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Great value rental cars from Timaru’s most trusted car hire providers

  • Avis

Car rental rates in Timaru / Te Tihi o Maru

The port city of Timaru / Te Tihi o Maru is situated on the Pacific coast of New Zealand’s Canterbury region and is a popular launching point for trips to the beautiful Caroline Bay. Timaru is located roughly half way between Christchurch / Ōtautahi to the north and Dunedin / Ōtepoti to the south.


VroomVroomVroom makes searching, comparing, and booking your rental car in Timaru easy. Choose from reliable and affordable car hire options supplied by New Zealand’s leading rental car brands.

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Compact CarAvis

From NZD $167/day

for 27 May - 30 May 2024
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Compact SUVAvis

From NZD $196/day

for 27 May - 30 May 2024
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Intermediate SUVAvis

From NZD $219/day

for 27 May - 30 May 2024
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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 26, 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 26 May, 2024

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Here’s what VroomVroomVroom customers think

Our overall rating
  • 07 May 2024

    Pretty easy to use. Great to have a choice of cars and prices

    jared g.
    Booked: Toyota C-hr or similar
    Auckland Airport Domestic
    Toyota C-hr or similar
  • 17 May 2024

    Fine

    brad y.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Wellington Downtown
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 10 Feb 2024

    easy to use

    fan h.
    Booked: Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
  • 29 Feb 2024

    Easy, quick and hassle -free

    sam b.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 31 Mar 2024

    We'll see how effective it has been at a later date...

    simone c.
    Booked: Mystery Car or similar
    Christchurch
    Mystery Car or similar
  • 30 Apr 2024

    Easy and reasonable price

    andrew f.
    Booked: Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
    Queenstown Airport
    Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
  • 04 Feb 2024

    Very straightforward and clear information regarding both the vehicles and the insurance offered

    john o.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
    Auckland Airport Domestic
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • 24 Feb 2024

    Good pricing! Competitive. Thanks

    gordon w.
    Booked: Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Christchurch Airport
    Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Timaru

🚗 Vehicle typesCar and SUV.
🔑 No. of depotsOne car rental depot in Timaru.
✅ Rental brandsAvis.

Car models commonly available in Timaru

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Timaru

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Elantra

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Timaru

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5

    5

    5 small

    Providers

    Avis

Toyota vehicles for hire in Timaru

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

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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

Timaru daily rate data

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

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

Mon

27 May

$167

$167

Tue

28 May

$167

$167

Wed

29 May

$167

$167

Thu

30 May

$167

$167

Fri

31 May

$167

$167

Sat

01 Jun

$167

$167

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

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

Mon

27 May

$196

$196

Tue

28 May

$196

$196

Wed

29 May

$196

$196

Thu

30 May

$196

$196

Fri

31 May

$196

$196

Sat

01 Jun

$196

$196

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

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

Mon

27 May

$219

$219

Tue

28 May

$219

$219

Wed

29 May

$219

$219

Thu

30 May

$219

$219

Fri

31 May

$219

$219

Sat

01 Jun

$219

$219

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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 26 May, 2024

Timaru Airport car hire

Are you flying into Timaru?
If you’d prefer to have a hire car when you land, you may opt to pick up at Timaru Airport (TIU) instead. To start comparing rates in the airport, simply input “Timaru Airport” in our search form.

Regional airports near Timaru

Airport Car Hire

Car rental depots in Timaru

Car hire depots in Timaru are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Timaru City

    8 King St, Timaru SI, 7910

    Today •9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    saturday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    5.00 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Timaru

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

    Prices start at NZD $167 per day for a Compact Car, up to NZD $219 per day for an Intermediate SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Timaru.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Timaru?

    The highest-rated rental car in Timaru is Toyota Corolla or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Timaru?

    Avis is the highest-rated car hire provider in Timaru, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Can I hire a car in Timaru and return it to Timaru Airport?

    If there is an available car from Avis you can collect from the Timaru City depot and return to the Avis depot at the airport. For this scenario, you must ensure you have entered in the correct details for the pickup and drop off times so the airport staff are available for when you return the vehicle, or they may provide you with after hour drop off information.

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