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New Plymouth car hires from £51/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in New Plymouth with a pick-up date of 15/8 and drop-off date of 17/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in New Plymouth

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Mitsubishi ASX car
Mitsubishi ASX
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£51/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in New Plymouth

  • Driving a car hire in New Plymouth will give you the freedom to explore the city as well as the surrounding area, such as including Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park, and the scenic coastline. Hiring a car enables you to access these remote areas that might not be easily reachable by public transportation. If you're an adventurous traveller, having a hire car opens up opportunities to explore lesser-known places and hidden gems in and around New Plymouth. You can deviate from popular tourist routes and discover unique attractions that might not be easily accessible otherwise.
  • The closest airport to New Plymouth is New Plymouth Airport (NPL). It is located approximately 11 km (7 miles) from the city centre. This is ideal if you are flying into the area, as you are also able to book and collect a car hire from New Plymouth Airport with the choice of several major car hire companies including Avis, Budget, and Hertz. The car hiring desks are located on the Ground Floor opposite Arrivals and by the Baggage Claim area.
  • When driving your New Plymouth car hire, you should be aware that New Plymouth and the surrounding region are characterised by narrow and winding roads, especially when venturing into more rural or coastal areas. Exercise caution, maintain appropriate speeds, and be prepared for unexpected turns or blind corners when driving your car hire in New Plymouth. Moreover, New Zealand's weather can change rapidly, particularly in coastal areas like New Plymouth. Strong winds, heavy rain, and fog are not uncommon. Stay informed about weather forecasts, adjust your driving to the conditions, and be prepared for reduced visibility and slippery roads.
  • It is good to be aware that when driving your car hire in New Plymouth outside the city, you should be mindful of wildlife crossing the roads. Keep an eye out for signs indicating potential animal crossings and adjust your speed accordingly. Moreover, New Plymouth is located in a relatively remote part of New Zealand. When driving to more rural or isolated areas, it's important to know of limited services, such as petrol stations, accommodation, and mobile network coverage. Plan your routes, fuel up when necessary, and ensure you have means of communication in case of emergencies.
  • Book your car hire in New Plymouth at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car hire in New Plymouth

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in New Plymouth?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£51/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz Airport Drive R D 3 4373 (6 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in New Plymouth?

    The average price of fuel in New Plymouth is £5.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in New Plymouth?

    Compact (Hyundai Kona or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New Plymouth.

  • How can I find car hires near me in New Plymouth?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in New Plymouth?

    A Compact car hire in New Plymouth costs £43 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in New Plymouth?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Plymouth?

    New Plymouth has a mix of urban and rural areas, including narrow and winding roads, so you can opt for a compact or mid-sized car, because they can be practical for navigating windy roads and narrower streets. They can also be advantageous for manoeuvring through tight spaces and navigating winding roads with ease. In addition, choosing a car with good fuel efficiency can be beneficial, particularly if you plan to explore the region or take longer drives. It can help reduce fuel costs and minimise environmental impact. Keep in mind that if you plan to explore more remote or rugged areas surrounding New Plymouth, having a car with AWD or 4WD capabilities can provide better traction and handling.

  • What is the speed limit in New Plymouth?

    When driving within New Plymouth or other urban and built-up areas of New Zealand, you can expect the speed limit to usually be 50 km/h (31 mph). On open roads outside built-up areas, the speed limit is typically 100 km/h (62 mph). Be aware that some open roads may have lower speed limits due to specific conditions or hazards, so it's essential to pay attention to any posted signs. On rural roads outside of New Plymouth, the speed limit is often 100 km/h (62 mph), unless otherwise indicated.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Plymouth?

    There are several street parking options, including free parking within New Plymouth. When parking in areas controlled by parking metres run by the local city council, then the first 10 minutes are free, ideal if you need to make a quick stop. All council parking areas are open 24/7 and are free after 17:00, and on Sundays and public holidays. You can expect to pay around $3 (£0.50) an hour to park on Gill Street in the council parking areas.

New Plymouth car hire reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in New Plymouth

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Locations in New Plymouth

77-79 Gill St

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Terminal Building

+64 6 755 1565

Monday07:15 - 21:00
Tuesday07:15 - 21:00
Wednesday07:15 - 21:00
Thursday07:15 - 21:00
Friday07:15 - 21:00
Saturday07:15 - 21:00
Sunday07:15 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Great service!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Nigel is the man. Best rental experience ever.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in New Plymouth

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Airport Drive R D 3

+64 800 737 070

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 13:30
Sunday13:00 - 21:00

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Hertz

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in New Plymouth

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Airport Drive R D 3

+64 6 755 0700

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 13:30
Sunday13:00 - 21:00

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EZI

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in New Plymouth

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Rental Car Kiosk, 192 Airport Drive

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in New Plymouth

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New Plymouth Airport

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in New Plymouth

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Terminal -go To Pegasus Rental Desk

+64 273 585 262

Opening times not available

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Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

One location in New Plymouth

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Terminal Building

+64 27 358 5262

Opening times not available

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in New Plymouth

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77-79 Gill St

Opening times not available

Terminal Building

Monday07:15 - 21:00
Tuesday07:15 - 21:00
Wednesday07:15 - 21:00
Thursday07:15 - 21:00
Friday07:15 - 21:00
Saturday07:15 - 21:00
Sunday07:15 - 21:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

really friendly service and clean cars.

1 out of 0

Apollo Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in New Plymouth

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New Plymouth City (nth)

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Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in New Plymouth

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 192 Airport Drive New Plymouth Airport, New Plymouth

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in New Plymouth

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72, Leach Street

Opening times not available

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3 travellers who hired a car in New Plymouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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Good to know

Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a car hire in New Plymouth

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Car hire insurance in New Plymouth

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some New Plymouth 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 New Plymouth.

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 New Plymouth car hire.

New Plymouth car hire information

Pick-up locationNew Plymouth
Car typesCompact SUV
Hire locations13
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesHertz