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New Plymouth car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting 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 rental car in New Plymouth at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in New Plymouth are around 30% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Plymouth

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

    The average price of fuel in New Plymouth is ₹ 575 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 6,895 and ₹ 9,194, depending on the car size.

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

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV 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 an Intermediate car hire cost in New Plymouth?

    An Intermediate car hire in New Plymouth costs ₹ 8,463 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in New Plymouth costs ₹ 4,780 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in New Plymouth?

    An Economy car hire in New Plymouth costs ₹ 5,867 per day, on average.

  • 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 rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in New Plymouth

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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
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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

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Airport Drive R D 3

+64 800 737 070

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 13:30
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Hertz

4.4

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8.0

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8.0

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2.0

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2.0

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Airport Drive R D 3

+64 6 755 0700

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

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EZI

8.7

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One location in New Plymouth

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Rental Car Kiosk, 192 Airport Drive

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

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One location in New Plymouth

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New Plymouth Airport

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

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Terminal -go To Pegasus Rental Desk

+64 273 585 262

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Europcar

7.5

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Terminal Building

+64 27 358 5262

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Avis

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2 locations in New Plymouth

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77-79 Gill St

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Terminal Building

Monday07:15 - 21:00
Tuesday07:15 - 21:00
Wednesday07:15 - 21:00
Thursday07:15 - 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

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New Plymouth City (nth)

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Moto Car Rental

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

+64 800 656 564

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Sunnycars

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72, Leach Street

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

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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New Plymouth car hire information

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