Toll Charges and How They Affect Renting a Car in New Zealand
Going on a road trip in New Zealand? When it comes to toll roads, you will need to understand where they are, how much they cost and how to pay for them. If you decide to drive on a toll road, you will need to pay a fee. The great thing about New Zealand is that there are only a few toll roads to be aware of.
Where are the tolls in New Zealand located?
There are 3 toll roads in New Zealand. All located on the North Island, these told roads include:
- Northern Gateway Toll Road north in Auckland
- Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road
- Takitimu Drive Toll Road
How do I pay for toll charges in a hire car?
There are a few ways you can pay for a toll charge:
- Over the phone: You can call 0800 40 20 20 to pay for the toll charge. This form of payment will require you to own a credit card or debit card to pay for the toll.
- Online: You can go to www.tollroad.govt.nz and pay with a credit or debit card. You can pay for your toll in advance or after you have passed through the toll. Just make sure you remember to pay it to avoid extra charges or fines.
How much do tolls cost?
Each toll road will vary in cost. They are not usually very expensive. Click here to see the cost of each toll in New Zealand. If you decide that you don’t want to travel on a toll road to avoid the extra cost, there are usually alternative routes you can travel on. In most cases, a toll provides a more direct route where there are longer routes that are completely free. Plan your trip ahead of time and adjust the route according to your preference.
For more information on toll charges, contact our Customer Care Team.
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When you drive your rental car on toll roadsKeep in mind that the toll cost may come with a surcharge depending on what payment method you choose and what platform your payment is made on. Furthermore, the car rental company is not responsible for paying or reminding you to pay for any toll roads you come across. This is something you will need to do autonomously.