Car Rental in Tauranga Airport

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Tauranga Airport (TRG)


Jean Batten Dr,
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, 3116, New Zealand


(64) 7-574-2299

Hours of Operation:

Sun 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 8:30 AM - 9:00 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: Desk in terminal, next to baggage claim.

CARS: Exit via the automatic doors near the counter and the car park is across the road.

RETURNS: At the main roundabout, turn left on to Jean Batten Dr and proceed past the long-term car park on the left. Continue straight, past the left-hand terminal entry road and the rental return car park is on the right.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Key drop on counter during airport opening hours. Outside of opening hours, theres a key drop box on the Budget office in the car park opposite the 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.

Car Rental Tauranga Airport

Who wouldn't want to hop off a plane into the middle of paradise? When you take a flight to magical Tauranga, you'll step off into a beach town a cut above the rest. With hot saltwater pools, a rich history, and an extinct volcano to explore, Tauranga is a favourite destination of discerning tourists who come to New Zealand's North Island.

Find the Perfect Rental Car to Explore Tauranga's Harbourside Magic

After you step off the plane, though, you'll want to rent a car so you can explore Tauranga at your own pace. Budget New Zealand offers a fine fleet of cars, one of which you'll find perfect for your needs.

Located inside the single terminal of Tauranga Airport (TRG), Budget New Zealand is easy to find. Budget's rental counter lies right next to the baggage claim in the arrivals area, so you can't miss it.

Nearby Petrol Stations

There are three petrol stations near the airport, two of which lie on State Route 2—the main thoroughfare in Tauranga.

Things to See and Do around Tauranga Airport

As the largest city in the Bay of Plenty area, Tauranga is a regional hub for some of the Bay's finest attractions.

In Tauranga

The town centre itself has plenty of historical buildings to admire as you stroll around town. You'll want to go down to the Strand waterfront to take in the local cuisine and nightlife. Stroll across the street and take the tidal stairs to the harbour and dangle your toes in the Bay's sparkling water.

If you have kids, be sure to take them to see the Hairy Maclary bronze sculptures—sculptures that invite exploration. Kids are free to climb over the storybook characters from Dame Lynley Dodd's legendary children's books.

Nearby Attractions

Surrounded by the harbour, water sports opportunities are easy to find. Whether you enjoy diving, sailing, or fishing, plenty of providers will be happy to show you how it's done. Sightseeing fans will love to take a dolphin tour over the water or explore nearby Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park or McLaren Falls.

Take the 15-minute drive to Mount Maunganui and drink in the beach vibe or explore the nearby extinct volcano. Or, for a real thrill, take a plane ride over White Island, where an active volcano still sputters and steams.

Discover New Zealand's First Explorers

Don't leave town without exploring the area's distinctive Maori heritage. The Arataki Cultural Walking Trails in Mount Maunganui give you a tour like no other as you see the world as a living being through the eyes of New Zealand's first settlers.

Listen to indigenous storytellers at Whakatane's Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience as they tell you the story of their people's arrival upon the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand—the Land of the Long White Cloud. There, you can take in the incredible tastes of a traditional hangi—an earth-cooked feast that uses local volcanic stones to slow-cook meat and vegetables to a smoky tenderness.

If you can spare a few hours, it's worth the time to drive an hour or so along the Bay to Ohope, where you can enjoy a homestay with a local Maori couple, or to Rotorua, where you can travel to a marae—a traditional Maori village--and experience the thrilling ceremonies and dances that power the Maori culture to this day.

Distances from Tauranga Airport to some of the attractions around the Bay of Plenty and inland.

Location Distance from airport
Tauranga Airport to Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park 45 km
Tauranga Airport to McLaren Falls 34 km
Tauranga Airport to Mount Maunganui 5 km
Tauranga Airport to Ohope 90 km
Tauranga Airport to Whakatane 84 km
Tauranga Airport to Rotorua 74 km

Tauranga FAQs

If you're unfamiliar with New Zealand and want some more information on Tauranga, you're not alone. Many tourists have the same questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked ones.

How long does it take to fly from New Zealand's major cities to Tauranga?

Non-stop flights from Auckland (AKL) to Tauranga take about 40 minutes, while it takes one hour, 20 minutes to fly from Wellington (WLG). If you're flying from Christchurch (CHC), plan on a one hour, 50-minute flight. Flights from all major cities are available every day of the week.

Why does Tauranga have an airport? How busy is Tauranga Airport?

Since Tauranga—with its amazing scenery, sunny beaches, and cultural attractions--is one of New Zealanders' favourite holiday destinations, it not only has an airport, but it has the tenth busiest airport in the country. Peak times for air traffic, of course, vary by season.

Should I learn some of the Maori language before I arrive?

All Maori speakers speak English. That being said, it's always a good idea to learn a little of the language that has made an indelible stamp on the country's culture. Many Maori expressions, such as ‘Kia ora', meaning ‘hello,' have made their way into the islands' everyday expressions. Here are some familiar expressions to learn. Use them, and you'll be speaking like a local in no time!

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

The cost of renting a car from Budget Tauranga Airport depends on the size of the car and the dates and duration of the rental. Enter your details in the search form to get a free quote.

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

To rent a car with Budget from Tauranga Airport you need to be at least 21 years of age. A young driver fee and restrictions may apply. Enter your details in the search form to get a cost and see what cars are available.

Can I rent a people mover from Tauranga Airport?

Yes, Budget offers the group V, Premium Minivan, Hyundai iMax 8 seater or similar from Tauranga Airport.

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