If you want to see everything Nelson has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Thrifty. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to New Zealand even better with a Thrifty rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do and see in and around the region, you'll want to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your trip. Whether you have to check out the bistro that has gotten great reviews across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to explore as much as you can while on your trip. No matter what you have planned while in , if you want to get the most from your trip New Zealand, having your own vehicle is a must.
CarRentals.com works with many of the top businesses, like Thrifty, because they are well-known for their track record in supplying customers with the best vehicles on the road. We can help your visit get off to a great start.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get the best prices on a Nelson Thrifty car rental?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you book. However, booking ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my car rental in Nelson?
Be sure to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Nelson?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Nelson is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Thrifty's policies to find out what the total cost is for you.
What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Nelson?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Nelson. Compact or economy vehicles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does New Zealand require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Thrifty in New Zealand. Many major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to . Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Thrifty require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Nelson. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring your car back to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Nelson?
Nelson certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Nelson.
Does Thrifty offer one-way rentals in Nelson?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at another Thrifty. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Nelson, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of New Zealand, you can go wherever you want to, without trying to wave down a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next trip, book your Thrifty Nelson rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and drive the road in Nelson, New Zealand.