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Palmerston North car rentals from $68/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Palmerston North with a pick-up date of 6/19 and drop-off date of 6/22. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Palmerston North

  • Car hire in Palmerston North is a wise option to give yourself the chance to explore the surrounding countryside once you have visited the city itself. With a hire car, you’ll be able to spend the day at the beach, with Foxton and Himatangi Beach lying around 30 minutes by road to the west. If hiking is your preferred activity, a Palmerston North car hire will give you the freedom to drive out to Manawatu Gorge, which is usually just over a 30-minute drive to the northeast of the city.
  • The Palmerston North Airport (PMR) car hire companies are located in the terminal building, just opposite the luggage claim carousels in the arrivals hall. Choose your car hire in Palmerston North from a company such as Europcar, Budget or Avis and you’ll be able to collect your keys at the company counters. The car park for hire cars is directly across the road from the front entrance to the terminal.
  • Driving your Palmerston North car hire will be a pleasure, as the roads, in general, are well looked after and there are not many cars on the road. Things to remember are that you must give way to oncoming vehicles when you are turning right across traffic and that pedestrians have right of way. It is helpful to know how to use roundabouts, as Palmerston North has a number of these at intersections. Use overtaking lanes to pass other cars, but don’t stay in the overtaking lane unnecessarily.
  • When driving in Palmerston North in the winter months of June, July and August, you should watch out for icy roads – while there is unlikely to be snow on the road, the cold weather may lead to icy patches on the road surfaces. Watch out for cycle lanes, as sometimes these can share the lanes of the road; they can be identified by a painting of a bike and a double-headed arrow on the road.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Palmerston North for $77 or less
  • Book your rental car in Palmerston North at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Palmerston North are around 2% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Palmerston North

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

    On average a rental car in Palmerston North costs $90 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Palmerston North found in the last 2 weeks is $88.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Palmerston North?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($68/day), Budget ($81/day) and Europcar ($91/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis Terminal Building 4442 (2 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Palmerston North?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Palmerston North. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Palmerston North?

    The average gas price in Palmerston North is $6.88 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $83 and $110, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Palmerston North?

    Full-size (Toyota Highlander or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Palmerston North.

  • Which car rental companies are at Palmerston North airport (PMR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Palmerston North airport include Hertz and Budget.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Palmerston North?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Palmerston North?

    A Full Size car rental in Palmerston North costs $103 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Palmerston North?

    A Compact car rental in Palmerston North costs $101 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Palmerston North costs $628 per week ($90 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Palmerston North costs $2,691 per month ($90 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Palmerston North?

    Most car rental providers in Palmerston North offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Palmerston North, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Palmerston North?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 15 car rental agencies in Palmerston North.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Palmerston North?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Palmerston North?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Palmerston North so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

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

    Car hire in Palmerston North should be considered in conjunction with your driving plans. To travel in comfort around town, it may be an idea to look out for an intermediate sedan or a compact car that is easy to manoeuvre and park. For driving out into the countryside, consider a standard or premium SUV for extra comfort and space. A premium minivan is a good option for travel parties, and if you are driving up into the mountains in winter, it may be an idea to opt for a 4-wheel drive.

  • What’s the speed limit in Palmerston North?

    The speed limit on national highways and motorways is 100 kph, while in the city itself, the speed limit varies depending on the size of the road. In Palmerston North, there are speed limits of 30 kph on some of the smaller roads in the city, and this can increase to 40 kph or 50 kph as the roads get wider. It is important to note when driving your car hire in Palmerston North that variable speed limits of 40 kph/50 kph exist on certain roads, during the hours that children get dropped off and picked up from school.

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

    It is possible to find on-street parking in Palmerston North for roughly NZ$ 1.70 (around A$ 1.50) per hour, while off-street parking in a car park will cost about NZ$ 1.00 (around A$ 0.90) per hour or NZ$ 5.00 (around A$ 4.50) for a day. There are on-street parking meters, and these charges usually apply from 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and from 11:00 until 15:00 on Saturday; parking is generally free all day on Sunday. You can pay by feeding the meter or using the parking app on your phone.

Palmerston North car rental reviews and directory

EZI

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Palmerston North

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732, Tremaine Avenue

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Airport Drive

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Hertz

6.0

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

4.6

One location in Palmerston North

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Airport Drive Milson

+64 6 357 0921

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. My only critique is that when I wanted to change the drop off location the reservations central number representative could not help me. She told me I’d have to phone the original drop off location - Auckland Airport Hertz. I tried almost all day and no one answered the phone. I finally called the drop off location in downtown Auckland which I wanted to take the car to, and the staff member told me I could. But he wasn’t able to tell me whether it would cost any more, but he thought it would not. I took my chances and it turned out to cost the same. But I think your central reservation people should be able to make those changes to drop off location, should know whether it costs more, and the staff at Auckland Airport’s hertz counter should answer their phone — or Hertz should employ sufficient staff to handle the work load so the phone doesn’t get ignored. The answering machine which would come on, asked me to leave a message but as I was calling from a foreign number I was sure I’d never get a call back.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Quite difficult to organise pick up car post 5.30pm especially if one is not coming through a flight. Very difficult staff. Had to escalate to the manager who agreed that he would only wait till 6pm. What is the use of booking or allowing to book a car if the pick up Isn’t available after hrs. Even after paying extra for late pickup??

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I have been charged for 1.45 hours almost the same price as I paid for the car for 24 hours. I was told that up to 59 mins late back would be a grace period, and I explained by circumstances. Disappointing to have such a steep charge, will not be using Hertz again.

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Avis

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Palmerston North

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Terminal Building

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Budget

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Palmerston North

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Terminal Building

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Firefly

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

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Palmerston North Apt

+64 6357 0921

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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Thrifty

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Palmerston North

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Airport Drive Milson

+64 800 737 070

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Sunday09:00 - 17:30

Palmerstown North Ap

+64 6 355 4365

Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Palmerston North

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Terminal Building

+64 273 585 262

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Dollar

7.7

Good

No reviews available

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Palmerstown North Ap

+64 6355 4365

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
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Friday07:00 - 20:30

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Europcar

7.5

Good

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Terminal Building

+64 6 260 2320

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Palmerston North

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Terminal Building, Palmerston North Airport, Palmerston Nor

+64 6 260 2320

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Cross Country Rentals

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2 locations in Palmerston North

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7 Wiltshire Place, Milson, Palmerston North

+64 800 777 994

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Airport Drive, Milson, Palmerston North

+64 800 777 994

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Apollo Car Rentals

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One location in Palmerston North

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Palmerston North Airport

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Moto Car Rental

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One location in Palmerston North

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building Airport Drive Milson, Palmerston North

+64 800 656 564

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Palmerston North

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Palmerston North

Locations in Palmerston North

Airport Drive

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4 travelers who rented a car in Palmerston North gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Palmerston North

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$90/day

Good deal

$77/day

When to book a rental car in Palmerston North

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Palmerston North car rental information

Pick-up locationPalmerston North
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations18
Airport locations16
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Europcar, Budget, Avis