Thrifty Car Rental NZ

Compare Thrifty NZ Car Rental Prices

Thrifty is a well-known international car rental firm and offers quality car hire throughout New Zealand to both leisure and business customers.

With 28 branches, Thrifty is in every major New Zealand city, town and airport.

If you need a rental car at Auckland airport, Wellington airport, the Picton ferry, Christchurch or Queenstown (and many other locations in between), hiring a Thrifty rental car is an option to consider if your budget allows. As you can see from the price comparisons below, while their name is Thrifty, their rates are not.

Overall satisfaction levels of people who've booked with Thrifty is an average customer rating of 8.8/10 from over 50 reviews on our booking engine.

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So how do Thrifty prices compare?

Auckland Airport

Below are sample cost comparisons showing how Thrifty pricing compares for a 7-day rental at Auckland Airport. In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 19 Nov and drop-off at 10am on 26 Nov 2022. When multiple vehicle options are available, the lowest-priced option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as of 26 June 2022. Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  Click here to instantly see current pricing.

COMPACT/ECONOMY - AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$223

Thrifty Price

$1,017

Highest Price

$2,783

Compact-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. 

SUV - AUCKLAND AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$523

Thrifty Price

$1,096

Highest Price

$2,344

SUV-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan X Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prado or similar. 

Queenstown Airport

Below are sample cost comparisons showing how Ace pricing compares for a 7-day rental at Queenstown Airport. In all cases, pick up is at 10am on 10 Sep and drop-off at 10am on 17 Sep 2022. When multiple vehicle options are available, the lowest-priced option is shown.

Prices shown were valid as of 26 June 2022. Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  Click here to instantly see current pricing.

COMPACT/ECONOMY - QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$427

Thrifty Price

$1,194

Highest Price

$1,756

Compact-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a Mazda Demio, Corolla Hatch, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 or similar. 

SUV - QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Lowest Price

$619

Thrifty Price

$1,287

Highest Price

$2,268

SUV-sized vehicles vary by rental company. Typically they will be a RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan X Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prado or similar. 

Please note that car rental pricing is dynamic and will vary.  

Travel dates and how late you book will have a big impact on what you pay. (The later you leave it, the more you'll pay, especially in high season).

Also, prices for the same dates can differ significantly by rental company. A big factor is whether a rental firm is 'on-airport' or 'off-airport'. (Usually 'off-airport' are cheaper). The age, condition and mileage of rental vehicles are also big factors affecting price. (Cheaper rental vehicles are usually older).

We offer over 25 different car rental brands, including Thrifty. This means you can easily compare Thrifty with a wide range of competitors and get the deal that best suits you

Shopping around for the best car rental deal can be frustrating. Of course, you could take the old approach and spend your time searching through the Thrifty website for available rental cars.

Then, to be sure you've got a good deal, you'll need to spend even more time hunting through other car rental firms' websites comparing prices.

All very time-consuming and tedious...

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With just a couple of clicks, you can instantly compare Thrifty car hire prices with a wide range of other NZ car rental firms. You'll see all the best offers available and can then book with confidence, knowing you've found the best deal.