Thrifty has over 25 locations across New Zealand, and stocks a range of vehicles for you to drive away in, including compact cars, SUVs, and luxury models. Thrifty also offers convenient multi-island hire options, allowing renters the freedom to explore all of New Zealand with a quality rental vehicle for each island.
If you have a query, or need assistance booking a Thrifty vehicle, contact us.
Thrifty offers compact cars, economy cars, intermediate cars, SUVs, wagons, and passenger vans. The available range of vehicles varies per location.
AMEX, Mastercard, Visa, and Diners Club credit cards are accepted for vehicle payments with Thrifty. Visa and Mastercard debit cards are only accepted at some Thrifty locations, and cash payments are not currently supported.
As per their minimum age requirement, you need to be at least 21 years old to hire a car with Thrifty. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 will need to pay a young driver surcharge and will only have access to Thrifty’s standard range of vehicles.
Any unrestricted licence, either Australian or international, will satisfy Thrifty’s licence requirements. Learner permits and provisional licences are not accepted for vehicle hire, and if your licence isn’t printed in English, you’ll need to present an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Yes. Basic cover is included in the rental quote, but if the vehicle is stolen, damaged, or a third-party loss occurs, you’ll have to pay up to the Rental Vehicle Excess amount listed in your Thrifty rental agreement.
No. Thrifty doesn’t require you to wash the hire car prior to drop-off, but it’s advised you return the vehicle in fair condition to avoid cleaning fees.
Yes. Return the hire car to Thrifty with a full tank of petrol to avoid extra charges.
Yes, but you don’t need to input anything yourself as we automatically add a 5% discount to Thrifty rates. In cases where vehicles are already discounted, the 5% discount may not be offered.