Cheap Car Rental New Plymouth Airport
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Car Hire Options at new plymouth Airport
There's a range of car hire companies operating at New Plymouth Airport. The good news is that you'll find them all here. We bring together all the leading rental vehicle brands - meaning you don't have waste time trawling the Internet for options or pay exorbitant walk-up prices at the airport rental counter. Book now and save!
To maximise your savings it's a good idea to book your car early, especially for travel during peak periods. Just put your travel details into the Quote box at the top of the page to instantly compare a huge choice of vehicles at the very best prices.
Car Rental Brands
At New Plymouth Airport all the car rental companies have check-in counters. So, unlike many airports, there are no "off-airport" rental companies which require you taking shuttle transfers to their depots.
Car rental brands at New Plymouth Airport:
Why Renting a Car Makes Sense
One of the key reasons for renting a car when you’re visiting New Plymouth is the freedom and flexibility it offers.
With a rental car you’re free to explore at your own pace and on your schedule - not someone else’s.
If you're visiting New Plymouth and staying put in town, then a rental car isn't essential. The airport is only 12 km from the centre of town and there is a shuttle service available, plus taxis.
The cost of a shuttle depends on the number of passengers - for the first person a return fare is $48.
A taxi is more expensive with a one-way trip into central New Plymouth costing $30 - $50 plus a $5 airport fee.
With those prices in mind, hiring a rental car may well be a better option for you consider. In addition, having a rental car gives you the flexibility and freedom to travel at your own pace and roam further afield exploring the area.
We offer some suggestions here about places around New Plymouth to visit. Having a rental car makes getting to them easy.
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new plymouth Airport Car Rental Tips
Stop at a nearby petrol station and top up the tank before returning your vehicle. The extra 5 or 10 minutes this takes will definitely save you money.
If you return the car with the tank not full then the rental company will charge a high price to top up the tank. These charges can be excessive, such as a $2.50 a litre surcharge on top of the fuel cost. Not a nice surprise to later find this charge on your credit card.
If you're driving from New Plymouth there are petrol stations enroute to the airport. The closest to the airport is Bell Block Motors. The Z station in Waiwhakaiho (Fitzroy) is open 24 hours.
- Bell Block Motors
1 Wills Rd, Bell Block
- Z Waiwhakaiho
Cnr Devon Road and Smart Road
Driving from the airport
New Plymouth Airport is just 12 km from the city and a straight forward drive that usually only takes 15 minutes.
Once you've collected your rental car, follow the road from the airport for 2 km. Then turn right onto State Highway 3. Follow the road for 10km which will take you through Bell Block and Fitzroy before arriving in central New Plymouth.
Average economy rental price
- Jan $62
- Feb $69
- Mar $58
- Apr $51
- May $46
- Jun $46
- Jul $44
- Aug $43
- Sep $43
- Oct $49
- Nov $49
- Dec $55
Average rental duration
- Jan 6 days
- Feb 6 days
- Mar 6 days
- Apr 6 days
- May 5 days
- Jun 5 days
- Jul 5 days
- Aug 5 days
- Sep 5 days
- Oct 6 days
- Nov 5 days
- Dec 5 days