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Car Rental New Zealand - Book Online Now!

Thrifty operates at 27 convenient airport, city and ferry locations across New Zealand, bringing you the best value car hire deals to your doorstep.

Car rental specials and deals

Thrifty is constantly working to bring you the best car hire deals and prices. In addition to the everyday great rates available from Thrifty, our website is constantly updated with seasonal offers. You can check out our car rental specials page or just call us on 0800 73 70 70 to find out more.

Planning the ultimate self-drive New Zealand holiday? We've developed an excellent 'multi-island' offer – so you can cost-effectively have two or more hires as part of the same journey. This means you can enjoy a lower daily rental rate – because you pay for the combined total of rental days as if it were one rental. This means that, for example, if you were flying into Auckland and planned to rent a car for 7 days in the North Island, followed, by 10 days in the South Island, you'll only pay a rate equivalent to one 17 day continuous rental. 

There are also some great free relocation offers to take advantage of – get from A to B without paying a cent for your car hire!

Modern Fleet

Thrifty is proud of its diverse and modern vehicle fleet. Vehicles available for hire include an extensive range of cars, 4WDs, minivans and utes. The Thrifty fleet is among the youngest in the car rental industry with passenger vehicles averaging only 9 months of age. With Thrifty you will always be driving a recent model with a superior ANCAP safety rating giving you peace-of-mind. Feel free to browse our hire vehicles page for details.

Book online

You can book your car hire online for lowest rates. Use the online Thrifty booking engine to select the pickup location, relevant dates and the driver's age. Then select the vehicle you require, enter some personal details and your hire car will be ready on arrival. Finding the best rates and booking is as simple as that.

Find out more

Please select one of the below locations or use our interactive map to explore New Zealand and book a rental car.

If you're planning to visit New Zealand, get a quote online, book your car hire and enjoy Thrifty service at its best.