Nelson car hire

Nelson car hire

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Nelson, New Zealand
31 May — 7 Jun
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Cheap car hire in Nelson

Economy$91/day
Compact$22/day
Intermediate$119/day
SUV$106/day
Full-size SUV$40/day
Premium SUV$174/day
Compact SUV$27/day
Standard SUV$90/day
Intermediate SUV$102/day
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Nelson car hire reviews and directory

From $136/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
Most popular
10 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Nelson
Budget
Locations in Nelson
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10.0 Excellent22 Oct. 2019
Staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. Great employees who really want to help their customersNothing
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Rated no. 2
Avis
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Nelson
Avis
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From $118/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Nelson
Hertz
Locations in Nelson
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2018
Friendly and fastWe had some mixup in the reservation but the staff at the desk was very nice and quick in clearing up the issue.There is nothing that we are unsatsfied with this experience
9.6 Excellent8 Jan. 2018
Overall very good experienceVery fast key return.No trash cans in the car drop off area to throw away trash when trying to clean out car.
10.0 Excellent10 Dec. 2017
Much More than what we expectedClean, well maintained, easy pickup and easy to drop off.Nothing at all
8.8 Excellent15 Mar. 2017
Car was clean but reeked of cigarette smoke, in spite of the "no smoking" decals. No replacement possible at the late hour/location - Smell was still noticeable after airing out for our 3-week rental.
2.0 Mediocre25 Feb. 2017
Very over priced car. Would never rent again in NeNothing15% surcharge for credit card. Rented twice. Paid cash last rental.
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From $65/dayRated no. 4
Europcar
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Nelson
Europcar
Locations in Nelson
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10.0 Excellent12 Mar. 2020
Great car. Friendly staff.Nothing
6.4 Good14 Apr. 2019
Staff at pick up in nelson was not there at 8am when i had organised pickup. She arrived 8.25am and proceeded to tell me she was in the office the whole time which she wasnt as it has glass doors. She was belligerent and rude. Staff at chch was fantastic. Really kind and caring man. Fabulous.Yr nelson staff person was late. She was rude and unkind. I believe she would benefit from customer service training and some humility and owning about being late for work and not making excuses for this tardiness.
Rated no. 5
Firefly
6.4 Good (1 review)
1 location in Nelson
Firefly
Locations in Nelson
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6.4 Good20 Mar. 2020
Drop off was simple.The vehicle was fine.I booked it under your Webb site with the no excess option. But when we picked up the car, I had to sign the contract that had a $5500.00 x/s. I was not happy, and your staff said it was not there problem as it was insured with another company, not them, but as I told them it was booked thru the Firefly web site. The manager got involved but his answer was not our problem and said give me the keys back and get a rental from another company. The final insult was when I had to pay another $200.00 just in case I didn’t fill the car upon my return. I did fill the tank on my return. I am still waiting on the 200.00 to be refunded. Overall a very disappointing and stressful experience. Mary and Dennis Hunt.
From $48/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Nelson
Thrifty
Locations in Nelson
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From $54/day
Apex
1 location in Nelson
Apex
Locations in Nelson
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Dollar
1 location in Nelson
Dollar
Locations in Nelson
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From $43/day
EZI
1 location in Nelson
EZI
Locations in Nelson
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Nelson
Go Rental Car Hire
Locations in Nelson
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Go Rentals
1 location in Nelson
Go Rentals
Locations in Nelson
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Nelson
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Nelson
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From $23/day
Right Cars
Cheapest deal
1 location in Nelson
Right Cars
Locations in Nelson
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28 travellers who hired a car in Nelson gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.9

Car hire locations in or near Nelson

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$95/day

Good deal

$75/day

When to book a car hire in Nelson

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Top tips for hiring a car in Nelson

  • Hire a car in Nelson to easily transport all your beach equipment and luggage without having to worry about carrying it on public transport. The last bus services in Nelson depart between 18:00–19:00, meaning a hire car is your best option for eating out and sampling the nightlife. Wineries throughout the region, such as Seifried Estate and Neudorf, are easily reached with a hire car, taking the stress out of organising shuttles or booking taxis. The 1h 15min drive to Abel Tasman National Park is shorter than the 1h 45min bus journey and offers more flexibility as the bus only runs once per day.
  • Once you land at Nelson Airport (NSN), turn left as you exit the terminal building and walk approximately 50 m to find the car hire offices. Vehicles can be picked up directly behind the reception desks, meaning no shuttles are required for hire companies with kiosks on site. A shuttle van pick up area is located 150 m to the right of the terminal, next to Airport House, for companies with offices off airport grounds.
  • Be wary approaching corners on coastal roads, such as State Hwy 6, around Nelson as a clear view of oncoming vehicles can be obstructed. Single-lane bridges are scattered across the South Island of New Zealand; it’s important to give way to any vehicles already crossing and read the priority sign (larger arrows indicate priority for crossing). The winding Nelson roads invite many cyclists and drivers should provide a safe distance of at least 1.5 m when passing.
  • Traffic peaks between 08:00–09:30 and 16:00–17:30 in Nelson; however, congestion is not nearly as bad as most major cities in New Zealand. If driving during these periods, allow an additional 10–15min and you will reach your destination smoothly. Annesbrook Dr and Tahunanui Dr are two of the major arterial roads that are most affected by commuter travel in rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Nelson for $75 or less
  • Book your car hire in Nelson at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Nelson are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

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