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Great value rental cars from Palmerston North Airport’s most trusted car hire providers

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Ezi
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty

Car rental rates at Palmerston North Airport

Palmerston North Airport (PMR) is located in the North Island of New Zealand, around a ten to fifteen minute drive from Palmerston North town centre. Palmerston is around two hours north of Wellington / Te Whanganui a Tara by car, and a little over three hours drive south of Taupō.


Search and compare the best rates on Palmerston North Airport car rentals with VroomVroomVroom. Book today, and you’ll have a vehicle waiting for you from the moment you touch the ground.

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Intermediate SUVEuropcar

From NZD $89/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Fullsize CrossoverEzi

From NZD $98/day

for 16 Jul - 19 Jul 2024
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Economy CarEzi

From NZD $103/day

for 20 Jul - 25 Jul 2024
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SpecialEuropcar

From NZD $104/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Compact CarEuropcar

From NZD $105/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Fullsize SUVEzi

From NZD $106/day

for 16 Jul - 19 Jul 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on July 15, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 15 July, 2024

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  • 20 May 2024

    Excellent phone help

    alyson m.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift or similar
    Palmerston North Airport
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    Booked: Toyota Hilux or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Toyota Hilux or similar
  • 28 May 2024

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    Booked: Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
    Nelson Airport
    Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
  • 15 Apr 2024

    Easy booking system

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    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 21 May 2024

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    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
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    Christchurch Airport
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    Auckland Airport
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Quick facts on hiring a car at Palmerston North Airport

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Crossover, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsSix car rental depots at Palmerston North Airport.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Budget, Europcar, Ezi, Hertz and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available at Palmerston North Airport

Popular rental car models at Palmerston North Airport last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    18%

    174
    175
    Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASXCompact SUV

    5

    5

    1 small

    Rent with

    Budget, Avis

  • 2

    18%

    138
    338
    Mitsubishi Outlander 4w.d.

    Mitsubishi Outlander 4w.d.Premium SUV

    7

    5

    1 large

    Rent with

    Ezi, Europcar

  • 3

    18%

    127
    168
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftCompact Car

    4

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Europcar

  • 4

    18%

    103
    167
    Ford Puma Hybrid

    Ford Puma HybridEconomy Car

    5

    5

    2 large

    Rent with

    Ezi

  • 5

    9%

    133
    133
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

Ford vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Ford Focus Hybrid

    Ford Focus HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large

    Providers

    Ezi

    Ford Puma Hybrid

    Ford Puma HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large

    Providers

    Ezi

  • Ford Puma St

    Ford Puma St

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

  • Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6

    Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

Hyundai vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Elantra

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Hyundai iMax

    Hyundai iMax

    8

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Hyundai Santa Fe

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    5

    5

    6 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Hyundai Staria

    Hyundai Staria

    8

    5

    6 small

    Providers

    Avis

Kia vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    8

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Kia Niro Hybrid

    Kia Niro HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

  • Kia Sorento

    Kia SorentoHybrid

    5

    2

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Kia Stonic

    Kia Stonic

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

MG vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Mg Hs Excite Phev

    Mg Hs Excite PhevHybrid

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Ezi, Hertz

    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    5

    5

    3 large

    Providers

    Ezi, Europcar

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse AWD

    Mitsubishi Eclipse AWD

    5

    5

    3 large

    Providers

    Ezi

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5

    5

    5 small

    Providers

    Avis, Europcar, Ezi, Hertz

  • Mitsubishi Outlander 4w.d.

    Mitsubishi Outlander 4w.d.

    7

    5

    1 large

    Providers

    Ezi

    Mitsubishi Triton Glx Club Cab Chassis

    Mitsubishi Triton Glx Club Cab Chassis

    4

    2

    Providers

    Ezi

  • Mitsubishi Triton With Canopy

    Mitsubishi Triton With Canopy

    5

    4

    6 large

    Providers

    Ezi

Nissan vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget, Hertz

Skoda vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Skoda Kodiaq

    Skoda Kodiaq

    7

    4

    4 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Suzuki vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    4

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar, Hertz

Tesla vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Polestar 2 - Tesla Model 3

    Polestar 2 - Tesla Model 3Electric

    5

    2

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Toyota vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz

  • Toyota HiAce

    Toyota HiAce

    12

    3

    12 large

    Providers

    Hertz

    Toyota Hilux 4WD Canopy or Similar

    Toyota Hilux 4WD Canopy or Similar

    5

    4

    6 large

    Providers

    Ezi

  • Toyota Hilux 4WD Canopy Ute or Similar

    Toyota Hilux 4WD Canopy Ute or Similar

    5

    4

    6 large

    Providers

    Ezi

    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    7

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Other vehicles for hire at Palmerston North Airport

  • 6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    2

    Providers

    Hertz

    Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    4

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget, Europcar

  • Sz Jimny Jlx Auto 5dr 2tone

    Sz Jimny Jlx Auto 5dr 2tone

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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“Or similar” refers to how our rental providers classify cars. Please be advised they cannot guarantee that a specific car model will be available. Partners categorise similar models into “vehicle groups” and confirm availability on this basis. Our team are available to contact the depot on your behalf where you are picking up your vehicle to enquire what models are available under the vehicle group you booked. Please contact customer support for further information.

