At Thrifty we like to keep our customers moving

We aim to be the best car rental company in New Zealand, making our customers lives as easy as possible.

We have a friendly, professional team, who understand your rental needs and we’ll help you on your way with an economical car, AWD, family SUV, van or ute.

From the moment you arrive to the time you drive away, our team will help you with a smile and you can expect great personal service all the way.

Our Fleet

We’ve got the vehicles to keep you moving, from small economical rental cars, to AWDs, family SUVs, vans or a ute. Our rental car selection offers excellent value for your journey.

Our cars are on average only 9 months old. So you can be assured of quality, comfort and efficiency. Our vehicles have the highest ANCAP safety rating available. They’re up-to-date, safe and fun to drive.


With branches servicing our main centres Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as regionals such as Hamilton, Napier and Tauranga through to Nelson, Dunedin and Queenstown, we make it easy to collect your car and get on the road. With 29 convenient locations throughout New Zealand, renting a car is fast and stress-free. Online car rentals are just as simple. Our website has been designed to deliver an intuitive, easy to use booking process. Travelling around New Zealand has never been as convenient and enjoyable.

Corporate responsibility

NZ Rental Vehicle Association

As a member of the NZ Rental Vehicle Association (RVA), we are committed to making your rental experience a happy one. We have adopted the RVA Car Rental Code of Ethics, demonstrating our commitment to provide customers with a high level of service at all times.

Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism

Thrifty Car Rental is proud to be a Qualmark Gold endorsed transport provider. Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Awards identify business leading the way in the New Zealand tourism industry.

International bookings

If you’re travelling overseas you’ll feel right at home at more than 1000 Thrifty locations across 80 countries worldwide. For bookings in Australia visit and for international bookings go to



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Thrifty and the NRMA

Thrifty and the NRMA

Thrifty is backed and 100% owned by the NRMA - the largest Auto Club in Australasia.

Tiaki Promise

Tiaki Promise

The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and future generations.