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Cheap Car Rentals in Palmerston North from $95

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Palmerston North with a pick-up date of 20/9 and drop-off date of 22/9. 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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Palmerston North car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Palmerston North. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of petrol per litre

$2.89

Average price per day

$133

Cheapest price per day

$95

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Palmerston North?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Palmerston North and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

January

$124

February

$128

March

$155

April

$155

May

$146

June

$140

July

$151

August

$130

September

$151

October

$137

November

$148

December

$128

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Palmerston North is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Palmerston North

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Palmerston North and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

SUV is the cheapest car type you can hire in Palmerston North this past week from 19 hire locations out of 15 hire agencies. Prices for a Palmerston North SUV hire start from $71/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Compare available car types for rental in Palmerston North

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Palmerston North to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Small cars

$117 - $237

All Car Types

$153 - $219

To hire a small car in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $169/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$117/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$237/day). In fact, August is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a small car saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Palmerston North small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $170/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$129/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$249/day). In fact, May is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a medium car saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Palmerston North medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $222/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$151/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$338/day). In fact, May is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a large car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $178/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$119/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$234/day). In fact, May is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a SUV saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Palmerston North SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $394/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$218/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$735/day). In fact, May is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a van is 54% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Palmerston North, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $171/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Palmerston North, New Zealand (~$105/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$410/day). In fact, June is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Palmerston North. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Palmerston North, hiring a pickup truck saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Yaris$95/day
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Top rental agencies in Palmerston North

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Palmerston North known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Palmerston North. Reviews were last updated on 21 June 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Palmerston North, including Avis, Budget and Thrifty. Skim reviews, rental company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Avis

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

1 location

Thrifty

2 locations

EZI

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Europcar

1 location

Hertz

6.0
Okay
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

4.6

Cross Country Rentals

3 locations

Apollo Car Rentals

1 location

Best Palmerston North car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Palmerston North. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Palmerston North with an average daily rate of $109. Data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Palmerston North area. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Toyota Yaris$95/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris$95/day
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Mitsubishi ASX$97/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Palmerston North, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 21 June 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Palmerston North?

    You'll need to be 21 to obtain cheap car rentals in Palmerston North and your driving licence must be at least one year old. if you're not in possession of a local driving license, you must have an international driving licence to secure your rental car. Remember to bring your confirmation details, the same credit card used to make the online booking, as well as your passport for photo ID. Please note, you cannot rent a car in the city if the card owner isn't present, in case you've made the booking with someone else's credit card.

  • What are the rules for driving in Palmerston North?

    One of the best ways to keep yourself safe while driving your Palmerston North car rental is to stay up to date with local vehicle departments to be aware of rule changes. You'll be driving your cheap car rentals in Palmerston North on the left of the road and passing cars on the right-hand side. The driver and all the passengers are required to wear seatbelts all of the time. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in the city and if you're caught with more than a 0.05% blood alcohol level, you could face jail.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Palmerston North?

    As with the rest of New Zealand, the roads in the city are in good condition and traffic is reasonable. The choice of car rental in Palmerston North depends mostly on your needs and wants. If you're moving around with fewer passengers, consider renting a lighter, more fuel-efficient model like the Suzuki Swift. If you're heading on a longer trip, taking an SUV is a comfortable way of travelling through the landscape.

  • Where are the best places to park in Palmerston North?

    Parking your rental cars in Palmerston North is relatively easy. Most on-street parking will be found close to the city centre and you'll pay by using the parking meters provided. These fees and time limits are subject to change. You'll pay at the meters using a credit card, coins or by using the Frogparking mobile app. You'll find one-hour-free parking at the King Street car park. If you're parking on a Saturday morning, you won't need to feed the meters until 11:00 a.m.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Palmerston North?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $133/day when booking a car hire in Palmerston North. The absolute best deal a user found was for $74/day from Budget, booked on Jun. 16.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Palmerston North?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Palmerston North from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($95/day), Budget ($99/day), and EZI ($111/day).

  • What are petrol prices like in Palmerston North?

    The average price of petrol in Palmerston North is $2.89/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $130 and $188 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Palmerston North for a week from Hertz?

    Hertz is one of the top picks in Palmerston North. They can have you in a hire car for about $1,032 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Palmerston North for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 74% on a hire car in Palmerston North. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 53 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Palmerston North?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Palmerston North for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Palmerston North for a month?

    The average cost of a car rental in Palmerston North for a month is $4,423. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in Palmerston North for a weekend?

    $127 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Palmerston North, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Palmerston North, then opt for a Standard SUV hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of July, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as $130/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Palmerston North?

    Class Special Car, which is a Special vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Palmerston North according to Cheapflights users.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Palmerston North

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Palmerston North. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Palmerston North. Deals were last updated on 21 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Palmerston North. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($42+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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