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Invercargill car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Invercargill

  • Car hire in Invercargill offers a great opportunity to explore the capital of Southland, rich in history and vintage motor vehicles. You can spend your days moving from the racing memorabilia through to many of the historical buildings and down to the heritage trail before taking to the road for one or two road trips. The Catlins are less than 40min away, home to sweeping coastline scenery and rare wildlife. You can do all of this without relying on bus schedules or finding a taxi that'll charge an arm and a leg for your travels.
  • There are plenty of companies offering car hire in Invercargill at Invercargill Airport (IVC), and choosing one here means you don't have to rely on public transport to and from the airport. The car hire companies are located outside of the arrival and departure terminals, along Airport Avenue, and in the car park across the road as you exit the terminals. To avoid any availability issues and to save time, book online through KAYAK and take the confirmation details to the car hire desks. Once you've confirmed payment, you'll be given the keys and taken to the vehicle for the final inspection.
  • Driving in Invercargill is much like driving in any other small city or town, and the roads are wide enough to accommodate all vehicles. Traffic lights and road signs guide you through the city, with plenty of on-street parking for vehicles. Drivers in Invercargill are casual, so don't drive too quickly around the city centre. Mostly, you'll be able to cruise along and enjoy the trees blowing in the wind along the side of the road.
  • There aren't very many difficulties when driving your car hire in Invercargill; there's minimal traffic most of the time and cars move at a leisurely pace. If you don't like traffic, consider avoiding the roads during the morning and evening work and school commute. This usually takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. The weekends tend to be a little busier but this shouldn't worry you. One of the main difficulties might be the slow pace of the traffic, especially if you're used to driving in fast-paced cities.
  • Book your car hire in Invercargill at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Invercargill are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Invercargill

  • How much is the price of fuel in Invercargill?

    The average price of fuel in Invercargill is £5.26 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £63 and £84, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Invercargill?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Invercargill.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Invercargill?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Invercargill?

    An Intermediate car hire in Invercargill costs £46 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Invercargill?

    A Standard car hire in Invercargill costs £54 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Invercargill?

    A Full Size car hire in Invercargill costs £110 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Invercargill?

    Most car hire providers in Invercargill offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Invercargill, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Invercargill?

    The roads in the city are well maintained and wide enough for any vehicle, so your choice of Invercargill car hire depends on your needs. If you're sticking within the city limits, a compact model is usually easier to navigate and lighter on fuel. If you're planning on a road trip with a few people through the nearby wilderness, consider picking up an SUV or 4x4 purely for comfort. 4x4s are wise if you plan on tackling off-road obstacles around the area.

  • What’s the speed limit in Invercargill?

    The speed limits in the city and surrounding area are similar to the limits in Southland, which include a 100 km/h default limit on open roads. There is a cap at 110 km/h on selected motorways, while the maximum speed on rural roads, outside the built-up areas, is 60 km/h. Most cities and town centres have a limit of 50 km/h, but the Invercargill council have introduced a reduced limit in certain areas of the city that's capped at 30 km/h. These areas include shopping districts and anywhere near schools.

  • Where are the best places to park in Invercargill?

    Finding parking for your car hire in Invercargill shouldn't be much of a problem. There is on-street parking in the shopping district outside most of the shops that's free most of the time. There may be parking guards that'll charge you, but they're few and far between. If you find yourself at a shopping centre, you'll have access to car parks that'll charge you using a ticket system. If you're at an on-street parking section that isn't free, the first 15min generally come without a charge and you'll be charged in 15min increments from then on.

Invercargill car hire reviews and directory

Apex

9.3

Wonderful

3 reviews
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Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Invercargill

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73 Airport Ave, Invercargill Airport, Invercargill

+86 10 6064 1387

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Came to collect us to bring us to rental car.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7.2

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Invercargill

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92 Airport Ave

+64 800 737 070

Monday07:30 - 20:30
Tuesday07:30 - 20:30
Wednesday07:30 - 20:30
Thursday07:30 - 20:30
Friday07:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

Invercargill Ap

+64 3 218 6100

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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7.2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

very expensive, even compared to Wellington. Have large suv booked late Jan for less than this rental. Aussie heaps cheaper

1 out of 1

Budget

5.2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

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79 Airport Ave

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Your website DID NOT INDICATE that the quote was in US dollars!!!! I was unable to pay the adjusted rate leaving me stranded with no car for a week. Very poor service Kayak!

1 out of 1

Avis

9.3

Wonderful

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73 Airport Ave

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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EZI

8.7

Very Good

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106 Airport Avenue

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

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92 Airport Ave

+64 3218 2837

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

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Terminal Building

+64 272 223 166

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Europcar

7.6

Good

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Terminal Building

+64 3 486 2358

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

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Terminal Building, Invercargill New Zealand

+64 3 486 2358

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Terminal Building

+64 3 486 2358

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Apollo Car Rentals

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Invercargill Airport

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Hertz

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92 Airport Ave

+64 3 218 2837

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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Friday07:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
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Moto Car Rental

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 106 Airport Avenue Invercargill Airport, Invercargill

+64 800 656 564

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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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92 Airport Ave Invercargill West

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5 travellers who hired a car in Invercargill gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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Car hire insurance in Invercargill

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Invercargill car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Invercargill.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Invercargill car hire.

Invercargill car hire information

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