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Compare Rates to Find Your Ideal Rental Car in Timaru


The port city of Timaru is situated on the Pacific coast of New Zealand’s Canterbury region. To find the lowest rates available on car rental in the area, compare and secure your vehicle with VroomVroomVroom.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Timaru

Vehicle ClassesCompact, Intermediate
Number of Depots1
Car Rental BrandsAvis

Car Rental Depot in Timaru

We compare rates from this local depot for rental cars right out of Timaru:

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8 King Street, Timaru 7910
8:00am - 5:30pm weekdays.
9:00am - 5:00pm weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Timaru Car Rental

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

Prices vary depending on vehicle type, availability, and booking duration. To check current rental rates in Timaru, use our price comparison tool.

Where can I book a hire car in Timaru?

You can get a rental car from the Avis depot at King Street.

Our Guide to Visiting Timaru

Timaru is one of the largest ports in New Zealand, and is a handy resting point on a South Island driving tour, being half way between Christchurch and Dunedin. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Timaru:

The Aigantighe Gallery

The Aigantighe (pronounced "egg and tie") is proud of its Scottish heritage. The name means “at home” and was founded by the Grant Family. Its reputation hails it the home of art in South Canterbury. This gallery which hosts 16 exhibitions a year are renowned for being provocative and inspirational. Take a stroll around the grounds and sculpture garden while you are there.

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

A culturally rich experience you will love, the Ngai Tahu people (Maori Tribe of the area) present a unique collection of ancient Maori Rock art. The legacy of Ngai Tahu is on display as they share their history and culture through their art.

Happy Customer Reviews for Timaru Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 7 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Romano S.
    Date: 12 Apr 2021
    Feedback: Very happy and friendly staff. Even upgraded our car without extra charge.
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Karen R.
    Date: 14 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Excellent service. Great to pick up keys and car at airport. My husband needs a wheel chair so it is great we don’t have to go far to get the car and return. The price is very good too. Thanks
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Donald M.
    Date: 13 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Super easy and this is the best site out of searching so many!
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Harry B.
    Date: 13 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Very easy web site to navigate
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Murray D.
    Date: 28 Jan 2021
    Feedback: easy
    Rating: 5/5 😀