Nelson

Cheap Car Hire in Nelson, New Zealand from $50

Nelson, New Zealand
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Nelson, New Zealand. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

APEX

Price of petrol per litre

$2.85

Average price per day

$95

Cheapest price per day

$50

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Nelson?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Nelson, New Zealand and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$113

February

$99

March

$94

April

$82

May

$66

June

$69

July

$73

August

$69

September

$55

October

$74

November

$85

December

$118

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Nelson is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Nelson, New Zealand

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Nelson, New Zealand and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

medium car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Nelson this past week from 19 hire locations out of 18 hire agencies. Prices for a Nelson medium car hire start from $50/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Nelson, New Zealand

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Nelson, New Zealand to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$66 - $133

All Car Types

$73 - $163

To hire a small car in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $95/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Nelson, New Zealand (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$133/day). In fact, June is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a small car saves you 18% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nelson small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $117/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Nelson, New Zealand (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$183/day). In fact, September is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a medium car is 0% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nelson medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $167/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Nelson, New Zealand (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$306/day). In fact, August is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a large car is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $119/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Nelson, New Zealand (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$165/day). In fact, August is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a SUV is 2% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nelson SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $193/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a van in Nelson, New Zealand (~$103/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$628/day). In fact, October is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a van is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Nelson, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $89/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Nelson, New Zealand (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$325/day). In fact, November is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Nelson. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nelson, hiring a pickup truck saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai i30$55/day
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Hyundai i30
Hyundai Accent Hatch$59/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Mitsubishi Eclipse$68/day
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Mitsubishi Eclipse

Top hire agencies in Nelson, New Zealand

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Nelson, New Zealand known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Nelson, New Zealand. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Nelson, including Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Nelson, including Avis, Europcar and Hertz.

Avis

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Hertz

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

1 location

Thrifty

2 locations

Apex

8.0
Very Good
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

Budget

8.0
Very Good
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Firefly

6.4
Okay
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

4.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

8.0

Best Nelson, New Zealand car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Nelson, New Zealand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Nelson, New Zealand with an average daily rate of $72. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Peruse the best Nelson car hire deals we've found. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Toyota Corolla$50/day
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Toyota Corolla
Toyota Yaris$55/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Kia Picanto$59/day
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A/C
Kia Picanto

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Nelson, New Zealand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Nelson?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $95/day when booking a car hire in Nelson. The absolute best deal a user found was for $58/day from Snap Rentals, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Nelson?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Nelson from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo ($50/day), Hertz ($59/day), and Dollar ($69/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Nelson?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (10.0 rating), Hertz (10.0 rating) and Europcar (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Nelson.

  • What are petrol prices like in Nelson?

    The average price of petrol in Nelson is $2.85/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $128 and $185 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Nelson for a week from Apex?

    Apex is one of the top picks in Nelson. They can have you in a hire car for about $721 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Nelson for the best price?

    Booking early can save you upwards of 63% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 65 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Nelson.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Nelson?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in Nelson for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Nelson for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 61% on a month-long rental by booking with Snap Rentals. Snap Rentals is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Nelson can cost you on average $3,089 a month or $103 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car hire in Nelson for a weekend?

    $114 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Nelson. To save money, consider booking a Intermediate car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in May, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $61 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Nelson?

    The most popular car to hire while in Nelson is the Toyota RAV4, which is a Economy vehicle.

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Car hires by fuel type in Nelson, New Zealand

Browse car hires by fuel type in Nelson, New Zealand. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Nelson, New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Nelson, New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($43+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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