Car Rental in Gisborne Airport

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Gisborne Airport (GIS)


Terminal Building,
Aerodrome Rd (Remote), Gisborne, 4071, New Zealand


(64) 6-867-9794

Hours of Operation:

Sun 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Holiday Hours:

MATARIKI DAY   June  28  10:30AM - 12:00PM
LABOUR DAY   October  28  10:30AM - 12:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed
BOXING DAY   December  26  10:30AM - 12:00PM
LABOUR DAY   December  28 - October  28  10:30AM - 12:00PM


Location Information

Conveniently located at Gisborne Airport, Budget Rent a Car offers a wide range of late model rental cars, 4WDs, vans and commercial vehicles to suit your needs. Before returning your rental car be sure to check out the Gisborne Botanical Gardens, or head down SH35 to Wainui Beach. Often cited as one of the must-see places for visitors to New Zealand, Wainui Beach is popular with surfers both locally and abroad.

Budget car rentals include unlimited kilometres, free road maps, standard insurance, and the comfort of 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Optional extras such as GPS Navigation, Excess Reduction, and Child Safety Seats are available at time of booking or rental.

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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: Inside airport terminal. Flight number needed/walk ins 0830-1630/weekends 0900-1000.
CARS: On-site
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
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.

Terms and Conditions

Renter Requirements

Car Hire at Gisborne Airport

As a regional airport that takes passengers directly to Auckland and Wellington, Gisborne Airport is small yet charming. For passengers who want to visit Gisborne and the surrounding areas, it's a go-to destination. If you're landing into the airport sometime soon, you need to start planning your travel arrangements. At Budget New Zealand, we offer a Gisborne Airport car hire service.

How to find our Gisborne Airport car hire desks

Finding our Gisborne Airport car hire desks is easy. We're located in the arrivals section of the main terminal.

How to get to Gisborne Airport

If you're trying to reach Gisborne Airport from Gisborne, try the following directions:

  • Start on Childers Road and head west towards Disraeli Street
  • Turn left onto Childers Road
  • Turn right onto Aerodrome Road
  • Follow signs for the airport

Things to do near Gisborne Airport

When you hire a car at Gisborne Airport, you give yourself the freedom to see more of your favourite attractions. Although we're sure you already have plenty to choose from, here are some of our suggestions:

Bushmere Estate

With a 40-year history of producing wine, the Bushmere Estate is a must-see if you love vineyard tours. With grapes such as Chardonnay, Merlot, and Malbec grown across the estate's 17 hectares, it's the perfect place to grab a bottle of wine to take home with you. Once you're finished with your wine tour, visit the onsite restaurant Dine at the Vines. The chef serves fresh and local produce throughout the year. The Bushmere estate is 1.7km away from Gisborne Airport.

East Coast Museum of Technology

An all-weather activity, the East Coast Museum and Technology showcase innovations from across the Gisborne area. From learning about how trains work through to discovering how buildings are strengthened for earthquakes, the museum offers multiple educational experiences. In addition to broadening their science knowledge, children who visit there have a chance to improve their social development. The East Coast Museum of Technology is 1.5km away from Gisborne Airport.

Gisborne Railbike Adventure

If you'd rather head into the great outdoors after your flight, try the Gisborne Railbike Adventure. Using a tandem cycle that allows you to pedal side-by-side, you can make your way along a railway track while surrounded by Gisborne's scenery. Throughout your ride, you'll enjoy a fantastic view of the Mahia Peninsula. Gisborne Railbike Adventure is 1.3km away from Gisborne Airport. The bike ride itself requires moderate amounts of exercise, so make sure you hydrate yourself before you start.

Nearby locations for a refuel

When you rent a car at Gisborne Airport, you'll need to return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel. Here are some nearby refuelling locations for you to try:

  • Z Service Station at 300 Gladstone Road
  • Z Service Station on the Corner of Solander Road and Parkinson Street
  • Challenge Gisborne at 814 Gladstone Road

Your guide to our Gisborne Airport car hire fleet

At Budget New Zealand, we specialise in providing a low-cost car hire service. Although our prices are low, we still provide an extensive and modern fleet of vehicles for our customers to enjoy. If you want to extend the money-saving benefits, try one of our city cars. Alternatively, you can make room for your family and all the luggage by hiring one of our SUVs. No matter which car you hire, you'll have the chance to request handy extras. From satellite navigation to child car seats, they're all available at time of booking.

Distances to popular attractions in the area

When you rent at a car at Gisborne Airport, you need to start planning your car hire adventures. Here are some distances to popular attractions in the area:

  • Eastwood Hill Arboretum 32.4km
  • Tatapouri Beach 18.4km
  • Matawhero Wines 9.7km
  • Makorori Beach 17.1km
  • Gisborne City Vintage Railway 4.5km


What is there to do around Gisborne airport for kids?

There's plenty to see and do near Gisborne Airport with children. Here are some of our favourite suggestions:

  • Diving at Tatapouri Beach
  • Gisborne i-SITE mini golf
  • Gisborne City Vintage Railway
  • Te Urewera National Park
  • Waikanae Beach Playground

How far is Gisborne airport to downtown?

Gisborne Airport is 3.7km away from Gisborne Downtown. Depending on the time of day you start your journey, you can expect to reach the airport with a six to seven-minute drive. At Budget New Zealand, we're here to help you get more from your Gisborne car hire experience. To see what we can do for you, enter your details in the search form above and book today.