Car Rental at Nelson Airport

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Nelson Airport, Nelson, New Zealand
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Minivan
Honda Stepwgn or similar
Honda Stepwgn
  • 8
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$33.66 per day
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$101.19 per day
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$104.34 per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$115.79 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$60.60 / per day
Minivan
Honda Stepwgn or similar
Honda Stepwgn
  • 8
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$34.31 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$61.75 / per day
Compact
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$105.99 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:20 on 2022-11-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
64
Economy car rental price
$77.20 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5
Average gasoline price
$1.73 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.85 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.58 / 1 liter
Nelson Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Small and cozy, the city of Nelson punches way above its weight when it comes to things to see and do. The smallest city in the world to have a symphonic orchestra, it is also home to well-preserved architecture, interesting museums, and high-quality museums and galleries. Better yet, the city is also surrounded by three majestic national parks.

Top international routes

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington

Main airlines

Air New Zealand, Originair, Golden Bay Air, Sounds Air

Terminals

The airport has a single terminal with 16 gates, seven of which are outside the terminal but connected to it. The airport was significantly modernized and made safer in a restoration that was completed in 2017.

Location

Located just 1.2 km (0.75 miles) west of the city, the airport takes no more than five minutes to reach.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $115 per day
  • Medium cars - from $107 per day
  • SUVs - from $118 per day

Services and facilities

Although the airport is very small, there are two cafeterias, several stores, ATMs, an outdoor children’s play area, an observation deck, and even a 6 km (3.7 mile) walking track around the airport complex.

Nearest gas station

Z gas station, called Aviation Nelson Airport, is part of the airport complex. This gas station is open 24/7. With the city being right next door, there are numerous other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Christchurch (410 km / 254 miles)
  • Blenheim (124 km / 77 miles)
  • Queenstown (805 km / 500 miles)

Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 6.9
  • Departure and check-in 6.6
  • Terminal facilities 5.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.7
  • Lounge 5.4

Nelson Airport (NSN)

  • IATA: NSN
  • ICAO: NZNS
  • Name: Nelson Airport (NSN)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 865,203
  • Distance from city: 2.5 miles / 4 km WSW of town

Top 20 Locations near Nelson Airport

  1. 58.6 km / 36.4 miles away
  2. 130.6 km / 81.1 miles away
  3. 132.2 km / 82.2 miles away
  4. 145.5 km / 90.4 miles away
  5. 228.8 km / 142.2 miles away
  6. 249.6 km / 155.1 miles away
  7. 267.2 km / 166.1 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $52.46 per day
    370.1 km / 230.0 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Taupo Airport from $50.43 per day
    374.5 km / 232.7 miles away
  10. 442.5 km / 274.9 miles away
  11. 477.3 km / 296.6 miles away
  12. 490.7 km / 304.9 miles away
  13. 495.8 km / 308.1 miles away
  14. 500.2 km / 310.8 miles away
  15. 505.6 km / 314.2 miles away
  16. 506.8 km / 314.9 miles away
  17. 511.7 km / 317.9 miles away
  18. 550.8 km / 342.2 miles away
  19. 568.9 km / 353.5 miles away
  20. 623.1 km / 387.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Nelson Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Nelson Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Nelson Airport
$54.80
January
$52.71
February
$50.62
March
$8.35
April
$40.71
May
$33.40
June
July
$29.23
August
$28.18
September
$52.19
October
$45.67
November
$37.58
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Nelson Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $8.35. You can see that this is 79% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $54.80 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Nelson Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 10 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
8
August
10
September
7
October
9
November
9
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Nelson Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Nelson Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
182%
January
122%
February
86%
March
60%
April
74%
May
46%
June
70%
July
81%
August
79%
September
122%
October
130%
November
149%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
RightCars Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
RightCars Honda Stepwgn 4 1 Vans
RightCars Nissan Tiida 4 3 Medium cars
RightCars Mazda Premacy 5 3 Vans
Europcar Kia Cerato 4 2 Large cars
Europcar MG HS 4 2 SUVs
RightCars Nissan Wingroad 5 3 Station wagons
Hertz Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Nissan X-Trail 4 3 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

France
Mitsubishi ASX
November 25, 2022
Abel Tasman national park is beautiful.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
May 31, 2022
Great pick up service and drop off.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
May 24, 2022
spent 3 nights in Picton and would recommend it for a visit
New Zealand
Kia Sorento
February 28, 2022
Abel Tasman is stunning
New Zealand
Mazda Premacy
January 5, 2022
Charleston underworld caving
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 12, 2021
Ships Cove north of Haast not to be missed!
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Eclipse
May 12, 2021
We enjoyed the ride in our Mitsibishi Eclispe. Value for money.
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
July 30, 2020
I love Takaka!
Australia
Mazda Demio
November 9, 2019
You'll probably need a car to get around the top of the South Island.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Europcar
9.06 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.14 / 10
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$77.20
Lowest daily price
$19.33
Total cars available
22

Top 10 Suppliers at Nelson Airport in 2022

Europcar
Exceptional 9.1 / 9 reviews
+64032655201
Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
$104 - $110
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Hertz
Excellent 8.9 / 3 reviews
+64035472299
Trent Drive, Nelson
$101 - $141
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:30
Tue:07:30-20:30
Wed:07:30-20:30
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-20:30
Sat:07:30-14:00
Sun:09:30-20:30
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Excellent 8.9
+6439743700
Nelson Airport, Terminal Building, Trent Drive, Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
RightCars
Excellent 8.8 / 60 reviews
+6432880097
32 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011
$34 - $62
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+6498703330
Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+64032655201
TERMINAL BUILDING
$117 - $117
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
035479586
Domestic Terminal
$106 - $116
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-18:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+6435475563
Annesbrook
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
035472727
Terminal Building
$120 - $120
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-18:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
035472299
Trent Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:30
Tue:07:30-20:30
Wed:07:30-20:30
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-20:30
Sat:07:30-14:00
Sun:09:30-20:30
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