have an international airport?

Despite mainly servicing domestic guests, Dunedin Airport is officially named Dunedin International Airport. There are regular flights to Brisbane, Australia, with other international flights having declined in recent years.

How much does a rental car from Dunedin Airport cost?

The price of renting a car from Budget Dunedin Airport depends on factors including the type of car, the duration of your rental and any optional services or products you would like. Enter your search parameters in our booking form to get an instant, all-inclusive quote.

Where is Budget car rental located at Dunedin Airport?

The Budget Dunedin car rental desk is located opposite the Air New Zealand counter in the main hall.

Can I rent a 4WD from Budget at Dunedin Airport?

Yes, Budget has the Group W, Premium SUV, Toyota Prado 4WD or similar on offer.

What is the most popular hire car in Dunedin Airport?

Thanks to its compact size, the Toyota Corolla or similar is one of the most popular hire cars in Dunedin Airport. For something a bit roomier, try the intermediate SUV, Toyota Rav 4 or similar or the Kia Carnival 8 seater or similar if you have more than 5 passengers.

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