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Blenheim car hires from $52

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Blenheim with a pick-up date of 14/6 and drop-off date of 17/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Compact$52/day
Intermediate$57/day
SUV$63/day
Full-size SUV$66/day
Premium SUV$148/day
Compact SUV$52/day
Intermediate SUV$54/day
Standard SUV$59/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Blenheim

  • Opting for car hire in Blenheim is the perfect way to see the town and to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. There’s not much in terms of public transport available, so it’s the ideal way to see the region. Just a short drive from Blenheim, the Marlborough Sounds is a stunning collection of waterways, forests, and secluded bays. Take a scenic drive and explore the picturesque towns of Picton, Havelock, and Anakiwa. You can also enjoy activities like kayaking, hiking, and boat cruises in this pristine natural environment.
  • To arrange your car hire in Blenheim, you can find Hertz in the north-west part of the town. However, the best place to hire your car would be from Marlborough Blenheim Airport (BHE). Here, you have plenty of choices with seven different car hire companies to choose from, with a diverse array of vehicles available. You can easily locate the car hire desks in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal building and collection car parks opposite the building.
  • Once you’ve arranged Blenheim car hire, make sure you get accustomed to the local driving laws and keep in mind that they may differ slightly to ones you're used to at home. In New Zealand, like in the UK, cars drive on the left-hand side of the road. If you’re travelling with children under 7 years of age, they must be in an approved child restraint appropriate for their size and age. One noticeable thing to get used to is that Blenheim doesn’t have any traffic lights, and plenty of roundabouts, so be wary of this and take caution where necessary.
  • When getting around Blenheim, it is advisable to steer clear of central areas and major roads during morning rush hour (7:00-10:00) and evening rush hour (17:00-19:00). These peak times witness heavy traffic congestion, particularly on significant thoroughfares. Planning alternate routes in advance, especially if you prefer an early departure, can really help. Try to avoid the State Highway 1 that runs through the town, it can experience higher traffic volumes during these times as well as main streets such as Market Street, High Street and Queen Street.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Blenheim for $87 or less
  • Book your car hire in Blenheim at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Blenheim are around 19% cheaper than airport locations on average

Blenheim car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Blenheim 
Verified travelerApr 2024
Must do. And request Hertz to provide for a pick-up at the airport, and not downtown as originally promised - unless you are coming from town, then it may be different.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Double check where you are booking from. This car rental is at the airport and is 10km outside of the city centre.

FAQs about hiring a car in Blenheim

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Blenheim?

    On average a car hire in Blenheim costs $98 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Blenheim?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz ($52/day), EZI ($52/day) and keddy by Europcar ($54/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz Middle Renwick Rd 7201 (7 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Blenheim?

    The average price of fuel in Blenheim is $10.35 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $124 and $166, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Blenheim?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Blenheim.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Blenheim airport (BHE)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Blenheim airport is EZI.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Blenheim?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Blenheim?

    A Standard car hire in Blenheim costs $94 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Blenheim?

    On average a car hire in Blenheim costs $686 per week ($98 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Blenheim?

    On average a car hire in Blenheim costs $2,941 per month ($98 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Blenheim?

    The town of Blenheim has a mix of tight and wider roads, and some that wouldn’t be classified as difficult to manoeuvre around, but if you’re worried about that, then a nice compact car could do nicely.  If you plan to explore the surrounding areas of Blenheim, including rural roads or potentially unsealed gravel roads, you may consider a car with higher ground clearance, such as a small SUV. This can provide better handling and clearance over uneven surfaces.

  • What’s the speed limit in Blenheim?

    When getting around Blenheim in your hire car, make sure you’re aware of the various speed limits that you will need to adhere to. In the urban areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) is the strict speed limit. This applies to most city streets and residential areas unless specific signage says otherwise. Outside the urban areas, you can speed up to 100 km/h (62 mph), but this is typically applied to rural highways and roads. If you’re in a school zone, remember to reduce your speed, as most speed limits in these areas are 40 km/h (25 mph) during specified school hours.

  • Where are the best places to park in Blenheim?

    After arranging your car hire in Blenheim, you can find on-street parking throughout the town centre. You will have a limit of 4 hours on some streets at a cost of around $1.20-1.80 NZD (0.58-0.87 GBP) per hour, depending on the street you park on. Therefore, make sure to check the meters after you’ve parked and put the parking ticket on display on your windscreen. Some streets allow 24-hour parking at around $4.80 NZD (2.32 GBP) per day. For free parking, there’s the Fire Station Car Park on Symons Street, Countdown Public Car Park which is free for 2 hours, and Stadium 200 Car Park which is free for 2h 30min.

Blenheim car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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167 Middle Renwick Rd

+64 3 577 1754

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Middle Renwick Rd

+64 3 577 1754

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Superb. Friendly staff. Even phone service was impeccable. Will definitely go with Hertz again. Made things convenient for us. Pick-up and drop-off location modified, to suit our requirement. They are absolutely fantastic. Thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
First class customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The customer service rep in Blenheim was friendly, courteous and very helpful. Car was clean, economical to drive and reliable. Would definitely hire a car again.

1 out of 1

EZI

2.0

Poor

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Cleanliness

8.0

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8.0

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2.0

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2.0

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Rental Car Kiosk, 1 Tancred Crescent Airport Springlands, Woodbourne

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Budget

8.0

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Terminal Building

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Ace Rental Cars

10.0

Wonderful

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Blenheim Airport - Hertz Booth

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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Terminal Building

+64 3 573 8800

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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

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167 Middle Renwick Rd

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Woodbourne Airport

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

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One location in Blenheim

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Airport Terminal

+64 3 573 8800

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

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Terminal Building, Blenheim New Zealand

+64 3 573 8800

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Right Cars

4.4

Mediocre

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Blenheim Airport

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Thrifty

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Blenheim Ap

+64 3 572 9068

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Middle Renwick Rd

+64 800 737 070

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Avis

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Terminal Building

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5.2 Fair

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I did get my email reciept quickly

Cons:

The office isn't open unless there's an arrival. I don't like dropping a car off in a dark lot without someone looking at the car. I don't want to be charged for damage that might have occurred after my car was returned. This happened to us once in Spain when we returned out car a day early and some agent used it for a day.

1 out of 0

Moto Car Rental

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 1 Tancred Crescent, Woodbourne Malborough Airport, Blenheim

+64 800 656 564

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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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One location in Blenheim

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167 Middle Renwick Road

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4 travellers who hired a car in Blenheim gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near Blenheim

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZI

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$98/day

Good deal

$87/day

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