Gisborne car hires from $88

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 Gisborne with a pick-up date of 24/4 and drop-off date of 1/5. 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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Gisborne car hire information

Pick-up locationGisborne
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, SUV, Standard SUV, Standard estate car
Hire locations11
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesHertz, Thrifty, EZI

Cheap car rentals in Gisborne

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Economy$88/day
Compact$88/day
SUV$95/day
Full-size SUV$135/day
Passenger van$126/day
Intermediate SUV$90/day
Standard SUV$109/day
Compact SUV$114/day
Standard estate car$142/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gisborne

  • Car hire in Gisborne is definitely recommended, as the main local transport is by bus, but it has quite a few limitations. Firstly, it doesn’t operate on weekends, leaving you stranded if you’re wanting to get somewhere on the weekend without a taxi fare. The bus routes are infrequent, usually operating every 45min, so using the bus service does require some planning. If you’re planning to fit a lot of sights into your travels in Gisborne, frequent or long taxi trips could add up quickly.
  • As you exit Gisborne Airport (GIS), you will see hire car offices in a separate building beside the car park, to your right. Gisborne car hire gives you an option of four companies to choose from; Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s licence, confirmation of your reservation and a credit card in your name to cover the costs of your booking. If you are nominating a second driver, they will also need to bring their driver’s licence with them.
  • There’s not much you need to know about driving your car hire in Gisborne, the city is not very large and it is well laid out, so it’s easy to navigate the streets without them being familiar. Weekends and days with particularly good weather may see a higher number of pedestrians to keep an eye out for, as locals and other travellers head to soak up the beaches, hikes and campsites.
  • Driving your car hire in Gisborne comes with no real difficulty. It doesn’t get the traffic that Wellington or Auckland do and so doesn’t have any particularly large or complicated intersections that may trip a traveller up. Adventuring in, out and around Gisborne doesn’t call for anything other than enjoying the scenery. The roads may get some ice overnight in the winter, so if you are travelling in those months, be sure to drive carefully.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Gisborne for $92 or less
  • Book your rental car in Gisborne at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Gisborne are around 10% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Gisborne are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gisborne

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

    Your choice of car hire in Gisborne comes down to personal preference and your plans for your stay. As Gisborne Airport is so close by to Gisborne city, there’s no long stretch of road between picking up your hire car and reaching your accommodation. However, if you are staying in or planning to visit other areas that take a journey, or camping or hiking, you may want to select a 4WD or SUV over a compact vehicle. Either way, it might be a good idea to make sure you are booking a vehicle with a navigation system, to help you avoid getting lost on your travels.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gisborne?

    Speed limits vary across New Zealand and change frequently during any journey, so be aware and pay attention to the speed limit signs to make sure you are following the laws. Most urban or city areas will have a speed limit of 50 km/h unless otherwise signed, whereas rural roads can be 70 km/h, 80 km/h or 100 km/h. There are some highways in New Zealand that instead have a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h. Unmarked police vehicles and speed cameras are common in New Zealand, so it is essential that you keep your eye on the limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gisborne?

    Parking your car hire in Gisborne city has a few options. In the CBD, there is metered parking from Monday to Friday, 08:00-17:00, and Saturday, 09:00-12:00. Depending on the street, the cost is either NZ$ 1.50 or NZ$ 2 per hour (A$ 1.39 or A$ 1.86). Time limits vary from 1h to 8h. Parking outside of these hours is free, and further out of Gisborne city by the beaches, there are plenty of free parking options.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Gisborne?

    On average a hire car in Gisborne costs $112 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Gisborne?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($88/day), Hertz ($90/day) and EZI ($99/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty Aerodrome Rd 4010 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gisborne?

    The average price of fuel in Gisborne is $11.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $140 and $187, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gisborne?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gisborne.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Gisborne airport (GIS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gisborne airport include Hertz, EZI, Thrifty and Budget.

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

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Gisborne?

    A Special car hire in Gisborne costs $96 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Gisborne?

    An Economy car hire in Gisborne costs $104 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Gisborne?

    A Compact car hire in Gisborne costs $128 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Gisborne?

    In Gisborne, cars are most frequently hired at EZI Rental Car Kiosk, Aerodrome Road, Awapuni (3 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Gisborne?

    On average a car hire in Gisborne costs $784 per week ($112 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Gisborne?

    On average a car hire in Gisborne costs $3,362 per month ($112 per day).

Gisborne car rental reviews and directory

EZI

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Gisborne

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387 Childers Road

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

Rental Car Kiosk, Aerodrome Road, Awapuni

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great service in Gisborne!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Simple fast online booking process. Although there was a misunderstanding on my behalf I received friendly informative service on pickup. Extremely happy with the rental vehicle certainly served its purpose and happy to use EZI again and highly recommend EZI.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very Good

1 review
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Gisborne

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Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:30
Sunday10:30 - 12:00

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Hertz

8.0

Very Good

2 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Gisborne

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Aerodrome Rd

+64 6 867 9348

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 10:30

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6.0 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff and pickup were ideal.

Cons:

Drop off was very difficult. There was an extremely large extra payment withdrawn.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
the service was really good

1 out of 1

Firefly

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Gisborne

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Gisborne Airport

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

8.1

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Gisborne

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387 Childers Road

+64 21 923 293

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

Aerodrome Rd

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 10:30

Gisborne Airport

+64 21 923 293

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 10:30
Sunday09:00 - 10:30

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Moto Car Rental

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2 locations in Gisborne

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387 Childers Road Gisborne

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building Aerodrome Road Awapuni, Gisborne

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Gisborne

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Aerodrome Rd

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:30
Sunday10:30 - 12:00

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6.4 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice lady at check in

Cons:

She would do nothing to help with the charge being wrong

1 out of 0

5 travellers who rented a car in Gisborne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Gisborne

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$112/day

Good deal

$92/day

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