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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.
  • Book your rental car in Tauranga at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Tauranga are around 5% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tauranga

  • 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 C$ 8.87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 106 and C$ 142, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tauranga?

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

  • 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 Economy car rental cost in Tauranga?

    An Economy car rental in Tauranga costs C$ 86 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Tauranga costs C$ 59 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Tauranga costs C$ 113 per day, on average.

  • 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

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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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121 Hewletts Road

+64 7 572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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150 Elizabeth St, West

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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64 Jean Batten Drive

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:30 - 12:00
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Jean Batten Dr

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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
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64 Jean Batten Drive

+64 7 578 9143

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Jean Batten Dr

+64 7 578 9143

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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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.

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Budget

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Jean Batten Dr

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Saturday08:30 - 12:00
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EZI

10.0

Wonderful

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121 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui

+64 800 545 000

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Apex

8.4

Very good

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One location in Tauranga

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21 Jean Batten Dr

+86 10 6064 1387

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Firefly

8.2

Very good

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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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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

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Tauranga Airport

07 574 2943

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Dollar

7.7

Good

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Tauranga

+64 7572 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

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21 Jean Batten Drive

+64 7574 1840

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Saturday08:30 - 12:00
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Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, loved having GPS and backup camera

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Moto Car Rental

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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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Sunnycars

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Jean Batten Drive

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

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Tauranga car rental information

Pick-up locationTauranga
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Rental locations22
Airport locations12