Car Rental in Palmerston North Airport

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Palmerston North Airport (PMR)

Address: Terminal Building, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 6-356-8565
Hours of Operation: Sun 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
LABOUR DAY   October  26  08:00AM - 04:30PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  08:00AM - 04:30PM


Location Information

Palmerston North is a cosmopolitan city with a youthful population, based around Massey University. The city has a picturesque central square and beautiful gardens as well as acclaimed cultural attractions. Discover Palmerston North with Budget Rent a Car and experience the best of Manawatu region.

Conveniently located at the arrivals hall at Palmerston North Airport, Budget Rent a Car offers a wide range of late model rental cars, 4WDs, and vans. Budget Palmerston North Airport is open to meet all incoming flights, so you can count on Budget for all your Palmerston North and Manawatu rental needs.

Budget Rental Cars 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.

Keep an eye out for our latest car rental Special Offers and let Budget drive your dollar further.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located in airport terminal (all car rental offices are situated together).
CARS: Leave terminal through the front door, vehilces are across the road.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Drop box available at Budget counter until 2145. If terminal is locked, customer can go the the city office which is 4kms away.
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 in Palmerston North Airport

Whether you're renting a car for business or pleasure, Budget has a wide range of rental cars available at our Palmerston North Airport location to make your trip as smooth as possible. Save time with our convenient car rental pick-up and drop-off locations all over New Zealand and around the world.

Palmerston North Airport Welcomes You

Originally called Milson Aerodrome, Palmerston North is an airport in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand. It is located in the suburb of Milson, in the surrounds of Palmerston North, New Zealand, approximately 5.5 km northeast from the central business district of Palmerston North City.

This airport is completely owned by the Palmerston North City Council. It operates two runways, handing around 30 passenger flights and two cargo flights per day. Palmerston North Airport is open 7 days a week with no nightly curfews and is the 8th busiest airport in New Zealand. There are many amenities, including parking, cafes, clean restrooms, USB charging stations, great coffee and more! We want to make your trip as comfortable as possible.

Find The Budget Rental Team at Palmerston

Our Palmerston North Airport counter is located in the airport terminal. To locate your car, simply leave terminal through the front door. Our vehicles are just across the road. 

Things to Do Around Palmerston North Airport

Whether you're vacationing with the family or in town for a quick business trip, there's plenty of things to do around Palmerston North Airport. Some of the top attractions include:

Petrol Stations for Refuel

There are many petrol stations close to Palmerston North Airport to fuelling up your rental so you can stay on the road. The closest petrol stations include:

  • Palmerston North Airport Gas Station
  • Palmerston North Truck Stop
  • Terrace End Service Station
  • Gull Station

Fleet Information

We offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate the needs of every traveller. From SUVs and vans to 4WDs, smart cars and luxury models, we'll get you on the road, in your preferred car. Budget Palmerston North Airport is open to meet all incoming flights, so you can count on Budget for all your Palmerston North and Manawatu rental needs.

Budget Rental New Zealand is fully licensed and insured. We offer 24-hour roadside assistance, so you can focus on what matters: enjoying your drive. GPS navigation, child safety seats and other add-ons are available to customise your ride.


What is there to do in Palmerston North for kids?

There are tons of fun things in Palmerston North for the whole family to enjoy. Head off to the Waireka Honey Centre to learn how honey is made. Be sure to sample their delicious ice cream! Then, check out the Te Manawa cultural centre and museum, with displays that celebrate science, art and history. Of course, the Esplanade Scenic Railway is always a hit with the kids. For a more relaxing hangout, the Downtown Cinemas of Palmerston North show all the latest features in a comfortable theatre setting.

What is Palmerston North known for?

Palmerston North is known for its fabulous rose gardens and is often called the "Rose City".

Budget Car Rental at North Palmerston

When you need to rent a car at North Palmerston Airport, Budget Car Rental is here to help. We accept reservations over the phone, on our website, in-person or through our convenient Budget Mobile App.