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Finding a Cheap Car Rental in New Plymouth Airport is Easy

View of Mt Taranaki from New Plymouth Airport

Finding a cheap car rental at New Plymouth Airport with VroomVroomVroom is easy. We compare rates from leading car hire suppliers in New Plymouth such as Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty. Don't miss your chance to explore the stunning Taranaki region.

The airport has been named the Best Regional Airport in the past and has ranked among the busiest airports in New Zealand. New Plymouth Airport boasts of its world-class facilities including two Air New Zealand check-in desks, the Koru Lounge and a number of rental car outlets. Low-cost airlines Jetstar and Originair also offer flights between New Plymouth and Christchurch, Auckland, Nelson, Napier and Wellington.

Location Overview

New Plymouth Airport is located on Airport Drive, Bell Block and a quick 15-minute drive from the city centre of New Plymouth following State Highway 20. The airport serves as a wonderful base for exploring the Taranaki region and is also a short drive away from vibrant towns such as Oakura, Waitara, Opunake and Stratford.

The airport is the fourth-busiest regional airport in New Zealand and the ninth busiest in the country overall, including international airports. New Plymouth Airport opens daily at 5:45m and closes at 9:30pm and from 8:30am to 9:30 pm on Sunday. Please note that the new airport terminal is currently expanding and is expected to be operational by 2020.

Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty have rental counters at New Plymouth’s domestic terminals. There is ample parking available at the airport. Remember, there’s no charge for the first 20 minutes and cash payment, EFTPOS or credit card payment is accepted for parking your car.

Car Rental Overview

New Plymouth Airport address: Airport Drive, New Plymouth Airport, New Plymouth 4373

Number of on-site suppliers: 5. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Car rental opening hours: Car rental is available from 7am until 9:30pm at New Plymouth Airport 7 days per week.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in New Plymouth Airport?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Avis logo​Avis New Plymouth Airport:​
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm.
Saturday from 7 am to 6:30 pm.
Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm.
Budget logoBudget New Plymouth​ Airport:
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm.
Saturday from 7 am to 6:30 pm.
Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm.​
Hertz logoHertz New Plymouth​ Airport:
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm.
Saturday from 8:30 am to 8 pm.
Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm.​

Reasons to Rent a Car at New Plymouth Airport

The easiest way to book a rental car at New Plymouth Airport is to book it in advance with VroomVroomVroom. Here are some other reasons to book with us:

  • Great rates: Our car rental experts have negotiated with the country's leading suppliers like Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty so we can offer the best prices. Check out our price promise for more details.
  • Wide selection of cars: Because we compare rental cars from multiple suppliers, you will more choices when it comes to selecting a vehicle. Whether you need a compact car or a station wagon for the whole family, VroomVroomVroom can help you find a rental car to suit your needs.
  • Excellent service: Our booking process is simple, but should you have any questions, our customer care experts are available via phone, email or live chat. We have been helping people find the perfect rental car since 2001.
  • Convenience: Picking up your rental car at New Plymouth Airport is a great way to explore the main attractions of the city. You can also rent a car in various locations in New Plymouth.

Driving Tips in New Plymouth Airport

New Plymouth Airport (NPL) is situated on the west coast of the North Island, just 11 kilometres from the city centre and four kilometres from Bell Block. For a memorable trip, drive the Surf Highway. The highway stretches along the coast between New Plymouth and Hawera.

Also, check out the artsy beach community of Oakura, or camp on the coast at Opunake. Visit the forgotten world of Whangamomona between Stratford and Taumaranui, or visit the achingly beautiful riverside village of Mokau, with its whitebait stands. There are plenty of attractions within easy reach of New Plymouth Airport if you have a rental car.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From New Plymouth Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at New Plymouth Airport?

Car rental counters are conveniently located at the arrivals hall at New Plymouth Airport.

Where do I return my rental car at New Plymouth Airport?

Simply follow the airport signs for Car Return then proceed to the designated car park where you can leave your vehicle.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at New Plymouth Airport?

The nearest petrol is Allied Fuel 24/7 Fuel which is located at 125 Devon Road, Bell Block.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from New Plymouth Airport?

There are no toll roads in New Plymouth or near the airport. You can find more information about toll charges in New Zealand here​​​​.

Customer Reviews for New Plymouth Airport Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 39 reviews
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    Reviewer: garry N.
    Date: 14 Nov 2018
    Feedback: GREAT
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Anthony O.
    Date: 08 Jul 2018
    Feedback: Very easy and painless
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Ton V. D.
    Date: 13 May 2018
    Feedback: Was easy. Surprised that the GPS cost are not included
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Gordon P.
    Date: 16 Nov 2017
    Feedback: Easy and straightforward
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Stephen B.
    Date: 11 Jan 2014
    Feedback: Great. Simple and easy to use..
    Rating: 5/5 happy