Vehicle models are subject to provider availability

Palmerston North Airport daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$131

$292

Tue

16 Jul

$131

$289

Wed

17 Jul

$131

$289

Thu

18 Jul

$105

$258

Fri

19 Jul

$124

$271

Sat

20 Jul

$103

$258

Sun

21 Jul

$129

$258

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$255

$265

Tue

16 Jul

$255

$265

Wed

17 Jul

$255

$265

Thu

18 Jul

$117

$254

Fri

19 Jul

$235

$249

Sat

20 Jul

$117

$254

Sun

21 Jul

$247

$254

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$267

$322

Tue

16 Jul

$267

$318

Wed

17 Jul

$267

$318

Thu

18 Jul

$122

$285

Fri

19 Jul

$257

$299

Sat

20 Jul

$122

$285

Sun

21 Jul

$257

$285

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$92

$347

Tue

16 Jul

$92

$380

Wed

17 Jul

$92

$366

Thu

18 Jul

$89

$356

Fri

19 Jul

$92

$322

Sat

20 Jul

$89

$354

Sun

21 Jul

$92

$354

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$98

$396

Tue

16 Jul

$98

$396

Wed

17 Jul

$98

$396

Thu

18 Jul

$98

$396

Fri

19 Jul

$98

$359

Sat

20 Jul

$98

$359

Sun

21 Jul

$98

$359

Price range over the past 12 months for a luxury SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

16 Jul

$434

$434

Wed

17 Jul

$434

$434

Thu

18 Jul

$259

$434

Fri

19 Jul

$186

$393

Sat

20 Jul

$186

$393

Sun

21 Jul

$186

$393

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

16 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Wed

17 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Thu

18 Jul

$142

$297

Fri

19 Jul

$312

$312

Sat

20 Jul

$141

$297

Sun

21 Jul

$297

$297

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

16 Jul

$212

$212

Wed

17 Jul

$212

$212

Thu

18 Jul

$205

$212

Fri

19 Jul

$212

$212

Sat

20 Jul

$205

$212

Sun

21 Jul

$212

$212

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

16 Jul

$233

$233

Wed

17 Jul

$233

$233

Thu

18 Jul

$226

$233

Fri

19 Jul

$233

$233

Sat

20 Jul

$226

$233

Sun

21 Jul

$233

$233

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$157

$157

Tue

16 Jul

$157

$369

Wed

17 Jul

$157

$369

Thu

18 Jul

$157

$369

Fri

19 Jul

$157

$369

Sat

20 Jul

$362

$369

Sun

21 Jul

$369

$369

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in NZD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 15 July, 2024

How do I pick up a rental car at Palmerston North Airport?

There is one terminal and a range of on-site car rental brands to select from at Palmerston North Airport. See below for clear instructions on how to find Palmerston North Airport’s car hire desks and where to pick up your rental car.

Palmerston North Airport Terminal

  • Domestic Terminal

    Palmerston North Airport has a single passenger terminal serving domestic flights only.

Pick up instructions

  • Is your rental company desk on-airport or off-airport?

    Domestic Terminal

    On airport
    The on-airport car desks are located within the terminal, opposite the baggage claim area.
  • Finalise your rental agreement and collect keys

    Once you are at the hire car company desk, you’ll need to finalise your rental agreement and collect your vehicle keys.
  • Head to the designated car park to pick up your car

    Domestic Terminal

    On airport
    The on-airport hire cars are parked just outside the terminal in the rental car park which is a short walking distance away from the terminal.
  • What should I do if the desk is unattended?

    Hopefully the car rental company has left a sign with instructions or a contact number. In this situation, use the number they have provided and let them know that you have arrived or follow the directions out to the car park where a rental attendant will help you.

    If there is no sign, check your booking confirmation email for a contact phone number.

    If you still have no luck finding assistance, contact us. Don’t be alarmed. It’s not unusual to see unmanned desks, and rest assured there’s usually someone who can help out in the car park where the rental cars are located.

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Returning a hire car at Palmerston North Airport

  • Domestic Terminal

    To return your rental car, proceed past the Palmerston North Airport terminal building and look for the rental car park entry.

    Return your keys to the desk, and if the desk is unattended, or for after-hours returns, place the keys in the drop box located at the counter.

Car rental depots at Palmerston North Airport

Car hire depots at Palmerston North Airport are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Palmerston Nth Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    4.60 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Budget Palmerston North Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    4.60 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Europcar Palmerston North Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Ezi Palmerston North Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

    4.93 • 12 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Hertz Palmerston North Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    4.27 • 3 ratings

    3

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Palmerston North Airport

    On airport • Palmerston North Airport Terminal

    Today •8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car at Palmerston North Airport

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Palmerston North Airport?

    Prices start at NZD $89 per day for an Intermediate SUV, up to NZD $259 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle at Palmerston North Airport.

  • How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car at Palmerston North Airport?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs NZD $141 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car at Palmerston North Airport.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover at Palmerston North Airport?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs between NZD $205 and NZD $226 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates at Palmerston North Airport.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car at Palmerston North Airport?

    The highest-rated rental car at Palmerston North Airport is Mitsubishi ASX or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider at Palmerston North Airport?

    Ezi is the highest-rated car hire provider at Palmerston North Airport, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental at Palmerston North Airport?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available at Palmerston North Airport may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

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