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Tauranga car rentals from $45/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 Tauranga with a pick-up date of 7/13 and drop-off date of 7/15. 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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Suzuki Swift car
Suzuki Swift
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$52/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$45/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$50/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
$81/day
Mitsubishi ASX car
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$62/day
Mazda CX-5 car
Mazda CX-5
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$69/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Tauranga

  • Driving car rentals in Tauranga is a wonderful way to see this amazing city in the northeast of the North Island of New Zealand. This amazing city stretches from the coastal waters of the Bay of Plenty down Highway 36 into rural greenery. In Tauranga car rentals, you can visit local sites including McLaren Falls Park, Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, and the Waimarino Water and Adventure Park. In car rentals in Tauranga, you have the freedom to drive northwest to Auckland, west to Hamilton, or even south to Wellington.
  • Located about 4 miles northeast of downtown Tauranga, the Tauranga Airport (TRG) is an easy and convenient place to get car rentals in Tauranga. Several car rental agencies are located in the arrival section of TRG near the baggage claim carousels. The rental vehicles are parked just outside the arrivals area of the airport. When it is time to return your rental car to TRG, simply follow the Rental Car Return signs as you drive onto airport grounds.
  • Those driving car rentals in Tauranga should be advised that you'll be driving on the left both in the city and throughout New Zealand. In Tauranga, you will be dealing with uncongested residential streets, open rural roads, as well as the city streets of a bustling metropolis. Unfortunately, the bustling metropolis part of Tauranga suffers from horrible traffic congestion. Rush hour extends from 6 am to 10 am and then from 4 pm to 10 pm. Driving during these hours can add as much as 2 hours onto your travel time. If at all possible, do not drive in the northern urban part of Tauranga during these times.
  • During rush hour, State Highways 2 and 29 are particularly bumper to bumper and standstill within Tauranga and its outskirts. Another challenge those driving car rentals in Tauranga will face is roundabouts. Turn clockwise when you are entering a roundabout and give right of way to cars on the right. When you are not dealing with the congestion of city traffic, you are often dealing with curvaceous or rough terrain on more rural roads. For this reason, give yourself more time to get where you are going if you embark on a road trip from Tauranga.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tauranga for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tauranga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Tauranga are around 12% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Tauranga are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tauranga

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

    On average a rental car in Tauranga costs $65 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 Tauranga found in the last 2 weeks is $44.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Tauranga?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($45/day) and Budget ($62/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 64 Jean Batten Drive 3116 (2 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Tauranga?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Tauranga. 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 Tauranga?

    The average gas price in Tauranga 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 Tauranga?

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tauranga.

  • Which car rental companies are at Tauranga airport (TRG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Tauranga airport include Hertz, Apex and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tauranga airport (TRG)?

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

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Tauranga?

    An Intermediate car rental in Tauranga costs $110 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car rental in Tauranga costs $132 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Tauranga?

    A Mini car rental in Tauranga costs $137 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Tauranga?

    In Tauranga, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Jean Batten Dr (2 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Tauranga costs $457 per week ($65 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Tauranga costs $1,961 per month ($65 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Tauranga?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Tauranga?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 12 car rental agencies in Tauranga.

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

    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 Tauranga?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Tauranga 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 Tauranga?

    If you will be staying in the busy, urban, touristy part of Tauranga near the shore, the smaller car you drive, the better. A smaller car, such as a compact or economy car, will make it easier for you to navigate through the congested traffic. It will also make it easier to find a parking spot and to afford petrol. If you will be driving across more rugged terrain throughout New Zealand, you may want to opt for a more rugged vehicle, such as an SUV.

  • What's the speed limit in Tauranga?

    Within Tauranga city limits, especially in the northern part of the city where it is more density populated, the speed limit usually is a maximum of 50 km/h (31 mph). Open rural roads and highways tend to have a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph), but if a slower speed limit is posted, make sure you follow it. Also, keep in mind that if conditions warrant it, you should drive at a slower speed .

  • Where are the best places to park in Tauranga?

    Tauranga has a number of public parking garages throughout the city, but most charge a fee. However, some of these parking garages are free in the evenings, on weekends, and on public holidays. For instance, parking garages on both Spring Street and Elizabeth Street are open all day every day and charge a daily maximum of about NZ$6.50 (about $3.85). In general, parking garage daily maximums range from NZ$6.50 to NZ$12.50 (about $3.85 to $7.40). Parking meters on city streets usually charge about NZ$2 to NZ$5 per hour ($1.20 to $3).  

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
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

Jean Batten Dr

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

Tauranga

+64 7 572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7.3

Cheapest deal
Most popular

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
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

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 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

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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

No reviews available

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
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

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EZI

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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121 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui

+64 800 545 000

Opening times not available

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Apex

8.4

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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21 Jean Batten Dr

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Firefly

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Tauranga

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150 Elizabeth St, West

Opening times not available

Tauranga Airport

+64 7 578 9143

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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Tauranga Airport

07 574 2943

Opening times not available

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Dollar

7.7

Good

No reviews available

One location in Tauranga

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Tauranga

+64 7572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

No score available yet

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 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday08:30 - 12:00

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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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Locations in Tauranga

121 Hewletts Road Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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Europcar

No score available yet

One location in Tauranga

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Terminal-go To Pacific Auto Rental

+64 7346 1720

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Tauranga

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Jean Batten Drive

Opening times not available

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

Car rental locations in or near Tauranga

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Tauranga

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Tauranga car rental information

Pick-up locationTauranga
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, SUV
Rental locations22
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesThrifty, Budget