Car Rental in Palmerston North Airport

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Palmerston North Airport (PMR)


Terminal Building,
Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand


(64) 6-356-8565

Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Holiday Hours:

ANZAC DAY   April  25  08:00AM - 04:30PM
KINGS BIRTHDAY   June  3  08:00AM - 04:30PM
MATARIKI DAY   June  28  08:00AM - 04:30PM
LABOUR DAY   October  28  08:00AM - 04:30PM
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  25 - December  26  08:00AM - 04:30PM


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 in terminal opposite baggage claim.

CARS: Exit the terminal at the far end. Rental car park is across the road.

RETURNS: Proceed on Airport Dr past the main terminal building, the rental car park entry is to the right.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Drop box available 24/7, located on the outside wall of the airport 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 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.


Where is Budget car rental located at Palmerston North Airport?

Budget car rental is located in the arrivals hall, opposite the baggage carousels at Palmerston North Airport.

How much does it cost to rent a car at Palmerston North Airport?

The cost to rent a car at Palmerston North Airport depends on the car size, your duration, your age and any optional coverages or products. Enter your details in our booking form to get a free quote today.

What cars does Budget offer for rent from Palmerston North Airport?

Budget offers a large fleet of modern vehicles for rent from Palmerston North Airport. This includes compact Toyota Corollas, larger sedans like the Full Size, Holden Commodore or similar or a range of SUVs including the Standard Rav4 2WD. Enter your details in the search widget to see what vehicles we have available for your next rental.

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.