Car Rental at Invercargill | Waihōpai Airport with Thrifty

Welcome to Thrifty Car Rental Invercargill Airport, where you’ll find car hire with a warm Southland smile. Our airport location means you can pick up a car and drive on to sample Southland’s famous hospitality. Whether you are heading to Bluff to sample the famous Bluff oysters or on to Te Anau and Fiordland, Southland will not disappoint for wildlife and dramatic scenery.

Hire a car from Thrifty Invercargill Airport for:

  • A wide range of hire cars, including small cars, small SUVs and range of AWD’s and vans
  • Quick easy access to Southland and Otago regions
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local staff

Need help or want to extend your rental, please contact the branch directly on 03 218 6100.

Please note:  Bookings available via pre-arranged appointment only Monday – Friday – please contact our reservation centre.

Picking up your rental

Located conveniently in the Invercargill Airport Terminal arrivals hall, follow the signage to Thrifty in the Rental Car area.

Returning a rental to our branch

Follow Airport Drive around past the terminal building Drop off Zone.  Enter the Rental Car Park on the left.  Park in an empty car park space in the Thrifty allocated car parks, lock your car and return the keys to the office.

Returning a car after hours?  Please use the drop box conveniently located on the wall on the left as you are facing the counter.

The closest petrol station is:
NPD Invercargill – 248 Bond Street

Places to stay and things to do in Invercargill

Invercargill and the surrounding areas boast some fantastic accommodation options ranging from budget options through to luxury.  There is also a lot to do in Invercargill; from visiting the renowned Transport World, a truck and classic car museum, to visiting Queens Park, a stroll along Oreti Beach and checking out the abundant birdlife at Waituna Lagoon.

Further afield in Southland you’ll find some of New Zealand’s most fertile farm lands, with a lot of dairy farms in the area.  Bluff is a must visit, as is Te Anau and travelling on through to Milford Sound and Fiordland. Milford Sound is best experienced by water, with cruises running year round.

If you are looking for accommodation or to check out things to do in Invercargill and the Southland area visit the Southland Tourism site.

FAQs about car rental in Invercargill

How much does it cost to rent a vehicle in Invercargill?

The cost to rent a car in Invercargill depends on the size of the car, dates and length of rental and any other services you may wish to include, the best way to find out is to enter your dates in our booking engine and you will get an accurate cost.

What is the most commonly rented car in Invercargill?

Our compact car class, Toyota Corolla or similar, is the most commonly booked Thrifty rental in Invercargill.  To view our vehicle range click here.

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