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Tauranga car hire information

Pick-up locationTauranga
Car types
Hire locations22
Airport locations12

Cheap car hire in Tauranga

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tauranga

  • Hiring a car in Tauranga offers flexibility and convenience. It allows you to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. With a hired car, you can easily visit attractions like Mount Maunganui and McLaren Falls Park, which are more accessible with private transportation. It provides the freedom to plan your itinerary according to your preferences and saves time compared to relying on public transport. Using a hired car in Tauranga ensures a seamless travel experience, enabling you to make the most of your visit.
  • When hiring a car at Tauranga Airport (TRG), offices are located within the airport terminals. You can find the car hire counters in the Arrival halls. Some car hire companies may also offer a shuttle service from the airport to their offices nearby. Tauranga car hire options are readily available at the airport, allowing you to pick up your hired vehicle as soon as you arrive, saving you time and providing easy access to transportation during your stay.
  • When using a hire car in Tauranga, be aware of a few things, especially in busy areas. Pedestrians may step out without warning, so exercise caution. Pay attention to road signs and adhere to the speed limits. Be mindful of roundabouts, as they are commonly used in Tauranga. Familiarise yourself with the local driving regulations and be courteous to other drivers on the road.
  • Rush hour in Tauranga typically occurs between 07:30 and 09:00 and 16:30 and 18:00, especially on major roads such as State Highway 2 and State Highway 29. During these times, traffic congestion is more prevalent, resulting in slower travel times. Additionally, Tauranga experiences increased traffic during peak holiday seasons, especially around Christmas and New Year. It is advisable to plan your journeys accordingly and allow extra time for travel during rush hours and busy periods.
  • Book your car hire in Tauranga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Tauranga are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tauranga

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tauranga?

    The average price of fuel in Tauranga is R124,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 495 and R1 994, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tauranga?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tauranga.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Tauranga costs R1 530 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Tauranga?

    A Standard car hire in Tauranga costs R1 354 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Tauranga costs R1 593 per day, on average.

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

    For your car hire in Tauranga, the recommended vehicle depends on your specific needs. If you're travelling alone or as a couple and prefer fuel efficiency and easy manoeuvring, a compact car like a hatchback would be suitable. Families or groups may find a spacious SUV or minivan more comfortable, providing ample room for passengers and luggage. The choice of vehicle also depends on the nature of your exploration, whether you plan to visit off-road destinations where a 4WD vehicle would be advantageous. Consider your requirements and preferences when selecting a car to hire in Tauranga.

  • What's the speed limit in Tauranga?

    The speed limits in Tauranga may vary depending on the area you are driving in. In urban areas and residential zones, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph). On open roads and highways, the speed limit is typically 100 km/h (62 mph) unless otherwise signposted. It is essential to pay attention to speed limit signs and adjust your speed accordingly. Certain areas may have reduced speed limits, such as school zones or construction sites. Keep an eye out for speed cameras, particularly in high-risk areas, to ensure compliance with the speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tauranga?

    The best places to park in Tauranga are the city centre car parks. While some areas offer free parking, it's advisable to plan for paid parking in certain parts of the City. Prices for parking in Tauranga typically range from 1 to 3 NZD per hour (0.50 to 1.50 GBP). If you prefer to save on parking costs, consider parking outside the city centre and utilising public transport or walking to your destination. Additionally, be aware of any time limits or parking restrictions indicated by signage to avoid fines or towing.

Tauranga car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

5 locations in Tauranga

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Locations in Tauranga

121 Hewletts Road

+64 7 572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

150 Elizabeth St, West

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

64 Jean Batten Drive

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Jean Batten Dr

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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Tauranga

+64 7 572 3836

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Hertz

7,3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Tauranga

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150 Elizabeth St, West

+64 7 578 9143

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

64 Jean Batten Drive

+64 7 578 9143

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Jean Batten Dr

+64 7 578 9143

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
The pickup point gave a Tauranga city address but there was no Hertz there. The correct pickup point was at Mount Maunganui. Staff were friendly and apologetic but I felt it to be very unprofessional to be given a wrong address. Car was also quite dirty (could hardly read the speedometer as the plastic was stained) and had many dents and scratches. Surprisingly the car didn’t have any satellite navigation which seems to be a common feature in other countries. Drop of point was also very hard to find as it stated it as Auckland Airport. I presumed it was international airport but after driving around I finally fount it at the domestic terminal. I wish this information was clearly provided when the car was picked up. I also got warning messages in the car that the car required maintenance and oil check. This should have been checked and found before we were given the car.

1 out of 1

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Tauranga

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Jean Batten Dr

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00

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Apex

8,3

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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21 Jean Batten Dr

+86 10 6064 1387

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EZI

8,3

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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121 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui

+64 800 545 000

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Firefly

8,2

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Tauranga

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150 Elizabeth St, West

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Tauranga Airport

+64 7 578 9143

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Dollar

8,1

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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Tauranga

+64 7572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6,0

Okay

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One location in Tauranga

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Tauranga Airport

07 574 2943

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Avis

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2 locations in Tauranga

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21 Jean Batten Drive

+64 7574 1840

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00

Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Saturday08:30 - 17:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, loved having GPS and backup camera

1 out of 0

Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Tauranga

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121 Hewletts Road Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

+64 800 656 564

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 73 Jean Batten Drive Tauranga Airport, Mt Maunganui

+64 800 656 564

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Europcar

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One location in Tauranga

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Terminal-go To Pacific Auto Rental

+64 7346 1720

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4 travellers who hired a car in Tauranga gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Tauranga

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Most popular car type

Economy

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