New Zealand Car Rentals

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Frequently asked questions

What happens if I need to cancel my New Zealand car reservation?
If you need to make changes to your itinerary, nearly all prepaid reservations qualify for a full refund. Just notify us at least six hours in advance of the collection time. Double-check the policy for any exclusions. Your confirmation will have more details, or simply click through to our Customer Service Portal for more info.
What types of cars can I rent in New Zealand?
Reasonably priced, zippy and delivering excellent mileage, it’s little wonder compact vehicles are the most booked rental category in New Zealand. Explore this city in one of these and you’ll be able to slide into tight parking spaces and easily navigate busy streets. A compact is ideal for city getaways or shorter road trips. But they’re not your only choice. Go even smaller with an economy ride or bigger with an intermediate, a full-size or premium — there’s a style of vehicle to suit you!
How do I find the best car rental deals in New Zealand with Expedia?
Finding an awesome deal on your New Zealand rental car is a cinch with Expedia. Choose your preferred car type, add in a few more details and compare prices across leading brands. Why not add flights and hotels to your booking? You’ll get access to even bigger savings when you create a vacation package.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Zealand?
New Zealand rules state drivers must be 21 and above to be able to rent a vehicle. However, young drivers can expect a surcharge and tighter rental conditions. Many companies impose a young renter fee in addition to the usual rental rate. This helps cover the higher risk of damage or accident. While many car classes (like economy and compact) are available to young motorists, restrictions usually apply to luxury and specialty vehicles.
What do you need to rent a car in New Zealand?
The main requirements are a valid driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. Many car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may be asked to provide proof of alternative coverage if you choose to opt out. Check your policy terms and conditions to avoid any issues.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in New Zealand?
Yes, which means you won’t need to rebook a rental vehicle mid-vacation. Click on our long-term car rental deals page, enter your travel dates and find a ride to call your own for the length of your break.
Where can I find a New Zealand car rental if I am younger than 25?
Age policies differ between rental suppliers, so you’ll have to do a little research. Found a New Zealand supplier that does rent to drivers under 25? Awesome! Just take note that some companies charge extra fees to drivers between 21 and 24. The terms and conditions of each rental car you’re interested in should have all the information you need.

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