Car Rental in Napier Airport

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Napier Airport (NPE)


Domestic Terminal,
Napier, 4110, New Zealand


(64) 6-835-5166

Hours of Operation:

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


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 approx. 5m from the terminal entrance on the right-hand side.

CARS: Exit the terminal and cross the pedestrian crossings to the rental car park, approx. 25m on the left.

RETURNS: Take the third exit (turn right) from the Watchman Rd roundabout. The rental car park entry is located on the left.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available during airport hours only. Key drop box on counter in terminal.

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Renter Requirements

Car Hire at Napier Airport

As a charismatic town that still carries plenty of English charm, Napier attracts tourists in their thousands every year. With plenty of sunshine and a selection of fun activities, it's no wonder it's so popular with visitors from New Zealand and around the world. No matter what your reasons for visiting Napier, you'll need to make transport arrangements ahead of your arrival. At Budget New Zealand, we provide a Napier Airport car hire service that'll make your life easier.

How to find our Napier Airport car hire desks

Our Napier Airport car hire desks are easy to find. Once you're in the arrivals hall, you'll see us there.

At Budget New Zealand, we understand that you want to spend more time enjoying your hire car and less time queuing. To make this possible, we've created the Budget New Zealand app. Once you've downloaded the app, you can use it to make changes to your car hire agreement and to finalise important details. As a result, you can spend more time enjoying your rental car and less time waiting around at our desk.

How to get to Napier Airport

As Napier Airport only has the one terminal, finding your way there is easy. If you're trying to reach it from Napier, try the following directions:

  • Start at Hawke’s Bay
  • Head north
  • Take a left
  • Turn left onto Waitara Road
  • Turn left onto State Highway 5
  • Turn right onto State Highway 2
  • Turn right, and you’ll see the airport on your left

Things to do near Napier Airport

By hiring a car at Napier Airport, you can explore the nearby area at your leisure. If you're looking for something to do close by, we have a few suggestions:

Take an Art Deco tour of the city

Napier is especially well-known for its Art Deco buildings. Following an earthquake in the 1930s, the city was rebuilt in the now world-famous style. As the city is only a 6.1km drive away from the airport, you can easily take yourself on a walking Art Deco building tour. Make sure you bring your camera with you, so you can snap the gorgeous architecture you see.

Try swimming at Westshore Beach

Like much of New Zealand, Napier is home to a broad selection of beaches. It's important to choose carefully, though, as some feature tough riptides. If you head to Westshore Beach, you'll find favourable swimming conditions and a selection of water activities to try. Westshore Beach is just 2.3km away from Napier Airport.

Walk to the top of Bluff Hill

When you're craving spectacular views, a walk to the top of Bluff Hill is worth your efforts. Once you're there, you'll find a World War II battery. There are lots of benches to sit on and gardens to explore, plus you can see Napier and its port in all their glory. Bluff Hill lookout is around 6.1km away from the airport.

Nearby locations for a refuel

When you hire a car at Napier Airport, we request that you return it with a full tank of fuel. By doing so, you ensure that the next customer enjoys the convenient full tank experience you benefited from. Here are some nearby locations for a refuel:

  • Z Service Station on the Corner of Tennyson Street and Station Street Napier
  • Caltex at 12 Hyderabad Road
  • Allied Petroleum at 184 Hyderabad Road
  • Caltex at 4001/30 Severn Street
  • Mobil at 164 Taradale Road

Our Napier Airport car hire fleet

At Budget New Zealand, we specialise in providing a low-cost Napier Airport car hire service. Although our prices are low, the quality of our cars is high. If you love city cars, you'll find a broad selection that are in amazing condition. Alternatively, you can come to us for a spacious estate or SUV that's roomy enough for all the family and their luggage. No matter which car you hire, we'll make sure you enjoy your experience with us from start to finish.

Distances to popular local attractions

Hiring a car at Napier Airport allows you to venture off into the surrounding areas. Here are some distances to popular local attractions:

  • Cape Kidnappers 28.1km
  • Te Mata Peak 32km
  • Marine Parade 7km
  • Splash Planet 22.9km
  • Church Road Wines 9km


What airlines fly to Napier?

Napier Airport primarily focuses on domestic flights. As a result, the main airlines that fly there are regional carriers. They include:

  • Air Napier
  • Air New Zealand Link
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Originair
  • Sounds Air

What time does Napier Airport open?

From Monday to Saturday, Napier Airport is open from 5.20am until the last flight of the day departs. On Sunday, it's open from 7 am until the last flight departs.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Napier Airport?

The cost to rent a car from Napier Airport depends on the dates, duration, the car you choose and your age. Enter your details in our search form to get a quote.

How can I find a car hire near me in Napier?

In Napier, Budget is located at Napier Airport.

How far is Napier Airport from the city centre?

The Hawke’s Bay Napier Airport is located a 10 – 15-minute drive from the city centre of Napier.

At Budget New Zealand, we're here to help you save money when you rent a car at Napier Airport. To see what we can do for you, start exploring our fleet.