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Rent a Free Relocation with Thrifty Car Rental

How cheap would you like your next car rental? Would free be good enough?

That's right - it's free. As we often need to relocate our vehicles around New Zealand we offer free car hire from specific locations at certain times.

These free car relocations are available on a first-in, first-served basis. So it pays to keep an eye out on this site. Once you've booked a car using this system you'll have a set amount of time in which to pick up the vehicle from one location and drop it off in another.

This is a great way to see New Zealand without opening the wallet. With a little planning and forward thinking, the freedom of the road is that much more free.

The 'free' part of free one-way rentals applies to the daily rate, basic third party insurance and unlimited kilometres. There are charges for insurance, sundry rental equipment and fuel are additional - refer to our conditions below.


Select a location to view availability.

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Terms and conditions

  • FREE applies to the daily rate, standard insurance and unlimited kilometres only.
  • Charges for Accident Damage Excess (ADE), Total Package Protection (TPP), Accident Excess Reduction (AER), sundry rental equipment & fuel are additional & payable by the renter
  • A credit card must be provided in the name of the authorised renter. A $250 bond will be charged to this credit card upon pick up 
  • Offer only available to specific locations as detailed
  • The minimum rental age for this relocation offer is 18 years. Basic third party insurance is included. Drivers aged between 18-20 years are not eligible to purchase Accident Reduction Excess or Total Protection Package insurance cover. An excess of between $3,500 and $4,025 applies. An underage surcharge of $17.25 per day applies to drivers aged between 18-24 years
  • An additional driver surcharge will be charged at $11.50 per driver
  • Vehicle class cannot be requested or confirmed
  • Offer subject to availability
  • Maximum length of hire is 48 hours
  • Frequent Flyer points and commission are not applicable in conjunction with this promotion
  • Thrifty's standard terms and conditions apply