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Car rental at Taupo Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Taupo airport

Economy$74/day
Compact$67/day
SUV$67/day
People mover$252/day
Full-size SUV$78/day
Passenger van$252/day
Premium SUV$187/day
Supplier choice$74/day
Compact SUV$79/day
Standard SUV$89/day
Intermediate SUV$103/day
Standard estate car$122/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Taupo airport

  • When you book a car hire at Taupo Airport (TUO), you are giving yourself an easy way to access the city with a lot of ease. As some of you may know, Taupo Airport is located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, and it’s about 8 km south of the town centre, next to New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo. With your hire car, you will be able to drive flexibly to this lake and other attractions and save on your coin in case you want to go further away from the urban areas.
  • There are many car hire companies that you will find and can choose from at Taupo Airport. They are located inside the arrival terminal, next to the luggage claim area. Once you are done with all the documentation, you can proceed to the parking area. Here, you’ll do a quick inspection of the vehicle, get the keys and begin your onward journey.
  • When the time comes and you want to drop off your car hire at Taupo Airport, you will just need to follow the signs. You will go straight through the roundabout and take a left turn to the ground floor, or to where the signposts direct you. When you see multiple cars parked, you can look for the signs to the company you hired the car with. Park the car in the company’s area and leave the key with an attendant or in the key box.
  • Car hire agencies at Taupo Airport have different times of opening and closing, so you can pick up your car and drop it off at a convenient time for you. For instance, the opening and closing times for EZI Car Rental are usually 08:00 and 17:00; Avis Car Hire at Taupo Airport generally opens and closes at 08:30 and 19:15; while Budget Rent a Car normally opens at 08:00 and closes at 19:00 seven days a week.

FAQs about renting a car at Taupo airport

  • Which documentation is required when hiring a car at Taupo Airport?

    When booking a Taupo Airport car hire, you need to be of legal age, which is 21 years. You must come with photographic identification, and you must also have a valid driving licence and a valid passport. Additionally, you’ll need a credit or debit card as a form of payment, but this will depend on the company because some prefer credit cards and not debit cards. You should also have an international driver’s licence, just in case.

  • What are the road rules that I should be aware of when driving a car hire from Taupo Airport?

    You must be aware of the important rules of the road before leaving the airport. First, you should know that you must always drive on the left-hand side of the road. When turning, you should always give way to traffic that is not turning. You should also adhere to the rule of the speed limit while driving. In general, you can drive at 30 kph to 50 kph while in urban areas and 80 kph to 120 kph on highways, but you should always check for and follow the road signs. You can only overtake vehicles if the situation allows you to do so safely, and you should never cross a solid yellow line on your side of the centerline.

  • Which car hire at Taupo Airport offers the fastest services?

    Budget Rent a Car and The Hertz Corporation are fast to deal with if all your documentation is up to date and you have already done your booking online correctly. They also offer budget-friendly shuttle services and fastbreak services, which will help you collect your car after booking online; just present your licence and everything will be arranged.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Taupo airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($67/day), EZI ($75/day) and Budget ($79/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Taupo airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Taupo airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, and Hertz.

Taupo Airport car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Taupo Airport

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1103 Anzac Memorial Dr

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30
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4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
We had to arrange a drop off at a different location - SH1 road was closed to Taupo. Called the call centre and all was sorted. When dropping the vehicle off in Whanganui - They didn't know about this? They rang Taupo branch who also didn't know about this. Was all sorted and drop off made - I still received a call later in the day asking why we didn't return the vehicle to Taupo. Obviously a huge break down in communication at Thrifty. Had to pay a huge $450 relocation cost.

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

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1103 Anzac Memorial Dr

+64 7 378 8056

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30
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EZI

8.7

Very Good

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Rental Car Kiosk, 1105 Anzac Memorial Drive, Wharewaka

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30
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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

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Taupo Airport

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Avis

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61 Spa Rd

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 19:15
Tuesday08:30 - 19:15
Wednesday20:00 - 20:4508:30 - 19:15
Thursday08:30 - 19:15
Friday08:30 - 19:15
Saturday08:30 - 19:15
Sunday17:30 - 19:1512:30 - 13:00
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Budget

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108 Rifle Range Rd

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30
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Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 19:15
Tuesday08:30 - 19:15
Wednesday08:30 - 19:15
Thursday08:30 - 19:15
Friday08:30 - 19:15
Saturday08:30 - 19:15
Sunday17:15 - 19:1511:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience and a great help, definitely rent from these folks!

1 out of 0

Moto Car Rental

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One location in Taupo Airport

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 1105 Anzac Memorial Drive, Wharewaka Taupo Airport, Taupo 3378

+64 800 656 564

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3 travellers who rented a car in Taupo Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations at Taupo Airport

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Most popular car type

Intermediate