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Picton car rentals from C$ 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 Picton with a pick-up date of 14/5 and drop-off date of 14/6. 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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Picton car rental information

Pick-up locationPicton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium SUV, Standard SUV
Rental locations19
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesThrifty, Routes Car & Truck Rentals

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CompactC$ 49/day
IntermediateC$ 50/day
Premium SUVC$ 87/day
Compact SUVC$ 45/day
Standard SUVC$ 57/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 59/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Picton

  • If you are visiting Picton, New Zealand, consider getting a reliable means of transport to move around the city and nearby places. The city is famed for several impressive attractions you can adventure. While the city has public transportation, they often get noisy and crowded. They even operate on preset plans, making them unreliable if you want to explore numerous destinations. Picton car rentals win out when it comes to convenience and comfort. Car rentals in Picton still prevail if you want to stick to your budget. You can drive to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary, Hike the Queen Charlotte Track, and Picton Heritage and Whaling Museum with a rental car.
  • Several airports operate flights to Picton. The nearest ones are Woodbourne Airport (BHE), 37 km (22.99 miles), and Wellington International Airport (WLG), about 68 km (42.2 miles) from the city center. Getting Picton car rentals at the airport lets you start your adventure immediately after landing. Car rental counters at BHE are on the left of the terminal Exit. If you land at WLG, the car rental counters are on the Ground Level near the domestic baggage claim. The common agencies are Right Cars, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, EZI, Firefly, Thrifty, Avis, and Budget.
  • Despite narrow roads with tiny streets, driving in the city should be manageable. You must pay attention to details when behind the wheel. New Zealand has a zero-tolerance on drinking and driving. Drivers are legally drunk if their blood alcohol concentration exceeds 50 mg per 100 ml of blood and 250 mcg of alcohol per liter of breath. This applies to drivers 20 years and older. Remain sober throughout your trips to avoid trouble. You’ll likely encounter several people exploring the city streets on foot. Drive carefully to keep them safe.
  • Many cities in New Zealand experience road congestion during rush hours, and Picton is no exception. Picton experiences heavy traffic during peak travel hours because one main road provides access to the city center. The road is used by vehicles and motorbikes, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic. Usually, the traffic is heavy in the city from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Plan your routes well to avoid bumping into traffic snarl-ups with your car rentals in Picton.
  • Book your rental car in Picton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Picton are around -140% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Picton

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Picton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals (C$ 45/day) and Thrifty (C$ 49/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals Interisland Ferry Terminal, Office 8, Picton New Zealand 7220 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Picton?

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

    The average gas price in Picton is C$ 9.49 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 114 and C$ 152, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Picton?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Picton.

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Picton costs C$ 210 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Picton costs C$ 97 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Picton costs C$ 78 per day, on average.

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

    A smaller rental car is recommended for navigation. The city roads are typically narrow with one-way streets. A smaller car will help you beat heavy traffic by maneuvering the narrow, busy streets, especially on major roads. Be sure to look for a vehicle with adequate interior capacity to accommodate you and your luggage. Consider the vehicle's safety features and fuel efficiency. If you will visit off-road places, choose a vehicle with a big fuel tank as gas stations are far apart.

  • What is the speed limit in Picton?

    Beware of the varying speed limits when driving your car rentals in Picton. Observing speed limits saves you from trouble with traffic authorities and keeps you and other road users safe. If not posted, the speed limit in Picton is 110 km/h (68 mph) on high-quality motorways and expressways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on highways outside urban areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, including thickly populated areas, and 40 km/h (25 mph) in school zones. Pay attention to posted speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Picton?

    Finding a parking space for your car rentals in Picton is manageable. You can check downtown, as it offers many options with proximity to the motorway and accommodations. Places worth parking include the Coathanger car park, Dublin Street car park, and High Street car park. The parking lots charge around 1.20 NZD (about 0.7 USD) per hour or around 6 NZD (about 3.65 USD) per day. Hotels also offer some of the best parking lots in Picton, including Picton Yacht Club Hotel, Harbor View Motel, and Broadway Motel. They offer free parking if you stay on their property.

Picton car rental reviews and directory

Ace Rental Cars

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.5

2 locations in Picton

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Locations in Picton

Picton Ferry Terminal, Booth 5

+64 3573 8939

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Picton airport

+64 3573 8939

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Very friendly staff

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
The car was oy fitted with Satnav. Luckily we could use Google Maps.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Friendly service, great value and excellent selection of vehicle.

1 out of 1

Apex

9.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Picton

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Locations in Picton

29 Auckland St, Picton

+64 3573 7009

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Interislander Ferry Terminal, Picton

+64 3573 7009

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8.0 Very good

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
Car was good & easy for pick up & drop off.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Picton

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Locations in Picton

Picton Ferry Terminal

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Excellent.

1 out of 1

Europcar

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 Picton

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Interisland Ferry Terminal

+64 3 573 8800

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Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

One location in Picton

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Interislander Terminal

+64 3 520 3044

Monday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Wednesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Thursday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Friday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Saturday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Sunday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30

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EZI

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Picton

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11, Auckland Street

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Firefly

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Picton

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Auckland St

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Auckland Street

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Dollar

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Picton

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Auckland Street

+64 800 243 789

Monday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Tuesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Wednesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Thursday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Friday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Saturday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Sunday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Picton

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Interisland Ferry Terminal

+64 3573 8800

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Picton

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Locations in Picton

Interisland Ferry Terminal, Office 8, Picton New Zealand

+64 3 573 8800

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Right Cars

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Picton

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Meet and Greet Interislander baggage claim Main Ferry Terminal

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Picton

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Auckland Street

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Inter Island Ferry Terminal

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Picton

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Auckland Street

+64 800 737 070

Monday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Wednesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Thursday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Friday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Saturday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Sunday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30

Picton Ferry Terminal

+64 3 573 7387

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

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Avis

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One location in Picton

Locations in Picton

Ferry Terminal

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

New Zealand insurance terminology is very different from American terminology, so the true costs were almost double what we expected to pay. Kayak and Avis could have explained the differences.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car for comfort and lots of room for luggage

8.0 Very good

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was disappointed to pay more for an automatic. This seemed important for safety since I am used to shifting with the right.
9 travellers who rented a car in Picton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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