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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.

Why Book A Thrifty Vehicle?

  • Over 25 New Zealand locations.
  • Easy multi-island hire arrangements available.
  • Wide selection of vehicle makes and models.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Thrifty

What cars does Thrifty have?

Thrifty offers compact cars, economy cars, intermediate cars, SUVs, wagons, and passenger vans. The available range of vehicles varies per location.

How can I pay for my car hire with Thrifty?

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.

What is the minimum age to hire a car from Thrifty in New Zealand?

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.

What type of driver licence does Thrifty accept?

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).

Does a Thrifty hire car include insurance?

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.

Do I have to wash the vehicle before returning it to Thrifty?

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.

Do I need to refuel before returning the vehicle to Thrifty?

Yes. Return the hire car to Thrifty with a full tank of petrol to avoid extra charges.

Can I get discounts on Thrifty vehicles with VroomVroomVroom?

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.

Happy Customer Reviews
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 4047 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 😀